In a thrilling revelation, GAEREA announced a secret screening event to jumpstart their North American tour. Tonight’s gathering will unfold at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL, and is open to all.
In a bold display of commitment to their art, a member of Portuguese black metal band Gaerea submitted himself to the ordeal of simulated drowning for the visualization of their track, “Dormant.” The result, filmed by renowned Claudio Marino – notable for collaborations with major acts like Behemoth – offers an unfiltered look into anguish and the human fight for survival. This is not your average music video; it’s a raw portrayal of the depths of human agony.
The visuals are both disturbing and evocative. As water ceaselessly pours over the protagonist, symbolizing the harrowing experiences of drowning and suffocation, the video taps into the visceral fears of viewers. Describing the concept, the band states: “Complementing the song’s aural journey, the video art installation accompanying ‘Dormant’ delves into the anguish and struggle for survival. The visuals depict the main character, trapped and enclosed in a tormenting world, as water relentlessly pours over his body, simulating drowning and suffocation. This immersive and visceral experience offers a harrowing glimpse into the protagonist’s fight for life, evoking a range of emotions and challenging viewers to confront their own mortality.”
Originally, “Dormant” was exclusively available to those who purchased the bonus-edition of the album Mirage, but now, the track and its visceral accompanying video are accessible digitally.
In a thrilling revelation, GAEREA announced a secret screening event to jumpstart their North American tour. Tonight’s gathering will unfold at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago, IL, and is open to all. Kicking off at 7:30 P.M., the event promises not just a screening but an interactive experience. Fans will have the unique opportunity to meet the band and possibly win tickets to their September 30th gig at Metro.
The band, known for its cryptic presentations, previously expressed, “This is the death of Mirage and the moment we start to let go of our world just so another one can be born. This unique event will showcase everything Gaerea has ever stood for. Get ready to witness something truly special, crafted specially to each and everyone of you who wishes to join us for an evening we shall never forget.”
Gaerea is now set to embark on a North American tour. They will be performing alongside the likes of Wolves in the Throne Room, Blackbraid, and Hoaxed. The tour begins on September 29th in St. Louis, MO, and concludes in Denver, CO, on October 24th. Tickets are available HERE.
Gaerea (w/ Wolves in the Throne Room, Blackbraid, Hoaxed)
Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge North American Tour
09/29: St Louis, MO @ Red Flag
09/30: Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/01: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/03: Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/04: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/05: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
10/06: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
10/07: Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
10/08: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Monarch
10/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/11: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/12: Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
10/13: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
10/14: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
10/15: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/17: Dallas, TX @ Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10/18: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
10/20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
10/21: Tucson, AZ @ Encore
10/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
10/24: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
For foodies attending the event at Kuma’s, there’s a special treat: the Gaerea burger. Inspired by the Francesinha sandwich from the band’s hometown of Porto, it promises a mouth-watering fusion of Kuma’s famed Slayer burger with a Portuguese twist.
Gaerea’s sound is an amalgamation of aggression, beauty, and intense emotion. Their progression is clear – they are a force, draped in mystery, yet candidly direct in their artistic pursuits. As the band journeys forward, they beckon followers of dark, intense music to pay attention.