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8th December 2023
Poets of the Fall/Old Gods of Asgard Celebrates Release of Rebirth - Greatest Hits

Old Gods of Asgard's debut album, Rebirth - Greatest Hits is officially out!

Performed by the incredible Poets of the Fall, Old Gods of Asgard is often described as the band's "alter-ego", a role initially formed in Alan Wake (2010) which led them to create Children of the Elder God and The Poet and the Muse. Throughout the past thirteen years, there's been a strong interest in hearing more rocking tracks and perhaps in a potential album.

Rebirth - Greatest Hits features the four previously released songs by the band: Children of the Elder GodThe 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 2Dark Ocean Summoning, Anger's Remorse and Herald of Darkness, along with two new tracks, The Sea of Night and The Skald Awakens

In the original press release announcing the album, Marko Saaresto (Vocalist on Poets of the Fall and Old Gods of Asgard) stated, "Creating Rebirth was like chasing stars over the seas of our imagination. Furthermore, it was incredible to witness the skill and dedication of everyone we worked with on this project. We all poured our hearts and souls into this sonic journey."

The release continues with a comment from Sam Lake (Creative Director at Remedy), “This album is a culmination of a long and wonderous journey of artistic collaboration between friends. A fever dream come true. The songs play a key role in the games Alan Wake, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Control and Alan Wake 2, deepening the lore or setting up a memorable scene. We hope you will love the music as much as we have loved creating both the band and the songs.”

Rebirth - Greatest Hits is available to order now with pre-orders starting to land in mailboxes! The standard CD is available at 18,99€, with vinyl and gold vinyl available from 37,99€. If you want to represent your favourite fictional band, there are also bundles with t-shirts (sold separately, too) and a special Rebirth hoodie. Send us your photo on social media when your's arrive!

A bit of information about Poets of the Fall: Although two of the band members were involved in Remedy's original Max Payne title, officially, the band's relationship started back in 2003 with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. For the game, Poets created their first song, Late Goodbye, based on a poem by Sam Lake, after a conversation between Marko and Sam about the formation of his new group.

Almost a decade later, the band returned for the studio's next game, Alan Wake, creating the custom songs, The Poet and the Muse and Children of the Elder God, under their alter-ego, Old Gods of Asgard. Their song War, from their album Twilight Theater, also made an appearance in the game. They returned again two years later for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, with the songs Balance Slays the Demon and The Happy Song (the latter also appearing in the album Temple of Thought). Around the same time, Can You Hear Me, created as an exclusive single to their Alchemy Vol 1 collection, also appeared in the studio's debut mobile game, Death Rally.

After Alan Wake, while they still worked alongside the studio, issues outside of both parties' control led to the absence of a unique track within Quantum Break. Although players can still hear elements in the reworked version of The Labyrinth, heard in the Clearview album. It was only in 2019's Control that the band and studio were able to work once again, bringing Take Control to the table, used during the Control's memorable Ashtray Maze sequence, along with Ultraviolet's The Dark Disquiet making an appearance.

For Alan Wake 2, they returned with three unique songs custom-made for the adventures; Dark Ocean Summoning, Herald of Darkness, and Anger's Remorse. Weeks after the launch of the game, the Old Gods of Asgard debut album, Rebirth - Greatest Hits is being released, nicely coinciding with their performance on The Game Awards stage.


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