On January 29th,
Tribulation will release their new album, , via Metal Blade Records (in North America) // Century Media Records (worldwide excluding North America). For a preview of the record, a video for the new single “Funeral Pyre” (written and directed by Claudio Marino / Artax Film) can be viewed below. Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
Tribulation checked in with the following comment about the single “Funeral Pyre” and its video: “Here’s something for the fire worshippers out there: an ode to the one that transforms and delivers, aids and burns. It’s a song about sacrifice and loss and the immortality quest of heroes past. Giving form to the name, we had the help of Claudio Mario and Artax Film who contributed with their own vision of ‘Funeral Pyre’ – as ragged, yet stylish and clean-cut as always.”
The previously released singles – “Hour Of The Wolf” (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOnH38VZup8) and “Leviathans” ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlALbZ5Tt5c) – can be heard at: metalblade.com/tribulation – where is also available for pre-order through Metal Blade USA in the following formats: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound – jewelcase-CD – bone white / black (a-side / b-side) melt vinyl – milky clear w/ bone white and grimace purple splatter vinyl.
Fans can also read an exclusive interview with
Tribulation about and more in the March 2021 issue of Where the Gloom Becomes Sound Decibel Magazine, which features the band on the cover. To purchase your copy online now, please visit: https://store.decibelmagazine.com/products/march-2021-197 – or pick up an issue at newsstands starting February 3rd!
Tribulation entered Linus Björklund’s Studio Ryssviken in April 2020 and exited (informally) nearly two months later. The group – guitarists Adam Zaars and Jonathan Hultén, Johannes Andersson (vocals/bass), and Oscar Leander (drums) – used the first 10 days of their studio time to rehearse. Once the bone-oil had sufficiently run its course, the group and co-producer Jamie Elton started to hammer into the rudiments of the recording process. Elton, who also serves as Tribulation‘s soundman and is a long-time friend, took the reins from Martin Ehrencrona, who helmed the 2018 sessions. Together, they crafted a well-appointed production, one that’s luxuriously grim and auricularly inviting. Down Below was then given to Grammy-nominated producer Tom Dalgety ( Where the Gloom Becomes Sound Ghost, Rammstein) to mix at Psalm Studios. Once the mixing was finished – Dalgety would send over versions from his studio in Wales – Tribulation re-enlisted Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios in Stockholm to master. The band’s resulting fifth full-length indisputably elevates the Swedes to the highest echelons. The source of their glinting darkness: a yawning, bottomless rift deep within. “We immersed ourselves in the world of myth and magic,” says Zaars. “With a specific focus on elemental magic, and the elements, in general, from both the Western and Indian esoteric traditions, not the Buddhist four elements but the five elements. Myth and magic are obviously not something new in the world of Tribulation, but it got a bit more specific on this album. We just present it from a slightly different perspective.” isn’t representative of monumental change, but rather the accrual of ambition over time in conjunction with continued exposure to and profound experiments with crossroads devilry. Being their most expressive and inventive album to-date, where it will take them is only to greatness and with reverence. Where the Gloom Becomes Sound Where the Gloom Becomes Sound track-listing 1. In Remembrance 2. Hour of the Wolf 3. Leviathans 4. Dirge of a Dying Soul 5. Lethe 6. Daughter of the Djinn 7. Elementals 8. Inanna 9. Funeral Pyre 10. The Wilderness As previously announced, guitarist Jonathan Hultén has amicably parted ways with Tribulation, and Joseph Tholl has taken his place. This new line-up (Johannes Andersson, Adam Zaars, Joseph Tholl, Oscar Leander) will hit the road in support of later this year. See below for all tour dates! Where the Gloom Becomes Sound Tribulation “Where the Gloom Becomes Sound Europa 2021” tour dates w/ BØLZER & Molassess Sept. 17, 2021 – Copenhagen (DK) – Pumpehuset Sept. 18, 2021 – Hamburg (DE) – Gruenspan Sept. 19, 2021 – Utrecht (NL) – De Helling Sept. 21, 2021 – Vosselaar (BE) – Biebob Sept. 22, 2021 – London (UK) – The Dome Sept. 23, 2021 – Paris (FR) – Petit Bain Sept. 24, 2021 – Milan (IT) – Slaughter Club Sept. 25, 2021 – Aarburg (CH) – Musigburg Sept. 26, 2021 – Essen (DE) – Turock Sept. 28, 2021 – Heidelberg (DE) – Halle 2 Sept. 29, 2021 – Munich (DE) – Technikum Sept. 30, 2021 – Krakow (PL) – Kwadrat Oct. 1, 2021 – Prague (CZ) – Nova Chmelnice Oct. 2, 2021 – Budapest (HU) – Barba Negra Oct. 3, 2021 – Vienna (AT) – Szene Oct. 5, 2021 – Berlin (DE) – Hole44 Oct. 6, 2021 – Malmo (SE) – Babel Oct. 8, 2021 – Gothenburg (SE) – Valand Oct. 9, 2021 – Oslo (NO) – Parkteatret Tribulation live 2021: June 19, 2021 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting June 15-17, 2021 – Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Festival Aug. 3-7, 2021 – Bergen (Norway) – Beyond The Gates Festival Sept. 12, 2021 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Macken Festival
Tribulation line-up (From left to right on photo!) Johannes Andersson – vocals, bass Adam Zaars – guitars Joseph Tholl – guitars Oscar Leander – drums
Tribulation online: https://www.tribulation.se https://www.facebook.com/TribulationSweden/ https://www.instagram.com/tribulation_official/