This page will provide the latest official news from Ipecac Recordings. Please be sure to read through these articles before contacting Ipecac Recordings with a question that may be answered here.

June 24, 2003

News Update

It kind of makes you want to stop doing this!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the European Geek Tour is being changed at the last minute.
The changes are as follows:
The Paris show originally scheduled for Friday, June 27 is cancelled.
The Hamburg show scheduled for Saturday June 28 is being moved to July 13.
The Roskilde festival show originally scheduled for Sunday June 29 is now Saturday June 28.
The Helsinki show scheduled for July 1 is cancelled.
We are hoping and assuming that the show on July 3 will happen as planned. The rest of the tour looks fine.
When scheduling tours, bands rely on managers, booking agents, promoters/festival organizers, bus or van rental companies, travel agents and crewmembers to pull everything together and set things up. As with life, sometimes things don’t go as planned, but usually you can still pull it together. In this case a couple major parts of the tour organization fell apart, forcing the cancellation of some shows. Ipecac, Tomahawk and the Melvins are VERY upset about this and wish to apologize to everyone affected by these sudden changes. In light of what has happened, it is a tribute to the bands and crew that instead of panicking and canceling, they are determined to do as much of this tour as humanly possible. This despite the loss of a considerable amount of income.
Once again, we are VERY sorry.
Does this stuff only happen to us????

June 2, 2003

News Update

More European Geek dates announced in the calendar section now! A couple more holes to fill..... but no Scotland on this tour. Australia/New Zealand dates will be confirmed by end of June. These will include FANTôMAS.
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN VAMPIRE (Kevin Martin & Justin Broadrick) "Mass Destruction" is out in North America now! The rest of the world next month. Prepare for an onslaught of sounds like you have never experienced.
Run, don't walk to your video gamestore to purchase Wario Ware Inc. for the gameboy advance. It is creepily addictive. In other gaming news.... Freaky Flyers is almost here!

May 16, 2003

News Update

Check the calendar! European Geek Show dates are coming together. The Euro Geek Show (Tomahawk & Melvins) will go from June 27-July 20 with mostly festivals. We are working on the opening act.
US Geek Show photos are up now! Thanks Skeleton Key and Mondo Generator! Welcome Dälek! Tickets are flying for the shows! Thanks to all who have been able to come on out! We hope to make this a semi regular thing.
The Australian Geek Show tour will be at the end of 2003 and will include special guest.... Fantômas!!!!!!
Hey we found an extra batch of the out of print Melvins Trilogy vinyl sets! They are for sale at the Geek Show or in our store!!!
"Mit Gas" in Billboard magazine???? What's next?
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN VAMPIRE (Justin Broadrick & Kevin Martin) in June

May 6, 2003

News Update

Holy hair plugs!!!! The new TOMAHAWK CD, "Mit Gas" is here!!!!!!
Check out the artwork!!!!!
The Geek Show is destroying! Who needs a stinkin overpriced lollapalooza or ozzfest???
Get there early! The bands are ALL in top form! If you have not had a chance to see Skeleton Key or Dälek.... do it now!
European and Australian dates are coming!

Apr. 29, 2003

News Update

Very sorry to report that the Ipecac tour curse continues. The May 28th Geek Show has been moved from Atlanta to Athens Georgia. It will end up sounding better but the venue is smaller. Please get a refund from where you purchased your tickets. Sorry for the inconvenience. The person we were working with left the Masquerade. It was unexpected.
Despite what you hear,NO European dates arfe confirmed yet, but we are working on them.

Apr. 22, 2003

News Update

Happy Halloween!
Run to your local record store to pick up PINK ANVIL'S "Halloween Party" !!!!
This is the ugly side project of Paul Barker from Ministry. Paul and Ministry percussion/sax man, Max, create odd and wonderful soundscapes. Fantômas fans should dig it!
In case you did not notice, we have partnered with Music Today for most of the Geek Show dates so yhou can buy tickets without spending an arm and a leg on ticket surcharges. Go to the calendar section for more info.
The US Geek Show dates are done! No more shows added but plenty of tickets available in most cities. See you at the shows.
Here is what is coming up:
April: Pink Anvil "Halloween Party"
May: Tomahawk "Mit Gas"
June: Curse of the Golden Vampire "Mass Destruction"
July: Mondo Generator "A Drug Problem That Never Existed"
Queens of the Stone Age "Songs For the Deaf" vinyl
August: Desert Sessions "9 & 10"
September: Fantômas "Shaq Needs Help! "

Apr. 3, 2003

News Update

We have just been informed that the May 21 Irving Plaza NYC Geek Show tickets go on sale Friday, April 4th at noon EST.

Apr. 1, 2003

News Update

Ipecac Recordings Geek Show Festival at Irving Plaza New York City

Wed May 21
MelvinsFantômas Big Band (both bands combined only third time they ever did it)
Mondo Generator (featuring Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stone Age who are opening for Chili Peppers night before)
Battles (debut show of band featuring John-Tomahawk and Ian-Don Caballero)

Thur May 22
Skeleton Key

Fri May 23
Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant (featuring Trevor Dunn from Fantômas & Mr.Bungle)

Mar. 31, 2003

News Update

Tuesday April 1st 2003 Ipecac Recordings turns 4 years old!!!! What a lfast 4 years! Thanks for all of your support!!! Now for the news!

1) Still have a couple more Geek show US stops to confirm. Stay tuned. Will be announcing the NYC openers soon. Apologies to our friends who did not get a Geek show stop. Especially those of you in Canada and Florida. We just did not get good offers from those places. Quite a drag! We are working on European and Australian Geek show tours. Remember, we don't get club info ( ticket prices, on sales dates or where to purchase) they just tell us where the shows are and when. Tickets are selling very well, we are told. Thanks!!

2) Can we drop the whole file sharing issue? As a label we do not support most of these sites for the fact that they ignore the artists, which we don't think is very cool. They do not care if an artist would like something removed or if a file is fake. The concept of file sharing is very cool. That is why we have a trading area on our site. Diehard fans can swap cool, rare music. As long as the artist is not getting exploited, we are all for it! As a matter of fact the releases that get leaked before they are released are always the bigger releases and it is a good sign that demand is high, not to mention it is good publicity. A percent of people will download and not buy, but that is a fact of life, and if we were not able to deal with that we should not be in this business. We always try to have nice packaging anyway. Another percent of people like to wait for the release day and don't want to hear about it til they get their hands on it. As always, if you don't like the fact that we are deleting links and discussion about downloading MIT GAS, instead of whining about censorship and annoying everyone, express your disdain by leaving our website. There might be a better place for you. Hell, start your own anti-ipecac site!!! Those of you that want it in advance can find it, those that don't can wait. In the meantime look for an album preview in the archives section!

3) Plenty of great music out now!!!! Melvins, Ruins,Kaada,Young Gods!!!!

Mar. 27, 2003

News Update

"Mit Gas"

release date: May 2003

1) Birdsong
2) Rape This Day
3) You Can’t Win
4) Mayday
5) Rotgut
6) Capt. Midnight
7) Desastre Natural
8) When The Stars Begin To Fall
9) Harelip
10) Harlem Clowns
11) Aktion F1413
12) What A Feeling (Flashdance)