Downfall of Gaia have revealed a deeply evocative cover image and track listing for their new record Aeon Uveils The Thrones Of Decay. There is something so arresting about the image and title. It reminds me of when Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen is deciding the value of each human life versus the beauty of time’s march on the surface of planets.
This image makes me think of the vast cosmic forces and glory of nature, which will outlive our petty schemes (unless the God Particle really ruptures the core of the Universe or whatever, as Hawking said). It joins Allegaeon’s latest masterwork or Cynic’s Kindly Bent To Free Us in striking a deeper thematic chord for more pentive yet restless souls.
The album will be released November 11th in North American, and November 7/10 in Europe/UK. Stop what you’re doing and go stream “Carved Into Shadows”.
From the press release:
“Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay” is a story about indiscriminate relentlessness of time. It’s a journey to the dark sides each individual has to fight on a day to day basis. Time in its majesty is an unbeatable enemy and all of humanity has to deal with loss, unexpected changes and with unwanted circumstances. As a slave to time, mankind is marching to the beat of a perpetually ticking clock. Musically, the album gives the listener less time to breath and features a more aggressive songwriting style than fans have heard on Downfall of Gaia’s their previous releases. It is as aggressive and relentless as time itself!
Downfall of Gaia elaborates: “Each and every song deals with another unavoidable situation that the most of us already got to know. All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and record our most aggressive sounding record till today. Once again we recorded at the ’79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn’t ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys! We can’t wait to play the new material live!”
Click HERE for track listing.
“Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay” track listing:
1. Darkness Inflames These Sapphire Eyes
2. Carved Into Shadows
3. Ascending The Throne
4. Of Stillness And Solitude
5. To Carry Myself To The Grave
6. Whispers Of Aeon