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Release date
30 January 1996


Alternative metal

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January 30, 1996 (1996-01-30)

1989 (portions of "The Fall") 1994 in Texas 1995 at Chicago Trax Studios

Filth Pig (1996)
Dark Side of the Spoon (1999)

Warner Music International

Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker

Ministry albums, Industrial metal albums

Filth Pig is the sixth studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 1996 on Warner Bros. Records. The title was allegedly derived from a statement made in the British Houses of Parliament, in which the band's leader Al Jourgensen was described as a filthy pig by MP Teddy Taylor. Despite being the band's highest-charting album in the US, it was negatively received by reviewers, sharply divided the band's fanbase, and was a commercial failure. This would be the last Ministry album to be recorded with Mike Scaccia on guitar until the 2004 release of Houses of the Molé. He did not tour to support Filth Pig. The album is considered one of Ministry's most underrated works.


"Everyone hated [Filth Pig]. They all wanted Psalm 70, and I gave them an electronic-free record full of gun-in-mouth dirges of nothing but pain. Aside from the cover art, the humour was gone. All that left was misery. And I still had to tour the fucking thing - which went down in history as the interminable, intolerable, absolutely depraved Sphinctour."

The album cover depicts a young man holding an American flag with raw meat dripping on his head and a badge on his chest that reads, "Don't blame me."

Ministry filth pig full album


  • Al Jourgensen – vocals (1-4, 6-10), keyboards, mandolin (1), harmonica (2), pedal steel (9), piano (8), production
  • Paul Barker – bass, vocals (5), programming, production
  • Additional personnel

  • Rey Washam – drums
  • Louis Svitek – guitars
  • Mike Scaccia – guitars
  • William Rieflin – drums
  • Esther Nevarez – backing vocals (5)
  • Stella Katsoudas – backing vocals (5)
  • Duane Buford – programming (uncredited)
  • Michael Balch – programming (8, uncredited)
  • Zlatko Hukic – engineer
  • Brad Kopplin – engineer
  • Bill Garcelon – assistant engineer
  • Jamie Duffy – assistant engineer
  • Matt Gibson – assistant engineer
  • Ed Tinley – assistant engineer
  • Whitney O'Keefe – assistant engineer
  • Paul Elledge – art & design
  • Songs

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