||Poisonblack has parted ways with guitarist Janne Markus (also in The Man-Eating
A press release by the band reads as follows: "After four years and two albums we have to announce that Janne is no longer in the band. His goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in Poisonblack and we totally understand and respect that. His creativity needs a different setting than Poisonblack can and ever will provide. This is the one and only time we're going to explain the reasons behind his departure, so do not bother asking. We thank him for the music, the unforgettable moments we all shared together on and off stage and wish him the best for the future."
Poisonblack recently inked a deal with Hype Records. In January 2011, the band will enter Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen to begin recording the fifth full-length, tentatively entitled Lead & Roll Vol. 5. A spring release date is expected.