Created by Cory "IntraVenus" Forthuber with his brother Justin "JL Kane" Forthuber in early 2007, P.O.L. (proof of life) took off right from their first show @ the Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver CO.
The name "P.O.L." (Proof Of Life) started out as the name Cory "IntraVenus" Forthuber dubbed his first hip hop music group. IntraVenus aka IV wrote all of the lyrics and his brother JL Kane produced all of the music. The two brothers worked together for about a year's time before they split ways professionally. IV continued with his hip hop music, more fierce than ever, while his brother began performing DJ gigs and working on new and different genres of music.
IV quickly picked up the basic equipment to begin producing and recording his own music and immediately began work on a new project with an old musician friend in FL who goes by the name of JSP. It only took about 9 months before "P.O.L. & J.S.P. Presents: Volume 1" was finished and released. It was at this time that IV embarked his first solo project entitled "IntraVenus - Life Style", of which he produced more than 75% of the music, wrote 100% of the songs lyrics and recorded and mastered 90% of the entire album. He also designed the entire CD packaging and label. The album dropped in January 2010.
It was only Fall of the same year that IntraVenus had his second solo accomplishment recorded and ready to release. The name of the album was "IntraVenus - Music From The Veins" and featured a plethora of other artists. The album showcased a great level of evolution in IV's studio production and performance value, landmarking his first release featuring multiple guest MCs. Music From the Veins was released in October 2010.
At the time of IV's second solo release, he decided to move back to his hometown in Florida for new inspiration. At this moment, several new projects commenced including "P.O.L. & J.S.P. Presents: Volume 2" (a project that had been started earlier in the year), "IntraVenus - Monitor" (IV's 3rd solo album) and a release under the name "Non-Atlas" which was a 2-man hip hop group featuring IntraVenus and debut artist Non-Shalant. Unfortunately, Non-Atlas never left the ground and was quickly abandoned due to an abrupt move made by Non-Shalant and his family out of state. The group only released 3 songs. J.S.P. left the P.O.L. Music label in the Summer of 2012 and is no longer affiliated in any way with the group.
Today P.O.L. Music consists of only 2 artists signed to the indie label: IntraVenus (Hip Hop) and the newly signed artist Indigo Chameleon (electronic-rock).
P.O.L. Music also consists of multiple genres including: Hip Hop, Dance/Electronica and Rock. We are currently scouting for new artists, musicians & street teamers to join the crew! If you are interested please contact us. Contact info can be found here on our home page.
Since the beginning, P.O.L. has rocked over 100 shows in the Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Aurora, Nederland, Longmont, Louisville, and even Ward Colorado areas. as well as Tampa FL. Playing everything from small venues, providing live music at strip clubs and headlining shows. IntraVenus has opened for Sunspot Jonz (Living Legends), Killah Priest (Wu Tang), Gift Of Gab (Blackilicious) and more. P.O.L. is currently booking for the Colorado area.
P.O.L. Music Album Releases:
(2007) "Proof Of Life - Food 4 Ur Head"
(2009) "P.O.L. & J.S.P. Presents: Volume 1 (Microphone And A Drum Machine)"
(2010) "IntraVenus - Life Style"
(2010) "IntraVenus - Music From The Veins"
(2011) "Digital Virus - Music Inspired By The Genre Of Dubstep" **IMA AWARD WINNER**
(2012) "IntraVenus - Monitor"
(2013) "IntraVenus - Kill Jonnie EP"
(2013) "IntraVenus EP"
(2013) "INTRAmental EP"
(2014) "P.O.L. - B-Sides"
(2014) "IntraVenus - IV"
(2016) "IntraVenus - Growing Pains"