Poets of the Fall (POTF) are an independent rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Since their inception, Poets Of The Fall have been an example of the positive evolution of rock. With solid, masterful song crafting, without becoming over-the-top and retaining a mainstream accessibility.
Founded in 2003, with the collaboration of rock singer Marko “Mark” Saaresto (lead vocals, songwriter) and jazz guitarist Olli Tukiainen (lead guitar). Soon after, they were joined by “industrial-machine-trance-man” Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen (keyboards, production). Three worlds meshing into one band, Poets of the fall.
That same year, Sami Järvi, a scriptwriter for Remedy Entertainment asked Mark to write a song for Remedy’s upcoming video game, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. Shortly after, “Late Goodbye” won first place at the annual Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) in San Jose, California, USA.
On June 30, 2004, the single, “Late Goodbye” was released in Finland. It contained different variations of the title track (including the radio edit, album edition, unplugged edition, and piano instrumental), along with a bonus track called “Everything Fades” which can be found on the band’s debut album Signs of Life.
Then, in September 2004, Poets of the Fall’s second single “Lift” was released. Just like “Late Goodbye,” “Lift” too got a considerable amount of exposure as it appeared with Futuremark’s computer benchmarking program, The software spread “Lift” around the world in over eleven million downloads.
Poets of the Fall released their debut album Signs of Life in Finland in 2005. Their second album Carnival of Rust, was released in Finland and Sweden in September 2006. The band’s third album Revolution Roulette, was released in Finland on March 26, 2008.
Poets of the Fall’s fourth album Twilight Theater will be released on March 17, 2010. One of the songs from the album, entitled “War”, will be showcased in the video game Alan Wake. The first single “Dreaming Wide Awake” from the upcoming album will be released on February 3, 2010.
If you can’t wait till then, get a copy of Carnival of Rust and sit back and be ready to be rocked like you haven’t before.