* BlackSheepHit: The song "Everyday is Halloween" is probably the only evidence to younger fans that they ever played SynthPop, and one of few songs of that period that Al Jourgensen still keeps in print.
* FatalMethodActing: Mike Scaccia, longtime guitarist for band (he was apart of both the classic lineup and the reunited 2012 configuration) died of a seizure while the band was performing at a club in Texas in December 2012. Shortly before his death, he requested that the club turn down the strobe lights, but he was apparently ignored by the promoters.
* OldShame: ''With Sympathy'' is pretty much this trope summed up for Ministry.
** Averted with several singles from this period such as "Everyday is Halloween" and "Cold Life"; the compilation on which they appeared, ''Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984)'' received an officially endorsed UpdatedRerelease in the form of ''Early Trax''.
* TheOtherMarty: [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] was to sing on 1000 Homo [=DJs=]' "Supernaut", but his label, TVT Records, wouldn't allow it to be released, so Al Jourgensen re-recorded the vocals himself [[note]]rumor has it that they merely distorted Reznor's vocal track beyond recognition and released it that way, but Jourgensen's always denied this[[/note]]. The "Trent Reznor Vocal Version" of "Supernaut" eventually saw official release on the box set ''Black Box – Wax Trax! Records: The First 13 Years''... which was, ironically enough, released by TVT - the label had bought out the whole back catalog of Wax Trax! Records at that point, which included 1000 Homo [=DJs=].