POISONBLACK: Finnish, Swedish Dates Cancelled

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — has been forced to cancel three dates on its current European tour with LACUNA COIL. The group's next performance is scheduled for October 30 in Berlin, Germany. No reason was given for the cancellation.

Affected dates:

Oct. 26 - Tampere, Pakkahuone (FIN)
Oct. 28 - Stockholm - Klubben (SWE)
Oct. 29 - Gothenburg - Tragarn (SWE)

As previously reported, POISONBLACK recently entered the Finnish national album chart with its sophomore CD, "Lust Stained Despair", at position No. 2. The group's video the song "Rush" has been posted online at YouTube.com. Also available at YouTube.com is a video clip of POISONBLACK mainman Ville Laihiala performing the band's song "Pain Becomes Me" acoustically. Check it out at this location.

"Lust Stained Despair" was recorded in part at Tonebox studio in Oulu, Finland and was mixed and mastered at Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark.

Laihiala had previously stated about the new album's musical direction: "The new one has the same spirit and theme that was on [the debut album, 2003's 'Escapextacy'], but presented with a lot more dirtier and rougher sounds without forgetting the melodies," he said. "But if you are waiting for a soft goth-rock album you'll be surprised."

POISONBLACK's debut album, "Escapextacy", featured CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto, who eventually left the group in order to concentrate on his touring and recording commitments with his main band.

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