Legendary record label Wax Trax! Records released a film titled Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.  The film was shown on a mini tour consisting of six stops across the USA. The final stop on the tour was at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California. A venue like this is obviously too small for a band like Ministry and an event like this. Doors opened at 5 and even after the movie had started at 6, the venue was at max capacity and a big line was still waiting outside hoping for a chance to be let in,
The film tells the story about the independent record store and label from the two founders Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher who started as a record store in 1978 and eventually moved to Chicago where they opened another store. Wax Trax! Records became a presence for genres such as punk rock, new wave and industrial metal. The film shows old footage from bands as well as new interviews from bands like KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, Front 242, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Al Jourgensen (Ministry). After the film ended, there was a standing ovation from the sold out audience who obviously loved the film. There was a Q&A session with Julia Nash (daughter of Jim), Paul Barker (ex-Ministry) and a couple of others. The DVD/Blu Ray of the film is available to purchase and also includes 75 minutes of additional footage. One that was over, the entire venue floor was emptied of people to make room for the music part of the show and what better way to end it than with the industrial metal legends, Ministry.
The members of Ministry came out to a packed venue with mastermind Jourgensen letting the fans know that their setlist will only include songs from the Wax Trax! Records era. The first song was The Missing from their certified gold third album, The Land of Rape and Honey. The next two songs were Deity and Stigmata which were also from that same album. Up next was indeed was a special treat for Ministry as they next played Jesus Built My Hotrod, a song they haven’t played since 2006. It was welcomed by fans as they sang along, moshed, and jumped to this catchy and energetic song. Ministry next played some classic fan-favorites like Just One Fix, N.W.O. and Thieves. Next they once again treated the fans to an old song Burning Inside which they haven’t played since 2003. The night seemed to come to an end as Ministry played So What then left the stage. Fans didn’t seem to wanna leave yet as they stayed and cheered for the band to come back out. After a short break, Ministry came back out for some encores. The first was No Devotion, a Revolting Cocks (Jourgensen side-project) cover which hasn’t been played since 1988. The final treat of the night was when Ministry played their Black Sabbath cover of Supernaut which they haven’t played since 2004. To end the night, Ministry played an acoustic version of (Everyday Is) Halloween. Jourgensen thanked the audience for coming out before leaving the stage once again.


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