Sound Farm Studio & Recording Environment

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Sound Farm Studio & Recording Environment is a 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) full-service recording studio and production facility with an attached residence located in Jamaica, Iowa built in 2003[1]. Matthew Sepanic, owner, producer and engineer; worked on projects by Slipknot (All Hope is Gone, Iowa (engineered), Murderdolls, and Stone Sour (House of Gold and Bones) amongst others.[2] He also co-produced and engineered The Envy Corps's debut album Dwell which was released in 2008 on Mercury Records/Vertigo Records. The band recorded and resided at Sound Farm in late 2006 and early 2007.[3][4]

In the first half of 2008, the heavy metal band Slipknot spent four months recording their fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, at Sound Farm.[5] The album was largely produced and engineered by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne), but Sepanic, was at the helm for a few tracks. The band also filmed the video for their second single off the album, Psychosocial, at Sound Farm.[6]

In July 2008 Japanese metal veterans Outrage recorded a cover version of the Metallica classic "Fight Fire with Fire" for METAL-IKKA a Japanese Metallica tribute album.[7]

The facility closed in 2013. The residential portion of the facility is currently listed at AirBnB.[8] Sepanic is currently an instructor at Dark Horse Institute in Franklin, TN and engineer, producer and manager at Sonic Factory Recording Studio in Des Moines, IA.[9]


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