Poison Black

Poison Black

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Biography

This is not only a line taken from POISONBLACK’s track “Bear The Cross,” which will be the upcoming video-clip and lead single track for Finland. It is also a line written by Ville Laihiala (ex-Sentenced), guitarist and singer from POISONBLACK, who explored the abyss of his soul again: “As usual it took a year of adventures in life and relationships to put my innermost feelings into the shape of songs. Everything is straight from inside of my head.” With “A Dead Heavy Day” he tried to be more straight forward and honest than ever before. “Compositions and lyrics are supposed to support each other as good as possible to express my innermost emotions.” POISONBLACK recorded “A Dead Heavy Day” at Soundmix Studio in their hometown Oulu with Kari Vähäkuopus, which put them in the right mindset for what the band refers to as an easy and quite relaxed recording experience. Still, make no mistake. With their third album the band strived for a dirtier and more rocking sound than before. Hence, special credits go out to Aksu Hanttu (Entwine), who mixed the album at Grooveland Studio in Lahti, for understanding what sonic texture POISONBLACK were looking for. Guitarist Janne Markus sounds confident and happy about the final result: “He totally got that we wanted a heavier, yet transparent sound.”

After touring their last album “Lust Stained Despair” with labelmates Lacuna Coil the band will be packing their gear for a very special trip: Upon the album release POISONBLACK will not only play in Finland, but also tour Europe together with their labelmates Dark Tranquillity and Fear My Thoughts on the ‘Where Death Is Most Alive’ tour in October/November, so be sure to catch a billing that is guaranteeing heavy riffs as well as great melodies. Drummer Tarmo Kanerva is telling us about some spots on the map that he would like to visit during the term of this album: “We are also looking into returning to Russia again, as it has been amazing the last few times we played there. It would be nice to escape cold Finland and play South America or some other exotic countries as well.”

Apart from a special packaging the limited edition of “A Dead Heavy Day” will also hold a bonus-DVD with a “Making Of A Dead Heavy Day” as well as seven video-clips from a very special semi-acoustic radio show the band played in March for Radio Mega in their hometown Oulu.

Discography

albums:
A dead heavy day (2008)
01. Introuder
02. Diane
03. Left Behind
04. Bear The Cross
05. A Dead Heavy Day
06. Me, Myself & I
07. X
08. Human-Compost
09. The Days Between
10. Hatelove
11. Lowlife
12. Only You Can Tear Me Apart

Lust Stained Despair (2006)

01. Nothing Else Remains
02. Hollow Be My Name
03. The Darkest Lie
04. Rush
05. Nail
06. Raivotar
07. Soul In Flames
08. Pain Becomes Me
09. Never Enough
10. Love Controlled Despair
11. The Living Dead

Escapexstacy (2003)
01. The Glow Of The Flames
02. Love Infernal
03. The State
04. All Else Is Hollow
05. In Lust
06. The Exciter
07. Lay Your Heart To Rest
08. With Her I Die
09. Illusion/Delusion
10. The Kiss Of Death

Set List

material from all albums. The usual sets are from 60 to 90 minutes.
Tracks:
A dead heavy day (2008)
01. Introuder
02. Diane
03. Left Behind
04. Bear The Cross
05. A Dead Heavy Day
06. Me, Myself & I
07. X
08. Human-Compost
09. The Days Between
10. Hatelove
11. Lowlife
12. Only You Can Tear Me Apart

Lust Stained Despair (2006)

01. Nothing Else Remains
02. Hollow Be My Name
03. The Darkest Lie
04. Rush
05. Nail
06. Raivotar
07. Soul In Flames
08. Pain Becomes Me
09. Never Enough
10. Love Controlled Despair
11. The Living Dead

Escapexstacy (2003)
01. The Glow Of The Flames
02. Love Infernal
03. The State
04. All Else Is Hollow
05. In Lust
06. The Exciter
07. Lay Your Heart To Rest
08. With Her I Die
09. Illusion/Delusion
10. The Kiss Of Death