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  DOWNFALL OF GAIA STREAMING 'SUFFOCATING IN THE SWARM OF CRANES' ALBUM
11th October 2012



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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 by clicking here.

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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.

The band commented: "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 mélange of genre-markers ˆ from crust to black to hardcore to doom ˆ with no small measure of tormented emotion and uplifting salvation." Zero Tolerance ˆ 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 ˆ 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

Tour Dates:
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


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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

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