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.
Some frequently asked questions need to be answered.
1)The STORE has been a huge success. As a matter of fact, if you don't see the size you want, be patient, odds are it is just being restocked. We have added a few limited edition designs. A couple of the old New Years Eve show shirts, an ash version of a Tomahawk design and the comic book Tomahawk design. Thes will only be available until they run out. You don't have many size choices on these. We are working on some embroidered items too. Don't forget you can purchase CDs from us by going to the DISCOGRAPHY section and clicking on purchase it for any of the released titles.
2) The FantômasMelvins live CD has been a huge success as well. We did not expect it to be honest. The CD will make an appearance on a couple billboard charts in the US. Once again, if you are having trouble finding it, be patient. We are scrambling to get more out there. For example, the Best Buy chain did not even get any of their order yet. Please make sure that the store you purchase it from is selling it cheaper than our other CDs.
3) A lot of people e-mail us looking for tour dates. Just to clarify, that is what the CALENDAR section is for. ALL dates that are confirmed, will be posted there. Not rumors or possible shows. More Melvins and Tomahawk dates coming soon!
4) We are working on something very special for the people on the east coast of the US. Stay tuned.
5) Mike is off the road but still very busy. He is finally recording the Dillinger Escape Plan EP, he hopes to start work on Peeping Tom in May, hopes to work on new Fantômas and Tomahawk records this Fall for release in 2003 and has a couple other projects in the planning stages. Tomahawk looks to be playing more US, European and Australian dates before the end of the year. Of course, right now he is concentrating on the NBA playoffs.
6) The honors are rolling in. Ipecac was named best Independent Record Label in Italy! Thanks to our Italian distributor White 'n' Black !!!!
preview a track from the forthcoming new Melvins studio CD HOSTILE AMBIENT TAKEOVER in the archives section now!!!!
Release dates are set for a couple previously mentioned new Ipecac releases! May 28th will be the official release date for Steroid Maximus's(Jim"Foetus"Thirwell) ECTOPIA and the triumphant return of Skeleton Key will be on June 25th with the release of their OBTAINIUM !!!!! More release dates should be confirmed soon.
Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to us!!!!!!! We turn 3 today and celebrate it by releasing the specially priced live recording of the FantômasMelvins Big Band Live CD!!!!!!!!!
Ok you crazy Australians! The mighty Melvins will be playing 3 headline shows while on tour with TOOL. They will be playing at a small club to be determined in Sydney on May 25th as well as 2 nights at the intimate and friendly Cherry Club in Melbourne on May 27 & 28. These shows should not be missed.
The Ipecac cupboards are filling up. In addition to a Fall release from Isis, we can also confirm upcoming 2002 full lengths from the Ruins, Dälek and Yuka Honda. We will announce release dates as soon as we get em.
The Melvins tour dates are trickling in. Check the calendar section to get the first few. We will have a song sample up from the new CD HOSTILE AMBIENT TAKEOVER soon!
The time has finally come! Now you can give us more of your hard earned money. On March 7, 2002 (US time), the legendary store finally opens! We always keep our promises. Just a few items to start, but more to come. Don't forget you can buy CDs from the links in the discography section.
Check the calendar section for 2 of the 3 warm up dates(April 9 & 11) for the Melvins Australian (with TOOL) & North American tour. The full US tour will begin on May 12th in the northwest. More dates coming soon.
Now stop reading and grab mom's credit card!!!!
Our old buddies, (Grammy winners)TOOL, have done it again. Check the calendar section for TOOL/Melvins dates!!! This time it's Australia/New Zealand!!!! This will coincide with the official release of the Melvins new sudio CD HOSTILE AMBIENT TAKEOVER, priced to sell in Australia too!!! Thanks again TOOL!!!!!!! More dates to come.
Sneak preview time!!!! 2 tracks from the upcoming live Fantômasmelvins Big Band, MILLENNIUM MONSTERWORKS (IPC 19) CD are up. The Melvins song "Hooch" and the Fantômas hit "She's a Puker" are available to get a taste of this monumental performance. The full CD is due out in early April celebrating Ipecac's 3rd birthday!!!! Enjoy!!!
The news leaked out, contracts are not signed yet, the band has not gotten their million dollar check yet, but it is safe to say that the mighty ISIS has been added to the Ipecac roster. Look for a full length release in September. To get a taste of these Massachusetts based HEAVY hitters check out their last full length CLESTIAL or more recent Ep SGNL>05. We welcome ISIS, who have been described as "A garbage disposal rhythmically chewing through your skull." Yeah, we are down with that!!!!