The Edgar Allan Poets are an alternative band that promotes a dark and intense sound that's being called noir rock. Their music is a mix of grunge guitars, classical strings and lyrics that evoke tales shrouded in shadow and mystery.
The Poets are two rock noir artists inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Chris Mariotti from Italy. His family traveled and part of his major locations included Algeria, South Africa and, eventually, Los Angeles, California. It was during his life in Italy that the artist began taking his music seriously, playing guitar and composing.
The Poets' other major member is The Shadow from the Northern Lands, the drummer coincidentally lived in Italy before landing in Los Angeles. He was studying music, getting a degree in percussions. He'd actually met Chrisis in Italy. Chrisis had been through several bands before he and The Shadow decided to form a group. While Chrisis and Shadow are the primary members of Edgar Allan Poets, they have also collaborated with other amazing musicians. With Chrisis on the vox and guitar, and Shadow handling drums and keys, their deep admiration of Poe's gothic work, as well as their mutual love of Alfred Hitchcock films, is evident, inspiring the direction and sounds of their work.
With comparisons to the music of Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Him, the Poets have produced well received tunes like Cryptic Code and Crow Girl. It is a strong sound with a voice as unique as it gets. With many influences that include grunge, rock, darkwave and Goth, the artists are constantly in search of sounds and elements that will keep their style in a class by itself. Noir rock is intriguing and obsessive, filled with imagery of naked fetuses, black feathers and merciless winds. Every track deserves more than one listen, and each one reveals something new.
On the Poets' website, you can play and enjoy their noir rock. It's an open community with Chrisis and Shadow sharing everything they love about music and their influences, as well as their videos. They have tributes and peeks at the works of Poe, Hitchcock, and other artists and works, and culture in general. They also invite visitors to share their own artwork, videos and comments. Subscribe to their YouTube channel and join the noir rock family on Facebook.
Critics and fans do agree that if you enjoy Hitchcock movies and Edgar Allan Poe, the music of the Edgar Allan Poets and the world they want to share is more than worth a listen. It might even be worth two, and forever more.
Edgar Allan Poets have a large fan base and are extremely popular on social media sites. The band currently has more than 730.000 likes on Facebook, 25.000 Twitter followers, 26.000 on Instagram, 11.000 subscribers on youtube and 16.000 on google+
Edgar Allan Poets music has been used from the Director John La Tier as background track for the trailer of the movie "The Tell Tale Heart" starring Rose Mcgowan.
The Argentinian Director Mariano Cattaneo has used Edgar Allan Poets' song Crow Girl as background track for the “end credits” of the movie “ La chica mas rara del mundo”
What the people are saying about the band:
“I found out about this band on Google Plus. As a writer I’m always looking for different music with deep lyrics to set the tone of my latest writings and this bands music is just what I was looking for. They have a unique sound that really gets to the soul of your mood. My favorite songs on this album are: Wrong Direction and Old Black Clown. This is great stuff and I’m looking forward to listening to some of their other work.”
“I like your track a lot, (Cryptic Code) it has a lot of elements/layers. Some synth-melodies don’t really seem to fit though, mostly in the bridge. Other than that I think this track should be on the radio, I’m certain that the dutch market will love it! This track makes me curious to your other stuff, oh and I like your name as well).”
“I think the sound it’s great, the changes, how you play with the climate of the song, and the voices are worked perfectly. I think the chorus should have more hook, be a little bit more “catchy” to be at the level of the verses and the bridge. Great guitars, great verses, arrgs, very good song! keep up the great work.”
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