If you’ve got a ticket to see the German doomsludgecrustblackmetal merchants at the end of the month, please note that the show has been shifted to the Black Bull in Gateshead. Full press release follows:
The band are looking forward to returning to the UK for a full run:
“We are all excited to come back to the UK ! This trip includes some cities we’ve never been to before and some nice Festivals. Good times are ahead of us! Looking forward to playing those shows!”
Catch them here (all dates October 2013):
- 25th BRISTOL – Subvert Festival @ The Fleece
- 26th LEEDS – The Fenton
- 27th GLASGOW – Audio
- 28th GATESHEAD – The Black Bull
- 29th BIRMINGHAM – Scruffy Murphy’s
- 30th LONDON – Unicorn
Downfall of Gaia’s critically-acclaimed album Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes was released in October of 2012. The music video for “In the Rivers Bleak” can be enjoyed below.
The video was filmed by John Bradburn and Andy Paton and, according to Downfall of Gaia, was filmed ”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.
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 announce UK tour (moshville.co.uk)