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Helsinki, Finland (2003 – present)

Poets of the Fall is a rock band formed in 2003 in Helsinki, Finland composed of singer Marko Saaresto (“Mark”), guitarist Olli Tukiainen (“Ollie”) and keyboardist Markus Kaarlonen (“Captain”). They gained their first fame by recording the title theme of Max Payne 2, Late Goodbye. In June 2004 it was later released as a single and followed by Lift in September, which turned out to be a big hit. Their first album, Signs of Life was released in January 2005 and immediately went to number one on the Finnish Top40 list and remained on the chart for over a year. Their sophomore record Carnival of Rust was released in April 2006, preceded by a title track single, Carnival of Rust in March and providing another hit. The next singles were Sorry Go ‘Round and Locking Up the Sun. Both albums have reached platinum status in Finland.

The name, Poets of the Fall, comes from the idea that two opposites form a whole, ie. there isn’t one without the other. “Poets” here represent the positive side and “the Fall” the negative. Of course, when you join these two concepts, the “Poets” starts to sound just a tad mischievious as well… depends, of course, on how you perceive “the Fall”. You might see it as a beautiful crisp season and the “Poets” are its insightful architects…

Among many others, the trio has received the following awards:

* Best Finnish Act at MTV Europe Music Awards 2006


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  • Sm0ger

    Amazing group, striking text and magnificent musical execution!

    14 Jun 1:37pm Reply
  • -Kol-

    Everything about POTF is great! Great music, great live, great guys! Happy to have met them.

    7 Jun 11:27pm Reply
  • schizovivian

    POTF are my substitute for love

    4 Jun 12:45pm Reply
  • MonsterED7

    Sleep <3

    30 May 12:52pm Reply
  • KangarooBoxer

    Cannot wait for their gig in London!!!

    27 May 9:46pm Reply
  • soheil21

    این بند عالیه...

    12 May 7:36pm Reply
  • metaltroll87

    This band is AMAZING!!!! Why did it take me this long to find out about them?? D:

    10 May 6:46am Reply
  • Pome_Hudson

    Daze <3

    12 Apr 10:33pm Reply
  • MatthewJury

    I wish these guys would come to the states.

    15 Mar 1:48am Reply
  • dearlace

    I don't know why I waited so long to listen to Jealous Gods because... it's amazing. :D

    27 Feb 4:10pm Reply
  • AizZzen01

    In love in "miss imposible" \\(=^o^=)/

    20 Feb 9:03am Reply
  • JacklineCiolina

    Que vício, meu Deus!

    2 Feb 11:05pm Reply
  • Decay3d_

    It's a merry go 'round and 'round and 'round

    13 Jan 2:23am Reply


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  • user-failure

    Rogue is the most energizing track from the new album. Second place goes to Choice Millionaire, third - to Rumors.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CoenVen

    I really need to get into Jealous Gods. It has some amazing tracks on it. Daze, Jealous Gods, Rogue, Hounds of Hamartia, Choice Millionaire and more. But it's a tad different than the earlier albums, which makes it a bit harder than it should be. But Marko's voice.. damn. I want him to do more of those high notes! Love them.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ronnie11

    Jealous Gods is a brilliant of their best since long.

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Just2Ducky

    Sleep, sugar... <3

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Mark_SW

    Очень нравятся у них спокойные лирические композиции. На каждом альбоме традиционно вставляют парочку таких. «Jealous Gods» не оказался исключением. Хорошая качественная музыка.

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Dintyu

    Thanks for incredible Russian Tour! Love U. Forever and ever.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
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