Poisonblack performing at the 2014 Rakuuna Rock festival in Lappeenranta, Finland.
|Genres||Heavy metal, gothic metal (early)|
|Associated acts||Kalmah, Sentenced, Nothnegal, Charon|
|Past members||Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto
In 2003, their first album, Escapexstacy, was on the Finnish national charts for 3 weeks, peaking at No. 21. They opened for Iron Maiden at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki on December 21, 2003 for the Dance of Death World Tour.
Singer Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto left in the autumn of 2003 to concentrate on his work with Charon. Ville Laihiala, the band's principal songwriter, assumed vocal duties and has since led Poisonblack out of the gothic genre of their first album and in a musical direction that closely mirrors that of his former band Sentenced.
In 2008 they released "A Dead Heavy Day" which hit the Finnish Album Chart in position 6. After this success they toured Europe with Dark Tranquillity and Fear My Thoughts. In 2010 Poisonblack released "Of Rust And Bones", their fourth album. The fifth album "Drive" was released in 2011 on Hype Records and the band´s latest album "Lyijy" was released in September 2013 by Warner Music Finland. The album reached #4 on the Finnish album chart.
On August 23, 2015, singer Ville Laihiala posted a statement on the band's Facebook page and website stating that the band had broken up.
- Ville Laihiala - Vocals (2004–2015), Lead Guitars (2000–2015)
- Antti Remes - Bass (2004–2015)
- Marco Sneck - Keyboards (2000–2015)
- Tarmo Kanerva - Drums (2000–2015)
- Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto - Vocals (2001–2003)
- Janne Dahlgren - Guitars (2000–2003)
- Janne Markus - Guitars (2004–2010)
- Janne Kukkonen - Bass (2000–2004)
- Veli-Matti Kananen - Keyboards (2008)
- Antti Leiviskä - Guitars (2010–present)
- Escapexstacy (2003)
- Lust Stained Despair (2006)
- A Dead Heavy Day (2008)
- Of Rust and Bones (2010)
- Drive (2011)
- Lyijy (2013)
- A Dead Heavy Day DVD (2008)
- "Love Infernal" (2003)
- "Rush" (2006)
- "Bear the Cross" (2008)
- "Mercury Falling" (2011)
- "Scars" (2011)
- "Home Is Where the Sty Is" (2013)
- Classics (2009)
- Sciarretto, Amy (24 Feb 2003). "Loud Rock: Poisonblack - Escapextasy". CMJ New Music Report (CMJ Network, Inc.) 74 (802): 24. ISSN 0890-0795.
- Steffen Hung (2010-03-28). "Poisonblack - Escapexstacy". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
- "Poisonblack To Support Iron Maiden In Finland". Legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
- Sciarretto, Amy (August 3, 2003). "Loud Rock". CMJ New Music Report (CMJ Network, Inc.) 76 (10): 23. ISSN 0890-0795.
- Steffen Hung (2010-03-28). "Poisonblack - Lust Stained Despair". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Poisonblack.|
- Official website
- Interview with Ville Laihiala "Music Is My Savior In So Many Ways" February 9, 2010
- Hype Records