Finnish goth metal masters POISONBLACK are gearing up to release their new album, A Dead Heavy Day, on September 16. In preparation for the release, the band is providing insight into the recording process by posting two Studio Session videos online at the following location, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y0Te3Fkf1A and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSQbDZD4Gk0.
On the band’s third record, Ville Laihiala takes you on a journey through the abyss of his mind and soul to create gloomy, literally dead heavy songs that are as personal and heart-felt as possible. Laihiala comments, “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.”
POISONBLACK recorded A Dead Heavy Day at Soundmix Studio in their hometown Oulu with Kari Vähäkuopus, which put them in the right mindset for what the band says was an easy, relaxing recording session. Musically, the band strived for a dirtier and more rocking sound than before. Aksu Hanttu (Entwine) mixed the album at Grooveland Studio in Lahti, helping to provide the band with the sound they were searching for. Guitarist Janne Markus sounds confident and happy about the final result: “He totally got what we wanted: a heavier, yet transparent sound.”