POISONBLACK, the Finnish band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has revealed the cover artwork (see below) for its third album, "A Dead Heavy Day", which is scheduled for release in August. The CD was recorded at Soundmix Studio in POISONBLACK's hometown of Oulu with Kari Vähäkuopus and was mixed by Aksu Hanttu at Grooveland Studio in Lahti.
"A Dead Heavy Day" track listing:
03. Left Behind
04. Bear The Cross
05. A Dead Heavy Day
06. Me Myself And I
09. The Days Between
11. Low Life
12. Only You Can Tear Me Apart
The song "Left Behind" is available for streaming on POISONBLACK's MySpace page.
Commented Ville Laihiala: "As usual, it took a year of adventures in life and relationships to put my innermost feelings into the shape of songs. Everything is straight from inside of my head. Compositions and lyrics are supposed to support each other as good as possible to express my innermost emotions."
The first single, "Bear The Cross", will be released in Finland on August 13. It will feature two brand-new songs from "A Dead Heavy Day" as well as a semi-acoustic live track the band performed on Oulu's Radio Mega.
"A Dead Heavy Day" will be released through Century Media Records in Europe on the following dates:
* Finland: Wednesday, August 27
* Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: * Friday, August 29
* UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of Europe: Monday, September 1
* Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, September 2
* Sweden, Hungary: Wednesday, September 3
POISONBLACK filmed a video for the song "Bear The Cross" at the end of June with Klaffi Productions.
POISONBLACK drummer Tarmo Kanerva previously stated about the new material, "On one hand, there is going to be some really melodic songs, and on the other hand, the heavy stuff is heavier than anything we have ever done before. Still, you won't need to be afraid of dramatic changes. It'll be the typical POISONBLACK sound."
POISONBLACK in 2006 entered the Finnish national album chart with its sophomore CD, "Lust Stained Despair", at position No. 2.
Video footage from "A Dead Heavy Day" recording sessions: