ALBUM REVIEW: Human Impact – Human Impact

Comprising members of Unsane, Swans and Cop Shoot Cop, New York quartet Human Impact embrace all of those bands’ qualities and add a rebellious Noise element which belies the middle age quickly enveloping the protagonists. Debut album Human Impact (Ipecac Recordings) sees that collective maturity provides a focused, prowling edge. Continue reading

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Spotlights Streams “Sleepwalker” As a Digital Single, Tour Dates Incoming

Post-Rock band Spotlights have shared a new digital single to their Bandcamp! ‘Sleepwalker’ was avaialble as a physical version of the album-only track on their excellent 2019 released Love & Decay (Ipecac Recordings). Teh band will begin a short US tour next month, including an opening slot on one of the Mr. Bungle Reunion shows (February 11th) in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Dave Lombardo Gives an Update on the New Dead Cross Album

In an update to social media, drumming legend Dave Lombardo (ex Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Original Misfits, Mr. Bungle) has given an update on the progress of the new album from Hardcore Punk supergroup Dead Cross. Lombardo reports that tracking for drums, guitar and bass are finished and they are waiting for vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) to record his parts. The new Dead Cross LP, due out on Ipecac Recordings later this year, is one of the most anticipated releases of 2020! Continue reading

tētēma (Mike Patton and Anthony Pateras) Share New Single, New Album Incoming

Mike Patton’s (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross) and Anthony Pateras’ tētēma project will release their sophomore album, Necroscape, April 3rd, via Ipecac Recordings. Listen to the new single ‘Haunted on the Uptake’ now!

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Faith No More Teases a Return To Activity

Faith No More, by Meg Loyal Photography

Faith No More stirred hearts and loins of their adoring fans yesterday when they changed most of the social media profiles with a new image of their iconic logo over a mountain top. No official word had has come down, but speculation has been rampant by fans that perhaps the band will return to activity. Live performances seem possible as the band left their most recent reunion on good terms, with the masterful Sol Invictus (Ipecac Recordings) album and sold out reunion tour dates for three years. FNM’s landmark second album The Real Thing, the first release featuring Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Dead Cross, Mondo Cane, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk) turned thirty years old in 2019, so perhaps the band will honor that milestone. Ghost Cult reported the news last year that several core members of the band had teamed up for a writing session, to see if they had material for a new release. Visit the Faith No More website on Tuesday at approximately 2PM ET / 11AM PT to see what announcement the band has in store. We’ll keep following this story as it develops. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: C*nts – C*nts

If you’re going to name your band Cunts then I expect some vile shit. If you’re going to double down and go with Cunts (Ipecac Recordings) as the name of your album, then you’re really looking to summon the Kraken here. I’m ready to slam a forty ounce of Olde English 800, get bashed over the head with a folding chair and crawl back home only to fuck on the floor. Let’s destroy something beautiful. Continue reading

Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings Turns 20 Years Old

Faith No More, by Meg Loyal Photography

Back in 1994 Greg Werckman, former Alternative Tentacles’ boss and Mike Patton’s manager, along with Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle) formed Ipecac Records, and soon after released IPC-1, Fantômas’ self-titled release. Basically by making a label from for Patton projects like Fantomas and Mr. Bungle as well as Maldoror, a release featuring Japanese noise heavyweight Masami Akita (Merzbow) and Patton and more. On April 1, 1999, Ipecac Recordings was officially born, headquartered out of Werckman’s San Francisco home office. Initially, the plan was to make this a home for Patton’s non-Faith No More/Mr. Bungle releases, but a year’s long friendship with the Melvins quickly changed that. Continue reading