Tribulation launches video for new single

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Photo by Ester Segarra

Tribulation launches video for new single

On January 29th, Tribulation will release their new album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, 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 here




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" (youtu.be/HOnH38VZup8) and "Leviathans" (youtu.be/dlALbZ5Tt5c) - can be heard at: metalblade.com/tribulation - where Where the Gloom Becomes Sound is also available for pre-order through Metal Blade USA in the following formats:

- jewelcase-CD
- bone white / black (a-side / b-side) melt vinyl
- milky clear w/ bone white and grimace purple splatter vinyl

Tribulation entered Linus Björklund's Studio Ryssviken in April 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 Down Below sessions. Together, they crafted a well-appointed production, one that's luxuriously grim and auricularly inviting. Where the Gloom Becomes Sound was then given to Grammy-nominated producer Tom Dalgety (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."

Where the Gloom Becomes Sound 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 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 Where the Gloom Becomes Sound later next year. See below for all tour dates!

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 20, 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:


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