Snow White's Poison Bite is a Finnish band from Joensuu.
The band was formed in 2006 by Allan "Jeremy Thirteenth" Cotterill, Juuso Puhakka, Tuomo Korander and Teemu Leikas. Later, in 2008, the band was completed with bassist Jarkko Penttinen. At the end of 2009, Puhakka left the band due to personal and musical disagreements, ever since the band became a quartet when Cotterill moved on from guitar/clean vocals to lead vocals. Cotterill was born in the UK but has been living in Finland since he was six years old while the rest of the band's members were born and raised in Finland. Cotterill writes all music and lyrics for Snow White's Poison Bite.
In May 2008 SWPB won Big Boom band competition. The prize was three days studio time and a gig at well-known midsummer festival Himos festival. May 2009 SWPB played as an opening act for American post-hardcore band Alesana in Helsinki. They have also been touring with Music Against Drugs -tour in Finland, which is part of the Youth Against Drugs (YAD) organization.
At the beginning of 2009 SWPB signed a contract with Poko Rekords/EMI Finland. In February 2009 Poko released SWPB's first EP "Drama Through Your Stereo". In early 2010 the band signed a recording contract with Sound Of Finland's Hyeena Trax -label and released two singles, "Valentine's Doom" as free download and "Kristy Killings". Their debut album "The Story of Kristy Killings", was released on October 27, 2010. The Japanese version of the album was released through Marquee/Avalon and digitally through iTunes in the US.
On May 5, 2011, Tuomo Korander, Jarkko Penttinen and Teemu Leikas announced their departure from the band, forcing them to cancel their remaining tour dates, and leaving Allan Cotterill the only remaining member. Later that year, new guitarist Tuomo Räisänen, new bass player Hannu Saarimaa and new drummer Niko Hyttinenwere announced via the band's Facebook and YouTube pages.
On January 19, 2013 it was announced that the band's Victory Records label debut, "Featuring: Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show" will be released on April 16. The album has received predominately favorable reviews, stating that the album is packed full of energy and charisma, containing "near pop punk before divulging into massive breakdowns." .
Allan "Jeremy Thirteenth" Cotterill - lead vocals (2009-present), rhythm guitar (2006-present), clean vocals (2007-2009),
Emil "The Wizard" Pohjalinen - lead guitar (2014-present),
Hannu "Bobo" Saarimaa - bass (2012-present),
Dylan "Back Breaker" Broda - drums (2014-present),
Teemu "August" Pekkarinen - lead guitar (2013 US tour),
Niko "Hoker Dine" Hyttinen - drums (2012-2013),
Juuso Puhakka - unclean vocals (2007-2009),
Tuomo Korander - lead guitar (2007-2011),
Jarkko Penttinen - bass (2007-2011),
Teemu Leikas - drums (2007-2011),
Tuomo "Tupi" Räisänen - lead guitar (2011-2013)
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