The conversation between The Cleasing who experienced Metal Music, Denmark
Death Metal band and us...
First of all hi, when we look to your band's former life, we can't find so
much thing, you look like a new band but when we check your band members former
music life, we see they play in minimum 1 band, what is the aim of this band's
constitute? We deem that as a sub project...
Toke: First of all, The Cleansing isnít a side project. The Cleansing are
very much a real band, with real ambitions. We all have previous experience in
former bands, but mostly The Cleansing were created in 2007 because Jeppe,
Andreas and myself were tired of the way things were in our former band Usipian.
We didnít feel we could fulfil our potential as a band or as musicians and
creative thinkers. Playing death metal isnít exactly a lucrative way to earn
money, so clearly we are doing this because itís fun for us. Usipian wasnít much
fun in the end, se we put a stop to it and created The Cleansing instead.
see Toke Eld from Usipian in your band as vocal but in your album records vocals
are your bassist Martin, in that date is Toke not exist in band?
Yes, well it was an unfortunate situation, but I got arrested during the
vocal sessions, so sadly I werenít available. But now I am out and free and
working on the next album which we are doing as we speak. Or write really.
will go on a local tour on April, what do you want from this tour?
We havenít had the chance to promote Poisoned Legacy yet, so now was just
the time to get our asses out and perform. If you want to be taken seriously as
a band, you have to get out and play. It is as simple as that.
Your only one product Poisened Legacy has taken a point from a lot of
country's webzines and magazines, did you really like this album?
No we hate it. Thatís why weíre doing another one. Luckily most people liked
Poisoned Legacy, so hopefully they will like our future efforts as well.
We saw a news from your native language (Danish), we don't know your language
but we understanded that, your band deemed worthy for a metal music award on
2009, can you give some information about that?
Every year DMeA (Danish Metal Awards
dmea.dk/dmea09/) holds an awards
show for the years releases. Itís not something that means a whole lot, but it
gives an underground genre some needed attention to the regular public. The
Cleansing were nominated for a ďdebut of the yearĒ award. We were pretty sure we
werenít going to win, but of course itís always nice to get some recognition. On
another Danish metal website www.metalzone.dk we actually won that category.
How was the Poisened Legacy album's sales, does your firm give any
information about that?
Yeah, but we donít know the exact amount, but we are not talking millions...
Your shows continues without deceleration, have you got a funny or
interesting experience from your concerts?
Not yet we donít, to this date we have only played two concerts with The
Cleansing. But hopefully I have some funny stories next time we talk? Because
Iím almost bound to fuck something up playing live.
When did Deepsend Record's interest started on you? Do you think to work with
them in long time or some other plans?
For now we are pretty happy with Deepsend Records, and are not really
planning on anyone else right now. We need to position ourselves before we can
demand anything hehe. As we are a new band, we need to have some years behind us
I think. And better sales numbers! Deepsend was pretty interested as soon as
they heard our album, and their deal and distribution seemed like the best of
what was offered, so it seemed pretty safe to sign with them. They are also
handling our metal comrades in Dawn of Demise, and they were very happy with
Deepsend as well. Deepsend are not in habit of promising anything they canít
keep, and that means a lot for us. Itís very frustrating to have a label behind
you who promise and promise and never keeps it. Deepsend are not like that at
all, so we are pretty happy with them.
In your album's artwork, there is a writing about Niklas Sundin from Dark
Tranquility, he has an effort on your album, is it true? If it is true, how was
this synergy strated?
We just looked at his website actually, where he has some cool drawings that
we thought we could use. And then we wrote him an email asking a price and so
forth and we got him to do some drawings. And that was that :) We actually ended
up using more of his drawings in Usipian (In Skinless Form ep) because we took
another direction in The Cleansing. But there is a drawing or two left in the
booklet of Poisoned Legacy if Iím not mistaken.
What are the other active band's names of your band members?
Hmm letís see, Andreas and Martin are active in Corpus Mortale and Zahrim
(his little solo project). Jeppe in Strychnos, Morten in Submission, Arcane
Order, Mercenary and a trillion other bands. For now I only play in The
Cleansing. We also have Mads from Konkhra playing drums on this forthcoming tour
because Morten was too occupied with other touring activity.
If you think a Europe Tour, we want to see your band in our country, thats
all of our questions for now, if you want to say something to EXTREMINAL.COM
readers and new members, just say it?
Hopefully we will swing by your country! Otherwise feel free to invite us,
we would very much like to play as much live as possible.
Thanx for the interview guys, we hope you will check Poisoned Legacy out and
follow us in the future. And always remember: When in doubt, just blast!
Toke over & out...