Over the course of Ministry’s multi-decade career, one of the musicians most respected for working with creator Al Jourgensen to help develop the band’s gritty, heavy-handed sound is Paul Barker. The multi-instrumentalist, who was a touring bass player in the band from 1986 to 2003, was an essential component in the studio for Ministry’s seminal album “The Land Of Rape And Honey,” working one-on-one with Jourgensen, contributing programming and production work on the album that would come to define both Ministry and the industrial genre.

Though Barker has not been associated with Ministry in 15 years, he has returned for a rare interview to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Land Of Rape And Honey”. Discussing flashbacks from studio sessions, the decision not to involve a producer and the album’s legacy as a modern piece of music, Barker’s chat concludes a month-long video interview series, premiered exclusively by REVOLVER Magazine.

To see the interview in full, head to REVOLVER’s website.

Plus, see previous episodes with Jourgensen and Chris Connelly.

Ministry continues to remain active in 2018, with the release of its latest album “AmeriKKKant” last March. On the upcoming North American tour, kicking off November 21, Ministry will play “AmeriKKKant” in full alongside a heavy selection of tracks from “The Land Of Rape And Honey” to commemorate the anniversary. Confirmed tour dates include:

11/21/2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23/2018  – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24/2018  – Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27/2018  – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29/2018 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30/2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01/2018 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02/2018 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04/2018 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05/2018 – Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06/2018 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07/2018 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08/2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
12/10/2018 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11/2018 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12/2018 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13/2018 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14/2018 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16/2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18/2018 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20/2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21/2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

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