The movie’s soundtrack is a collection of previously unreleased and out of print tracks by the groups that put this independent label on the map.
The importance of Wax Trax! Records to the metal genre specifically and to music as a whole is simply immeasurable. Wax Trax began as a record store in Denver, Colorado. The brainchild of Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, who sold the store in 1978 and opened a new location in Chicago that same year. Occupying the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the brick and mortar structure eventually became a hotbed for Chicago’s Industrial scene. Launching the careers of such famed acts as: KMFDM, Ministry, Front 242, Sister Machine Gun, My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult and the Revolting Cocks just to name a few.
Although the label’s unfathomable run ended in 2001. It was re-established by Julia Nash, daughter of co-founder Jim Nash in 2014. In 2018 she directed and released a film entitled: Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records. This critically acclaimed documentary will now be released in all formats and variant editions on April 16th 2019. You can pre-order this new material at: http://waxtraxchicago.bigcartel.com/products/.
The movie’s soundtrack is a collection of previously unreleased and out of print tracks by the groups that put this independent label on the map. Highlight tracks for me are: My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult – “Daisy Chain”, Revolting Cocks – “Animal Nation”, Ministry – “Tonight We Murder”, KMFDM – “Vogue” and Front 242 – “Headhunter” (Live – NYC 2017).
Industrial Accident – The Soundtrack is a feast for the ears. It’s time to re-live your mechanized past and celebrate the impactful history of this independent record label. \m/
Join the celebration “Live” at these locations – Featuring performance by Cold Cave and Ministry!!!