DOWNFALL OF GAIA NEWS


DOWNFALL OF GAIA launches official video clip for 'In The Rivers Bleak'!
New album 'Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes' out now!

DOWNFALL OF GAIA have launched the first video clip in the history of the band. Surf over to the landing page at www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia to check out the video for In The Rivers Bleak!

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.

Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes track listing:

1. [vulnus]
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]

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 an epic and majestic vibe, with enough musical peaks and valleys to keep listeners rooted firmly to the earth throughout 9:00+ minutes of music.

Since day one, the four-piece has been an active live band, not only performing in Germany, but also throughout the world: Italy, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the United States have been witness to their live performances. No matter if they are playing a tiny club or a big festival, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are well known for their intense live shows.

"To pinpoint the Downfall Of Gaia sound is rather an exercise in futility, as the band have blended a mιlange of genre-markers – from crust to black to hardcore to doom – with no small measure of tormented emotion and uplifting salvation." Zero Tolerance – 5/6

"Pitted somewhere between modern psychedelic black metal and barbed doom of Neurosis, there's a cold smother to Downfall of Gaia's sound that envelopes you like an iron winter fog. With a pallet so rich in shades of grey, Downfall of Gaia have crafted 'Suffocating in The Swarm of Cranes' to be as evocative as it is desolate." Terrorizer Magazine – 4/5

"Downfall of Gaia traverse more harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering between fragility and ferocity." Sputnikmusic.com

DOWNFALL OF GAIA live:
19/10/12 – DE – Aachen - AZ
20/10/12 – DE – Darmstadt - Oetinger Villa
26/10/12 – DE – Hamburg - Rote Flora - Release Show
01/11/12 – RU – Moscow – t.b.a.
02/11/12 – RU - Nizhniy Novgorod – t.b.a.
01/11/12 – RU - St. Petersburg – t.b.a.

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Peter Wolff – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Johannes Stoltenburg – drums

http://www.downfallofgaia.com
http://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
http://www.myspace.com/downfallofgaia
http://downfallofgaia.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/downfallofgaiatv



DOWNFALL OF GAIA streams 'Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes' exclusively on Cvltnation.com
New album in stores October 9th in North America

DOWNFALL OF GAIA have launched a stream of their new album, Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes, in its entirety on the popular subculture destination, CvltNation.com. 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. Read the descriptions and listen to the album now HERE.

Fans can check out www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia to stream the first single, In The Rivers Bleak, as well as order copies of the album, which is available in CD and double gatefold vinyl formats.

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!"

Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes track listing:
1. [vulnus]
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]

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 an epic and majestic vibe, with enough musical peaks and valleys to keep listeners rooted firmly to the earth throughout 9:00+ minutes of music.

Since day one, the four-piece has been an active live band, not only performing in Germany, but also throughout the world: Italy, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the United States have been witness to their live performances. No matter if they are playing a tiny club or a big festival, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are well known for their intense live shows.

"To pinpoint the Downfall Of Gaia sound is rather an exercise in futility, as the band have blended a mιlange of genre-markers – from crust to black to hardcore to doom – with no small measure of tormented emotion and uplifting salvation." Zero Tolerance – 5/6

"Pitted somewhere between modern psychedelic black metal and barbed doom of Neurosis, there's a cold smother to Downfall of Gaia's sound that envelopes you like an iron winter fog. With a pallet so rich in shades of grey, Downfall of Gaia have crafted 'Suffocating in The Swarm of Cranes' to be as evocative as it is desolate." Terrorizer Magazine – 4/5

"Downfall of Gaia traverse more harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering between fragility and ferocity." Sputnikmusic.com

DOWN FALL OF GAIA
10/13 Eindhoven, Netherlands Bloodshed Fest w/ Dropdead, Wolfbrigade +more
10/19 Aachen, Germany AZ
10/20 Darmstadt, Germany Oetinger Villa
10/26 Hamburg, Germany Rote Flora - Release Show
11/01 Moscow, Russia TBA
11/02 Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia TBA
11/03 St. Petersburg, Russia TBA

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Peter Wolff – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Johannes Stoltenburg – drums

http://www.downfallofgaia.com
http://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
http://www.myspace.com/downfallofgaia
http://downfallofgaia.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/downfallofgaiatv



DOWNFALL OF GAIA launches second song of new album 'Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes' (out October 9) exclusively via website of Metal Hammer Germany!
DOWNFALL OF GAIA have just released the second song from their new album, Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes!

Please surf over to our good friends at Metal Hammer Germany who host the online stream exclusively! Click HERE to listen to Drowning By Wing Beats!

Make also sure to surf over to www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia to stream the first single In The Rivers Bleak and check out the front art for Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes! There's also nice packages available including the double gatefold vinyl, a Digi-CD and an exclusive T-Shirt!

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!"

Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes track listing:
1. [vulnus]
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]

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 an epic and majestic vibe, with enough musical peaks and valleys to keep listeners rooted firmly to the earth throughout 9:00+ minutes of music.

Since day one, the four-piece has been an active live band, not only performing in Germany, but also throughout the world: Italy, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the United States have been witness to their live performances. No matter if they are playing a tiny club or a big festival, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are well known for their intense live shows.

"DOWNFALL OF GAIA is the soundtrack to a volcanic eruption! Eerily beautiful like a flow of fiery lava and black ash - an ominous, atmospheric maelstrom of Neurosis and Wolves In The Throne Room."

"Hailing from Germany, these folks really know how to push the limits of a song and drive it in all emotions and musical dynamics!" cvltnation.com

"Downfall of Gaia traverse more harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering between fragility and ferocity". SputnikMusic.com

Watch out for DOWNFALL OF GAIA's new album Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes to be released October, 9th via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Peter Wolff – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Johannes Stoltenburg – drums

http://www.downfallofgaia.com
http://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
http://www.myspace.com/downfallofgaia
http://downfallofgaia.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/downfallofgaiatv



DOWNFALL OF GAIA release first single 'In The Rivers Bleak'; reveal cover art for 'Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes'!
Out October 9 on CD and Gatefold-2xLP!

DOWNFALL OF GAIA have just launched the first single and pre-orders for their new album Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes! Head over to www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia to stream In The Rivers Bleak and check out the cover art for Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes! Make also sure to check out the pre-order links, which double gatefold vinyl, CD, and an exclusive T-Shirt!

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 dynamics. 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!"

Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes track listing:
1. [vulnus]
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]

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 an epic and majestic vibe, with enough musical peaks and valleys to keep listeners rooted firmly to the earth throughout 9:00+ minutes of music.

Since day one, the four-piece has been an active live band, not only performing in Germany, but also throughout the world: Italy, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the United States have been witness to their live performances. No matter if they are playing a tiny club or a big festival, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are well known for their intense live shows.

"DOWNFALL OF GAIA is the soundtrack to a volcanic eruption! Eerily beautiful like a flow of fiery lava and black ash - an ominous, atmospheric maelstrom of Neurosis and Wolves In The Throne Room."

"Hailing from Germany, these folks really know how to push the limits of a song and drive it in all emotions and musical dynamics!"

"Downfall of Gaia traverse more harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering between fragility and ferocity".

Watch out for DOWNFALL OF GAIA's new album Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes to be released October, 5th/8th via Metal Blade Records in Europe!

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Peter Wolff – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Johannes Stoltenburg – drums

http://www.downfallofgaia.com
http://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
http://www.myspace.com/downfallofgaia
http://downfallofgaia.bandcamp.com
http://www.youtube.com/downfallofgaiatv



Metal Blade Records signs Germany's DOWNFALL OF GAIA!
New album to be titled Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes

It's with great pleasure that Metal Blade announces the signing of Germany's DOWNFALL OF GAIA! DOWNFALL OF GAIA eschews clichιs 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.

Since day one, the four-piece has been an active live band, not only performing Germany, but also throughout the world: Italy, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the United States have been witness to their live performances. No matter if they are playing a tiny club or a big festival, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are well known for their intense live shows.

"Hailing from Germany, these folks really know how to push the limits of a song and drive it in all emotions and musical dynamics"! cvltnation.com

"Downfall of Gaia traverse more harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering between fragility and ferocity". Sputnikmusic.com

DOWNFALL OF GAIA comments on their deal with Metal Blade Records: "We feel quite honored to be a part of the Metal Blade family and to work with one of the most notable labels in the world! We are really excited about our Metal Blade debut and the future! A big thank you to all the people who supported us in any way during the last years, without you all of this wouldn't be possible!"

DOWNFALL OF GAIA just finished the recording their next batch of music. The concept album, Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes, will be released later on in 2012. Stay tuned for more information, this is a release you do not want to miss!

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Peter Wolff – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Johannes Stoltenburg - drums

http://www.downfallofgaia.com
http://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
http://www.myspace.com/downfallofgaia
http://downfallofgaia.bandcamp.com/