Dry Cell is an American nu metal band formed in 1998 in Sunset Strip, CA under the name Beyond Control. Since then the band changed its name twice (the second name was Impur) and released two albums - Disconnected (2002) and The Dry Cell Collection (2010). Members: Jeff Gutt – vocals Danny Hartwell – guitar Judd Gruenbaum – bass, backup vocals Brandon Brown – drums History. 1. Dry Cell's formation. Part of the band formed in 1998 when guitarist Danny Hartwell and drummer Brandon Brown met at the Ratt Show on the Sunset Strip.