POISONBLACK: 'Escapexstacy' Details Unveiled

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Escapexstacy", due on Feb. 17, 2003 through Century Media Records. It is as follows:

01. The Glow Of The Flames
02. Love Infernal
03. The State
04. All Else Is Hollow
05. In Lust
06. The Exciter
07. Lay Your Heart To Rest
08. With Her I Die
09. Illusion/Delusion
10. The Kiss Of Death

After playing guitar for not less than 17 years SENTENCED's frontman Ville Laihiala felt the need to explore his ambition as guitarist and finally formed POISONBLACK two years ago together with a couple of talented, close friends from Oulu and his "soulbrother" Janne Kukkonen on bass. The impressive collection of musicians not only share a long history in various bands, but also the same vision about music: "When we produced the album together it was like [they] could read my mind", recalls Ville Laihiala about the recording of "Escapexstacy".

Since he wanted to fully concentrate on his guitar duties, Ville followed his instant impulse and called J.P. Leppäluoto from CHARON — the best and most fitting singer he could think of. "I knew his voice would fit perfectly and add a certain kind of dark yet melodic feeling to our music."

Asked about the lyrical concept of the album Laihiala smiles: "The main theme of the album is lust & addiction – for life, sex, fire, death... Let's say I took a trip inside my head and danced with the demons inside of it..."


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