[Cover photo credit to David Stöcklin]
Germany’s Downfall of Gaia have just released their sixth studio album, Silhouettes Of Disgust, via Metal Blade Records. Silhouettes Of Disgust delivers a blend of Crust Punk and Post-Black Metal along with atmospheric elements. The new 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 in Industrial/Gothic project This Is Oblivion.
Coinciding with the release of Silhouettes Of Disgust, Downfall of Gaia have revealed a visualizer for the track “While Bloodsprings Become Rivers.”
Vocalist/guitarist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis elaborates:
Dreams and goals are not equally achievable for everyone. Ever-growing class differences within society have become a major problem that has received far too little attention. Social injustice continues to reach new heights, and everyday life is becoming increasingly difficult for many to cope with.
The title Silhouettes Of Disgust is derived from the narratives driving the songs, focusing on the stories of eight different people, as residents of a fictional metropolis who each have their own worries and struggles.
Goncalves dos Reis adds:
Loneliness, addiction, the fear of tomorrow, pressure from society/work and others, things that many of us probably know all too well. You have to play along somehow, or you fall through the cracks, and once you’re down, it’s hard to get back up. It looks at selfishness and ignorance, the general way of dealing with each other – you’re one, surrounded by millions, surrounded by all these silhouettes of disgust, surrounded by the things you want to avoid and hate. The last few years have impressively proven what you can expect from humanity, and honestly, it’s not much.
Downfall of Gaia will return to the stage this April on a short run of European live dates celebrating the release of Silhouettes Of Disgust. The tour kicks off on April 11th in Munich Germany and runs through April 23rd in Berlin, Germany. The band will be joined by Implore and Deathrite on select shows.
DOWNFALL OF GAIA w/ Implore:
4/11/2023 Backstage – Munich, DE
4/12/2023 Jugendhaus West – Stuttgart, DE
4/13/2023 Bandhaus – Leipzig, DE
4/14/2023 Underdogs – Prague, CZ
4/15/2023 Zollkantine – Bremen, DE
4/19/2023 Pul – Uden, NL
4/20/2023 Rockpalast – Bochum, DE
4/21/2023 Substanz – Osnabrück, DE
4/22/2023 Headcrash – Hamburg, DE
4/23/2023 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE