INDUSTRIΛL ΛCCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records


Wax Trax! Films presents “INDUSTRIΛL ΛCCIDENT: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records”, the untold story behind the independent record store and label. Tracing the bizarre journey of two music-obsessed men from the bible belt to Chicago, this film travels through the underground culture of music and art as these two men expose emerging music and artists to fans from around the world for the first time.

INDUSTRIΛL ΛCCIDENT: The Untold Story of Wax Trax! Records is layered and overlaps across many important musical benchmarks. The label’s global contribution and influence to early punk, dance, industrial genres cannot be overstated.

Through interviews with the artists, the film explores the origins and the label’s work with My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Front 242, COIL, Chris & Cosey, Laibach, KMFDM, PIG, Underworld, Meat Beat Manifesto, Front Line Assembly, Young Gods, KLF, Greater Than One, Clock DVA, Suicide, Psychic TV, Sister Machine Gun, In the Nursery, Foetus, TGT, and Controlled Bleeding.
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT also deconstructs the arsenal of side projects by Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker of Ministry by artists closest to the projects. True stories of the Revolting Cocks, Acid Horse (a collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire), Pailhead (a collaboration with Ian Mackaye of Minor Threat and Eric Spicer of Naked Raygun), PTP,  Lead Into Gold (a solo vehicle for Barker), and 1000 Homo DJs (Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails) are revealed for the first time.


Thursday, November 9th at the Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood will be a screening of INDUSTRIΛL ΛCCIDENT with a panel discussion and Q&A session follows featuring artists from FRONT 242, MINISTRY, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT, and the REVOLTING COCKS. At the screening a WAX TRAX! pop-up shop will be set up in the theater for one day only. The shop will open the archives and offer original pressings, rare collectables and memorabilia of posters, vinyl/CD, and apparel.

Panel includes:

Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult)
Buzz McCoy (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult)
Paul Barker (Pailhead, 1000 Homo DJs, Lead Into Gold, Ministry)
Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Acid Horse, Ministry)
Richard 23 (Front 242, Revolting Cocks)
Julia Nash (Wax Trax)

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Jason Bayless

Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

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