Orre left the band since he left the town. He moved
with his girlfriend to his childhood hometown. Nowadays I play the guitar in
Hypnosia. I played with the band in 1997, but as the circumstances were then
we didn’t go that well together. Now though everything works well and
everyone is pleased with the setting of the band!
The fact is that Hypnosia have went through alot line-changes since the
beginning. Why is that? Are you perhaps a hard guy to work with?
I believe that in order for a band to work well you have to like the music
you’re playing, the “chemistry” between the members has to be right and
everyone must share the same goal, or at least work in the same direction. This
hasn’t always been the case. The fact that Cabbe so far has written like 99 %
of the material for Hypnosia has naturally made it impossible for those who
haven’t accepted his work to stay in the band. Cab is a very determined guy,
but he’s not in any way a dictator. He’s very open-minded to suggestions and
the idea is that we will work more together with the writing of the songs in
How has ”Violent Intensity” been received in the Metal scene? Do you know
have many copies you’ve sold of it?
The response has been great. We’ve received good reviews etc. I’m not really
sure how much it’s sold so far…
Do you think it’s easier for a you as a relatively new (formed somewhere
during 1995-96 - ed) Death/Thrash band to grow and gain succes than for a new
Black Metal band?
I think it’s irrelevant whether you’re into Black, Death or Trash – the
important thing is that you yourself believe in what you’re doing and that
you won’t let yourself be hypnotised by sounding like some other band, or
only copy others. I think it is pretty hard to succeed as the situation is
today, since the musical quality of the bands has improved a lot.
Despite being a Death/Thrash band you don’t sound as most new bands who copy
and ripp-off Destruction, Kreator, Sodom etc. What is your opinion about the
current Thrash trend?
Sure, there are always “trenders” and bands that copy others straight off. But
naturally some of these “new” bands actually bring something to the scene. Personally
I don’t believe there are any such thing as a trend when it comes to trash. There
are some bands that play something they themselves refer to as trash, some
kind of mech, this doesn’t appeal to me though. I prefer the trash of the
Are there new Swedish bands within this genre you find interesting?
I really couln’t say yes on that question. I haven’t noticed so many bands
playing this kind of thrash. But I think Witchery is ok.
In most reviews I’ve seen Hypnosia have always been compared to Sadus and
Dark Angel. Do you think that’s a fair comparison?
Sadus are my own personal favorites… hahaha… That wording sounds OK to me.
Your songs are pretty short, only 2-3 minutes long. Will you keep them this
way or will do longer songs in the future?
Well, I think we will keep the songs that “short”. If a song feels right it
doesn’t matter whether its 3 or 7 minutes.
Your two demos were both sold out pretty fast. Are there no plans of printing
more copies of them?
For the time being we have no plans to print up more. Two of the songs on the
mcd are demo-songs though. It is not impossible, I’d rather say highly likely
that there will be some more on the next release. For those that are
interested in finding a copy of the The Storms – demo you should get in
contact with those who have distros, there might be some left there.
Have you played many live showes with Hypnosia? Didn’t you do some gigs down
in Germany also? How did they go?
Unfortunately the Germany tour never took place as planned because of some
misunderstandings among the arrangers. It was meant to have taken place this
summer, but that didn’t happen either. Now we await further notice, so we’ll
just have to see what happens.
Have the members of Hypnosia been involved in any other good constellations
prior to Hypnosia?
Since Hypnosia take up most of our spare time it wouldn’t work to be involved
with several serious bands at the same time. Hampus and I do play in an other
band that does heavy metal covers, but as I said earlier Hypnosia is the
Eh, I asked if you had any bands prior to Hypnosia not if you have any bands
besides of Hypnosia... Ok, here are five classics within different styles of
Metal. Say some words about them!
Yes, a real killer album. The band that did "Reign In Blood", the
killers of all killers. I think everything up till "Seasons the
Abyss" is so fucking best! It’s a pity they didn’t cut it then but
slowly started to sound like hardcore.
De Mysteriis Dom
This is ecstasy, there is and there will always be a certain mystique
to this album.
Seventh Son Of A seventh Son.
This was actually my first Maiden album. Hehe… nostalgia!
Scream Bloody Gore.
Death’s first one---Kills! Truly brutal! Chuck and the guys really kick ass!
Pleasure To Kill.
Kreator rules, and I think this is their best album!
Are there any new songs ready yet? When do you think you will record your
first fullenght album?
Right now we’re working on some new material that eventually will end up on a
full-length album. Some of the songs are done already but I cannot say when
the album will be released. First of all we have to be 100% satisfied with
the material before we enter the studio, naturally it also depends on when
there is available studio time, and which label that will release it. If
things go the way we’d like them to we do the recording later this fall.
You recorded ”Violent Intensity” in studio Fredman. Do you think you will use
this studio for an album as well or will you try a different studio next
We haven’t really discussed where we’re going to record it, first of all the
plans were to use a local studio here in Växjö, but as the situation is today
this probably won’t be the case. We might use Fredmans again, we’ll have to
look at the budget.
What are you doing besides of Hypnosia? Do you work, study, play in other
bands, drink etc?
We all work, booze, play Metal and headbang to Metal!
As a conclusion I would like to know how it is to live down in Växsjö (a very
small town in southern Sweden - ed). Are there any Metal heads down there to
As I’ve said, this is a small town. We are a bunch of people that spend time
together though, booze and go to gigs together. A couple of weeks ago we went
to a festival in Germany. As for the town Växjö sadly enough they’ve closed
the only metal pub here.
Thank you for this interview…Good luck with Apostasia…Thrash ´til death….