Hailing from the hot bed of rock, the Midwestern state of Ohio, Sleeper Cell is an old school hard rock band with hints of metal and a uniquely modern twist. The 5 man act formed in 2000 boasts a huge fan base with all of their shows selling out consistently. Their hard driving rhythms, melodic bass lines, and solid drumming, all work to push the intensely pungent and highly lyrical vocals.
The band’s opulent sound is derived from their “democratic” approach to the songwriting process. Each song is a mutually composed composition with each member having an equal percentage share in the piece. Rhythm Guitarist Andy Shedron puts it bluntly “There’s no question that each band member’s individual contribution to the songs makes for a far more interesting and zenith climax”. Composed of some of Ohio’s top musicians, the band’s line up consists of Joey Vasques pounding out the lead vocals, Andy Shedron on rhythm guitar, Les Paul (Retsel) Adams Jr. on lead guitar, Rob Leo on bass, and Jason Parritt on drums.
This combination of incredibly talented musicians has molded themselves into an incredibly tight performing band putting on a show that is not soon forgotten by their fans. In 2008 their performance at Woodshock, a major music festival in Southern Ohio where they shared the stage with Filter and Bobaflex, left 3500 fans spellbound. They have also shared stages with other national acts such as Sevendust, Static X, Days of the New, Nonpoint, Dope, Six Feet Under, Flaw, Mushroomhead, and In This Moment. Sighting influences like Metallica, Disturbed, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, and Slayer, Sleeper Cell is the real deal and is here to stay.
The band released the EP “Anti-Rust” in 2005 independently then in early 2008 were signed to a record deal with Primoris/Ingroove Records. The label is distributed nationally by UMG (The Universal Music Group). Since signing to the label, Sleeper Cell has released the single “Momma Said Knock You Out” in 2008, and “Black” featuring DJ Lyte-N-Rod which reached #13 on Billboard’s Hot singles Chart in November of 2009. “We believe the new version of “Black” which will be part of our new album - Everyone’s a Victim is even heavier and stronger” states Les Adams the bands lead guitarist.
Their new album, and freshman full length “Everyone’s a Victim” is in its final stages of mixing and mastering and is due to drop in the spring of 2010. The band is also experiencing a successful video run for their performance in the music video for “Black”. The video has enjoyed rotation on Fuse, MTV, VH1, Rolling Stone, AOL Music, and Yahoo Entertainment among other popular music video media outlets.
Sleeper Cell is gaining serious momentum and they are proving to be extremely serious in their quest to the top. Keep your eyes and ears open for this remarkable act – They’re coming your way in 2010. For more information on Sleeper Cell you can visit their website at myspace.com/sleepercellrock