An Industrial Revolution

Derick Smith

Coming up this week at Emo’s, an evening of electronic and industrial music innovators. The AMM is all over it.

Ministry, a pioneering figure of industrial rock and metal founded in 1981, used to move more along poppier synth styles in its earlier stages. But as band founder Al Jourgensen experimented with the latest technology emerging at the time, Ministry evolved into a darker, heavier, often jarring presence musically. Albums like Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989) reconfigured the course of electronic arrangement. “Industrial” seemed a fitting term for the raucous, metallic and harsher terrain of the music.

This year, Ministry’s headlining a series of spring tour dates with two very special guests: Iconic electronic artist Gary Numan (featured on today’s AMM), and electro-industrial band Front Line Assembly. See them all tomorrow night, Wednesday April 26, at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Drive. Doors at 6 p.m.

AMM April 25 2023

Ministry, Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly at Emo’s, Wednesday April 26.

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