Members: Olli, Marko, Captain
Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall - singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain - started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain. He moved into his folks' basement, when he couldn't keep a place of his own any longer. The guys then built a little studio of their own in Captain's living room for the recording and producing sessions, and kept an office in Olli's beat up old car. The result of the recording sessions was a novel blend of pop, rock, metal and industrial sounds.
The band's first single was Late Goodbye, written for the acclaimed computer game Max Payne 2. Reaching millions of people through the game, the song went number one in Finland, and earned the guys international recognition and the first prize at the G.A.N.G. Awards in 2004.
Their debut album Signs of Life went straight to #1 on the Finnish album chart in January 2005, and stayed on the chart for over a year. The next album Carnival of Rust, released in April 2006, also hit the number one spot on its first week, with the debut album still on the official Top40 chart. To date, both albums have sold platinum in Finland. The eight singles (including two radio promos) released from the albums have dominated Finnish radios, with the song Carnival of Rust being the most played Finnish song in 2006. The third album Revolution Roulette was released in March 2008. It also took the first place on the album chart, and broke the gold record limit in just a couple of weeks after its release.
Among others, the trio has received the following awards:
* Best Finnish Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2006
* Best Finnish Music Video of all time in TV2's Musiikki-TV and Best Music Video of 2006 at The Voice (video Carnival of Rust)
* Two Emma Awards (the Finnish Grammys) in 2005 - the best debut album and the best new act
* The Bronze Muuvi and People's Choice Muuvi 2006 Awards (video Carnival of Rust)
* Best Finnish band at the NRJ Radio Awards 2006
* Commercial Radio Stations' Newcomer of the Year Award in 2005
Poets of the Fall have played successful tours in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania and India. The band is currently on the Revolution Roulette Tour.Management and bookings:
Mr. Sami Peura / Sam AgencyLabel and PR: Insomniac
(POTF's own label)