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.
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.
The website was hacked again. So, we're in the process of getting everything back in order. Unfortunately, I only had database backups from January, so any news from then to now has been lost. Sorry. Please excuse the mess while we clean up. And for all those that just can't live without it, the BBS will be back up sometime this weekend!
The full transcript of last night's chat is now online. Thanks to all those that attended and participated.
Okay, you guys asked for it. On Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 7:00 PM PDT, Ipecac Recordings will be holding the first live chat with its fans. We hope to answer as many questions as we can in the time allotted. So check back a few minutes before the event and we'll have a link posted for the chat.
Sorry Patton groupies, Mike won't be able to attend this one.
Tour news: check the schedule for some eX-Girl European dates, many with Fantômas!
Coming soon, Fantômas tour dates for Australia(last 2 weeks of August) and the US (Sept),
Tomahawk US debut tour(November), eX-Girl US dates (Sept)
I wish some of you would care about the news. Oh well, here is some anyway.
1) Anybody want any Peeping Tom news? Looks as though Reprise Records is the winner! Frank Sinatra did a good selling job. Also, it will be produced by none other than Dan the Automator (Dr. Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School,Gorillaz,Zach De La Rocha)! Studio work begins late summer.
In related news Mike will be contributing to Dan's latest project , "Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady To". A love song!!!!!
2) Mike will be adding another movie to his activities. He will be acting in the movie AMNESIA from academy award winning Italian director , Salvatores.
3) Fantômas looking into Australian and US tours in August/Sept
5) What do Patton,Massive Attack & the Prodigy have in common? We'll see!
6) AtomSmasher signs to Ipecac!!!!
7) Buy eX-Girl CDs now!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
8) The Melvins tore it up live!!!!
As rumored about, the working band name Tomahawk has been
chosen by the band consisting of Duane Denison, Mike Patton,
Kevin Rutmanis and John Stanier.
This band IS different from Peeping Tom. Still no official
members of Peeping Tom other than Patton and the label has
still not been chosen.
Both projects are in a rough demo stage. Both sound great!
Both are expected in 2001
New release news!
IPC 13 "Inner Scratch Demons" by DJ Eddie Def will be
released March 20th
IPC 14 "Colossus of Destiny" a live noise record by the
Melvins will be released in April followed by a US Melvins