Tag: Wax Trax! Records

Front 242 announces Jean-Luc De Meyer is hospitalized and “his health is worrying”

Front 242 announces Jean-Luc De Meyer is hospitalized and “his health is worrying”

Front 242 canceled a pair of planned concerts in their native country this weekend after Jean-Luc De Meyer was hospitalized.

Wax Trax! co-founder’s family wants Chicago to landmark famed record store’s original location

Wax Trax! co-founder’s family wants Chicago to landmark famed record store’s original location

The family of Wax Trax! co-founder Jim Nash plans to ask the city of Chicago to designate the famed record shop’s original Lincoln Avenue storefront as a historic landmark.

Ministry unearths 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ for new 12-inch

Ministry unearths 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ for new 12-inch

Cleopatra Records next month will release a new 12-inch vinyl single featuring a pair of newly unearthed and previously unreleased mixes of Ministry’s classic 1985 single “Everyday (Is Halloween),” with another previously unreleased song on the B-side. Full details and tracklist right here.

Front 242 returning to U.S. for 13-date ‘Black to Square One’ tour this fall

Front 242 returning to U.S. for 13-date ‘Black to Square One’ tour this fall

After securing slots headlining Cold Waves IX in Chicago and the festival’s Wax Trax! Records showcase in Los Angeles, pioneering industrial/EBM act Front 242 today rolled out details of a 13-date U.S. tour that will open in late September and run through early October. Full dates right here.

Cold Waves’ Wax Trax! Showcase in L.A. to feature Front 242, The Young Gods and more

Cold Waves’ Wax Trax! Showcase in L.A. to feature Front 242, The Young Gods and more

Just days after announcing the ninth incarnation of its Chicago industrial-music festival, Cold Waves today revealed that it will bring a bit of the Windy City to Los Angeles in late September with a Wax Trax! Records showcase featuring performances by Front 242, The Young Gods, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and more.

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

Ministry performed the first of six special Record Store Day-related sets in Chicago on Saturday night, with frontman Al Jourgensen enlisting old bandmate Chris Connelly to help perform what was billed as a “Wax Trax!-era” set that largely focused on the band’s late-’80s, early-’90s albums. Video and setlist here.

How to get free tickets to Ministry’s Wax Trax!-era performances around Record Store Day

How to get free tickets to Ministry’s Wax Trax!-era performances around Record Store Day

As we reported last month, Vans is sponsoring a half-dozen special Record Store Day-related screenings of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” in April that will include a panel discussion and a “Wax Trax!-era” live set by Ministry. And many of you have asked how to get tickets.

Ministry to play Wax Trax!-era set at special screenings of ‘Industrial Accident’ documentary

Ministry to play Wax Trax!-era set at special screenings of ‘Industrial Accident’ documentary

To celebrate the Record Store Day release of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” documentary and its soundtrack, Vans will sponsor a half-dozen screening events in North America that will include a panel discussion and a “Wax Trax!-era” live set by Ministry.

Listen to an unreleased Revolting Cocks track off the Wax Trax! documentary soundtrack

Listen to an unreleased Revolting Cocks track off the Wax Trax! documentary soundtrack

As we reported last fall, the documentary “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records”  — which, to date, has only screened at film festivals and special events —  will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in April, along with a soundtrack album. Check out an unreleased Revolting Cocks track right here.

Wax Trax! documentary ‘Industrial Accident’ due out on DVD in April — plus a soundtrack

Wax Trax! documentary ‘Industrial Accident’ due out on DVD in April — plus a soundtrack

Fans at long last will be able to get their hands on a copy of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” documentary, as the film — and a much-anticipated soundtrack — will be released in April, according to an email sent today to the project’s Kickstarter backers. Watch the trailer here.

‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ to screen in Los Angeles this fall

‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ to screen in Los Angeles this fall

The documentary about Wax Trax! Records shop and record label — which received its first public airing this past April in Chicago — will be screened this November in Los Angeles at an event featuring current and former members of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Revolting Cocks, Ministry and Front 242.

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult to perform first 2 albums on 30th anniversary U.S. tour

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult to perform first 2 albums on 30th anniversary U.S. tour

Industrial-dance favorites My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult will celebrate their 30th anniversary this fall with with a new single and a tour that’ll feature performances of their first two albums — 1988’s I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits and 1990’s Confessions of a Knife — each night.

Watch: Trailer for ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ documentary

Watch: Trailer for ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ documentary

The premiere of the long-in-the-works documentary about the rise and fall of Chicago’s Wax Trax! Records retail shop and record label is just over a day away, but for those who can’t make it Chicago, or just want a glimpse now, here’s a 3-minute trailer to whet your appetite. Watch the trailer here.

‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ to screen in Chicago next month

‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ to screen in Chicago next month

The long-in-the-works documentary about the rise and fall of Chicago’s Wax Trax! Records retail shop and record label — home to Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Front 242 and more — will premiere with two special test screenings and panel discussions on April 1 in the Windy City.