Record Store Day and Vans , the original action sports brand rooted in art, music and street culture, are teaming up to release a special edition soundtrack for the award-winning music documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records on Record Store Day, April 13, 2019 .
The album, which features previously unreleased songs by Wax Trax! artists, will be available at independent record stores across the United States.. To coincide with the album launch, Vans will embark on a multi-city Wax Trax! experience featuring screenings of the film, live Q&A, and a performance by industrial rock legends, Ministry performing an early ‘90s era Wax Trax! set.
Everything Ministry has created since its inception has been an evolution. Al Jourgensen, the architect of Ministry, succeeded by remaking the mainstream in his own image and forging a new style of music. Jourgensen morphed Ministry from a lightweight synth-pop band in the early '80s to a musical juggernaut with many side projects (Revolting Cocks, 1000 Homo DJs, Pailhead, Lard) on legendary Chicago-based Wax Trax! Records. Moving to Sire Records in the mid-'80s, Ministry released albums showcasing an ever-evolving style. The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste and The Land of Rape and Honey both went Gold as people searched beyond bland MTV conformity. Psalm 69, featuring "N.W.O.", "Just One Fix" and "Jesus Built My Hotrod", went Platinum in 1992 and forever changed music with its heavily aggressive content. But during the late '90s heyday of "alternative music", Ministry's output waned on Filth Pig and Dark Side of the Spoon, despite a Grammy nomination for "Bad Blood".