Here’s the official statement that will tell you everything you need to know:
It’s with great pleasure that Metal Blade Records announces the signing of Germany’s Downfall of Gaia! Downfall of Gaia 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. Their split with In The Hearts of Emperors can be found via Bandcamp below:
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 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.
Downfall of Gaia comments on their deal with Metal Blade Records: “We 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!”
Downfall of Gaia just finished the recording their next batch of music. The concept album, Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes, will be released later on in 2012. Stay tuned for more information, this is a release you do not want to miss!