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Formed: 2000
From: Oulu, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Poisonblack Celebrating 15th Anniversary

Finnish outfit Poisonblack just checked in with the following brief statement about celebrating 15 years of existence:

"HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!! This year will be a special year for us, because we are celebrating our 15th anniversary, believe it or not!

"Therefore we'd like to thank all those who came to see the shows, bought the albums, got drunk with us or were involved some other way so far! See you somewhere on the road later this year! Cheers!"

Poisonblack's latest full-length release "Lyijy" came out in 2013. A music video for "Down The Ashes Rain" taken off the album can be seen at this location. More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part I

THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30


Unmistakable, husky German accent behind me. I glance over my shoulder, turn, step aside the river of disembarking passengers from the Lufthansa Airbus parked out in the drizzly gray. The veteran green-fatigue-jacketed metalhead, balding, sporting a life-without-parole graying goatee, sticks out his hand.

“Holger. Nuclear Blast.” We shake, he grins and nods at the Testament logo above my lapel, only partially obscured by my boarding pass. He slips me a company card - “Holger Tiefenbach, Distribution & Marketing” - and lifts a finger toward a sign down the corridor: “Matkatavarat.” Luggage.

As we stride through Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, locate the carousel for Flight 848 from Frankfurt, and wait for our suitcases to materialize - I was forced to check mine at the last minute and have since developed acute missing-luggage paranoia - Holger brings me up to speed on our shared reason for being here: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, sixteen years running, 2014 edition set to kick off tomorrow afternoon.

“It used to be held in Kaisaniemi Park, right in the middle of the city. It was the greatest. You’d show up, basically have an afternoon at the park, and then head straight to the bars nearby, when the sun was just barely set.” He seems to almost sigh while tossing off a plaintive, what-are-you-gonna-do shrug. “They moved the location three, four years ago.”

“So it’s not as much fun now?” I want to get my finger on the pulse of conventional wisdom.

He’s quick to clarify. “It’s still awesome. The new location just took some getting used to.” On our painless stroll through the open doorway that passes for an immigration barrier - the stamps and stern looks and “papers, please” stuff was handled back in Germany, natch - Holger gives an inside view of current happenings back at the Nuclear Blast bunker.

“We spent a lot of time promoting that Tuomas Holopainen solo album - the one about Scrooge McDuck,” he tells me. I haven’t heard it, and ask him how it is. “Not metal. That’s how it is,” he chuckles. “But cool if you’re into that wacky stuff, like the last Nightwish album.

“And we signed Slayer!” He clenches a victorious fist like a kid receiving his BB gun on Christmas. “Finally.”

We’ve reached the Arrivals lobby, and a leather-jacketed brunette gives a wave. Rachel Roth (WandererOfKalevala), Metalunderground.com photographer and correspondent, currently residing in Vantaa. We have a bus to catch, and before parting ways with Holger, I bum a cigarette, pocketing the e-cig I’ve been abusing for two months.

I make a half-hearted promise to myself not to do this too much during Tuska (and not to beat myself up for doing just that). Rationalization is still the great human sport. More...

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Poisonblack Posts New Music Video

Finnish outfit Poisonblack released new album "Lyijy" in September of 2013, and now the band has dropped a video clip for the song "Down the Ashes Rain," which can be seen below. You can also catch Poisonblack live on these dates:

07.02. Levi, Hullu Porock
08.02. Tornio, Lapland Tattoo Weekend
21.02. Helsinki, Tavastia
22.02. Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo
28.02. Tampere, Yo-talo
01.03. Hämeenlinna, Suisto
07.03. Vaasa, WDD Bar
08.03. Pori, Rock Bar Monttu
15.03. Rovaniemi, Tivoli More...

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Poisonblack Releases New Video

Finland's Poisonblack will be releasing new album "Lyijy" this coming September 13th, 2013.

The band now has a music video out for the track "Home Is Where the Sty Is," which is available for viewing at Radiorock.fi here.

A teaser trailer for the new album "Lyijy" has also been posted online and can be found in the player below.

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Battle Beast Touring With Poisonblack

Finland's Battle Beast, which recently signed with Nuclear Blast Records, is heading out on the road with Poisonblack. Nuclear Blast issued the following statement about the tour:

"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:

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 this location."

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Poisonblack Posts New Music Video

Finnish gothic band Poisonblack, featuring Ex-Sentenced vocalist Ville Laihiala, has posted a new music video for the song "Scars" from the band's latest LP "Drive." The album was released in April of this year and is available through Hype Records.

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Primordial And Xerath Added To Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:

W.A.S.P. (Headliners)
Devin Townsend Project
Lawnmower Deth
October File

Immortal (Headliners)
Rhapsody Of Fire
Grave Digger
Angel Witch
The Rotted
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One

Motorhead (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Napalm Death
Power Quest
Survivors Zero

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Poisonblack Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish goth metal act Poisonblack posted the music video for the track "Mercury Falling."

"Mercury Falling" is the first single off Poisonblack's new album "Drive," which is set to be released April 27, 2011, via Hype Records.

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Poisonblack Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Finnish act Poisonblack has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Drive," is set for release on April 27, 2011 through Hype Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. Piston Head
2. Mercury Falling
3. A Good Day For The Crows
4. Maggot Song
5. From Now-Here to Nowhere
6. Sycophant
7. The Dead-End Stream
8. Futile Man
9. Scars
10. Driftwood

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Poisonblack Parts Ways With Guitarist Janne Markus

Finnish metal band Poisonblack, featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has announced the departure of guitarist Janne Markus.

The band comments, "After four years and two albums we have to announce that Janne is no longer in the band.His goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in poisonblack and we totally understand and respect that.His creativity needs a different setting than poisonblack can and ever will provide.This is the one and only time we`re going to explain the reasons behind his departure,so do not bother asking.We thank him for the music, the unforgettable moments we all shared together on - and offstage and wish him the best for the future."

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Poisonblack Signs With Hype Records

Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack, which features ex-Sentenced singer Ville Laihiala, has announced its signing with Hype Records. The signing comes in time for the band to record its forthcoming fifth studio album. Poisonblack has scheduled recording time at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen.

The new album is currently titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5" and is the follow up to 2008's "Of Rust And Bones."

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Stream Poisonblack's Entire New Album Online

Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack, which features ex-sentenced singer Ville Laihiala, has released their entire new album, "Of Rust And Bones," for streaming at this location. The album will be released tomorrow March 22nd in Europe.

The tracklisting for "Of Rust And Bones" is as follows:

01. My Sun Shines Black
02. Leech
03. My World
04. Buried Alive
05. Invisible
06. Casket Case
07. Down The Drain
08. Alone
09. The Last Song
10. Half Past Dead (bonus track)

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Poisonblack Announces Finnish Tour Dates

Finnish metal band Poisonblack has announced the following Finnish tour dates:

20.03.2010 - Raahe - Nightclub Gina (Fin)
02.04.2010 - Kouvola - Rytmikatti (Fin)
03.04.2010 - Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (Fin)
04.04.2010 - Turku - Klubi (Fin)
08.04.2010 - Pori - Bar Kino (Fin)
10.04.2010 - Kuopio - Henry`s Pub (Fin)
16.04.2010 - Vaasa -Hullu Pullo (Fin)
21.04.2010 - Helsinki - Tavastia (Fin)
22.04.2010 - Tampere - Klubi (Fin)
23.04.2010 - Salo - Rockin` Hood (Fin)
29.04.2010 - Jyväskylä - Lutakko (Fin)
30.04.2010 - Oulu - Teatria (Fin)

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Poisonblack Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Finnish gothic metal band POISONBLACK, featuring ex-Sentenced vocalist Ville Laihiala, will be releasing their fourth studio album “Of Rust And Bones.” The album will be available ONLINE only through stores like iTunes and Amazon mp3. The cover art and booklet artwork was created by Teemu Hostikka / www.ntrnz.com and can be seen at this location.

The band comments on recording the new album with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, “The main goal was, while recording, to have nothing more or less than 2 guitars, drums, bass and keyboards with vocals on top. Basically, record how we sound as a band. A lot of music was recorded 'live' with everyone playing the song instead of Tarmo playing drums with only one guitar and a click track. A couple of songs were played totally naked. It’s amazing how you really get into your instrument and the song when you don’t have any clothes on... Hiili also played a big part in getting us in the right mood for each song. Lyrically the album is dealing with the uncontrollable craving for alcohol and boredom, frustration, hate, love and the fact that eventually everything will go down the drain."

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Poisonblack Reveals New Album Details

Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack has announced the release dates for their new album "Of Rust And Bones." The release dates are as follows:

FINLAND: Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / ITALY: Friday, March 19, 2010.
SPAIN: Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

A Limited Edition CD Digipak will be released in Finland and Germany and will feature the bonus track "Half past dead." More...

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Leaves' Eyes Confirmed For Summer Breeze

Leaves' Eyes are the latest band to be confirmed for the Summer Breeze Open Air 2010 festival. The festival will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location.

The other confirmed bands for the festival include: More...

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Poisonblack Drummer Hosts Radio Show

Tarmo Kanerva, drummer of POISONBLACK, will host his own radio show on the Finnish station Radio Mega (www.radiomega.fi) every Saturday between 15:00-16:00.

The kick off for the show will be next Saturday, October 3rd. Tarmo will present fresh new rock music from bands based in Northern Finland. He will also broadcast interviews and give you the hottest news from the music scene in the Nothern part of Finland.

At the same time POISONBLACK is in the late stages of finalizing their fourth album, this time with the acclaimed producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica, Amorphis).

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Poisonblack Reveals New Album Song Titles

Finnish gothic metal band, Poisonblack, which features ex-sentenced singer Ville Laihiala, has issued the following studio update:

"Halipatsuippaa! Well...things are looking great here(shit). We've gotten a lot of work done and the songs are starting to build up and sound amazing.(shit)The downside to all of this is that the men are getting fatter and fatter...(great).Antti's been cooking some really delicious meals and we've washed em down with a whole lotta beers(great).Anyways...here's some song titles for all of you motherfuckers... My sun shines black,Down the drain,The last song,Buried alive,Penaaliseppo(great)...the rest is yet to be revealed(shit).So greetings to all of you from the studio;the poisonmen(shit)."

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Poisonblack Set To Record New Album

Finland's Poisonblack has issued the following brief update about preparing to record a new album:

"Poisonblack will enter studios with Hiili Hiilesmaa in august 2009. The still unnamed album will be released in the beginning of the year 2010. Have a nice summer boys and girls. "

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