Posts Tagged ‘ministry’

02 November 2020: Industrial icon meets goth god on this spectacular collaboration between Chris Connelly, best known for his work alongside Al Jourgensen in both Ministry and Revolting Cocks, and Mark Gemini Thwaite, a guitarist who has played with numerous bands over the years including The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy and more! Together, the pair offer this brilliant re-working of the 1975 soul classic, originally performed by British group Ace, “How Long (has this been going on).” This heartbreaking tale of romantic betrayal packs even more of an emotional wallop than the original thanks to an outstanding Bowie-esque vocal performance from Connelly and Thwaite’s subtle yet superbly effective guitar work and beats. 

“The duo infuse the soul classic with their own brand of darkly electrified rock, with the exchanges between Thwaite’s gritty & powerful guitar and Connelly’s emotive Bowie-esque croon making for a dynamic rendition” (ReGen Magazine)

MGT shares this about the genesis of the collaboration: “When Cleopatra approached me back in April to come up with a darkwave inspired cover of this 70’s soul classic, I was certainly ready to meet the challenge. I’ve always been a fan of Chris Connolly’s work with Revolting Cocks, Ministry & Damage Manual – we’d already collaborated together on a song for Primitive Race a couple of years ago – so this has given us a chance to reconnect in the studio once again. He’s done a fantastic job!”
Meanwhile, Connelly shares the enthusiasm, saying “I have really enjoyed working with and getting to know Mark. His musical sensibility is so in tune with mine, his approach is exciting to me, so when he approached me about singing the 1974 Ace classic, it was an immediate resounding YES! I love the song, I love the harmonies and I love the challenge of approaching it with Mark’s exquisite musical intuition. I hope you love it as much as me!”

Stream the single here (Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon):

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Track List:

  1. How Long
  2. Covert

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PRIMITIVE RACE – the industrial rock collective featuring Raymond Watts (PIG, KMFDM), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy band/Mob Research/The Mission), Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself), and Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload) and bassist and Lords Of Acid manager/executive producer Chris Kniker release the debut <PIG> VS PRIMITIVE RACE “Long In The Tooth” EP on 5th June on Metropolis records.

The band’s debut album is scheduled for a release this August, with the core members joined by an additional all-star cast of contributors including Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry, Danzig), Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Jackalope), Kourtney Klein (Combichrist, Nitzer Ebb), Mark “3KSK” Brooks (Warlock Pinchers, Foreskin 500), Josh Bradford (RevCo, Stayte, Simple Shelter) and more to be announced soon..

more info on the Metropolis records link below and on REGEN magazine [here]

PIG VS PRIMITIVE RACE ‘Long in the Tooth’ EP:

01. Long In the Tooth
02. Long In the Tooth (Praga Khan Mix)
03. Long Live Death
04. Come For Deutchland
05. Long In the Tooth (AK & Son Megamix)
06. Long In the Tooth (Crabbi Mix)
07. Come For Deutchland (Mary Byker Mix)
08. Long In The Tooth (Army Of The Univers Mix)
09. Come For Deutchland (Night Club Mix)
10. Long In the Tooth (Bells Into Machines Mix)

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Merry Christmas everybody!

aljourgensen021e_sml3Check out this Christmas song written and recorded by Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and Mark Thwaite; recorded at the Ministry compound in El Paso texas and produced by Al Jourgensen back in 2009. It was released on 13th Planet records on limited edition digipak CD (now sold out) and is also available on Amazon USA [HERE] and Amazon UK [HERE}


Mob Research – the band formed by MGT and the late Paul Raven of Killing Joke/Ministry in 2007- are releasing their first new material in three years since the critically acclaimed ‘Holy City Zoo’ album was released in 2009.

‘Motormouth’ EP is released on limited edition gatefold digipak CD and digital download on Echozone on 18th May. The new CD features several new songs by Mob founders MarkGT and vocalist Kory Clarke, including brand new songs ‘Motormouth’, ‘Another Dead Day in Paradise’ and an exclusive new version of ‘In The Atmosphere’ featuring Franz Treichler of Swiss industrial pioneers The Young Gods on vocals. The original music ‘Atmosphere’ was featured as an instrumental lamenting the passing of founder member and bassist Paul Raven on the 2009 album.

The 9 track CD is also packed with exclusive bonus remixes by Aesthetic Perfection, [de:ad:cibel], Imperative Reaction, Hannibal and Inertia (featuring Reza of Killing Joke). For more info check out the Mob Research official Facebook page here. and label website

Check out the exclusive 9 track CD sampler below:

MarkGT makes a special guest star appearance on the brand new Revolting Cocks aka ‘RevCo’ studio album ‘¿Got Cock?’ released on 13th April.

The latest RevCo album was produced once again by Al Jourgensen (Ministry). Pre-Order the Exclusive 13th Planet eStore RevCo Bundle now and receive a FREE mp3 download of Ministry’s Al Jourgensen’s latest track called “VOICES IN MY HEAD” from his forthcoming solo album.. this recording also features MarkGT, Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis/Ministry) and Tony Campos (Ministry/Static-X).