"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. 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".
In his autobiography, Jourgensen writes that although "Stigmata" is one of Ministry's most popular songs, he absolutely hates it to this day for being too simplistic. His complain was that the song did not have any guitars on it but were all sampled; using only two chords in every riff and the second one was bent with a pitch shifter. He wrote "Stigmata" at the last minute after realising he needed another song to complete the album.