Stigmata (song)

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

"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 features distorted vocals, guitars and compressed drum machine loops. 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. It also appeared in the 1995 Hong Kong action comedy film Rumble in the Bronx.

Track listing[edit]

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



Additional personnel[edit]

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


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