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Hello, Wax Trax! people!

We hope you all are doing well and staying relatively sane during this year of the apocalypse.
Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you in the western states battling the fires as well as our friends on the southern coast in the path of the latest hurricane onslaught.

A couple of things to pass along as we barrel into the bowels of Autumn. Hopefully some of this Wax Trax! news will be a needed distraction from world falling apart around us.


For their 30th Anniversary, we have dusted off the master tapes from one of the cornerstone releases on the original roster. Confessions Of A Knife… By MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will be in print again in all its fabulous glory.
Daisy Chain For Satan, Ride The Mindway, Kooler Than Jesus – They’re all here Waiting for Mommie.
As part of the celebration, we are rolling out a few variant editions that we think you might be interested in.

First up – We have the SILVER MESSIAH EDITION that comes with a few very special pieces:

-Confessions Of A Knife – Pressed on silver vinyl
-Kooler Than Jesus – Pressed on silver vinyl w/ Groovie art B-Side
-1990 Confessions VIP pass w/ USB drive containing 16 tracks
-44pg. Vintage Groovie Mann Confessions era art book
-Anniversary t-shirt
-Anniversary tote bag

As a PRE-ORDER SPECIAL, the first 150 SILVER MESSIAH orders get a Groovie Mann prayer signed by both Groovie & Buzz! (Measures 2.5″ x 3.5″ – Each card is different!)

Note: SILVER MESSIAH EDITION is strictly limited to a pressing of 666

Next we have the HELL- FIRE EDITION
Vinyl limited to a pressing of 900

And of course the STANDARD EDITION.

If you are more of a CD person – No worries, we’ve got you covered.
All tracks from the two Messiah vinyl pressings will be on CD reissue plus a remastered version of “Nervous Xians” from “Some Have To Dance… Some Have To Kill” 12 inch.

Official release date is Saturday, Oct. 23.
However, PRE-ORDER is open now at
Just some words of seasoned advice – If you’re eyeing these, we suggest not waiting too long since we expect some of the limited runs to not be around very long.

For those of you looking for a little online music love, we want to point you to a special 3 day event happening this weekend.
Since Chicago’s COLD WAVES FESTIVAL isn’t happening in the traditional sense this year, the festival has created a space online for some unique programming. Archival, concerts, commentary, documentary, etc…Yep – This weekend will have a lot to choose from. And the best part of it, it is absolutely FREE. Just head over to COLD WAVES for all the program details and links to their Twitch channel.

As if that isn’t enough – WAX TRAX! will also be donating the above mentioned THRILL KILL KULT – SILVER MESSIAH EDITION as part of the COLD WAVES memorabilia auction. Lots of other great stuff. We strongly suggest checking it out if you can.

Okay, here is one for the gamers out there. Specifically for all you ANIMAL CROSSING enthusiasts.
Here are a few WAX TRAX QR codes to help class up your island. Why? – Because we love you!

That’s it for now. We hope you can join the WAX TRAX! conversation on our official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitch pages.

Please remember to be kind to each other. We are in the middle of a long slog without any clear end in sight. As we all get wound tighter and tighter during this shit storm, it’s easy to lose ourselves. Offering up a little kindness to others in even the most mundane situations can go a long way for everyone.




Jello Biafra, Al Jourgensen, Groovie Mann just added to Denver Film Festival panel & screening of the Wax Trax! documentary on Friday Nov. 9.

That’s right – The artist’s panel scheduled for November 9th as part of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records will now include Ministry front man, Al Jourgensen, Groovie Mann from My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and long time Wax Trax! collaborator, friend and Colorado native, Jello Biafra. A second screening of the award winning documentary will screen also on Saturday November 10.

In addition, a special Wax Trax! event has been planned with a DJ set from Jello Biafra following the Friday night discussion at the Lion’s Lair.
Tickets for both screenings can be found here.


All your hard work with contacting festivals and letting them know you want to see the film has paid off!
We will be screening back in the UK at the LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on November 3, 2018. This will be our last UK festival scheduled. We hope some of you all can check it out.


Well, it looks like Golden Gates and Tenderloins are in our future. We are super honored to be screening INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT in San Fransisco this November and December as part of ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD 2018 programming. Actual screening dates and times are not firmed up and we will let you know as soon as the festival announces the details.


Yep, the Wax Trax! documentary is heading to the Twin Cites. We’ll be in the land of Paisley Parks, Twin Tones and Husker Dues. Please join the awesome crew at SOUND UNSEEN FILM FESTIVAL in Minneapolis, MN as they screen the Wax Trax! documentary over multiple nights. We just got word that the first screening sold out pretty quickly but it looks like they have scheduled a third showing of the film.  I wouldn’t delay on picking up tickets for one of these other screenings or you may just be out of luck – You’ve been warned!


Let us not forget about the screenings we have scheduled already! The Wax Trax! documentary will be in Barcelona twice (Oct. 27 & Nov. 4) and Madrid on Nov. 3.
For the Saturday, October 27 screening, Richard Jonckheere and Patrick Codenys will join Julia Nash for a special artist panel/ Q&A. Tickets for all three screenings can be found at IN-EDIT Barcelona, and IN-EDIT Madrid.


Don’t forget, a full list of screenings can be found on our screenings page here at

-Until next time.





Hello, Wax Trax! people,

For all our U.S. folks, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Now the fun officially begins as we slide into December and before you know it…Hello 2016!



That’s right, now’s your chance to take advantage of our one day holiday sale. We don’t care if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Devil day, Front 242 Worship day, or whatever…’TIS THE SEASON!
BIG discount on ALL clothing.  Pailhead, Pig, FLA, FRONT 242, LAIBACH, etc… now you can get your shopping out of the way for that special Wax Trax! fan (or just look good yourself by getting some fancy duds at a deep discount!)

The details= WAX TRAX! Online Store on Monday 11/30/15. Enter DREAMNEEDLE as a promo code at checkout and get 25% all clothing.

But remember…NOTHING STAYS (On Sale past Monday) Ugh, sorry


As some of you Kickstarter backers already know, we’ve been busy this month as gifts from our Kickstarter campaign have been hitting the postal stream. We will be sending out an official Kickstarter update this upcoming week to summarize the campaign so all you backers
will have a better idea of where we are with fulfillment and what still is expected.


As we mentioned recently, a couple of Wax Trax! all stars are still out on the road.

Our Sinister friends in MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will be riding the mindway in the US for another 2 weeks. The shows have been fabulous with Groovie Mann and Company in classic form. The Electric Messiah Tour will conclude in Texas on December 13th. Better get on the stick boy…After that,  the days of swine and roses will be over!

Also-We were lucky to be able to check out Paul Barker on his latest stint with Puscifer as their production came through Chicago. Part concert… part theater… part full nelson body slams in the wrestling ring. All I can say is I never imagined Mr. Barker would look so dignified in a luchador mask…This show is highly recommended!



Yep-As many of you learned earlier this week, new UNDERWORLD album and UK tour this Spring! Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future will be released this March and can be pre-ordered here.


I’ve said this before, but Underworld will always hold a very special place in my heart. Besides being an undeniable classic in the Wax Trax! catalog, the band was one of the last artists signed by my dad before he passed. For a lot of us, they represented the last of an era as the direction and tone of the label shifted at the time. We cannot wait to hear the new release and hopefully a US tour won’t be far behind.

That’s it for now. Official Kickstarter update will be coming next for all of you who have helped us with the movie campaign so keep your eyes peeled for that. Also, whether it’s this Monday or not, keep checking back to the WAX TRAX! RECORDS online store for updated WAX TRAX! merch and rarities during the holiday season!

As always, join the group conversation on Facebook at waxtraxchicago, our WAX TRAX! twitter page for #waxtraxfriday, and on the Wax Trax! instagram for visuals from inside WTHQ.





THE SNOW (Is Coming)

Hello Winter friends!

Happy December. I hope you are enjoying what is left of the year before the rest of 2013 completely unravels.
It has really been a wonderful year here at WT HQ. We have made great strides on some of our current projects and look forward to spending 2014 with you all. If all goes as planned, we will wrap up the documentary soon and continue to reignite relationships with past WAX TRAX! artists. We will keep you posted of any new happenings here first.

To start off…Our last auction for the unreleased Front Line Assembly Toxic EP went well beyond our expectations. It is so great to see such interest from collectors all over the world. This has very much helped to defray the ongoing documentary costs…Thank you!

Our next offering is for all you diehard COIL fans out there.
This one will include the 1991 test pressing for Coil’s Love’s Secret Domain. For those unaware of the history on this benchmark album, production for the vinyl release was scheduled and approved but the plug was pulled last minute due to formats changing rapidly toward CD. The only way for collectors to find this WAX TRAX! release on vinyl is on this extremely rare test pressing.
Auction will start this Friday, 12/6/13. As always, you can check here for current listings.

Onto artist news…I know this is last minute, but for all our friends on the East coast, we wanted to remind you that A SPLIT SECOND will be performing their only US show, this Saturday (12/7/13) in NYC at DROM. This will be the first US performance for the band in over 25 years. As one of the early developers of the Belgian EBM movement (and a WAX TRAX! favorite), this show should not be missed. (All I can think about is my dad trying to keep a straight face while doing the Mambo Witch dance…Ahhhhh, memories.)

As if this wasn’t enough awesomeness, The bill also features (A Nash family favorite!) A CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE…..Anyone for some Cardboard Lamb!!!???


Anybody wondering what LAIBACH has been up to?…Well wonder no more. Last month the band released the EP “S” as a taste of their upcoming LP “SPECTRE”. Scheduled for a Feb 2014 release, this will be the bands first full length since the 2006 VOLK (and the 2012 soundtrack to IRON SKY) Could they be jack booting live across the US soon after?…Let’s hope so-We’ll keep you posted.

How about some Chris Connelly news? I know this has been floating around for a couple weeks now, but I think you’ll agree, this song is just so good that we had to keep sharing it here for our non facebook and twitter friends. Chris Connelly + Jason Novak= Cocksure

Also, check out the latest interview with Mr. C at Wisdom Of The Stars

Now…Let’s not overlook the most beautiful woman in the world… the filthiest person alive (well, maybe not the best word choice)… the legendary, the outrageous, the one and only… DIVINE!

The new documentary “I AM DIVINE” has been making the US rounds and will be playing the Name Game here in Chicago this weekend at Facets. Check the official movie site to see when she blows through your town.


A lot of activity at the WAX TRAX! Online store in time for Christmas, Kawanzaa, Satan Day, or any other special event that requires a fabulous gift (Sorry Larry, looks like we didn’t have our shit together in time for Hanukkah this year). We’ve got some freshly posted vintage collectables from the original catalog up as well as some brand new offerings for your WAX TRAX! enjoyment…Go git ’em!


Don’t forget about next month’s appearance of CHRIS & COSEY. Only 2 US cities scheduled… NYC & Chicago. We are so lucky to have these electronic architects here in Chicago. While in town, we will also be interviewing the duo for the upcoming WAX TRAX! documentary…Very excited.

In addition to the Jan. 5th NYC show at MoMA, a 2nd NY show at Santos has been added for Jan 11th. Details can be found on C&C’s main site. … As much a I LOVE New York this time of year, we’ll be staying closer to home… see you at METRO 1/9!

Lastly…For all our local homies, We thought we would mention something wonderful (sorry) happening here in town during January. On January 8th, Reggie’s Music Joint is doing an all WAX TRAX! night as part of their ongoing Wax On/Wax Off series. This is a night where anyone can get on the turntable for 20 minutes and play any and all WAX TRAX! they want within their slot. You could play twenty 1 min songs…or just put on “mmm…Skyscraper I Love You” and go to the bar for a drink. The only rule is there ain’t no rules. If you would like to partake, email to claim your spot…Or just come out and bask in a night of all Wax Trax!

As always, please join the chant on our facebook and/or our twitter page for all things WAX TRAX!

Happy December everyone-See you in 2014


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Hello everyone,
Hope you’re all having a great Summer so far!

I just wanted to check in and pass along what’s been happening these days.

Well, the Documentary is still humming along quite nicely. We hope to have all the interviews done this year and start the fun part of editing. There isn’t a firm release date yet, but like I said before, this is very different than the Retrospectacle project in that we have our hands in every part of it (ha-I’m sure the directing team wishes we didn’t!)..We will not let you down.
Thanks to all of you who have emailed with great stories and support.


Okay, onto some exciting music news. We want to tell you all about the outstanding new collaboration…

Chris and Paul have been writing together again and if that wasn’t enough, they’ve joined forces with heavyweights, Lee Popa, Toby Wright, Brian Diemar, Janne Jarvis, Chris Rose, Hoss Wright, as well as some very special guests. I strongly suggest you check out their demo songs so far on Soundcloud.

Trust us, if you’re a fan of the early work…you will not be disappointed!


Rumor has it that there is a limited US tour for Clock DVA this September in the works. Dates are still being hammered out but it looks like so far, only 4 lucky US cities (sadly not Chicago) will have the privilege to see this pioneering artist in a rare performance…They were always one of my dad’s favorites, and we may just have to jump on a plane to see ’em.
hmm….maybe we could reissue some of the original CDVA merch from the catalog….you just never know ;-)

New merch news…To all of you who beat down our cyber door to get your hands on the Front Line Assembly Caustic Grip shirt…Thank you!


Your response has been unbelievable, and you might be happy about this next FLA batch. The VIRUS reissue and a new one for Wax Trax! …Tactical Neural Implant will be next on the roster! They should be available in our online store late July or August.

That’s it for now. Don’t forget to join the Wax Trax! Facebook page for constant artist and fan input and of course our Twitter feed featuring our fan driven #waxtraxfriday every week.