Joe Barresi

  • Joe Barresi has produced, engineered and mixed some of the most important hard rock, metal and punk bands of the last 15 years.

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  • Slipknot
    '.5: The Gray Chapter'

    Joe mixed this album, which debuted atop the US and AUS album charts. Artistdirect gave the album a perfect rating, also stating "It's their best work."
    • "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Nominee
    • #1 Billboard 200
    • #1 ARIA Album
    • #2 UK Album
  • Black Stone Cherry
    'Magic Mountain'

    Joe produced, recorded and mixed this album, which Classic Rock magazine recently nominated for "Album of the Year".
    • #1 Rock Album in UK
    • #1 Hard Rock Album in US
    • #6 Rock Album in US
    • #5 UK Top Album debut
    • #13 UK Official Record Store chart (for physical sales in its first week)
    • #22 Billboard Top 200 debut
  • Chevelle 'La Gargola'
    Joe returned to produce, record and mix this album (following their last release 'Hats Off to the Bull'). It debuted at #3 in the US, becoming the band's highest charting album.
    • #3 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • #1 Top Rock Album
    • #1 Alternative Album
    • #1 Hard Rock Album
    • #4 Digital Album
    • #9 debut in Canada
  • Queens of the Stone Age
    '...Like Clockwork'

    Joe provided additional engineering and mixed the track "Fairweather Friends" for this Grammy nominated album.
    • #1 Billboard Top 200
    • #2 UK Album
    • #1 Top Hard Rock Album
    • #1 Top Digital Album
    • #1 Top Rock Album
    • #1 Top Independent Album
    • #1 Top Alternative Album
    • Grammy Nominee
       "Best Engineered Album
        (Non-Classical)" 2014
       "Best Rock Album" 2014
  • Tool '10,000 Days'
    Joe recorded and mixed this Grammy Award-winning album. It reached #1 in Australia, Canada, US, Norway, and reached #4 in the UK - the band's highest ever chart position in that country.
    • One of the Top 50 Albums of 2006 - Rolling Stone
    • #1 Billboard Top 200 debut
       in US and Europe
    • Platinum in US and Canada
    Including "Vicarious":
    • #2 Billboard Modern Rock chart
    • #2 Billboard Mainstream Rock chart
    Also including "The Pot":
    • #2 Billboard Mainstream Rock chart
  • Soundgarden 'King Animal'
    Joe provided additional production on this album, which he also mixed. Total Guitar ranked it the "#3 Album of the Year" (2012).
    • #5 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • #1 Hard Rock Album
    • #1 Tastemaker Album
    • #1 iTunes Rock Album (NZ)
    • #2 iTunes Rock Album (FI, SE)
  • Bad Religion 'New Maps of Hell'
    Bad Religion is one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time. Their fourteenth full-length album was produced, recorded and mixed by Joe. It reached #35 on Billboard's Top 200, the band's highest-ever chart position.
    • #3 Independent Album
    • #6 Tastemaker Album
    • #7 Hard Rock Album
    • #9 debut in the UK
    • #13 Alternative Album
    • #35 Billboard Top 200 debut
  • Every Time I Die 'Ex Lives'
    This album (produced, recorded and mixed by Joe) debuted at #20 on Billboard's Top 200, making it the band's highest charting album to date.
    • #20 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • #1 Hard Rock Album
    • #4 Independent Album
    • #7 Rock Album
    • #7 Tastemaker Album
    • #10 iTunes Best Seller
  • Parkway Drive 'Deep Blue'
    Produced, recorded and mixed by Joe, this album is Parkway Drive's most critically acclaimed release. It won the ARIA Award for "Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album" (2010) and has been certified gold in AUS.
    • #1 Australia Artist Chart
    • #2 ARIA Top 50 debut
    • #2 Hard Rock Album
    • #4 Independent Album
  • Buckcherry 'Confessions'
    Mixed by Joe, this album reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Hard Rock, Independent, Modern Rock, Alternative and Top Rock Albums Charts.
    • #20 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • #1 Hard Rock Album
    • #1 iTunes Rock Album
  • Coheed & Cambria
    'Year of the Black Rainbow'

    The band's 5th album was co-produced, engineered and co-mixed by Joe.
    • #5 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • #1 Hard Rock Album
    • #2 Rock Album
    • #2 Alternative Album
    • #2 Tastemaker Album
    • #3 Digital Album
    • #14 Canadian Album
  • Chevelle 'Hats Off To The Bull'
    Joe produced, recorded and mixed this album, including the single "Face To The Floor."
    • #1 Billboard Active Rock
       Song of the Year (2012)
    • #1 Billboard Active Rock Band of 2012
    • #1 Billboard Rock Song
    • #3 Hard Rock Album
    • #5 Rock / Alternative Album
    • #7 Billboard Alternative Song
    • #20 Billboard Top 200 debut
  • Bad Religion ' True North'
    This album was produced, recorded and mixed (with Brett Gurewitz) by Joe. It became the band's first album to crack Billboard's Top 20 and their highest ever peak on that chart.
    • #19 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • #1 Tastemaker Album
    • #4 Alternative Album
    • #5 Independent Album
    • #7 Rock Album
  • Queens of the Stone Age
    'Queens of the Stone Age'

    Joe produced, recorded and mixed the debut album for QOTSA before they had a record deal. The album was released by indie label Loose Groove, and garnered praise from press (Rolling Stone named QOTSA "One of the ten most important hard & heavy bands of the year") and radio - all of which landed the band a deal with Interscope Records.
  • Nine Inch Nails 'Hesitation Marks'
    Joe recorded drums on 'Hesitation Marks.' The album made the Best Albums of 2013 lists with Rolling Stone, Stereogum and Spin. This is the bands highest int'l charting album in CAN and UK, debuting at #1 (CAN) and #2 (UK).
    • Grammy Nominee for "Best Alternative Music Album" (2014)
    • #3 Billboard Top 200 debut
  • Clutch 'From Beale Street to Oblivion'
    Joe produced, recorded and mixed this full-length album. AllMusic calls it "their strongest and most focused recording yet."
    • #4 Top Independent Album
  • Isis 'Wavering Radient'
    The band's fifth album (produced, recorded and mixed by Joe), remains their most successful release ever.
    • #10 Top Independent Album
       (bands highest placing to date)
    • #17 BBC Radio 1 Top 40 Rock Album
       (bands first chart position outside the US)
  • Skunk Anansie 'Stoosh'
    Joe mixed this album in the mid 90's. By 2005, Stoosh was ranked #367 in Rock Hard magazine's book of 'The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.'
    • over 2 million copies sold in Europe
    • Platinum in UK, IT
    • Gold in DE, SE, CH
  • Middle Class Rut
    Joe mixed "New Low," the first single from the band's first full length LP 'No Name No Color.'
    • #6 Billboard Alternative Song
    • #12 Billboard Rock Song
  • Stam1na 'Nocebo'
    Joe produced and recorded this album in Finland, and then mixed it at his studio in California. It was certified Gold (in Finland) less than 2 weeks after release. The album stayed in Finland's top 50 for twelve weeks.
    • Teosto Award nominee (2013)
    • #1 album in Finland
  • Queens of the Stone Age
    'Lullabies to Paralyze'

    Joe co-produced, engineered and mixed this album, deemed "One of the Top 50 Albums of 2005" by Rolling Stone. Billboard ranked it "7th Best Album," and Filter Magazine considered it their "10th Best Album of the Year" (2005).
    • #1 Rock Album in UK
    • #1 Rock Single in UK ("Little Sister")
    • #5 Billboard Top 200 debut
    • Gold in AUS, CAN, UK
  • Xavier Rudd
    'Dark Shades of Blue'

    Joe mixed Xavier's fifth studio album, which debuted at #5 on the Australian Albums Chart - Making it his second highest charting album to date.
  • Apocalyptica '7th Symphony'
    Joe produced, engineered and mixed this album for the Finnish metal band.
    • #4 Top Hard Rock Album
    • #6 Top Independent Album
    • #2 Album in Finland
  • Soundgarden "Live To Rise"
    Joe mixed this track, which appears on the motion picture soundtrack for Marvel'sAvengers Assemble.
    • #1 Active Rock Song
    • #1 Heritage Rock Song
    • #2 Hard Rock Album
    • #3 Alternative Album
    • #4 Rock Album
    • #11 Billboard Top 200 debut
  • Queens of the Stone Age
    'Era Vulgaris'

    Joe mixed "Make It Wit Chu" from the band's 5th album.
    • #1 song on CAN Rock National Radio
    • #5 debut on CAN album chart
    • #9 on United World Chart
    • #14 on Billboard's Top 200

  • In 2008, Joe set up his own studio. Check out pictures of JHOC here.
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  • Selected ENGINEERING credits:

    Alpha Rev - New Morning (Hollywood)
    ___#4 Billboard Top Heatseeker Album
    Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg (Interscope)
    ___#3 Top Hard Rock Album
    ___#16 Billboard Top 200
    Matisyahu - several tracks from Light (Epic)
    Taking Back Sunday - New Again (WB)
    Weezer - Pinkerton (Geffen)
    Kyuss - ...And the Circus Leaves Town (Elektra)
    Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution (Epic)
    Lost Prophets - Burn Burn (Visible Noise)
    Spearhead - Everyone Deserves Music (iMUSIC)
    Sheryl Crow - "Who Will The Next Fool Be?" for Sun Records tribute
    Alanis Morissette - "Still" from Dogma soundtrack (Maverick)
    Fastball - All The Pain Money Can Buy (Hollywood)
    Hole - Celebrity Skin (Geffen)

    P=produced / CP=co-produced / AP=addl prod / E=engineered / M=mixed