Origin: Finland
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal
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Add Poisonblack to the evergrowing list of prime Finnish goth bands to emerge in the last few years. The band was formed by Sentenced singer Ville Laihiala in 2000, as he wished to pursue interests outside his main band (and, as well, play guitar). He recruited vocalist J.P. Leppäluoto from another Finnish goth band (Charon), and released Escapextacy which ranks with the best of Finnish goth albums, reminiscient of bands such as Entwine or For My Pain ..., a midpaced effort full of graceful, yet sad melodies, and typically deep goth vocals. Leppäluoto later decided he needed to devote his full time to Charon, but Laihiala has since put together a proper full-time band, with their second release, Lust Stained Despair, coming out in the summer of 2006.

Current Members

Ville Laihiala

guitars/vocals (ex-Sentenced)

Antti Remes


Marco Sneck

keyboards (ex-Kalmah)

Tarmo Kanerva


Former Members/Guests

Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto

vocals (Charon)

Janne Markus


Janne Kukkonen



2003 Century Media
  1. The Glow Of The Flames
  2. Love Infernal
  3. The State
  4. All Else Is Hollow
  5. In Lust
  6. The Exciter
  7. Lay Your Heart To Rest
  8. With Her I Die
  9. Illusion/Delusion
  10. The Kiss Of Death
  • Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Janne Kukkonen

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 

Lust Stained Despair 
2006 Century Media
  1. Nothing Else Remains
  2. Hollow Be My Name
  3. The Darkest Lie
  4. Rush
  5. Nail
  6. Raivotar
  7. Soul In Flames
  8. Pain Becomes Me
  9. Never Enough
  10. Love Controlled Despair
  11. The Living Dead
  12. Bleeding Into You (digipack bonus)
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Janne Markus
  • Antti Remes
  • Marco Sneck
  • Tarmo Kanerva

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

A Dead Heavy Day 
2008 Century Media
  1. Intro
  2. Diane
  3. Left Behind
  4. Bear The Cross
  5. A Dead Heavy Day
  6. Me Myself And I
  7. X
  8. Human-Compost
  9. The Days Between
  10. Hatelove
  11. Low Life
  12. Only You Can Tear Me Apart
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Janne Markus
  • Antti Remes
  • Marco Sneck
  • Tarmo Kanerva

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

2009 EMI
  1. Nothing Else Remains
  2. Left Behind
  3. Rush
  4. Illusion/Delusion
  5. The Darkest Lie
  6. Bear the Cross
  7. Never Enough
  8. Lowlife
  9. The State
  10. Diane
  11. A Dead Heavy Day (Semi-acoustic live)
  12. The Glow of the Flames (Semi-acoustic live)
  13. Love Infernal
  14. Lay Your Heart to Rest

Of Rust And Bones 
2010 Century Media
  1. My Sun Shines Black
  2. Leech
  3. My World
  4. Buried Alive
  5. Invisible
  6. Casket Case
  7. Down The Drain
  8. Alone
  9. The Last Song
  10. Half Past Dead (bonus track)
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Antti Remes
  • Marco Sneck
  • Tarmo Kanerva

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Angry Metal Guy 

2011 Hype
  • Ville Laihiala
  • Antti Remes
  • Marco Sneck
  • Tarmo Kanerva

2013 Warner
  1. Home Is Where The Sty Is
  2. Down The Ashes Rain
  3. The Flavor Of The Month
  4. The Absentee
  5. Maybe Life Is Not For Everyone
  6. Death By The Blues
  7. The Halfway Bar
  8. Them Walls
  9. Blackholehead
  10. Pull The Trigger
  11. Elämän Kevät


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