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Wax Trax!

Wax Trax! Records began its life as an independent record store in Denver which, in 1978, relocated to Chicago where it soon found itself at ground zero for the city's postpunk scene. In 1980 Wax Trax! started a label that became synonymous with industrial music, releasing records by Ministry, Front 242, Coil, Revolting Cocks, Foetus, KMFDM, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult and lots more. The label got bought out by TVT Records in 1992, and owner Jim Nash died of AIDS-related complications three years later, but the label's music and legacy live on.

A new documentary featuring rare archival footage as well as new interviews with Paul Barker (Ministry, RevCo), Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo), Richard 23 and Patrick Codenys of Front 242, En Esch of KMFDM, Jello Biafra and more. No word on a release date yet, but you can watch the trailer (via Slicing Up Eyeballs) below...

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Mike Scaccia

Mike Scaccia, the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died on Saturday night at the age of 47. Scaccia was performing onstage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of a 50th birthday celebration for Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt, when he collapsed. Shortly afterwards, he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Scaccia was born in Babylon, New York, on July 14th, 1965, and formed thrash metallists Rigor Mortis in 1983. Six years later, the guitarist was invited by Al Jourgensen to join Ministry. The first full-length Ministry studio recording to feature Scaccia was the group's most commercially successful release, 1992's Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs, which spawned such industrial metal classics as "N.W.O." and "Jesus Built My Hotrod," and was supported by an appearance on Lollapalooza that same year.

Additionally, Scaccia appeared on recordings by a host of Ministry offshoot bands, including the Revolting Cocks, Lard, and Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. The most recent Ministry album that Scaccia appeared on was this year's Relapse. [Rolling Stone]

Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Ministry, Rigor Mortis, and other bands passed away on Saturday (12/22) while performing on stage with Rigor Mortis. He reportedly asked the club to turn the strobe lights off before collapsing from a seizure.

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen wrote on the band's facebook:

I just lost my lil' brother and my best friend - the 13th Planet compound is devastated, completely in shock and shattered," the note reads, in part. "Mikey was not only the best guitar player in the history of music, but he was a close, close, close part of our family - and I just lost a huge chunk of my heart today. Our lives are forever changed. Life without Mikey is like orange juice without pulp - kind of bland. I have no words to express what this guy meant to me, my family, my career. . . . Everything!
Rest in peace, Mike. You'll be missed. Some videos below...

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