On November 11th, DOWNFALL OF GAIA will release their fourth full-length, Atrophy, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in June 2016 at Hidden Planet Studio Berlin with Jan Oberg, Atrophy was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco, CA, and is a record about the absurdity of life and human existence – an album about the constant dialog between life and death. For a first preview of Atrophy, the new single, “Woe”, is streaming now at: metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where the record can also be pre-ordered. See below for available formats:
–180g black vinyl
–black/white vinyl (limited to 300 copies!)
–clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies!)
–yellow marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies!)
*an exclusive t-shirt bundle, plus digital options are also available!
Downfall Of Gaia comments: “Today we are pleased to share the first single from our upcoming album, ‘Atrophy‘, with you guys! This record continues directly where the recent one stopped. Harsh blast-beats combined with atmospheric elements. In my opinion the straightest piece of music we’ve written so far! ‘Atrophy‘ is a story told about the constant dialogue between life and death in which each and everyone is caught day by day, where life itself became the Sisyphean masterpiece. We hope you will enjoy these new tunes as much as we do!”
Downfall of Gaia is a dark wall, moving forward relentlessly, enveloping the listener, absorbing one’s spirit to take one into the realm of the band’s potent sound. Founded in 2008 and having undergone several line-up changes, the quartet is now comprised of the two founding members Dominik Goncalves dos Reis (guitar and vocals) and Anton Lisovoj (bass and vocals), plus Marco Mazzola (guitar) and Michael Kadnar (drums), who are located respectively in Berlin, Hamburg, and New York City. Although the group’s roots lie within the DIY / crust scene, Downfall of Gaia has expanded their sound to incorporate elements of black, doom, and sludge metal. For their efforts, the band has earned many “album of the year” accolades – and with their upcoming release, Atrophy, they will surely earn praise from media and fans alike, once again.
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