STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor is currently hard at work with Des Moines, Iowa-based metallers FACECAGE on their next independent release.
Formed in 2001, FACECAGE have grown into a powerhouse live act and an independent D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) success story. Taylor describes the band as "the heaviness of SEPULTURA, the groove of [BLACK] SABBATH, the dark melodies of the Midwest and the drive of one hundred bands from either coast." Taylor added: "I've seen [FACECAGE] work very hard, go through various changes, pay their dues and become a great band over the years. I'm very proud of them. Success doesn't come without sweat."
When asked about the recording process so far, Taylor stated that it's going "very, VERY well. . . I see them breaking out further and hitting the national circuit. If they can stay as competitive, poignant and focused as they have in the past, they have a chance of making it."
Last summer, Taylor was approached by longtime friend and collaborator Denny Harvey about the possibility of producing FACECAGE's next album. Harvey and his (515) Management Group have managed FACECAGE for the last two years.
Said Harvey: "Corey has been a friend and confidant to FACECAGE for some time and he was ecstatic to be a part of this. He has watched FACECAGE go from playing clubs and paying their dues to becoming a Midwestern success story. This is really the next step for the band and a chance for them to work together, something Corey has been interested in for awhile now."
FACECAGE has independently released two albums so far: "Facecage" (2001) and "II" (2004).
When asked about the future of FACECAGE, Taylor had some stern advice for those who would stand in the band's way: "Whoever signs them better be ready to keep up, because if they can't they've wasted a great band's opportunity. So don't waste our time if you're not ready for history."
"Facecage III" is tentatively due next summer.
Matt Nyberg - Vocals
Fred Missouri - Bass
Erik Long - Guitar
Sam Dooley - Drums
For more information, visit www.facecage.net.