Downfall of Gaia has revealed their latest single, “Existence Of Awe.” It’s a prelude to the band’s sixth studio album, Silhouettes Of Disgust, scheduled to arrive on March 17th, 2023 via Metal Blade Records.
Silhouettes Of Disgust delivers a blend of Crust Punk and Post-Black Metal taken in new directions. The record includes the return of guitarist Peter Wolff, who left the band in 2015 to focus on family and other pursuits. They’ve also expanded their sonic palette with the addition of synths for the first time, and female vocals courtesy of Lulu Black, who collaborates with drummer Michael Kadnar on the Industrial/Gothic project This Is Oblivion.
Wanting to keep things “short, simple, and a bit more confrontational”, the record does not feature the eight-to-ten-minute epics of the band’s more recent releases and is instead “punchier.”
Vocalist/guitarist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis elaborates:
‘Existence Of Awe’ is a song about those inner demons and ghostly companions that many in this day and age are at the mercy of and have to fight against in whatever form. A condition that one often carries around unnoticed on the outside, which is not immediately visible to many, and that one must somehow learn to live with…
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