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, Lead into Gold…and most recently as a touring member of Puscifer.
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 a new Lead into Gold album, along with working up MINDUB SOUNDSCAPE live performance sets, euro rack synths sets, and Malekko music.