The Melvins to release Live Album ‘Sugar Daddy’

News is pretty slow at the moment, and while Tool are in writing mode, i don’t expect there to be much coming out of their world in the next couple of months.  Best we can hope for are a few more A Perfect Circle or Puscifer dates at this stage.

However, there is some good news, last week The Melvins announced that they will be releasing Sugar Daddy, a live album recorded sometime during the Nude With Boots tour.  Here’s the tracklist:

01. Nude with Boots
02. Dog Island
03. Dies Iraea
04. Civilized Worm
05. The Kicking Machine
06. Eye Flies
07. Tipping The Lion
08. Rat Faced Granny
09. The Hawk
10. You’ve Never Been Right
11. A History of Bad Men
12. Star Spangled Banner
13. Boris

The album should be released on the 31st of May via Ipecac Recordings.

In other news, The Melvins were by far the best act at Soundwave on Saturday – please don’t wait another 5 years or so before coming back again!

The Record Company Screamed “BUY”

The PRP has released some info in regards to the new Melvins album.  It will be called The Bride Screamed Murder and should be released on June 1st.  Once again the album will be released on the Ipecac label.  Personally I can’t wait!

Chicken Switch – The Melvins remix album

According to a recent post on stubbadub Chicken Switch, the much rumoured Melvins remix album will finally see the light of day on Ipecac in September. The remixes are mainly done by a range of noise artists, so for those of you whole like hearing The Melvins rock out, this could be one to avoid.

1. Washmachine Sk8tronics – Eye Yamatsuka
2. Emperor Twaddle Remix – Christoph Heemann
3. She Chokes Her Dying Breath and Does It In My Face – V/VM
4. AAHHH… – John Duncan
5. Linkshänder – Matmos
6. EggNog Trilogy” i)She’s Ivanhoe ii)Cancer iii)Inebriated – Lee Ranaldo
7. SNOW REM REM IBVZ – Merzbow
8. Prick Concrete / Revolution M – David Scott Stone
9. Queen (Electroclash Remix) – Panacea
10. The Silky Apple Butter of Youth – Sunroof!
11. 4th Floor Helicopter – Kawabata Makoto
12. disp_tx_skel_mach_murx – Farmersmanual
13. Overgoat – Void Manes
14. Over from Under the Dog, Girl & Boy Treatment – RLW
15. Hard Revenge Milly Bloody Battle VS. The Melvins Ozmatized Gore
Police (Feat: Cardopusher of the Five Deadly Venoms) – Speedranch*

Isis European Tour Dates

Ipecac has announced a new batch of Isis tour dates including plenty of European ones:

  • July 3, 2009 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
  • July 5, 2009 Cergy, France Furia Sound Festival
  • July 6, 2009 Eindhoven, Netherlands Effenaar
  • July 8, 2009 Bochum, Germany BHF Langendreer
  • July 9, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany Wagenhallen
  • July 10, 2009 Dresden, Germany Beatpol
  • July 11, 2009 Munich, Germany Feierwerk
  • July 12, 2009 Bern, Switzerland Dachstock
  • July 13, 2009 Torino, Italy Spaziale Festival
  • July 15, 2009 Trier, Germany Exaus Open Air
  • July 16, 2009 Dour, Germany Dour Festival
  • July 18, 2009 Joensuu, Finland Ilosaarirock

Hopefully we might see them Down Under sometime this year also…

Tool/Melvins/Ipecac Rumour

I read an intriguing post on BBS today, which reads:

Tool, Melvins, Ipecac Records

Something HUGE soon.  Just wait.  It WILL be worth it you prepubecent derelicts.  Oh, and Melvins as a four-piece=BEST YET.

Is the big suprise some kind of Tool/Melvins collaboration to be released on Ipecac?  Given the various record labels involved, this could go some way to explaining the delays in the surprise being released.

The thread also links back to the Adam Jones/King Buzz/Terry Bozzio project Adam mentioned a while ago, and speculates this may be the surprise?  Not so sure about that one personally, as the Tool link is a little too weak there, and I expect the Big Thing will involve more Tool than just AJ.

Filed firmly in the rumour (but exciting) department for now…

Isis Wavering Radiant details released

The cover and tracklist for the new Isis album Wavering Radiant have been posted on Blabbermouth.  The album, which features Adam Jones on two tracks will be released on Ipecac on the 5th of May.

Isis - Wavering Radiant
Isis - Wavering Radiant

01. Hall Of The Dead
02. Ghost Key
03. Hand Of The Host
04. Wavering Radiant
05. Stone To Wake A Serpent
06. 20 Minutes / 40 Years
07. Threshold of Transformation

Maynard in Movies, Isis Album

Frostadamus tells me that Maynard is in two movies coming out this year. The first is The Other Side, where Maynard plays a series of roles (Hippie/Chauffeur/Pilot/Bartender/Butler/Bait Shop Clerk). The second is Crank 2: High Voltage where he plays an uncredited Dog Walker.

Isis have named their new album Wavering Radiant according to Blabbermouth.  This album, to be released on Ipecac Recordings on the 5th of May, will feature Adam Jones on two tracks.


Ipecac Records – UNKL Vinyl Figure Set

The Ipecac shop has the final remaining UNKL Figure sets for sale at the moment.  The set includes Tool favorites such as Isis, The Melvins, Tomahawk and Fantômas.  Get them before they’re all gone!

UNKL Figure Set
UNKL Figure Set

I’d love one for Christmas if anyone is feeling generous….

More details on the Nightmare Before Christmas

Usquan from Toolarmy has posted these further details on the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas festival, curated by Mike Patton & The Melvins. As expected, Ipecac bands feature quite heavily:

All Tomorrow’s Parties takes great pleasure in announcing that the next
curators for the Nightmare Before Christmas this December 2008 will be
Mike Patton and Melvins. Both are hugely influential, innovative and
vital productive forces, and we’re very very pleased to be able to
present performances from both as well as a fantastic bill of artists
picked by them. The event will take place December 5, 6 and 7 at
Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead.

The line up so far looks like this:

Curated by Melvins

Neil Hamburger
Big Business

Curated by Mike Patton

Fantômas perform The Director’s Cut
The Locust

Pretty awesome lineup I reckon. The Fantômas set should be pretty cool.

Mike Patton & The Melvins curate Nightmare Before Xmas

According to a recent post on Rock-a-Rolla, Mike Patton and The Melvins will be curating the Nightmare Before Christmas festival in Minehead, UK.

Mike Patton and Melvins are set to curate this year’s Nightmare Before
Christmas, ATP’s annual festival held in Minehead, UK in December.
Previous years have seen the likes of Thurston Moore and Portishead
invite their personal favourites to perform over three days. Sources
close to Ipecac, the record label co-owned by Mike Patton and Greg
Werckman, have confirmed that this is going ahead as planned. The
details are still sketchy, however the line-up will no doubt lean
heavily towards Ipecac’s roster and Patton’s numerous projects.

No news on who will be playing, but it’s sure to be a great show…

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