Tell us more about Red Cell and the members of the band.
- "Red Cell is four guys with allot of music in their luggage, everyone have played everything from pop to death metal earlier. All members are originally from the Gävle/Sandviken-area, but now we are spread out and currently stay in Örebro, Göteborg and Uppsala."

You won the "Quest for fame" and the first price was to release a record at Memento Materia, but you turned this offer down, how come?
- "We considered it a couple of times, but the final decision was Progress Production and it all felt quite natural. One big reason was that we knew Torny since before. It just felt very good to co-operate with Torny and we trust him."

You have just released your debut album 'Hybrid Society', what are your expectations?
- "We hope that it will spread wide! Hopefully we will be able to get outside Sweden with our music and that would be really nice. Further more we hope that it will open more live possibilities for us."

Tell us more about the background and the making of 'Hybrid Society'.
- "We started to seriously work with the album in January this year and we worked with it for almost six months. We have recorded everything in our own studio and we have also mixed the whole album ourselves. We felt that we knew what sound we wanted and I have to say that we are very pleased with the result. Stefan has worked with all the technical stuff and the rest of us have contributed with our part during the whole process."

What's the best advantage to have Progress Productions as your label?
- "It''s a new, hungry label that really focuses on the co-operation between label and artist. That makes both parts to work very hard an efficient together. The distribution and promotion is also very great at this label and we are very pleased with that."

You made an appearance in Swedish Television a while ago, how did it feel to make an TV appearance before you even had released your debut album?
- "It felt quite worrying since we didn't know how it would sound and stuff like that. Afterwards you feel grateful... It's really a great advertisement to be in Swedish National TV before even your album is released."

Does it ever happen that you have a tough time to agree wither or not you should have more of electro or metal in a track?
- "Yeah, we usually have to argue about it quite allot in some tracks. Most of all how the atmosphere in a track should be. It usually becomes two camps that fight! Jimmy and Per want it brutal and hard meanwhile Stefan and Jens want it glad and summer like. No, most of the time it all ends well. We have found a common taste between us and it always ends to our satisfaction!"

What could you expect when you see Red Cell live?
- "We have always given 100% at stage and we try our best to show the energy the music give us. We don't want that anyone will leave the concert not feeling moved in any way. If it's positive or negative doesn't matter, as long as they have an opinion we're pleased."

What's up for Red Cell now? What are your dreams and goals?
- "That the people appreciate our music so we get the passion to go on. The big flame with Red Cell is to be able to perform on stage. You really should experience us live! So the big dream and the big goal are to go everywhere and play live to all of you music lovers all around the world!"

Any last words to our readers?
- "Red Cell isn't electro. Red Cell isn't metal. Red Cell is great music!"

This interview was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Red Cell interview
January 1, 2005
Brutal Resonance

Red Cell

Jan 2005
Tell us more about Red Cell and the members of the band.
- "Red Cell is four guys with allot of music in their luggage, everyone have played everything from pop to death metal earlier. All members are originally from the Gävle/Sandviken-area, but now we are spread out and currently stay in Örebro, Göteborg and Uppsala."

You won the "Quest for fame" and the first price was to release a record at Memento Materia, but you turned this offer down, how come?
- "We considered it a couple of times, but the final decision was Progress Production and it all felt quite natural. One big reason was that we knew Torny since before. It just felt very good to co-operate with Torny and we trust him."

You have just released your debut album 'Hybrid Society', what are your expectations?
- "We hope that it will spread wide! Hopefully we will be able to get outside Sweden with our music and that would be really nice. Further more we hope that it will open more live possibilities for us."

Tell us more about the background and the making of 'Hybrid Society'.
- "We started to seriously work with the album in January this year and we worked with it for almost six months. We have recorded everything in our own studio and we have also mixed the whole album ourselves. We felt that we knew what sound we wanted and I have to say that we are very pleased with the result. Stefan has worked with all the technical stuff and the rest of us have contributed with our part during the whole process."

What's the best advantage to have Progress Productions as your label?
- "It''s a new, hungry label that really focuses on the co-operation between label and artist. That makes both parts to work very hard an efficient together. The distribution and promotion is also very great at this label and we are very pleased with that."

You made an appearance in Swedish Television a while ago, how did it feel to make an TV appearance before you even had released your debut album?
- "It felt quite worrying since we didn't know how it would sound and stuff like that. Afterwards you feel grateful... It's really a great advertisement to be in Swedish National TV before even your album is released."

Does it ever happen that you have a tough time to agree wither or not you should have more of electro or metal in a track?
- "Yeah, we usually have to argue about it quite allot in some tracks. Most of all how the atmosphere in a track should be. It usually becomes two camps that fight! Jimmy and Per want it brutal and hard meanwhile Stefan and Jens want it glad and summer like. No, most of the time it all ends well. We have found a common taste between us and it always ends to our satisfaction!"

What could you expect when you see Red Cell live?
- "We have always given 100% at stage and we try our best to show the energy the music give us. We don't want that anyone will leave the concert not feeling moved in any way. If it's positive or negative doesn't matter, as long as they have an opinion we're pleased."

What's up for Red Cell now? What are your dreams and goals?
- "That the people appreciate our music so we get the passion to go on. The big flame with Red Cell is to be able to perform on stage. You really should experience us live! So the big dream and the big goal are to go everywhere and play live to all of you music lovers all around the world!"

Any last words to our readers?
- "Red Cell isn't electro. Red Cell isn't metal. Red Cell is great music!"

This interview was written 2005 and initially published on Neurozine.com
Jan 01 2005

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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