Downfall of Gaia
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Germany sludge act Downfall of Gaia announced the new release "Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay," the band's third full length studio release. The album drops on November 11th (North America), November 7th (G/A/S) and November 10th (Rest of Europe) via Metal Blade Records.
Founded in 2008 and having undergone several changes on drums, the quartet is now comprised of Dominik Goncalves dos Reis (guitar and vocals), Peter Wolff (guitar and vocals), Anton Lisovoj (bass and vocals) and Michael Kadnar (drums), who are respectively located in Berlin, Hamburg and even New York City.
Although the group's roots lie within the Crust Punk scene, they are by now associated with a sound that rather corresponds to the impact of an avalanche made from black earth, rock and dirty sludge while their lyrics poetically describe the dark side of being.
In 2014, the band entered '79 Sound Studio in Cologne and started working on new material. The results were mixed at renowned Atomic Garden Studio in the San Francisco Bay Area and mastered in Portland, Oregon, at notorious Audiosiege Studio. Finally, the new masterpiece is completed and ready to ravage eager listeners. Once again, the band has developed a concept. The album addresses probably mankind's most powerful enemy: time, which passes without mercy. Therefore, Downfall of Gaia refrain from any calm moments, let alone pauses, but go full throttle straight away on this new album called "Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay."
The track listing for the new album is:
1. Darkness Inflames These Sapphire Eyes
2. Carved into Shadows
3. Ascending the Throne
4. Of Stillness and Solitude
5. To Carry Myself to the Grave
6. Whispers of Aeon
7. Excavated More...
Downfall of Gaia just finished the recordings for new album "Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay," due to be released in the Fall of 2014.
Downfall of Gaia comments: "All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and recorded our most aggressive sounding record till today.
"Once again we recorded at the '79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn't ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys!
"The recording itself went pretty smooth just besides the annoying fact that all of us became pretty sick in the last few days of the studio and right before our European tour with Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk, sitting there with a cold, fever and hardly able to talk, everything went just as planned! Definitely a funny pic to see! But for now we are happy to be done with the studio and can't wait to play the new material live!"
Downfall Of Gaia has announced "Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay" as the title for the band's upcoming new album to be released in the fall of 2014.
The band's previous album, "Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes," was released in October 2012 on Metal Blade Records worldwide. Downfall Of Gaia comments:
"We are about to enter the studio and record the next chapter of Downfall of Gaia, our new full length record 'Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay!' This one will be the first record with Mike Kadnar on drums which brought a complete new dynamic to our our songs and all of us couldn't be more satisfied with the result! 'Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay' will be our most aggressive release till today and we are pretty excited to present our new piece of music to the audience!" More...
Downfall of Gaia has just announced two support tours for June with Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk. The tours will include dates throughout mainland Europe, including Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, and more.
Comments Downfall of Gaia: "We are happy to announce our first European tour for 2014! This time we are glad to hit the road with the mighty Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk, playing Germany and Belgium on our way to Hellfest in Clisson, France! After a little stop at Hellfest it's Black Tusk and us on our own for a few more dates to go. Pretty much looking forward to return to all of those countries this upcoming summer that gave us such a good time on our last European tour!" More...
Downfall of Gaia is happy to have found a new drummer after the departure of former member Hannes. The band comments:
"We are very happy to announce that our good friend Michael Kadnar from New York will be the new face behind the drums of Downfall of Gaia and all of us couldn't be more excited to have him on board!
"We got to know Mike on our last tour through the United States with his other band Black Table and the chemistry just felt right! Around that time we had no idea that we will meet up again so soon! It might sound weird to some people to add a drummer from New York to a band that's based in Germany, but for us it feels like the right and best decision! Plans for 2014 have been made and the flights have been booked! Some amazing stuff is coming up in the next couple of months and we are looking forward to a new chapter! The songwriting for a new record will start in a few weeks and a new record can be expected for later this year!"
Comments Michael Kadnar: "I was fortunate enough to tour the US opening for Downfall of Gaia with my band Black Table in summer 2013. Both bands had really good chemistry and we kept in touch after the tour was over. When I heard that Downfall was looking for a drummer, I emailed Peter and jokingly said 'I'm your guy, fly me out haha.' Our conversation quickly got serious when Peter said the search wasn't going too well and proceeded to ask me if I was interested in being their touring drummer. After the initial shock wore off, I gladly accepted, and after a few more conversations they decided to bring me on as a full time member. I'm very excited and it's an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to write and perform with these talented Gentlemen!"
20/06/14 FR - Clisson - Hellfest
21-25/07/14 SI - Tolmin - Metal Days
More than a year has passed since Downfall of Gaia released Metal Blade debut “Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes." After tours of both the U.S. and Europe, Downfall of Gaia has offered the follwing update on the status of the band:
"With more than 100 shows played in 2013, last year was the most intense in the history of this band so far! Three European Tours, a full US Tour, several single shows and festivals! Memories we will keep for a long time.
"We are still remembering those hot days in desert of New Mexico, on the other side those freezing cold nights in St. Petersburg, Russia. Driving down old Route66 (by mistake) or getting arrested at the border in Finland! We are pretty thankful for all the possibilities, adventures and places we were able to discover in the last couple of months, thankful for all of the amazing people we met around the globe and the new friends we made!
"Unfortunately intense touring can also have it's bad and exhausting sides and people start to rethink about priorities in life. We also had our ups and downs and as a result of changing priorities we sadly have to announce that Hannes decided to leave the band and focus on other things in life! We respect his decision but we are also 100% willing to continue with a new drummer!
"We wish him all the best for his future. To keep things short – we are looking for a new drummer! If someone out there is serious about it - just drop us a line via email@example.com and we will figure out the rest!
"Besides all of that, we are still looking forward to 2014 and some great plans that are in the making! Even with all of those circumstances - all planned shows will take place and no show will be cancelled! Feel free to spread the news and the word!"
You can also see the band live:
20/06/14 FR – Clisson – Hellfest
21-25/07/14 SI – Tolmin – Metal Days
Downfall of Gaia just announced a third and final European tour for 2013. Comments the band:
"Three weeks after our U.S. tour we will hit the road again for the third and final part of our European Tour 2013. This tour also includes some countries we've never played before and some great festivals – pretty excited about it!"
A few more dates are yet to be confirmed and will be announced shortly. The currently announced details are as follows:
w/ Black Table
09/09 Denver, CO Seventh Circle Music Collective
09/10 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
09/11 Saint Louis, MO Fubar
09/12 Madison, WI Dragon Fly Lounge
09/13 Chicago, IL Grandbar
09/14 Pittsburgh, PA The Shop
09/15 Ithaca, NY The Underground
09/16 Burlington, VT Nectars More...
Downfall of Gaia has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:
"Excited to announce the third and final part of our European Tour 2013! This tour also includes some European countries we've never played before and some great festivals! We are really looking forward to hit the European ground again!
"We still need some help for the 11.10. (somewhere south / on our way to Linz) and the 14.10. (between Ljubljana and Milan). If anyone is able to help us out – drop us a line! Thanks! These shows will also be our last live appearances for 2013!" More...
Downfall of Gaia will be hitting the road across the states, with dates beginning on August 16th. The confirmed dates can be found below, as well as at the band's Facebook profile here. More dates are still TBA, and will be made available online as soon as they are confirmed.
Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.
Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:
Friday September 20th
Dragged into Sunlight
Terzij de Horde
Downfall of Gaia
Age Of Woe More...
German underground phenomenon Downfall of Gaia has announced a full European tour for April. The 17-country-spanning tour will begin on April 3rd in Coburg, Germany. The complete listing of dates are below, as well as on the band's Facebook page.
Comments the band: "Just a few weeks left and we will hit the road again! Can't wait to meet new and old faces ! This will be the first part of our European tour 2013. Part 2 will follow in June and Part 3 in October. See you on the road."
Downfall of Gaia has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tours and re-releasing previous material:
"As was already told, we will hit the road in April for the first part of our European Tour 2013! If you want to help us out and if you want us to play your city - get in contact with Luc from Doomstar Booking: luc(/A/)doomstarbookings(/DOT/)com. You can have a look at the routing right here.
"Later this year we will hit the road into the other direction for a second European Tour. We will let you know about this one as soon as possible!
"Besides that Alerta Antifascista, Moment of Collapse, Shove Rec. and Maniyax Rec. will release the second repress of our first LP 'Epos,' a repress of our split LP w/ In The Hearts Of Emperors
and also a CD which contains 'Epos' + the split LP together as one on CD." More...
Downfall of Gaia has posted the following message online about taking a break from live shows:
"Because of private circumstances we have to take a little timeout from playing live for the next three months!
"We will try to use that time in a useful way and will start with the songwriting for a new record. Besides that we are working on some tours for 2013. We will let you know when things are confirmed."
Downfall of Gaia recently released new album "Suffocating In The Swarm of Cranes" through Metal Blade Records, and the music video for "In The Rivers Bleak" can be viewed below. More...
Downfall of Gaia has launched the first video clip in the history of the band. The video for "In The Rivers Bleak" can be viewed below or over at the band's Metal Blade landing page.
Comments Downfall of Gaia on the video: "We are very proud to present our brand-new video for In The Rivers Bleak! This video is filmed by John Bradburn and Andy Paton on a rainy English night and delivers in a perfect way the mood we tried to capture on this record. It's completely filmed in black and white and it's a view right inside the story of our new record."
"Suffocating In The Swarm of Cranes" is a concept album about an individual's struggles with living in modern, oft over-stimulated society. The album's track listing is as follows:
2. drowning by wing beats
3. in the rivers bleak
4. i fade away
5. beneath the crown of cranes
6. giving their heir to the masses
7. [asphyxia] More...
Downfall of Gaia has launched a stream of new album "Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes" in its entirety through CvltNation.com here. In addition to the stream, vocalist/guitarist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis has written descriptions for each song on the album, which should be of interest to fans as the entire album is sung in German.
"Suffocating In The Swarm of Cranes" is a concept album about an individual's struggles with living in modern, oft over-stimulated society. Comments Downfall of Gaia:
"The concept album 'Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes' is telling a story about a person who falls victim to his thoughts and becomes consumed by the pressures of the outside world. Suffering from insomnia, the day by day routine and the security that things are completely out of control nowadays, all of this puts so much pressure on him that he is slowly losing his mind. It's a huge story about a person and the sickness, his state of mind and how his psychological conscience develops. More...
Downfall of Gaia has now released the second song off new album, "Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes." Surf over to the Metal Hammer Germany website here to stream the new song "Drowning By Wing Beats."
The previously posted first single "In The Rivers Bleak" is also still available for streaming at this location.
Comments Downfall of Gaia: "The concept album 'Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes' is telling a story about a person who falls victim to his thoughts and becomes consumed by the pressures of the outside world. Suffering from insomnia, the day by day routine and the security that things are completely out of control nowadays, all of this puts so much pressure on him that he is slowly losing his mind. It's a huge story about a person and the sickness, his state of mind and how his psychological conscience develops.
"This story is representative for a more and more fast moving time such as today where it's way too easy to lose control and to get buried by the growing weights on our own backs. Compared to our last releases, we've got the most mixed style on the new album and it has a lot of dynamic. It's more aggressive than the other stuff. It still has influences from sludge, black metal, doom, hardcore or post rock parts. It's a wide range of music which makes all of us feel really comfortable!"
The album's track listing is:
2. Drowning By Wing Beats
3. In the Rivers Bleak
4. I Fade Away
5. Beneath The Crown Of Cranes
6. Giving Their Heir to the Masses
Downfall of Gaia signed with Metal Blade Records earlier this summer and will be releasing new album "Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes" on October 9th, 2012.
A new song from the album, titled "In the Rivers Bleak," is now available online for streaming. Listen to the track at the Downfall of Gaia landing page here or in the player available below.
Downfall of Gaia officially announced its signing with Metal Blade Records earlier this month for the upcoming release of the "Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes" album.
Downfall of Gaia has now announced a run of summer European dates with Vestiges starting on the 22nd and running through the end of July. Details on the tour are available in the poster below, or via the band's Facebook profile. More...
Downfall of Gaia has signed a deal with Metal Blade Records for the release of new album "Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes." The record label commented:
"It's with great pleasure that Metal Blade announces the signing of Germany's Downfall of Gaia! Downfall of Gaia eschews clichés and delivers a monolithic, yet melodic, wall of sound. The band formed in 2008 in Hannover, Germany and has released a demo cd, a split tape, a split LP, and a full length album. Their split with In The Hearts of Emperors can be found on bandcamp here.
"Downfall of Gaia started out as a crust band, but quickly developed further and have become much more difficult to compare to any other bands. Over the years, their songs became longer, slower, heavier; their influences range from doom to black metal, from down-tempo, to sludge, and hardcore. Their songs have and epic and majestic vibe, with enough musical peaks and valleys to keep listeners rooted firmly to the earth throughout 9:00+ minutes of music. More...