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Stigmata (song)

The Land of Rape and Honey
Released 1988
Format 12" vinyl
Genre Industrial metal, industrial rock
Length 12:59
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Al Jourgensen
Producer Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry singles chronology

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"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

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



Additional personnel

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


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