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.
Uh oh! 3 more dates with TOOL have been added, 2 in N Carolina and one in Florida. That will be then end of the touring for Fantômas for now.
PARTY! A big Happy Birthday to webmaster Andy!!!! Our almighty webmaster turns the big 5-0 today (Aug 31).
We are finally able to confirm the opening act for the North American Fantômas headlining tour.... it will be Atomsmasher(James Plotkin) !!!!! Prepare to have your head squashed. Unfortunately Chicks on Speed could not do it on such short notice but Atomsmasher is here to save the day with his laptop/metal/noise mayhem!!! He might even preview some stuff from his upcoming Ipecac release.
Bay area fans! 2 big instores at Amoeba records on Haight Street. eX-Girl on Monday October 1st at 6pm and Fantômas on Thursday Sept 6th at 6pm. A great chance to see 2 great bands for free!!!!!
FINALLY!!!! The North American tour takes shape. We will obviously add the missing venues when we get them and might try to squeeze in an extra show or 2 on off nights, but this is how it is looking. We have NO idea about ticket info. Call the venues. Lot's of cool new merch! It looks like on the shows with TOOL, Fantômas might go on before TOOL. Don't ask why!
......meanwhile we wait! Unfortunately we STILL have not confirmed anything for Fantômas with TOOL except Sept 20-Oct 6. There is a chance the band will do some of the midwest as well. As soon as I know you will know. Meanwhile the plans to add more headline shows continue. I don't have ANY ticket info. Please call the clubs!
eX-Girl North American tour dates are here. More to be added! Don't miss this band live! Unlike Fantômas, they are not sell outs!!! We are still waiting for the TOOL/Fantômas dates.
Fantômas tour dates should start trickling in. The tour will open in LA on Sept 4 at the Knitting Factory then Sept 5 & 6 at Slim's in SanFrancisco. Chicks on Speed will support until Fantômas hooks up with a band called TOOL. More dates soon.
As Staind once said, "It's been awhile". How y'all doing? So I guess you want some news. First of all, thanks to everyone around the world that bought THE DIRECTOR'S CUT! It is doing amazingly well. Charting everywhere from Billboard in the US to the HMV National Chart in Australia. For you packaging freaks here is the breakdown. Australia got the shiniest packaging. Europe got a shiny front and duller back, North America got duller front and back. That's what happens when you use 3 different printers. Some Australians even got a 2 song sampler, shiny poster or ticket to an instore appearance by the band! The home of AC/DC rules!
Fantômas will be doing some North American dates on the west coast and through the midwest with Chicks On Speed from Sept 4-21 then open for TOOL on the east coast to the south from Sept 22-Oct 7. I will post dates soon.
The band has new merch to sell for the Australian and North American tours. Relax, you will be able to spend your money on lot's of cool stuff.
The song that Mike and the Automator played on Radio 1 was from the Automator's upcoming record SONGS TO MAKE LOVE TO YOUR OLD LADY TOO, due out this fall on the Automator's label, featuring several tracks with Mike on vocals. We'll see if we can beg for a song sample to post.
Peeping Tom are starting to pull things together too. Dan and Mike are in the studio cooking up things. Look for Peeping Tom in record stores and on the road the second half of 2002 on Reprise Records.
Tomahawk is scheduled for Oct 31 release followed by a November North American tour followed by tours in Europe and Australia in early 2002. The record is great!!! It is a real rock record. Some people who were FNM fans but can't digest Fantômas will be pleased. We will be putting up a sample in a month or so when the drama over the demo's dies down.
Work is proceeding on putting together the Melvinfantomas Big Band Live New Years Eve CD. We have not forgotten.
The webstore hit some snags. Still working on getting it together, in the meantime you can order CDs from our discography section by clicking the "buy" button.
Mike has spoken to Chino from the Deftones about contributing to Team Sleep and to the Dillenger Escape Plan about recording an EP with them but nothing is confirmed, scheduling gets tricky. He is also still lloking for time to do the collaboration with Massive Attack/Prodigy. The movie career is obviously on hold.
Melvins are finding the pieces and extras for a rerelease of 10SONGS. They begin recording their new studio record in December for a spring 2002 release.
Recording sessions begin soon for Atom Smasher, The Curse Of The Golden Vampire, Kid606 and The Lucky Stars. We are close to a deal for the most recent Young Gods CD.
WEEN and the Boredoms are trading tapes for Z Rock Hawaii.
eX-Girl are on the road in North America in Aug/Sept, don't miss them! Their CD, BACK TO THE MONO KERO is doing very well. Sensational is smoking too!
We are in the planning stages for our annual New Years Eve show again. looking into a bigger venue this year.
That's all for now. Remember to ask your local record stores and radio stations for Ipecac artists! You are our street team!! GO RAIDERS!
The chat transcript and some old news articles are back online thanks to Antonio Flores! Hopefully we'll have some new news for you guys soon.