Stigmata (song)

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"Stigmata"
Single by Ministry
from the album The Land of Rape and Honey
Released 1988
Format 12" vinyl
Genre Industrial rock
Length 12:59
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Al Jourgensen
Producer(s) Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry singles chronology
"Over the Shoulder"
(1986)
"Stigmata"
(1988)
"Flashback"
(1988)

"Stigmata" is a song by industrial metal band Ministry, released as a single from their 1988 album The Land of Rape and Honey. The song had a gritty machine like sound to it which made it one of their more difficult songs to play. The song was an underground hit.[1] The video features gritty black and white, strobe-like montages of eyes, machinery, gears, symbols, the band playing live, Paul Barker on a motorcycle, and what appear to be neo-Nazi skinheads. The song was said to be "Ministry's finest moment until 1992".[2] The track was later featured in the 1990 science fiction horror movie Hardware.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Credit Length
1. "Stigmata" (Remix) Ministry 6:57
2. "Tonight We Murder"   Ministry/Nardiello 6:02

Personnel[edit]

Ministry[edit]

  • Alain Jourgensen - vocals ("Stigmata (remix)"), guitar, programming, production, engineer
  • Paul Barker - bass, programming, production, engineer

Additional personnel[edit]

  • William Rieflin - guitar, drums ("Tonight We Murder"), programming
  • Frank Nardiello - vocals, lyrics ("Tonight We Murder"), cover painting
  • Brian Shanley - cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stigmata - Ministry | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  2. ^ Buckley, P. (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. pp. 1–1769. ISBN 9781858284576. Retrieved 2014-10-04.