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4th December 2023
Old Gods of Asgard to Perform at The Game Awards 2023

It's been eleven years since a live Old Gods of Asgard performance was discussed, but it looks like wishes will finally be coming true. The Game Awards have just revealed one of their musical acts for Thursday night, with Poets of the Fall performing for the first time live as their alter-ego, Old Gods of Asgard.

The ceremony is set to go live on Thursday, December 7th at 16:30 PT / 19:30 ET / 00:30 GMT / 02:30 EET on YouTube and Twitch! Make sure to mark it on your calendar, as you don't want to miss this!

The announcement also neatly coincides with the launch week of the Olds Gods of Asgard's debut album, Rebirth - The Greatest Hits. The collection features the four previously released songs by the band: Children of the Elder God, The Poet and the Muse (as featured in Alan Wake), Balance Slays the Demon (from Alan Wake's American Nightmare), and Take Control (as heard in Control). The new songs include those heard in Alan Wake 2, Dark Ocean Summoning, Anger's Remorse and Herald of Darkness, along with two new tracks, The Sea of Night and The Skald Awakens.

Interested in picking up a copy? The album is set to launch on December 8th! You can pre-order the album or one of the special bundles at the band's official store, Backstage Rock Shop.

If you're unfamiliar with the band, let's take you through a quick recap: Poets of the Fall has had a long history with Remedy, which started in 2003 with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. For the game, they created their first song, Late Goodbye, based on a poem by Sam Lake. The next time they collaborated, Poets of the Fall had gained the knowledge and experience of several albums. The band returned for Alan Wake, with The Poet and the Muse and Children of the Elder God (two custom songs), in addition to War. Two years later, for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, then considered a spin-off from the original game, the band returned for Balance Slays the Demon (custom) and The Happy Song (semi-custom as it later appeared in the album Temple of Thought). After a slight unintentional break with Quantum Break, another two of their songs featured in Control: Take Control and My Dark Disquiet.

It's in Alan Wake 2 that the Old Gods of Asgard found greater success, with the largest collaboration to date. For the game, the band created three custom songs, Dark Ocean Summoning, Anger's Remorse and Herald of Darkness, as well as had their original song (as Poets of the Fall), Heroes and Villians, featured in the credits. All three founding members of POTF were also heavily included in the memorable chapter, We Sing. 


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The Max Payne Series




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