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10 February 2014

michael kadnar
Doom/Sludge Metal band Downfall of Gaia are pleased to announce that Michael Kadnar is their new drummer who replaces previous encumbent of the drum stool, Johannes Stoltenburg, who left in late 2013 to focus on other aspects of his personal life.

Kadnar who hails from New York was already known to Downfall Of Gaia as they toured with his previous band, Black Table, earlier in 2013.

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Commented a spokesman for the band, "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!"

Michael Kadnar had this to say on his recruitment to the band: "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!"

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You can see Downfall Of Gaia live here:
Friday 20th June - Hellfest, Clisson
Monday 21st - Friday 25th July - Metal Days Festival, Tolmin

Downfall Of Gaia are:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis - Vocals/Guitar
Peter Wolff - Vocals/Guitar
Anton Lisovoj - Vocals/Bass Guitar
Michael Kadnar - Drums

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