Sound Farm Studio & Recording Environment
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. Matthew Sepanic, owner, producer and engineer (The Envy Corps, Slipknot, Murderdolls) co-produced and engineered The Envy Corps's debut album Dwell, which is due to be released in January 2008 on Mercury Records/Vertigo Records. The band recorded and resided at Sound Farm in late 2006 and early 2007.
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 Studio and Recording Environment (SFSRE) in Jamaica, Iowa. The album was largely produced and engineered by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne), but the studio owner, producer/engineer Matt 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.
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. The track was recorded in July at Sound Farm Studio in Jamaica, Iowa.