Poverty's No Crime was founded in 1991. The first tentative musical steps were taken in their first demos. "My Favourite Delusion" and "Perfect Wings", with their first and most encouraging success coming in 1992 when they won the Newcomer Rockfestival organized by the North German radio station "FFN". Shortly after, the band hit the road as opening act of bands like Depressive Age and Waltari, and took the opportunity of underlining their unusual talent.
In the mid-90s, the band signed a contract with the Berlin based record company Noise Records. Their debut album, SYMBIOSIS, was released in Spring 1995 and was warmly greeted by the press.
Spring 1996 saw the release of their second album THE AUTUMN YEARS. Once again, the review pages of the metal press glowed with praise. In the wake of their live performances in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Switzerland, the band was showered with tremendous praise. Despite all this, Noise Records surprisingly ended their relationship with the band.
After a generous break to consolidate their ranks, the five musicians continued to follow their dream. In January 1997, the band began writing songs for a new album. Poverty's No Crime found a new business (and ideological) home at Inside Out, at that time Germany's most important prog metal label which also had such great bands as Spock's Beard, Symphony X, Vanden Plas and Enchant under their contractual wings.
In late 1999, Poverty's No Crime faced the first major line-up change when Marcello Maniscalco on keyboards and bass player Christian Scheele left the band for other projects. However, just before entering the studio for the recordings of ONE IN A MILION, the right guy for the vacant position behind the keyboards was found: Jörg Springub proved the perfect fit for the band with an impressive performance on the record. ONE IN A MILLION was released in June 2001 and once again the international music press showed remarkably positive reactions.
Two years later, Poverty's No Crime took a deep breath of fresh creativity. Again they spent two months at the Soundgarten Studio and the result hit the record stores in 2003. At the end of October 2003 THE CHEMICAL CHAOS, the bands' fifth record was released in Europe as well as in North America via Inside Out Music.
In March 2007, the band entered the Area 51 studio (Guano Apes, Helloween, Gamma Ray etc.) in Celle, Germany with producer and Victory guitarist Tommy Newton. Nine brand new songs reflecting the stylistic variety of POVERTY'S NO CRIME were released in August 2007. The record SAVE MY SOUL represents the heavier side of the band. The band took a creative break to elaborate on new songs. This break turned out to stretch over a period of nine years.
However, with a bit by bit recording attempt in different studios (e.g. in Jörg Uken's Soundlodge Studio) over the past three years, Poverty's No Crime finally finished the accursed seventh album. Entitled SPIRAL OF FEAR, it was released in spring 2016 on the German based label Metalville.
The New Album, "A Secret to Hide", arrives in 2021 via Metalville.