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Length  53:45
Release date  February 2003
Genre  Industrial metal
Artist  Ministry
Label  Sanctuary Records
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Released  February 17, 2003 (2003-02-17)
Recorded  1998–1999 2002 at Sonic Ranch, El Paso, Texas
Animositisomina (2003)  Houses of the Molé (2004)
Producers  Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker
Similar  Ministry albums, Industrial metal albums

Ministry animosity

Animositisomina is the eighth studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 2003. It is the group's first studio album and second overall release through Sanctuary Records, following the live album Sphinctour.


The title is a palindrome, made of the word "animosity" spelled without the final letter and both forward and backward. It is also very similar to Aoxomoxoa, which is an album by the Grateful Dead. According to an interview on Fuse's Uranium, Jourgensen was bored at the time he was coming up with an album title. It is also worth noting that it is Ministry's first album to feature lyrics in the album sleeve, in which prior albums did not provide.

"The Light Pours Out of Me" was written and originally recorded by Magazine for their Real Life album in 1978 and it is the only song in the album to have more than one word in the title track. Ministry did perform the song several times in concerts in the late 1980s, but it was never released or recorded officially.

It is notable for being the last album with Paul Barker, as well as being the last by Ministry to play in their traditional industrial metal style before switching to a more thrash-oriented style with their next album, Houses of the Molé.

In April 2016, Jourgensen revealed that this is his least-favourite Ministry album (if taking With Sympathy out of the list), declaring it was "not fun to make" as he was forced to quit his heroin habits during the recording sessions. On top of that, he and Barker were not on good terms anymore, which prompted the latter to leave the band after the Animositisomina tour. Leper, the last song of the album, was left instrumental as Jourgensen had left the studio earlier than scheduled and did not care to write the lyrics. Al considers Animositisomina a "non-album" and left most of the recording responsibilities to Barker.


  • Al Jourgensen – vocals (1-8), guitars (1-8, 10), keyboards (1, 4-6, 8, 10), de-programming, production
  • Paul Barker – bass, programming, keyboards (2, 5, 7, 9, 10), vocals (9), rhythm guitar (5, 7, 9), production
  • Max Brody – drums and percussion, programming (1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), sax (9)
  • Rey Washam – drums and percussion (2–4, 8)
  • Louis Svitek – guitars (2–4, 8)
  • Additional personnel

  • Adam Grossman – guitars (1)
  • Angela Lukacin-Jourgensen – background vocals (4)
  • Katherine Kinslow – chorus vocals (8)
  • Justin Leeah - engineer
  • Joey Cazares - assistant engineer
  • Bobby Torres - assistant engineer
  • Paul Elledge - art & direction
  • Leasha Elledge - art & direction
  • Tim Bruce - design
  • Tom Baker - mastering
  • Songs



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