The Blasting Room Documentary Explores Legendary Punk Rock Studio With Exclusive Interviews, Unseen Photos, Video And More

Over the last 27 years, some of the biggest names in punk music have trusted a tiny, bare-bones, space in Fort Collins, Colorado to record, mix and master their stuff. The Blasting Room, a new documentary from Static Age Productions and Kreativ Media, tells the story of that legendary studio and is offering exclusive giveaways for music fans who support the film.

Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Bill Stevenson, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Bill Stevenson, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)

In 1994, tired of the polluted, expensive, congested Los Angeles area, members of the band ALL took the advance cash they received from their record label and bought an old furniture warehouse to use as their musical home base. Before long, punk’s biggest acts were sweetening their sounds at the Blasting Room. The documentary features decades of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos and video, plus interviews with members of more than 25 groups, including Descendents, ALL, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Good Riddance, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Hot Water Music and Lagwagon.

Bouncing Souls
Bouncing Souls

Beginning Friday, October 29th, fans can get their hands on exclusive merch, rare releases, and signed stuff when they support the film’s Kickstarter campaign. Perks for backers include a brand-new vinyl compilation of favorite recordings from the Blasting Room staff, including an exclusive song by the Descendents only available through the campaign.

“Just like the studio, the documentary is very DIY,” says producer and cinematographer Kevin Kirchner. “With a crew made up of friends and fans of the studio, the production team is counting on music fans to help bring the story to life and put it on the stage it deserves.”

Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)
Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

About Static Age Productions

Static Age Productions was founded in 2009 in Denver, Colorado, and has produced a number of short films and feature-length documentaries in collaboration with Nowlin Town Productions. The company’s 2017 documentary, Floating Horses, about world champion cowboy Casey Tibbs, has received 23 official festival selections and nine wins, also bringing home the prestigious Western Heritage Award for Documentary. Static Age is known for its work highlighting true stories of incredible individuals.

Rise Against, Bill Stevenson
Rise Against, Bill Stevenson

About Kreativ Media

For nearly two decades Kreativ Media has been documenting bands in The Blasting Room, working with most of the artists featured in the film. The company was also involved in the well-received 2013 documentary, ‘Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All’, as well as countless film & television endeavors including ‘Chords’ in 2021 winning (Audience Choice) from Horsetooth Int Film Festival. ‘Imagine Rain’ Indy Festival (Best Short Film).

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