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Germany (2008 – present)

Dark, ominous, yet not completely hopeless, Downfall of Gaia’s music is as uplifting as it is overwhelming. The aural peaks and valleys fill the often lengthy tracks with a rewarding listening experience.

The quartet was founded in the middle of 2008 and, after a few member changes, ended up with their current lineup: Dominik Goncalves dos Reis, Peter Wolff, Anton Lisovoj, and Johannes Stoltenburg. The members of Downfall of Gaia reside in various cities throughout Germany. Their practice space, however, isn’t in one of the common German fashion cities like Berlin or Hamburg, but in Hannover, a city many people connect to the Scorpions. Not to a sound that is reminiscent of an avalanche of black earth, boulders, and mud.

Downfall of Gaia have developed their current sound over the course of several years. In their early days of existence, they could easily have been described as a crust band. During this “crustier” period, they released a split in 2008 with French band Kazan. A year later, they released a tour EP, and in 2010 Downfall of Gaia finally released their debut album “Epos” with the help of a few DIY-labels.

When Downfall of Gaia is not in the rehearsal room or in the studio, they welcome life on the road and tour whenever and wherever they can. They have not only performed on countless stages in the German speaking countries, but also in countries like Italy, the UK, France, the Netherlands and in several cities in various countries in Eastern Europe. They have even made a trip across the Atlantic to the United States for a small, but intense tour. Downfall of Gaia’s live intensity is unwavering, whether they are performing to ten guests in a club or in front of thousands of people at a festival.


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  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Downfall of Gaia

    15 Apr 8:09pm Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Amazing seeing them bring it live; hypnotic black metal kept real with the massive low-end of their crusty bass.

    1 Apr 8:58am Reply
  • Hopkinator

    Tour Canada please.

    29 Mar 11:55pm Reply
  • ShapelessPain

    Aeon... almost feels like a coherent mix between Fall Of Efrafa and early Altar Of Plagues. I like it.

    26 Mar 9:50pm Reply
  • MrMalicious

    Saw them live last night, completely blew me away. Aeons Unveil was already one of my favorite albums of 2014 but last night put it at the top of a very impressive list of releases last year.

    31 Jan 4:39pm Reply
  • Krause_Glucke

    In contrast to other shouts here I personally appreciate the stronger black metal sound of the new album! Gut gemacht, Jungs! ;)

    3 Jan 11:25pm Reply
  • Mr_Maxe

    New album is so good, those black metal parts <3

    1 Jan 11:20pm Reply
  • capitanostupido

    the new album , is definitely not my cup of tea!way too much shitty black metal for my ears!i love epos and suffocating in the swarm of cranes but the new one is a big disappointment to me!

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Monotonvs

    [too heavy, slow without any melodic, one big noise with a strange mix/sound)] these things makes the band worth mentioning.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • colderskin

    Hey this album is so good btw

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jonowev

    "Neo Crust"... "Dark Hardcore"... yeah, those are not things. This band however <3

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JungleFears

    Too many neo-crust/d-beat clones anyway. Proper black metal is dying out, so new D.O.G is not so bad.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • necro_daemon

    New album is awesome ♥

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JoshAlaskan

    I love the new album. So cavernous!

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • IKnowWhoKillMe

    Now they are more black metal than a crust/neocrust ;///////// Love old albums/ep (great-heavy but also with a lot of great melodics) Dislike new one (is too heavy, slow without any melodic, one big noise with a strange mix/sound)

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • 40belowsummer

    Cant wait to get this album in my hands, this is simply their best work so far, although I liked every single bit of their releases.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • alexawm182

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Dead_Romance

    New album is amazing!

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay: Wow, the band has turned it up a few notches on their third album release! Dig the melodic and violent feel to this new album! Impressive. |m|

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Resifreak

    Love the new record <3

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
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