Since 2001, Iowa based FACECAGE have been sowing the seeds of a Midwestern rebellion. Through relentless touring and promotion, FACECAGE have succeeded in creating one of the largest fan bases in the Midwest, an almost cult-like following that includes fans in over 20 countries and received critical accolades from their peers and the press. All of which was done after publicly turning down offers from record labels and opting to remain an independent artist from Iowa.
After touring the U.S. and Europe and self-promoting their independent releases ‘FACECAGE’ (2002), ‘II’ (2004), and ‘III’, produced by Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour in 2007, the band developed a lengthy live resume that included playing with over 50 national acts that included such artists as : SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR, FAITH NO MORE, MARILYN MANSON, HATEBREED, SEVENDUST, LIMP BIZKIT, 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, KORN, SEETHER, SOULFLY, STAIND, STATIC X, DOWN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHINEDOWN, PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, NONPOINT, POWERMAN 5000, HED PE, RA, ADEMA, SPINESHANK, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and many more.
In January 2003, FACECAGE was invited to perform at the legendary SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) MUSIC AND INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL in Austin, Texas, as well as being added to the SXSW 2003 COMPILATION CD.
Over the years FACECAGE received many awards/accolades some of which include ‘BEST INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED CD OF THE YEAR’ by the METAL POST OF SAN FRANCISCO, a two page story in REVOLVER magazine, a full page story in METAL HAMMER, a 5K out of 5K rating in KERANG magazine and countless stories and articles in various magazines newspapers and websites from all over the world. FACECAGE was also named “ONE OF THE TOP 20 UNSIGNED BANDS” by XM Radio’s ‘LIQUID METAL’ and at one point no less than 5 tracks off of FACECAGE ‘II’ and ‘III’ could be heard in regular rotation on any given day.
In 2009, years of hard work and dedication paid off when, after months of emails and requests from Europe fans, FACECAGE was invited to play the legendary annual DONINGTON DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL in England, becoming one of the only ‘independent’ bands from the U.S. to ever play the festival. This also marked the historic occasion of two bands from Des Moines (the other being SLIPKNOT) playing the same show in another country.
After a hiatus, FACECAGE is focused, prepared and extremely excited to once again do what they do best…make great music and perform the way that they want to – with passion, with blood, with sweat and always without compromise and without any apologies what so ever.