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COLD WAVES MMXX COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 17 tracks from Cold Waves performers,
including exclusive new tracks, remixes and album cuts from STABBING WESTWARD, MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO, GODFLESH, THE YOUNG GODS, SEVERED HEADS, TEST DEPT, CAUSTIC and more.

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COLD WAVES 2020 T-SHIRT

RINGSPUN COTTON NEXT LEVEL
SIZE XSM - 3XL: $22.50
(2X-3X: GILDEN 5000)

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COLD WAVES 2020 ZIPPER HOODIE!

LIMITED RUN. NEXT LEVEL FRENCH TERRY ZIP.
SIZE SM - 3XL: $45.00 - $50.00

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CZAR: GORE EN REGALIA CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM CZAR... Melodic Wizard Metal courtesy of Jason Novak, Dan Brill and Brian Elza. LP #3.

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OPERATION C.O.C.K.S.U.R.E. EP / 320K MP3 ZIP $5

Brand new COCKSURE 5-Track EP for 2020... your only REAL choice in a world gone mad!

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COLD WAVES VIII COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers,
including exclusive new tracks, remixes and album cuts from SEVERED HEADS, FILTER, KÆLAN MIKLA, VATICAN SHADOW, TEST DEPT, ADULT. and more.

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COLD WAVES VII COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers,
including exclusive new tracks, remixes and album cuts from OHGR, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO, THE BLACK QUEEN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, COCKSURE, LEAD INTO GOLD, RUBY, CHEMLAB and more.

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COLD WAVES VI COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers,
including exclusive new tracks, remixes and album cuts from KMFDM, SEVERED HEADS, DRAB MAJESTY, STABBING WESTWARD, CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE, STATIQBLOOM, PANKOW, BOY HARSHER, COLD CAVE, MALEKKO and more.

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COLD WAVES V COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Our most exclusive comp to date, 14 brand new tracks
and remixes from MEATBEAT MANIFESTO, STABBING WESTWARD, CLOCK DVA, PIG, CUBANATE, BLOODY KNIVES, VAMPYRE ANVIL, DEAD WHEN I FOUND HER, HIDE, 16VOLT, CHANT, POLYFUSE, KANGA and NOT BREATHING.

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COLD WAVES IV COMPILATION CD / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers, including exclusive new music and remixes from PWEI, LEAD INTO GOLD, ACUMEN NATION, SEVERED HEADS, GODFLESH, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, COCKSURE, HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH and more.

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COLD WAVES III COMPILATION DISK / 320K MP3 ZIP $10

Featuring 15 tracks from Cold Waves performers, including exclusive new music and remixes from FRONT 242, DIE KRUPPS, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, COCKSURE, FEAR FACTORY, ACUMEN NATION, CAUSTIC, SMP, CYANOTIC and more.

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DARKEST BEFORE DAWN TSHIRT

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COCKSURE "BE RICH" CD $10

The new album from Cocksure, available now on Metropolis Records

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PANKOW SHIRT $15

"NEVER TRUST A WHITE MAN" TSHIRT 2 COLOR FRONT / 1 COLOR BACK CANVAS 3001

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PANKOW "THROW OUT RITE" CD $10





COLD WAVES is a celebration of Chicago’s relationship with industrial music, the memory of a fallen brother, and a fundraiser for suicide prevention charities. In the summer of 2012, Chicago lost one of its most loved and respected sound engineers and musicians, Jamie Duffy. His work ethic and ingenuity in the local music scene was a gift to many musicians. His abrupt passing had a profound effect on the electronic and metal music families he meant so much to.

In need of healing and hope, we brought 14 bands together for one magical night that year to raise money for Jamies family and say goodbye. But in the end, it was more of an awakening... a rebirth... a breaking wave. The success of the show pushed us to build it into an annual event, stretching over a weekend and moving it to Chicago's iconic Metro.

COLD WAVES aims to shake the pillars of heaven by collecting the bands, styles, sounds and attitudes that Jamie held dear, and cement the sound of a Chicago institution alive and well. From Wax Trax! and Medusas to Uncle Al and Chicago Trax, this is our history and our future, the melding of man, woman and machine, the sound of melody, muscle and hate, basking in the glow of attack ships on fire down the shores of pluto.



Special thanks to our sponsors:
Half Acre Brewing, Superluminal Production, Schecter Guitar Research, Electronic Saviors & Riveting Music

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HOTELS AND AREA INFO

The event takes place in Chicago's relatively insane Wrigleyville neighborhood, adjacent to the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Not wanting to run from the truth, we need to tell you that its Chicago vs St. Louis in the final weekend of the regular season, aka it will be a fucking madhouse. We are moving our schedule back a half hour this year to hopefully allow for daytime Cubs traffic to disapate and encourage our attendees to come early! Please plan accordingly.

Our favorite hotel, the "rock n roll" Days Inn on Diversey (now called The Versey Hotel) is a great deal, about a mile down the street from the venue. As that hotel tends to book fast, there are some other great and affordable possibilities. Anything outside this list will likely be expensive the closer you get to downtown, unless you focus out by the airport, where you will find nice, normal, human rates! Below are a few suggestions:

THE HOTEL VERSEY

CLARIDGE HOUSE HOTEL (Gold Coast)

CITY SUITES BOYSTOWN

INN AT LINCOLN PARK  (best rates, no frills)

HOTEL ZACHARY @ WRIGLEY FIELD  (Expensive! Cubs fans! But... a block from Metro)


METRO/LAKEVIEW MAP (GOOGLE)