Record Store Day and Vans are teaming up to release a special edition soundtrack for the award-winning music documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records on Record Store Day, April 13, at House of Vans Chicago (113 N. Elizabeth St.). The Chicago event kicks-off the first of six stops featuring screenings of the film, live Q&A, and a performance by industrial rock legends, Ministry performing an early ‘90s era Wax Trax! set. Details here.
The album, which features previously unreleased songs by Wax Trax! artists, will be available at independent record stores across the United States.
Wax Trax! was an influential Chicago record store and label that helped give rise to punk and industrial music of the ‘80s and ‘90s. It also served as a lifeline for people outside of the mainstream by fostering and encouraging a safe place for artists and outsiders. The soundtrack includes artists closely aligned with the label and music scene including Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, The Young Gods, Pankow, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, FRONT 242, Mussolini Headkick, Laibach and Chris Connelly.
In addition to featuring music from the soundtrack, the film delivers insightful interviews with family members, former employees and musicians who worked with or were heavily influenced by Wax Trax!, including Al Jourgensen, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Paul Barker, Ian MacKaye, Steve Albini, Jello Biafra and others.
Participating Record Stores – Chicago, IL
Laurie’s Planet of Sound / Reckless Records / Dusty Groove / Dave’s Records / Shuga Records / Beverly Records