The story goes that in 1995, the band ALL, formed by Descendents' Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez, and Stephen Egerton, received a recording advance. With that money, the band opted to find an old furniture store in Fort Collins, Colorado and build their own recording studio.
In the years since, The Blasting Room has become hallowed grounds in the punk universe. From especially humble beginnings, the studio has become responsible for producing some of the genre's biggest names. Among the alumni from The Blasting Room include the likes of Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Face to Face, Propagandhi, NOFX, Anti-Flag, Alkaline Trio, The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, The Gaslight Anthem, The Casualties, The Suicide Machines, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name and so many more.
The studio even branched out to include artists outside the conventional punk category, working with artists like Comeback Kid, Inked In Blood, Eyes Set to Kill, and As I Lay Dying to name just a few.
A new documentary being released next year will chronicle the rich history of the Colorado confines and explore the influence and impact the destination has had on the greater culture of the genre. Produced by Static Age Productions and Kreativ media, the film will feature comprehensive interview with members of Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Descendents, Hot Water Music, The Suicide Machines, and many more to recount the story of the self-made success story that is The Blasting Room.
Watch the trailer for the film below.