Joe Barresi

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Joe Barresi (nicknamed "Evil Joe") is an American record engineer and producer who has worked with Kyuss, The Melvins, Tool, Chevelle, Queens of the Stone Age,[1] Coheed and Cambria, Tomahawk, L7, The Jesus Lizard, Parkway Drive, New Model Army, Bad Religion, Judas Priest, Soundgarden, Stam1na, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, and Slipknot.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Joe Barresi started playing guitar when he was seven, and played in local bands in and around his home in New York City and Florida. He studied classical guitar and music theory at the University of South Florida before graduating from the University of Miami, where he also studied piano and music engineering.[4] As a student, Barresi began recording and developing local bands in Miami.

Career[edit]

After graduating from college, Barresi moved to Los Angeles and began working his way up the ladder by working at numerous local studios—a move that helped him gain an understanding of the different consoles, rooms and clientele at the various studios.[5] His first big break came when he engineered a demo for producer GGGarth Richardson. He went on to work with a number of well-respected producers including David Kahne, Michael Beinhorn, Rob Cavallo and Sylvia Massy.

Barresi has mixed tracks for Monster Magnet, Fair to Midland, Hole, Veruca Salt, Weezer, Rancid, Bauhaus, Anthrax, Skunk Anansie, and Alpha Galates.[6]

Eventually Barresi gained enough experience and insight that he began producing records. He has produced or co-produced tracks for Clutch, Buckcherry, Fu Manchu, Loudmouth, The Melvins, L7 and others. He also produced the debut album by Queens of the Stone Age which, at the time, did not have a record deal.[7] That album was eventually released by indie label Loose Groove. The self-titled album garnered attention from press, and the band soon landed a deal with Interscope Records. Barresi then engineered and mixed the Tool album 10,000 Days,[8] a job he received after a recommendation from Buzz Osborne of The Melvins[9] In 2011, he worked with the band Stam1na in Finland. Barresi engineered and mixed Tool's 2019 album Fear Inoculum[10][11][12][13]

Today Joe Barresi has his own home studio JHOC (Joe’s House of Compression) and is famous for developing certain recording techniques. [14]

Discography[edit]

As producer[edit]

Artist Album Name Year
The Bronx Bronx VI 2021
Chevelle Niratias 2021[15]
Pallbearer Heartless 2017
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage 2016
Chevelle The North Corridor 2016
Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain 2014
Chevelle La Gárgola 2014
Bad Religion True North 2013
Stam1na Nocebo 2012[16]
Every Time I Die Ex Lives 2012
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull 2011
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors 2011
Bad Religion The Dissent of Man 2010
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony 2010
Coheed and Cambria Year of The Black Rainbow 2010
Pearl Little Immaculate White Fox 2010
Parkway Drive Deep Blue 2010
Audrey Horne Audrey Horne 2010
Isis Wavering Radiant 2009
Saviours Into Abaddon 2008
Zico Chain Food 2007
Puscifer Cuntry Boner 2007
Clutch From Beale Street to Oblivion 2007
Mínus The Great Northern Whalekill 2007
Bad Religion New Maps of Hell 2007
The Butterfly Effect Imago 2006
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze 2005
Tomahawk Mit Gas 2003
Matchbook Romance Stories and Alibis 2003
Backyard Babies Stockholm Syndrome 2003
Powerman 5000 Transform 2003
Pennywise Land of the Free? 2001
Fu Manchu King of the Road 1999
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age 1998
Melvins Honky 1997
Melvins Stag 1996

As mixer[edit]

Artist Album Name Year
Jerry Cantrell Brighten (2021)
The Bronx Bronx VI 2021
Chevelle Niratias 2021
Tool Fear Inoculum (2019)
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind (2019)
Alice In Chains Rainier Fog (2018)
Monster Magnet Mindfucker (2018)
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence (2017)
De La Tierra De La Tierra II (2016)
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage (2016)
Red Fang Only Ghosts (2016)
Chevelle The North Corridor (2016)
Volbeat Seal The Deal And Let's Boogie (2016)
Buckcherry Rock N Roll (2016)
Dommin Rise (2015)
Monster Magnet Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux) (2015)
Hardcore Superstar HCSS (2015)
Monster Magnet Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol (2014)
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter (2014)
Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain (2014)
Chevelle La Gargola (2014)
New Model Army Between Wine and Blood (2014)
Bad Religion Christmas Songs (2013)
Monster Magnet Last Patrol (2013)
New Model Army Between Dog and Wolf (2013)
Buckcherry Confessions (2013)
Volto! Incitare (2013)
Soundgarden King Animal (2012)
Every Time I Die Ex Lives (2012)
Stam1na Nocebo (2012)
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull (2011)
Fair To Midland Arrows and Anchors (2011)
Face To Face Laugh Now, Laugh Later (2011)
Ndidi O Escape (2011)
Middle Class Rut No Name No Color (2010)
Parkway Drive Deep Blue (2010)
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony (2010)
Coheed and Cambria Year of The Black Rainbow (2010)
Pearl Little Immaculate White Fox (2010)
Isis Wavering Radiant (2009)
Disciple Southern Hospitality (2008)
Satyricon The Age of Nero (2008)
Saviours Into Abaddon (2008)
Enslaved Vertebrae (2008)
Xavier Rudd Dark Shades of Blue (2008)
Braintoy Vehicles (2008)
Alpha Galates A Stimulus for Reason (2007)
Puscifer Cuntry Boner (2007)
Clutch From Beale Street To Oblivion (2007)
Bad Religion New Maps of Hell (2007)
Zico Chain Food (2007)
Tool 10,000 Days (2006)
The Juliana Theory Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat (2005)
Matchbook Romance Stories and Alibis (2003)
Rancid Indestructible (2 tracks) (2003)
Amen Amen (2 tracks) (1999)
Psycore I'm Not One of Us (1999)
Fu Manchu King of the Road (1999)
Fu Manchu The Action Is Go (1997)
Tribe of Gypsies Tribe of Gypsies (1996)
Skunk Anansie Stoosh (1996)
Downset Do We Speak A Dead Language? (1996)
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun (1992)

As engineer[edit]

Artist Album Name Year
The Bronx Bronx VI 2021
Chevelle Niratias 2021
Tool Fear Inoculum (2019)
Avenged Sevenfold "Mad Hatter" (2018)
Avenged Sevenfold 'The Stage' (2016)
Chevelle The North Corridor (2016)[17]
Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain (2014)
Chevelle La Gargola (2014)
Bad Religion Christmas Songs (2013)
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks (2013)
Volto! Incitare (2013)
The Presets Pacifica (2012)
Every Time I Die Ex Lives (2012)
Stam1na Nocebo (2012)
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull (2011)
Fair To Midland Arrows and Anchors (2011)
Parkway Drive Deep Blue (2010)
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony (2010)
Coheed and Cambria Year of The Black Rainbow (2010)
Pearl Little Immaculate White Fox (2010)
Isis Wavering Radiant (2009)
Alpha Rev New Morning (2009)
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg (2009)
Matisyahu Light (2009)
Taking Back Sunday New Again (2008)
Satyricon The Age of Nero (2008)
Kelly Clarkson My December (2007)
Tool 10,000 Days (2006)
Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First (2004)
Matchbook Romance Stories and Alibis (2003)
Fu Manchu King of the Road (1999)
The Jesus Lizard Blue (1998)
L7 The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum (1997)
Weezer Pinkerton (1996)
Kyuss ...And the Circus Leaves Town (1995)
L7 Hungry for Stink (1994)
Melvins Stoner Witch (1994)
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun (1992)
Cry Wolf Crunch (1990)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recording Queens Of The Stone Age". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  2. ^ "Joe Barresi". GRAMMY.com. 2020-11-23. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  3. ^ "Joe Barresi | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  4. ^ "Joe Barresi: Hear No Evil". headlinermagazine.net. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  5. ^ "Barresi Kicks It Old School". ProSoundNetwork.com. 2014-05-21. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  6. ^ "Tool Nearly Burned Down Their Studio While Recording Fear Inoculum". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  7. ^ "In The Studio With…Joe Barresi — The Mixing Mindset for QOTSA, Chevelle & Bad Religion". sonicscoop.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  8. ^ "KERRANG! Inside Track: Tool: The Making of Fear Inoculum on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  9. ^ "The Making of Tool's "10,000 Days"". July 2006.
  10. ^ "Adam Jones on Instagram: "~ Preproduction Gigahorse 📀💣 ~ Excited to be working again w the Immortan Evil Joe Barresi @eviljoebarresi *however our first choice was…"". Instagram.
  11. ^ "Tool Reveal 'Fear Inoculum' Album Art, New Song Coming Wednesday".
  12. ^ "McDonough Management - Joe Barresi". www.mcdman.com.
  13. ^ October 25, Lauryn SchaffnerPublished; 2019. "Tool Started a Fire in the Studio While Recording 'Fear Inoculum'". Loudwire. Retrieved 2021-06-20.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "Recording Queens Of The Stone Age". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  15. ^ Childers, Chad (January 8, 2021). "Chevelle Drop Aggressive 'Self Destructor,' Announce New Album". Loudwire. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  16. ^ http://dome.fi/musiikki/uutiset/stam1nan-talvella-ilmestyva-albumi-tehdaan-yhteistyossa-huipputuottaja-joe-barresin-kanssa[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Chevelle Debuts 'Rivers' From 'Really Heavy' New Album 'The North Corridor': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-06-21.

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