[Cover photo features Rise Against and Bill Stevenson at The Blasting Room]
The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been in operation for 27 years and hosted a wide range of Punk bands for the creation of their albums. It’s a small place and very “bare bones”, but it’s made an out-sized impact on music. Now The Blasting Room, a new documentary from Static Age Productions and Kreativ Media, is going to tell the story of the studio and is offering exclusive giveaways for music fans who support the film via a campaign on Kickstarter launching on October 29th.
The history of The Blasting Room starts in 1994, when tired of the 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. The new documentary will feature “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.
Beginning Friday, October 29th, fans can support the Kickstarter campaign and get perks including a brand-new vinyl compilation of favorite recordings from the Blasting Room staff, featuring an exclusive song by the Descendents only available through the campaign.
Producer and cinematographer Kevin Kirchner explains:
“Just like the studio, the documentary is very DIY. 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.”
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.
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).