Published Aug 15, 2013Wax Trax! Records, known for issuing iconic industrial records from the likes of Ministry, Revolting Cocks and Front 242, will be the focus of an upcoming film simply titled Wax Trax! The Documentary.
News of the film came earlier this year, but production company Regressive Films has now unveiled a three-minute trailer for the picture. Producers report that they've already conducted interviews with Paul Barker (Ministry, RevCo), Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo), Richard 23 and Patrick Codenys (Front 242), En Esch (KMFDM), and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, LARD), and the film also features behind-the-scenes archival footage. You can see the what they have so far in the trailer down below.
The film will cover Wax Trax!'s beginnings as a record store in Denver in the late '70s, and into a move to Chicago that placed them into the local music scene. The label proper was founded in 1982 by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, who went on to issue music for the likes of Ministry, Revolting Cocks, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, KMFDM, Meat Beat Manifesto, 1000 Homo DJs, Front Line Assembly and more.
Wax Trax! went bankrupt in 1992 and was purchased by TVT Records, who continued to use the imprint's name until folding in 2001. Founder Nash passed away in 1995 of AIDS-related complications, while Flesher died in 2010 from pneumonia-related complications.
A release date has not been cemented for the film.