PETER TÄGTGREN Talks About Producing New CELTIC FROST Album

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with Swedish producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Antenna: Some magazines have referred to you as a workaholic, and it seems to be the truth, but is that the real picture of the one and only Peter Tägtgren?

Peter Tägtgren: "In the past years it's been crazy, that's true. With many tours and much recordings, all the shit. It's been very hectic, but I think I'll have to take a vacation. The only thing I have scheduled from September and on is the cover album from PAIN and make a new PAIN album."

Antenna: Not only did you take a voluntary break from HYPOCRISY, by splitting up the band for a short period of time, but you also took a lengthy break from the producer routines. Leaving behind some things feel good?

Peter Tägtgren: "Yes, my job as a producer had begun to feel like a drive-thru at McDonalds, and I didn't feel like doing much too much as a producer anymore. Nowadays I have just finished the new DESTRUCTION album, and I'm going to co-produce the new CELTIC FROST album."
Antenna: Expectations towards the latter albums are gigantic, hence producing much focus and consequently expectations towards your name as well.

Peter Tägtgren: "I definitely have to do it according to the band's wishes and return to the sound of the old days, the sound of 'To Mega Therion' and 'Into the Pandemonium'."

Antenna: And this comeback will most likely produce two fronts; one who complaints that the new album sounds just like the old album, hence no progression or a rip-off of the good, old albums, and another front who complaints that the new album doesn't sound anything like the good, old albums. Comments?

Peter Tägtgren: "Yes, you can never satisfy everyone. I'm just trying to satisfy myself, and the band. I'm going to reflect on how to do it and follow my heart. I'm the co-producer, so I'm in charge of the sound and stuff like that. I can't do anything about the songs, but I can do something with the sound."

Read the entire interview at


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