Yes.. You all read it right..
For some of you, this might have been just regular news.. A band decides to end their career, so what is the big deal? But as a Poisonblack fan since the beginning, this news was definitely quite sad.. 15 years of awesome music and the Finnish metallers Poisonblack have decided to end their career.
The news have been announced via band’s Facebook page by the mainman Ville Laihiala. Here’s his statement:
Greetings oxygen spenders. After these last 15 years we have reached the point in our career that it’s time to stop and think about the future. Thou it has been a great ride with ups and downs, great friends, audiences and whatever has been thrown at us, we’re going to hit the brakes now and lay the band to rest. For how long remains to be seen. As you all know, it has to be 100% or not at all. Personally, I really have to think about that long and hard.
On behalf of the band I want to thank the people who have supported us throughout the years. Labels, managers, promoters, clubs, festivals, crews… and especially the fans. Without you this could not have been possible.
Take care y’all
The more interesting part is that the band gave no real signs about this news. Sure, they have not been touring so frequently and they stated that they were not gonna tour for a long time but I guess noone saw this coming.. The drummer Tarmo Kanerva also explains why they have not given a statement before:
” This decision (to put the band on hold, hit the breaks, stop the carousel) is Ville’s (Laihiala), and he has felt this way from the beginning of this year. Poisonblack is and always was formed by Ville and strongly based on the music and lyrics of Ville. We (other members) fully respect him on this.”
“We definitely faced some sort of lack of a greater mutual agreement on the direction of the band music wise, and our latest record deal ended with Lyijy. It’s not a great asset for new record deal negotiations, if the band itself doesn’t really have a clear vision on their work.”
“We delayed publishing this announcement until the day of the very last gig, since the majority of the band did simply want to enjoy being on stage, and there is no drama between us that would keep us from reuniting some day. With that being said, we do not have any plans for the future as Poisonblack. “
The band’s final gig was in Oulu on 21.08.2015. The former bandmembers JP Leppaluoto and Janne Markus also joined in on the concert… so it was the final gig indeed!
Well, what more is there to say? 15 years of awesome music.. Gothic, heavy metal, hard rock that speaks to the heart.. Thank you to all the bandmembers and everyone involved! You guys will never be forgotten! RIP Poisonblack!