Finnish metallers POISONBLACK have announced they are laying the band to rest, via their official Facebook page. Vocalist and guitarist Ville Laihiala stated:
“Greetings oxygen spenders. After these last 15 years we have reached the point in our career that it’s time to stop and think about the future. Thou it has been a great ride with ups and downs, great friends, audiences and whatever has been thrown at us, we’re going to hit the brakes now and lay the band to rest. For how long remains to be seen. As you all know, it has to be 100% or not at all. Personally, I really have to think about that long and hard.
On behalf of the band I want to thank the people who have supported us throughout the years. Labels, managers, promoters, clubs, festivals, crews… and especially the fans. Without you this could not have been possible.
Take care y’all
POISONBLACK formed in 2000 and have released six studio albums, the last being “Lyijy” in 2013 and reached #4 on the Finnish chart.
POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — has entered Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to begin recording its sixth album for a late spring release via Hype Records.
POISONBLACK‘s fifth CD, “Drive”, entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27, 2011 via Hype Records, the CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST).
Madsen previously mixed POISONBLACK‘s 2006 effort “Lust-Stained Despair”.
“Of Rust And Bones”, the fourth album from POISONBLACK, entered the official chart in the group’s home country at position No. 6.
The video footage of Poisonblack, warming up for Nightwish on their Joensuu gig on March 2, can be seen below (courtesy of Ramin Miraftabi)
NUCLEAR BLAST has issued the following:
Amazing Nuclear Blast newcomer act BATTLE BEAST has been confirmed for a short tour through Germany together with their fellow countrymen of Poisonblack at short notice.
Take the chance to enjoy their powerful Heavy Metal in the vein of such classic acts as Accept and Doro live before the release of their debut album “Steel” on January 27th 2012:
24.11.2011 Köln, GER – Underground
25.11.2011 Berlin, GER – Comet
27.11.2011 Hamburg, GER – Logo
28.11.2011 Bochum, GER – Matrix
30.11.2011 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
01.12.2011 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
Moreover, it can be seen as a great warm up for the big European tour as support of their label mates NIGHTWISH in spring of 2012 – check out the tour dates at: http://bit.ly/tVxqjm
Make sure not to miss BATTLE BEAST – it’s gonna be wild!
POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala — will support NIGHTWISH on the following dates:
March 02 – Joensuu, FIN @ Areena
March 03 – Sotkamo, FIN @ Vuokattihalli
March 04 – Oulu, FIN @ Teatria
March 09 – Jyväskylä, FIN @ Paviljonki Areena
March 10 – Helsinki, FIN @ Jäähalli
March 11 – Tampere, FIN @ Hakametsän Halli
“Scars”, the new video from POISONBLACK, can be seen below. The song comes off the group’s fifth album, “Drive”, whichentered the official chart in the group’s home country at position No. 3. Released in Scandinavia on April 27 via Hype Records, the CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST).
“Drive” track listing:
01. Piston Head
02. Mercury Falling
03. A Good Day For The Crows
04. Maggot Song
05. From Now-Here to Nowhere
07. The Dead-End Stream
08. Futile Man