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Chicago record label Wax Trax! to release its first album in 20 years

The advert for Wax Trax! pop-up record store
Photo from The Metro

Legendary Chicago record label Wax Trax! will be busy over the next few weeks. The label will release its first album in 20 years. The band doing the honors is industrial act Cocksure with their 12” single “TKO Mindf***k.” The label will hold a record release party June 14 to celebrate the event. Special guests include Cocksure and Go Fight along with several DJs. Tickets for the event are available now. On Sunday, June 15 Wax Trax! will unveil their pop-up record store for one day only where they will not only have the new single available for purchase, but also merchandise they previously stored away in their vault. The event is free and will take place at The Metro. It's a great chance for music lovers to get their hands on prime collectibles.

Wax Trax! Records began in the early '80s in Chicago by Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher. Throughout the '80s they became a prominent independent record label that saw releases by industrial artists like Ministry, Thrill Kill Kult, Front Line Assembly, VNV Nation, KMFDM among many others. The label was purchased by TVT records in 1992 after the owners filed for bankruptcy. The Chicago store officially closed its doors in 1996. The label has since remained active online. For more information on the upcoming events, visit the Wax Traz! Records website.

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