Hello Wax Trax! People, -Hope you have been enjoying your summer so far as we slip & slide through August!
I just wanted to check in and tell you all about some really great things happening in the World o’ WAX TRAX!




A huge thanks to all of you who have been spreading the word about INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records. The response both publicly and private messages regarding the documentary and soundtrack have been way beyond our expectations.
As some of you know, in addition to the physical editions, we launched the film for digital download back in June and the response and reviews have been stunning. With your help, we were able to push the pre-sales at appleTV up to #2 for June releases – THANK YOU!
We wanted to also mention that the 75 minutes of bonus footage is still only available on the DVD & special Blu-Ray edition. The bonus footage fills in a lot of gaps that we weren’t able to tackle in the feature film and we are so happy to hear that some fans like the bonus material as much or more than the main documentary.
If you were one of the people who watched the documentary on appleTV, Amazon Prime, or Google Play and wanted a little more…Then head on over to WAXTRAX.COM for the only way to get the extra footage editions.




Speaking of Google…Some of you may have caught the “Talks At Google”, we did a few months back. Mark & I had a ton of fun talking about the making of the film as well as the past, present and future of Wax Trax! Thanks to all the fine people at Google for inviting us and making us feel at home. This adds to the incredible press the movie and soundtrack have been getting. Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Revolver…And of course Forbes Magazine (Cuz nothing says Wax Trax! like Forbes!) You can check out all the press links for the documentary, soundtrack and tour compiled at




What are you all doing in September? Please join us in Chicago as we set up a special WAX TRAX! COLLECTOR’S CORNER at the upcoming Cold Waves Festival September 19-22. We are doing things a little differently and paring things down a bit at this year’s CW VIII. We will of course have the WAX TRAX! Documentary and soundtrack available but we will also be cherry picking some of the more rare and super limited items from the WAX TRAX! vault to offer to collectors. Are you looking for a sealed copy of Naive’s 1st pressing?…Mint copy of Chill Out?…A Test Pressing of the COIL Snow 12″?…Yep, we’ll have ‘em. We may have even found a few of those super limited CASH GRAB box sets complete with second bonus 7″ that was offered earlier this year. Our suggestion for anyone flying in from outside the country, this may be your only chance to pick one of these rare boxed beauties since it was only offered through the US mail-order.
Basically, we have carved out a special spot at Metro to offer items not available at our online store.
We suggest getting there early since we expect most of these items won’t last long.
If you can’t make it to Chicago, No worries – Cold Waves is taking their show on the road to LA, Brooklyn, Baltimore, San Francisco and more. This includes WAX TRAX! Alumni, Paul Barker and Test Dept. together with Severed Heads, PWEI and more!
You can check out the entire North American tour dates and cities HERE.




My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult is on the road for Part 2 in support of the new album HOUSE OF STRANGE AFFAIRS. Starting October 18. Buzz, Groovie & Co. will be hitting the east coast and mid-west this fall.
Tour information for all the upcoming shows can be found HERE
The shows for last spring’s “Part 1” were amazing and checking out these upcoming dates is highly recommended. The WAX TRAX! crew will definitely be in attendance for their Chicago performances: Nov. 7 at The Chop Shop & Nov. 9 at The Wire . See you there!




Hey just a heads up – For those completists keeping score on the different soundtrack options we wanted to point you to the official WAX TRAX! Bandcamp page. Yes – Of course we have this album available on itunes, Amazon, etc. but due to some restrictive licensing issues on the back end, bandcamp is actually the only place on earth to get all the digital songs together in one location as a complete album bundle. This includes the amazing instrumental tracks by Roland Barker & Lead Into Gold packaged together with Laibach, The Young Gods, etc. for the first time.




Some of you may have noticed the documentary and soundtrack showing up at local stores like Amoeba or Rough Trade, etc. Well, we are selling direct wholesale to record stores around the world and want to continue to get this Blu-Ray/DVD and vinyl/CD into as many mom & pops as possible. If you want the film and soundtrack in your local record store, let the owners know how to contact us directly at to set up their wholesale account.


That’s it for now, Be sure to check out WAXTRAX.COM for goodies and collectables. As always, join the conversation at the official WAX TRAX! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Until next time