Ministry are an industrial metal band from Chicago, IL founded in 1981. The band, which is led by Al Jourgensen, have released over a dozen albums and are still active to this day. They are one of the groups responsible for the entire industrial scene. Ministry found quick support from Wax Trax! Records and went from bedroom artist to Billboard charters quickly. And from there, they went on to major labels and essentially achieved the legend status which they hold to this day. In 1996, Ministry went on a tour they dubbed Sphinctour in support of their sixth album, Filth Pig, which was released by Warner Bros. The album went to #19 in the US. The tour was also documented and released on CD/DVD in 2002. This original Ministry shirt, nicely worn and heavily faded, is from the band's Sphinctour in support of Filth Pig.