The 80s was a special time for rock music as the aftermath of punk in the late 70s resulted in bands reinventing rock music by infusing many different musical styles into traditional rock forms inspired by world music, the avant garde and also more significantly, the technological advances in synthesisers.

Take Ministry for example. Founded in 1981 by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen, the band started as a new wave synthpop band with melodic and stylized output before evolving into a pioneer of industrial music, godfathering a genre that millions have grown to love and inspiring groups like Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and KMFDM.

Trax! Rarities is a special limited edition double LP collection of early rare tracks and versions from Wax Trax!-era Ministry, as well as several previously unreleased gems from Al Jourgensen-related side projects – namely Revolting Cocks, PTP, Pailhead and 1000 Homo DJs.  

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