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Ministry + Death Grips tickets at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn
Oct
16
Mon
Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY - 8:00 PM Ages: 16 & Over

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Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 - 8:00PM
Ages: 16 & Over
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Onsale: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 - 10:00AM EDT

Bio: Ministry

Everything Ministry has created since its inception has been an evolution. Al Jourgensen, the architect of Ministry, succeeded by remaking the mainstream in his own image and forging a new style of music. Jourgensen morphed Ministry from a lightweight synth-pop band in the early '80s to a musical juggernaut with many side projects (Revolting Cocks, 1000 Homo DJs, Pailhead, Lard) on legendary Chicago-based Wax Trax! Records. Moving to Sire Records in the mid-'80s, Ministry released albums showcasing an ever-evolving style. The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste and The Land of Rape and Honey both went Gold as people searched beyond bland MTV conformity. Psalm 69, featuring "N.W.O.", "Just One Fix" and "Jesus Built My Hotrod", went Platinum in 1992 and forever changed music with its heavily aggressive content. But during the late '90s heyday of "alternative music", Ministry's output waned on Filth Pig and Dark Side of the Spoon, despite a Grammy nomination for "Bad Blood".

Coming back strong in the new millennium with Animositisomina, Jourgensen refocused his energy. In 2004, a revitalized Ministry debuted Houses of the Mole. For its 25th Anniversary in 2005, Ministry released Rantology featuring tracks personally mixed, arranged, recorded and mastered by Uncle Al himself. In October 2005, Jourgensen launched his own label, 13th Planet Records. Ministry's first release on 13th Planet, Rio Grande Blood, debuted in 2006 and captured Grammy nominations for "The Great Satan" (2005) and "Lieslieslies" (2006). It was followed by the remix album Rio Grande Dub in early 2007. In late 2007, Ministry's studio release, The Last Sucker reared its reptilian head. It was quickly followed by the band's collection of cover songs, Cover Up containing Ministry's Grammy nominated cover of the classic "Under My Thumb".

In 2008, Jourgensen and Co. embarked upon the CULaTouR, hitting sol-out shows in 54 US and Canadian cities, only then to headline major festivals in Europe and selling out clubs across the continent, ending the tour with two sold-out shows in Dublin, Ireland July 18, 2008. Documenting this historic tour, Jourgensens label 13th Planet released Adios Puta Madres DVD and Soundtrack in 2009. Adios catches Ministry performing 13 live tracks throughout the world. In 2010, Jourgensen suffered a near death experience when an artery in his stomach burst as the result of 13 ulcers found later in his system. After his near death experience, Jourgensen set about completing his long-awaited side-project Buck Satan & The 666 Shooters and re-focusing on his health for the next 18 months. Upon receipt of a good to go clean bill of health from his physicians and specialists, Jourgensen returns to the studio September 2011 to record Ministry's Relapse release, with a scheduled street date March/April 2012, just in time to hit the road again with the Relapse Tour, but keeping it light in the States with only four exclusive cities - Denver, Los Angeles, NYC and Chicago - before heading across the pond to headline Summer 2012 festivals in Europe.

Bio: Death Grips

"Like a searing art-rap road-rash, Death Grips masterfully combine bellowing slow-flow rhymes, screechy samples, and lunatic genius going buck fuckin’ wild.” - SPIN

“[The Death Grips] squealing, scraping neo-Bomb Squad attack absolutely bludgeons its way through festival grounds....the act to beat for sheer loud immediacy.” -Stereogum

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Death Grips formed in late 2010 and consists of Stefan “MC Ride” Burnett and Zach Hill. The band dropped the highly acclaimed mix tape Exmilitary featuring the standout track “Guillotine”, Time Out NY’s #1 single of 2011. From inception, the band has received unparalleled critical praise from tastemakers such as Pitchfork, NME, Spin, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and more, while being featured on countless best of lists.

In 2012, Death Grips followed up Exmilitary with their Epic Records debut, The Money Store. The album builds on Exmilitary’s unique punk rap sound and explores new territory with standout tracks “Get Got”, “Blackjack”, and “I’ve Seen Footage”. The release was exceptionally well received by critics and fans alike, solidifying their position as one of the most intense and visceral bands around.

Earlier this year, Death Grips brought their sonic intensity to life with several key performances including landmark sets at Coachella 2012. The live setup consists of Burnett on vocals and Hill on drums. The Death Grips are coming to Europe in Fall 2012 before heading to Australia in early 2013.

"Death Grips appeals to the knuckle-dragging troglodyte and the smirking smart kid in us: thick-headed goonery and bookish, viscera-free nerdiness, making beautifully misanthropic music together." - Pitchfork (Best New Music, 8.7)

"Unlike any of the other cool groups on the Coachella bill...the result was rap with the frenzied energy of a hardcore punk show." - Los Angeles Times

“Death Grips play a brand of gritty, dark, off-kilter rap that is as unsettling as it is exhilarating.” – Examiner

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