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 is a Finnish metal/hard rock band led by singer/guitarist Ville Laihiala. POISONBLACK are *Ville Laihiala – Vocals, Lead Guitars * Antti Remes – Bass * Marco Sneck – Keyboards * Tarmo Kanerva – Drums. On band’s Facebook Ville states: “This is not a project band! I have my heart and soul in Poisonblack!” But let’s hear what else he told me the other day…
Hi Ville, I’m Tarja. welcome to Metal Shock! How are you doing today?
– I am alright. Thanks for asking.
Firstly, your newest… you’ve been recently confirmed for Sonisphere Finland 2011 which will take place on July 2 in Helsinki. What kind of set you’re gonna play? and do you know already the other bands you’re gonna play with?
Finnish Poisonblack‘s frontman Ville Laihiala — has issued the following update:
“Antti Leiviskä will replace Janne [Markus, guitar] on the upcoming shows as a session musician. Truly talented guy punishing his axe in the bands such as Mary, Bryssel Kaupallinen and Sicknote. Make him feel welcome for he’ll give you the 110% for sure. See you all at the shows.”
Upcoming Poisonblack shows:
- Nov. 04 – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot
- Nov. 05 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
- Nov. 06 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
- Nov. 07 – Gorizia, Italy – Rock Club
- Nov. 08 – Alessandria, Italy – Mephisto Rock Club
For more info: http://www.myspace.com/officialpoisonblack