Demon Cleaner
Demon Cleaner Band
Background information
Origin Borlänge, Sweden
Genres Stoner Rock
Years active 1996 - 2002
Labels Molten Universe, Freebird Records, MeteorCity Records
Associated acts Dozer, Greenleaf, Stonewall Noise Orchestra, Consequences, Ikhon, The Old Wind, Vaka
Website Demon Cleaner Myspace

Demon Cleaner were a stoner rock band originating from Borlänge, Sweden. Initially forming as an instrumental trio the band would evolve into a stoner rock quartet with vocals, releasing two albums and three splits in their tenure, all five releases on Martin Strangefelt's personal label Molten Universe.

The band got their name from the Kyuss song "Demon Cleaner", a band they cited as their main inspiration.


Demon Cleaner formed in 1996 as an instrumental trio by Kimmo Holappa, Martin Stangefelt and Daniel Lidén. They named the band after a Kyuss song. Lidén himself stated in a 2000 interview that he wasn't "THAT into Kyuss" (Rather he was into late sixties Krautrock and Psych Rock) though Kimmo and Martin worshiped that band.[1]

Daniel Söderholm joined as singer in 1999 and after a few split singles with Dozer they recorded their first full length album, The Freeflight, which was released in 2000. Originally the album was intended for release on Man's Ruin Records but instead opted for Strangefelt's personal label Molten Universe. Söderholm left soon after the recording. Stangefelt took over vocals and Snicken and Ville Astrand joined the band. Daniel Jansson soon took over at bass from Astrand. In regards to gigs the band played entirely in Sweden.

Their second album Demon Cleaner was released in 2002. Daniel Lidén left after its release and the band broke up after a last tour with Mr Pillow on drums.

After Demon Cleaner broke up Daniel Lidén joined Dozer while Daniel Jansson and Snicken created Stonewall Noise Orchestra. Daniel Lidén and Daniel Jansson were also members of Greenleaf.


Studio AlbumsEdit

  • The Freeflight (2000, Molten Universe)
  • Demon Cleaner (2002, Molten Universe)

Split ReleasesEdit

  • Demon Cleaner Vs. Dozer (Split with Dozer) (1998, Molten Universe)
  • Hawaiian Cottage (Split with Dozer) (1999, Molten Universe)
  • Domestic Dudes (Split with Dozer) (1999, Molten Universe)

Compilation ReleasesEdit


  • Kimmo Holappa - Guitar (1996 - 2002)
  • Martin Stangefelt - Bass (1996 - 2000); Vocals (2000 - 2002)
  • Daniel Lidén - Drums (1996 - 2002)
  • Daniel Söderholm - Vocals (1999 - 2000)
  • Daniel Jansson - Bass (2000 - 2002)
  • Rickard Ny - Guitar (2000 - 2002)
  • Ville Astrand - Live Bass (2002)
  • Mr. Pillow - Live Drums (2002)

External LinksEdit


  1. via Internet Wayback Machine
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