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Finnish hard rockers The Black League have issued the following announcement about postponing the release of their upcoming album "Ghost Brothel:"
"As if only to make a point, the release of THE BLACK LEAGUE'S new album has been postponed by another month.. But - believe you me - the shitcake's in the oven... and this time we even have a set date for it: April 15th, 2009! To access some more clips of the new album, go to Edel Records.
"Now it's time for YOU to show us you CARE! Go buy the damn thing, ye bastards!!!
"A second (and bloody official!) album release party is also scheduled for April 17th, in the intimate setting of ravintola LEPAKKOMIES in Rock City, Kallio, Helsinki! So you have two days to get acquainted with the new material before the gig! Better make a pre-order then..."
THE BLACK LEAGUE/ex-SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva has issued the following update:
"Now here's something of a special Christ Mass treat for all you bastards out there! We recently laid down a version of Hoyt Axton's classic drug rock anthem 'The Pusher' — STEPPENWOLF? Easy Rider? Ring a bell..? We recorded it 100% 'LIVE' in studio with the vocals, solos, keyboards and all, and found this approach rather refreshing in this day and age of endless overdubbing and cut-and-paste production. Guest Hammond and Wuerlizer keyboards were provided by Kasper Mårtensson of ex-AMORPHIS and MANNHAI fame. Kasper will also make a special appearance on our pre-New Year's gig at the Helldone festival, Helsinki on Dec. 29th. So be there." More...
THE BLACK LEAGUE, the Finnish band fronted by former SENTENCED vocalist Taneli Jarva, have entered Seawolf Studios in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively entitled "A Place Called Bad". The band have undergone several major lineup changes in the last few months, resulting in the departure of both drummer "Sir" Kimmo Luttinen and basist Mikko "Florida" Laurila. Relocated in Helsinki, Jarva and guitarist Maike Valanne have enlisted Heavy Hiltunen (guitar), Rale (drums) and I.T. (bass), while also bringing in original guitar player Alexi Ranta to play guest lead guitar on one song.
In addition to revamping the group's lineup, THE BLACK LEAGUE have terminated their working relationship with their former record label Spinefarm and have signed a contract with indie visionaries WolfGang Records/MajorLeidén Productions, whose current roster includes HANOI ROCKS, WIGWAM, BLAKE and THE GRAMMERS.
The follow-up to 2004's "Man's Ruin Revisited", "A Place Called Bad" is scheduled for release in the fall.