February 8th is the date that DOWNFALL OF GAIA will unleash their highly anticipated new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude. In advance of this forthcoming release, Downfall Of Gaia have now posted a video for the second single, “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”, which can be seen above.
The band comments: “Today we’re excited to share the music video for our song ‘We Pursue The Serpent Of Time’, the second new song of our upcoming album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! This time we’re joined by our friend Nikita Kamprad from Der Weg einer Freiheit for some guest vocals, and we hope you enjoy this collaboration as much as we do! Thanks for listening!”
Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to-date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on Atrophy (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”
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Tracking for the album was handled at Hidden Planet Studio, Berlin by Jan Oberg, and Backroom Studios in New Jersey by Kevin Antreassian of Dillinger Escape Plan, and proved an entirely drama-free process, with everyone on the same page. A handful of guests also contributed their time, including some faces familiar to longtime followers of the band – rejoined by guitarist Peter Wolff, one of the founding members of Downfall Of Gaia, on “Seduced By…” and the drones on the songs “The Grotesque Illusion Of Being” and “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time” come courtesy of their former drummer Johannes Stoltenburg, aka Hidehidehide. “Working together and creating something new with former bandmates is a very special thing. Even if our ways had to split at some point, it’s a true pleasure to get together again, with everyone bringing in their own new influences,” Goncalves dos Reis enthuses. Furthermore, they collaborated with Nikita Kamprad from Der Weg Einer Freiheit, who added vocals to “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”, and spoken words for the song “Guided Through A Starless Night” were supplied by their friend Mers Sumida of Black Table.