Ministry “Enjoy The Quiet Live at Wacken 2012” (2012 -UDR / EMI / Wacken Records-)

Ministry “Enjoy The Quiet Live at Wacken 2012” (2012 -UDR / EMI / Wacken Records-)
Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY will release their final live DVD, “Enjoy The Quiet – Live At Wacken 2012”, on August 2. The disc captures the final show of the band’s 2012 “Relapse” tour at Wacken Open Airfestival in Wacken, Germany. Frontman Al Jourgensen was still battling severe dysentery when he took the stage at Wacken on August 3, 2012 in front of 75,000 screaming fans. Through sheer willpower, he was able to hold himself together and perform in Wacken at his utmost peak with a band of traveling bandits he considered close friends as well as gifted musicians.
Tragically, MINISTRY’s longtime guitarist and Jourgensen’s best friend Mike Scaccia died less than five months later after tracking songs forMINISTRY’s final album, “From Beer To Eternity”, which is scheduled for a September 6, 2013 release.
“Enjoy The Quiet” captures the transcendent chaos of MINISTRY’s sixth-to-last performance in all its kinetic glory. The fourth live MINISTRY release, the DVD may be their best yet. The members were all clean and the chemistry between the musicians was spellbinding.
Usually bands at major festivals draw major reaction for their greatest hits and the audience members cross their arms when the groups play their newer material. But the Wacken crowd was just as excited to hear MINISTRY blast through songs from their 2012 album, “Relapse” — the show opener “Ghouldiggers”, “99%ers” and the title track — as they were to hear “New World Order (N.W.O.)” from the band’s 1992 classic “Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs”.
“Enjoy The Quiet” was shot in high-definition video on a multitude of cameras with 5.1 stereo sound. The DVD features eight songs from the last four MINISTRY albums; “Just One Fix” and “New World Order (N.W.O.)” from “Psalm 69”; and “Thieves” from 1989’s “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste”, the record that established MINISTRY as an industrial metal force long before the genre had a name. The DVD also features music videos for “Ghouldiggers” and “99%ers”.
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