Metal Blade Records has signed Germany’s Downfall of Gaia! Downfall of Gaia, a band I’d never heard of before yesterday.
A press release days the band “eschews clichés and delivers a monolithic, yet melodic, wall of sound.”
The band formed in 2008 in Hanover, Germany, and has released a demo CD, a split tape, a split LP, and a full-length album.
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, the release says.
“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 and epic and majestic vibe, with enough musical peaks and valleys to keep listeners rooted firmly to the earth throughout 9:00+ minutes of music.”
The band says they “feel quite honored to be a part of the Metal Blade family and to work with one of the most notable labels in the world! We are really excited about our Metal Blade debut and the future! A big thank you to all the people who supported us in any way during the last years, without you all of this wouldn’t be possible!”
The band’s first album for the label, Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes, will be released later on in 2012.
For now, here’s what these dudes sound like.