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Ipecac Recordings, Mike Patton's record label celebrates 25 years

Ipecac Recordings, the iconic independent record label founded by Greg Werckman and Mike Patton, celebrates its 25th anniversary today, with the San Francisco-born label established on April 1, 1999.

For a quarter of a century, Ipecac has been at the forefront of innovative music, earning a reputation for championing artists who challenge conventions and push boundaries. From rock to hip-hop, classical music and everything in between, the label has become synonymous with creativity, authenticity and artistic freedom.

Over those 25 years, Ipecac has released a diverse collection of critically acclaimed albums, including works by The Melvins, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, ISIS, Faith No More, Eagles of Death Metal, Valve Software soundtracks and much more. further. . With a roster that continues to evolve and expand, the label remains committed to nurturing talent and providing a home to musicians who dare to be different.

Greg Werckman, co-founder of Ipecac Recordings, says: “A record label doesn't last 25 years without consumer support. We're not the biggest or trendiest record label, that was never our goal, but we are very lucky to have such a loyal and adventurous fan base. We appreciate you and thank you!”

Mike Patton adds: “Ipecac was us realizing that we needed to start creating our own universe, where albums that didn't necessarily fit on other, more traditional labels could have a home.”

To commemorate this important anniversary, Ipecac Recordings has planned a series of special vinyl reissues. Today, the label announced three reissues of Fantômas (, the band that started it all for Ipecac and which includes Patton, Buzz Osborne, Dave Lombardo and Trevor Dunn. The trio of albums includes the band's self-titled debut, which was the first release on Ipecac, as well as The Director's Cut and Suspended Animation. Also coming soon is Dälek's 1998 debut, Negro Necro Nekros (, available digitally on May 10 and on June 28 on 25th anniversary black and silver vinyl. Ipecac.

Ipecac CEO Marc Schapiro adds: “As we look to the next chapter, one thing remains certain: the spirit of creativity that has defined the label from the beginning will continue.”