Since 2003, Poets of the Fall have been rocking the Finnish music scene. With the band’s list of achievements, there is no denying that this band knows how to deliver time and time again to their fans at home and abroad. This year the band has embarked on their most ambitious project to date. The upcoming release of their sixth studio album Jealous Gods, will not only impress, but will complete the three part musical trilogy that started with Revolution Roulette and Twilight Theater.
Jealous Gods is a collection of eleven new rocking tracks ranging from heart pumping ballads, to driving rock tunes. The listener will be able to find their favorite track to compliment any mood in the multi-faceted Poets of the Fall style. Jealous Gods is offering a totally new approach to the bands musical evolution, whilst keeping to their original sound.
It has all started for Poets of the Fall back in 2003 when vocalist Marko, guitarist Olli, and keyboardist Captain embarked their musical project together. Marko decided to part ways with his material possessions and basically sold everything he owned to invest in this new project. Olli and Captain followed suit and eventually built a make shift recording studio in Captain’s living room, with Olli’s decrepit car serving as the band’s “office”. In the first year the newly formed band recorded constantly and the result was a catalog of songs that were a blend of pop, rock, metal, and industrial sounds. As the songs developed, the band’s lineup expanded to include drummer Jari, rhythm guitarist Jaska, and bassist Jani. The endless recording sessions eventually landed the band their first single Late Goodbye, which quickly became an international sensation as it was featured on the soundtrack for the hit video game Max Payne 2. The demand for
the band’s music now extended on a worldwide scale. So in January 2005 they released their debut album Signs of Life. This release shot directly to the #1 spot on the Finnish album chart and stayed there for over 12 months. The following three subsequent albums Carnival of Rust - 2006, Revolution Roulette - 2008, Twilight Theater – 2010, have all debuted on the Finnish album charts at #1. The band is the only group in Finnish history to ever achieve four consecutive #1 debuts. 2012 brought audiences the Temple of Thought album, and the band toured extensively to support the release in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Finland, Ukraine, and India.
The song Carnival of Rust was the most played Finnish song in 2006, and singles like Dreaming Wide Awake and Cradled in Love have spent several weeks among the top songs on national radio and TV. The blockbuster video games Alan Wake and Alan Wake's American Nightmare featured songs from Twilight Theater and Temple of Thought, as well as completely new songs, performed as the in-game band Old Gods of Asgard.