CHRISIS (vox, guitar) was born in South Africa where he spent the first years of his life. Son of a flight attendant, he travelled a lot. So he moved to Algeria and finally to Cortina d Ampezzo (Italy) where he now lives. There he started playing...
CHRISIS (vox, guitar) was born in South Africa where he spent the first years of his life. Son of a flight attendant, he travelled a lot. So he moved to Algeria and finally to Cortina d Ampezzo (Italy) where he now lives. There he started playing guitar and composing his own music. He changed different bands before he met Lop Noor; together they started the Edgar Allan Poets project. Their sound is smooth but strong, it is sad and tender; lyrics are poems inspired by Poe’s novels.
LOP NOOR (Drums) was born in Bergen (Norway). After a few years, he moved to Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy). There, he started studying drums and percussions. Then he moved to Verona where he got the conservatoire’s diploma. As he returned to Cortina he met ChrisIs and they immediately experienced a very good musical feeling. In September 2006 they gave birth to the Edgar Allan Poets.
LAST NEWS We’ve Just finished to record our cd with Rhys Fulber (Paradise Lost, Fear Factory etc) We recorded the album in Los Angeles (at the Steak House Studio & Ameraycan Studio) Some special guests played in our cd (Don Randi pianist of Sinatra, Beach Boys & Liah Randi, Pink’s bassist) We have also filmed the videoclip of “Cryptic Code” (which is one of the 13 tracks) in the Monument Valley, L.A and in Italy
Edgar Allan Poets' Review by Beowolfproduction PHOENIXVILLE, U.S.A EDGAR ALLAN POETS - CRYPTIC CODEEDGAR ALLAN POETS is a two piece Alternative Rock band out of Italy. These guys are not the typical sounding Alternative band though. They have added in some...
SKOPE magazine Boston by Reviewed by: S.D. Peer Artist: Edgar Allan PoetsTitle: Old Black CrowEdgar Allan Poets is the best band in Italy! Their debut album, "Old Back Clown" is a gorgeous collection of brooding, menacing and emotionally...
Edgar Allan Poets' Review by Beowolfproduction PHOENIXVILLE, U.S.A
EDGAR ALLAN POETS - CRYPTIC CODE
EDGAR ALLAN POETS is a two piece Alternative Rock band out of Italy. These guys are not the
typical sounding Alternative band though. They have added in some different elements to help them
stand out form the rest of the bands playing this style. There are influences of Gothic, Classic Rock
& Grunge all present in their sound too. The music has a bit of a dark vibe to it that reminds me of
some of the early 80's Dark Wave bands mixed with Modern Rock. The piano playing also adds a lot
of flavor to their sound. The vocals are done in a crossover style of Goth, Rock & Alternative as well.
Don't pass this band over, cause they are not the typical band of this style. Check them out!
SKOPE magazine Boston by Reviewed by: S.D. Peer Artist: Edgar Allan Poets
Title: Old Black Crow
Edgar Allan Poets is the best band in Italy! Their debut album, "Old Back Clown" is a gorgeous collection of brooding, menacing and emotionally relentless rock 'n' roll songs.
The album opens with the title track "Old Black Clown" and the journey begins with this exotic and sensual track, reminiscing of a song Bryan Ferry never got around to writing. "Old Black Clown" continues with favorable and familiar riffs, harmonies and themes, however the trio quickly establish themselves as an unusual, charming and sincere musical unit.
Parasitic Voyeur" speaks of spying, crying and rejection, but the Alice In Chains and John Doe and Exene harmonies make one smile in spite of the despair expressed in the lyric. This track is also an indication of what this band can do, and do well. First and foremost, they know how to write modern pop rock. There is no fluff or fat on this album. Each song engages the listener either with a lush string ensemble intro, a scorching indie rock hook, or a bloodletting vocal with to-the-point lyrics.
EAP are not afraid to sing a few "na na na's" or 'la la la's", which makes it very easy for the first time listener to sing along....and you will! This band has a knack for being very sophisticated and clever and having a bit of fun with a melody. This is most evident when the band sings the chorus in "Those Who Care". You will be transported to a wharf front tavern and inclined to raise your glass while you chant in drunken unison with the locals "those who care, those who don't, those who dare and those who won't".
In contrast to creating the illusion of a pirate party on the Mediterranean, EAP are at their collective best when writing gorgeous songs with well calculated chord changes and the occasional time signature shifts in just the right places.
Old Black Clown" benefits from songs well written and well played. Some may find the album a bit "underproduced", however what it may lack in flash and glint, it compensates for in its' authenticity and warmth.