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Bill Rieflin

Seattle-born William Rieflin (b. Sept 30, 1960) is among the most respected steel/commercial drummers from the last 10 years. Through his use Ministry which band’s countless aspect projects, Rieflin is becoming known as a robust and original drive within the choice scene. Through the early ’80s, Rieflin was an associate …

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Blackouts

Ministry’s change from a synthesizer-driven dance work to some bone-smashing industrial thud machine was partly shaped by an obscure music group from Seattle. Bassist Paul Barker and drummer Expenses Rieflin were people from the post-punk group the Blackouts, tinkering with oppressive, detached rhythms. If it weren’t for his or her …

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Sweet 75

Nice 75 was ex-Nirvana member Krist Novoselic’s 1st (albeit short-lived) music group following Kurt Cobain’s 1994 suicide. Novoselic and ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl originally contemplated staying together and focusing on a couple of tunes that Grohl experienced penned, but eventually opted to visit their separate methods (with Grohl using those …

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Jeff Ward

Through the entire early ’90s, Jeff Ward produced regular appearances in the shifting industrial groups based around Chicago. Like a good friend of Al Jourgensen, he became involved with lots of the short-term bands formed with the Ministry frontman and his close friends. Ward’s first main appearance was in the …

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Balázs Pándi

Balázs Pándi is a Hungarian-born improvisational and avant-garde drummer who spent some time working extensively with digital and industrial music artists aswell as jazzmen. Pándi’s early clothes had been the Venetian Snares, To Live and Shave in LA, Zu, as well as the iconoclastic Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Outfit. He spent some …

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Al Jourgensen

Arguably, the market leaders (plus some would say founders) from the industrial metal movement are Ministry, led simply by frontman/guitarist/producer Al Jourgensen. Created in Havana, Cuba, on Oct 7, 1959, Jourgensen and his family members ultimately relocated to america — 1st in Denver CO, before settling in Chicago, IL. In …

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Lard

Lard is one of the sometime-side tasks helmed with the Ministry duo of Al Jourgensen (electric guitar) and Paul Barker (bass) — in cases like this, notably fronted by legendary Deceased Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra, along with, initially, drummer Jeff Ward. Founded in 1988, Lard was initially taken to the …

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Ministry

Until Nine Inch Nails crossed to the mainstream, Ministry did a lot more than any other music group to popularize industrial dance music, injecting huge dosages of punky, over-the-top aggression and roaring rock electric guitar riffs that helped their music look for favor with steel and alternative viewers beyond industrial’s …

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