Thrash'em All (Poland)
1. DEFILED is back with the vengeance, there's no doubt about
it! Why we had to wait so long for the successor of "Ugliness
Well...it has only been just 2 years since our previous album
"Ugliness Revealed". It's quite an usual span I suppose. Anyway
we appreciate your waiting.It's honorable for us that people waited
patiently for our new album. For us, last 2 years was very busy, managing
many things for our latest album " Divination". We believe " Divination" was
worth waiting for so long...
2.Unfortunately you didn't reach European shores after last
album.What's happened wrong and where we would be except your
visit in Europe?
Well...there's a story. Originally we had a plan to tour around
Europe AFTER " Ugliness Revealed" 's release, but unexpectedly
our release date was postponed again and again. It's up to our
label's (Baphomet/Necropolis)decision, not us. So we were forced to
tour around Europe before "Ugliness Revealed" album release. We thought we
had to go back Europe again after the release, but also we rather wanted to
get on to making our next album with new drummer as soon as possible. We
saved ourselves and tried to crate new album for things to go more
smoothly. And finally now we got our new album "Divination" out! We're
looking for chances to tour around Europe for promoting our new album ! If
any of you would like to see us on the road, please hastle promoters in
your country ! Anyway we're doing our best for getting tours as soon as
3."Divination" is even more technical and intense than it's
predecessor. In which direction do you want to push your music?
Do you think that extremity has no limits?
It's very good question. Yes, certainly we're trying to proceed our music
extremely with our own methods. We don't want to immitate someone has
achived.Being original is one of most important factors for us. We're trying
have progressive/comlicated elements and try to get unique and wierd music.
Being an imitatation doesn't make sense for competion of extremism.
4.How did you make the contact with Jim Morris which caused
your last recording session?
It's nothing special. We sent an email to Morrisound and asked
his schedule. Fortunately we could book him and he has done a great job for
us ! We really appreciate his work very much !
5.Your music is very demanding, this is not the easiest or the
catchiest form of expressing in death metal genre. What are
your main goals to achieve and how much do you demand from
yourselves when it comes to technical skills?
Yes, you're quite right that our music is very demanding. And I do
understand that our style is far from the trends in Death Metal. I find new
trends in Death Metal something wrong. We are neither in relations with
overground commercialism nor the underground trends. I especially hate
new bands from North America. Everybody is copying hardcore bands.
Slow and beatdown. Wearing baseball caps and looking like skators or
hardcore bands. If people call those bands Death Metal, than I would rather
not be called Death Metal.We're too different. Honestly speaking,
we can not stand "too melodious" bands from Europe.
We are very selective in Death Metal. There are really many great bands
from Poland. Death Metal must be fast and brutal. To express
brutality, you must be technical. We will try hard like the Polish.
In our own way. Watch out for twisted Bizarre music from Japan.
6.What are your daily occupations? How do you earn for living
and is it hard to have the band in Japan? I suppose that prices
of equipment are very high in your country..
Our occupations are secret ! hahaha. You can guess what job
long hair asian death metalheads have....
7.What are the brightest moment in DEFILED's history?
Well..it's very difficult question. Probably one of the brightest moment
was our first Milwaukee stage in 1998...
8.What's your personal opinion about so bizarre acts from Japan
like Bathtub Shitter or Catasexual Urge Motivation.? Are you
into these kind of sickness a little bit?
Yes, they're cool ! We love to play with them. As for C.U.M., we never
saw/met them though....
9.My friend hearing word "Japan" always said: Sumo and Bukkake.
What should he add to this list?
hahaha, You know Bukkake...It's funny. We're not good at porno
culture...Please ask someone who knows those things well...
10.What are your upcoming plans and are you satisfied from
Season of Mist and Necropolis efforts?
Now we're preparing new songs for our next album and
consuming gigs as much as we can. Our current label Season of Mist is
working hard and trying to get an European tour for us. Necropolis also
worked hard for us in the past. We are satisfied with both labels very much
11.Would you be able to name a few the best death metal
albums in the history of this genre?
Those're our favorites....
Angel Corpse "Exterminate",
Angel Corpse " The inexorable",
Atrocity"Longing for Death",
Cannibal Corpse " Buthchered at birth",
Cannibal Corpse " Tomb of the mutilated",
Death " Scream Bloody Gore",
Death " Leprosy",
Deicide " Deicide",
Deicide " Legion",
Diabolic " City of the Dead",
Eulogy " Essense",
Gorguts" Erosion of Sanity",
Immolation " Dawn of Possession",
Incantation " Diabolical Conquest",
Malevolent Creation "Retribution",
Monstrosity " Imperial Doom",
Morbid Angel "Altar of Madness",
Vader " De Profundis",
Vital Remains "Forever Underground",
Sinister " Hate"
12. That's all. I hope you liked it.
We want to thank you for reading our interview and Lukas and all of
Thrash'em all zine ! Next time when we are touring Europe, we will
definitely try to go Poland ! Okay, see you then !
Please check our website ! http://listen.to/defiled/
Thanks for your support !!
Interviewer : Lukas / Thrash'em All zine
Interviewee : Yusuke Sumita / DEFILED Guitarist
2003 July 25