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Old 12-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Poets of the Fall Announced to Feature in Hit Video Game

PRESS RELEASE 9.12.2009

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Poets of the Fall Announced to Feature in Hit Video Game

A song from Poets of the Fall’s new upcoming album will be showcased in the video game Alan Wake. On the backdrop of this Psychological Action Thriller plays an epic piece from the band titled War, which can also be found on the bands fourth album to be released in March 2010.

Alan Wake, a Psychological Action Thriller developed by the renowned studio Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Game Studios is set to be released in the Spring of 2010. Alan Wake is one of the most anticipated blockbuster video games of 2010. The story follows the stylization and pacing of a modern day TV series. Alan Wake presents an intriguing storyline combined with movie-like cinematic action.
This is not the first time Remedy have worked closely with Poets of the Fall. The previous project gave birth to the song Late Goodbye, which was showcased in the hit game Max Payne 2. Late Goodbye was awarded best pop song in a video game by G.A.N.G, the videogame industry equivalent to a “Grammy”. Through the popular success of the game the band gained international recognition.

“It has been fantastic to work with Poets of the Fall again. The song is a prominent part of the Alan Wake soundtrack and the theme also links strongly to the game’s storyline.” Comments Alan Wake Lead Writer Sam Lake.

The band’s lead singer Marko Saaresto continues: “It’s really exciting to be part of a global publication. We worked closely with Remedy on their previous hit Max Payne 2. It went fantastically and the wide distribution of the game benefitted us greatly. Back then we composed the song specifically for the game. This time we were given absolute freedom, therefore we made the song to complement the album.” Remedy’s Sam Lake chose the song War from the album. He listened to the song once and was immediately locked on a decision. “The song has a very strong mood to it and is instantly captivating” Sam Lake reasons his song choice.

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Fantastic. another great song like Late Goodbye.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Yess, this is very good news . Another fantastic Poets song in an awesome Remedy game. March 2010, come fast!
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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I knew it

I cannot wait to hear it!
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #5
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Welcome back poets...

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Old 12-09-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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It's a wise decision Remedy. Perfect
Can't wait for the game, atmosphere, musics,....

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Old 12-09-2009, 01:27 PM   #7
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Haha, we didn't see this coming, did we now?

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:29 PM   #8
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Good, i just love Late Goodbye

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:33 PM   #9
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Haha, we didn't see this coming, did we now?
I know. I'm just.. Well shocked really.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:52 PM   #10
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Haha, we didn't see this coming, did we now?
Indeed
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:43 PM   #11
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Well, this was unexpected.

Good stuff. And I take this as an indication that Alan will be arriving sometime AFTER March. Unless PotF want their song to be featured in Alan first...

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:12 PM   #12
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Is it bad that I'm just more excited for that new album than anything?

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:37 PM   #13
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Is it bad that I'm just more excited for that new album than anything?
Not at all. Poets of the Fall have great music.

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Old 12-10-2009, 12:33 AM   #14
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Great choice Remedy..

This has gotten me more excited! I can't wait to hear the song! Poets of the Fall rocks!

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:08 AM   #15
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I'm just preparing myself for a sorrowful Violin

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Old 12-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #16
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As a side note, Poets of the Fall has disappeared from Spotify. Just when I upgraded to Premium. Boo!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:07 AM   #17
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Not too aware of this group. Shall rectify that issue....
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:36 PM   #18
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Whatever
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #19
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Much appreciate their appearance in AW.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:33 PM   #20
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http://www.poetsofthefall.com/music/

You can listen samples from the songs. War sounds actually pretty good!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:57 PM   #21
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Sounds good. I liked.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:20 PM   #22
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War. Alan is in a war against the dark

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:13 AM   #23
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How about the lyrics? =3

Someone can, please, say to me? My english isn't so good =/

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:32 AM   #24
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Silly question here - while Sam Lake checked out all the songs and chose 'War' as the song to be put into AW, does anyone here think 'Dreaming Wide Awake' is scarily appropriate for the game?

I'm not concluding in any way that War is an inferior song, its just interesting when thoughts of AW come when hearing Dreaming Wide Awake.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #25
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Demite, I thought exactly the same thing. Come on, even the name "Dreaming Wide Awake" makes more sense than "War"!
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:34 PM   #26
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Well, "War" is better then "Dreaming Wide Awake"... It's more beautiful...

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Old 03-12-2010, 09:36 AM   #27
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What would you liken Poets of the Fall to ???? I've never heard them, and I'm very skeptical about them.

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Old 03-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #28
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You can go hear and listen to War and other songs from POTF:
http://www.poetsofthefall.com/music/
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:28 PM   #29
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You can go hear and listen to War and other songs from POTF:
http://www.poetsofthefall.com/music/
I like War, it's cool. I'm talking about the song of course

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Old 03-12-2010, 04:32 PM   #30
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War doesn't sound that great. Carnival of Rust and Late Goodbye are way better.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #31
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sorry but i really dont see how this band or type of music can be incorporated into this game. sorry to piss on everyones bonfire but i really dont like it, nor do i get the fact that they are using this rock/emo music genre. really dont think it will fit in the game, the soundtrack should consist of symphony orchestra, sombre mood.

i think a bit of dubstep would do the trick lol
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #32
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rock/emo genre...?
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:15 PM   #33
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i think a bit of dubstep would do the trick lol
I agree. That would really fit the rural, non-urban setting.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #34
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I have to agree that I expected a more moody song, but hey, we haven't heard the whole song and know way too little about the game to judge.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #35
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sorry but i really dont see how this band or type of music can be incorporated into this game. sorry to piss on everyones bonfire but i really dont like it, nor do i get the fact that they are using this rock/emo music genre. really dont think it will fit in the game, the soundtrack should consist of symphony orchestra, sombre mood.
I totally agree, jamted_12. I thought I was the only one who felt this way. I don't mean to sound churlish, but I really think this song might ruin the mood of the game. A rock song amidst an orchestral score is...odd. Hopefully it'll be featured on the radio or a jukebox in the game instead.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:36 PM   #36
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^ Well, don't devaluate the notion of a "rock song", there are rock songs out there that are easily as complex, multi-part suites that are as complex as avantgarde or classical, but yeah, I know what you mean, especially when talking about something that basic. And for the record, anything shoegaze-ish would be ok...

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Old 03-12-2010, 09:08 PM   #37
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I think it's obvious that this song won't be heard during gameplay/cinematic scenes (unless it's like Alias or Flashforward with their "music-video" scenes - I hope not ) and more likely, like Red Echidna said on radio or jukebox or something similar that blends in.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:13 PM   #38
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Lets just hope it's saved for the end credits or something! Or even better it's only on the seperate disc soundtrack LOL. But on a more serious note even though the song isn't to my taste it wont spoil my AW experience, i'd have to be really pathetic for a song to ruin the game for me. By reading the forum though it looks like this song and the band is liked by the majority of the board so Remedy are still doing a top job regardless of my musical taste. BRING ON MAY21!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:05 AM   #39
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Man these guys are too awesome! I would have never heard them t=had it not been for Max Payne 2, thanks REMEDY!
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:18 AM   #40
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