Wednesday, April 1

Happy 10th birthday Ipecac!!!

On this day ten years ago Ipecac Recordings was born, as their slogan states they have been "making people sick since 1999". The label boasts a vast array of sensational artists including the highly rated; Melvins, Fantomas, Dälek and Tomahawk to the underrated Kaada, Goon Moon, and Eyvind Kang.

Here is a statement published by the label:

As many of you know, on April 1st, Ipecac Recordings turns 10 years
old. We don't have any big party to invite you to, or a special
release to give you or sell you. We simply would like to thank you for
your support. It is amazing that we have survived 10 years. In the
beginning, we were not even sure we wanted to be a "real" label. Some
would say we aren't. We did not have lofty expectations, we just
wanted to put out some Cds that we liked that might not fit in
anywhere else. We have covered a lot of ground in 10 years and hope to
continue the journey for another 10.

This would not have been possible without three VERY important groups
of people.

1) We are eternally grateful to all the people that have worked with
us behind the scenes. The employees, the interns, the sales people and
distributors around the world that we have worked with, the
publicists, etc. This has truly been a team effort and we have been
lucky to have worked with some great team players.

2) YOU! We are also beyond grateful for our loyal and patient fanbase.
Despite not really having a sound, or look or ever being considered
"hip", we have developed a strong identity thanks to you, our
supporters. By buying Cds, shirts, tickets etc. you enable us to keep
going. We know that no one loves everything we do, but it is nice to
see so many willing to try things with us. We take nothing for granted
and appreciate everything you do for us. It is not easy to survive in
this economy and in this often times hideous industry.

3) Finally, it really is all about the artists. Damn, it is cool for
us to look at our discography (on our updated website!). So many cool
releases. They are all important and special to us. The artists we
have worked with are not only talented but damn fine people too. That
makes all the work we put into it worthwhile. Our artists are our
friends, I can honestly say. Not every record has sold a ton, but we
measure success by looking beyond the accounting sheets. You all
deserve platinum records!!!! THANKS for letting us work with you.

Ok, that's it for now. Happy Birthday to us all!!!
Greg, Mike & Shawn

Look out for Ipecac label features in the upcoming issue of Terrorizer and Rock A Rolla...and on a final note, happy birthday and here is to many more years!

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