Paul Ion Barker is a producer, composer, and touring musician. His extensive production and writing work with Ministry extended from 1985 through 2004. He has been involved with bringing a wide range of other musical projects into fruition: Lard, Pailhead, Revolting Cocks, Flowering Blight, USSA, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Malekko, recently as a touring member of Puscifer, and Lead into Gold.
Barker is the co-owner/cofounder of
Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation, a guitar effects pedal/euro rack synthesizer module manufacturing company growing steadily since 2006. Malekko Heavy Industry, based in Portland, is held in high esteem by professional musicians worldwide.
Paul is presently producing another new Lead into Gold album, along with working up MINDUB SOUNDSYSTEM live performance sets, euro rack synths sets, and Malekko music.