Tribulation To Release New Album “Where The Gloom Becomes Sound” In January, Announce European/UK Tour

Tribulation have announced that their new album “Where The Gloom Becomes Sound” will be released in January 2021. You can find the cover art for that effort below:

The group said the following about the record:

“‘Down, further down, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound…’, Anna-Varney Cantodea once sang in a previous millennium, in a different world. And further down than Down Below we went with this one. The album is a sombre one, filled with ghastly shadows and elemental magic – a mythological bestiarium vocabulum ranging from the desert sands to the midnight sun, from our murky prehistorical past to our potentially luminous futures.

Figuratively, literally and musically. We worked together with producer Jamie Elton to create something wild and imaginative, something that would take the listener on a nightly adventure along with Fernand Khnopff‘s enigmatic sibyl on the cover and with all the gods and goddesses, nymphs and demons that we conjured up during the recording. As an icing on an already frosted cake we had the help of Tom Dalgety for the finishing touches.”

In other news, Tribulation have also announced a European/UK tour with Bolzer and Molassess:

01/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
01/30 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefährlich
01/31 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
02/02 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
02/03 London, UK – The Dome
02/04 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
02/05 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
02/06 Bern, SWI – Dachstock
02/07 Essen, GER – Turock
02/09 Heidelberg, GER – Halle 2
02/10 Munich, GER – Technikum
02/11 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
02/12 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
02/13 Vienna, AUT – Szene
02/14 Budapest, HUN – A38
02/16 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
02/17 Malmö, SWE – Babel
02/18 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
02/19 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
02/20 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan

The band said the following about the tour:

“Now at summer’s end in the near endless year of trials and tribulations that is 2020, after a touring hiatus and a new album in the so called, bag, we are very happy to announce that we are yet again about to trek across the ancient body of Europa – over her flesh and through her veins – the land where the sun ever sets.

And as fortunate as we sometimes are, we will have both Bolzer and Molassess aiding us in spreading the gloom in each of the 20 cities we are visiting. At this point, we all need a little taste of Saturnalia, and as so, we encourage you all to join us in taking a step into the time before time, in illo tempore, and a step out of the profane everyday existence. Be open and let us possess you, at least for a night!”

Tribulation Recording New Album

Tribulation have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below post:

Tribulation Share “Here Be Dragons” Live Video From “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern”

Tribulation have shared a new live video for “Here Be Dragons.” The footage is from their new live release, “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern,” which is available now. The effort was recorded during the band’s December 8, 2018 show at the Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden, in which they played “Down Below” in full and other fan favorites.

The group commented:

“As the title suggests, we left shore and headed into uncharted waters with this one, and it ended up being one of the most Romantic and Gothic songs to-date. We actually almost scratched it completely before we got through the recording! Luckily the stars aligned, we mustered through it and made it work! As if heading into uncharted territory wasn’t enough, it was also the first – and so far only – time we’ve played the song live. We’re all glad we did since it’s a song that we’ve had requested countless times since the release of ‘Down Below’, and now everyone who so wishes can partake in that very performance – and who knows, we might play it again. Don’t you hear the distant howling of the wolf?”

Tribulation Share “Strains Of Horror” Live Video From “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern”

Tribulation have shared a new live video for “Strains Of Horror.” The footage is from their new live release, “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern,” which will be available digitally on November 15 and as a 2-CD/1-DVD set and as a LP/DVD set on November 29. The effort was recorded during the band’s December 8, 2018 show at the Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden, in which they played “Down Below” in full and other fan favorites.

The group had the following to say about the clip:

“We finally got to play “Strains of Horror” again, something that’s only happened a couple of times before because of the heavy use of organs in it. And like the times when we’ve played it before we once again had the help from our good friend – and great organist – Sofia Rydahl!

It’s a song that goes back and forth between the serene dark depths and the wuthering heights, though it never quite enters those empyrean realms, luckily. It’s a journey in a way and it constantly lingers within those brooding shadows, yet brooding shadows still have their beauty, and because of this we felt that this was the song that was going to end the whole thing. We also wanted to give the fans something other than the more predictable songs for this single, and we can only hope that you all concur!”

Tribulation Share “Strange Gateways Beckon” Live Video From “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern”

Tribulation have shared a new live video for “Strange Gateways Beckon.” The footage is from their new live release, “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern,” which will be available digitally on November 15 and as a 2-CD/1-DVD set and as a LP/DVD set on November 29. The effort was recorded during the band’s December 8, 2018 show at the Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden, in which they played “Down Below” in full and other fan favorites. The group had the following to say about the clip:

“To celebrate the release of our very first live album, we’re letting you have a glance of what’s to come from this special gloomy winter night. As the first single of ‘Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern‘, we selected one of the classics from ‘The Children Of The Night‘, none other than ‘Strange Gateways Beckon‘. This song has almost always been present in our live rituals, so it’s a well-deserved first choice to rest your starry eyes upon…”

Tribulation To Release “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern” In November

Tribulation have announced that they will be digitally releasing a new live album titled “Alive & Dead At Södra Teatern” on November 15. It will also be available as a 2-CD/1-DVD set and as a LP/DVD set on November 29. The effort was recorded during the band’s December 8, 2018 show at the Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden, in which they played “Down Below” in full and other fan favorites.

The group commented:

“Playing Stockholm is always a special occasion for us, and since we’ve been living here for so long it in a way feels like playing at home. Since it’s a special thing for us, we always try to make it special for everyone else as well. Having the show at Södra Teatern made finding these special things easier than if we had been at a different location since just being there provided us with a beautifully haunting backdrop and gave us half of the ideas.

Having the show in two acts is something that we’ve had in mind for quite some time, and being at an old theatre obviously made this the perfect opportunity. Along with the two acts we also had Orvar Säfström as a compere or as a, more dramatic sounding, master of ceremonies framing the evening with two short speeches at the beginning of each act.

We played ‘Down Below‘ from start til finish in the first act with a stage set up we’ve never used before, something that could hint at a future development. Time will tell. The second act was the more traditional act with the old stage design and an array of old songs. The best thing about it might be that this event might be the first of similar events in the future, but those would, if they happen, obviously be even more grandiose! Again, time will tell.”

“Alive & Dead at Södra Teatern” Track Listing:

AKT I:

01. “The Lament”
02. “Nightbound”
03. “Lady Death”
04. “Subterranea”
05. “Purgatorio”
06. “Cries From The Underworld”
07. “Lacrimosa”
08. “The World”
09. “Here Be Dragons”

AKT II:

01. “Trollens Brudmarsch”
02. “Melancholia”
03. “The Motherhood Of God”
04. “Rånda”
05. “Ultra Silvam”
06. “Guitar Solo”
07. “Strange Gateways Beckon”
08. “Strains Of Horror”

Tribulation Premiere “Nightbound” Live Video

Tribulation have premiered a new live video for their song “Nightbound.“ That track appears on the band’s latest album “Down Below.” The clip was captured by Dirk Behlau during a show in Oberhausen. In other news, the group have also announced that their “Melancholia” EP is now available on vinyl.

Tribulation Win Swedish Grammi Award For “Down Below”

Tribulation’s “Down Below” has won the award for best hard rock/metal release at the Swedish Grammis (Swedish version of the Grammys). The ceremony was held in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday (February 7) and the other nominees included:

  • At The Gates – “To Drink From The Night Itself“
  • Ghost – “Prequelle“
  • Hardcore Superstar – “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll“
  • The Night Flight Orchestra – “Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough“

Tribulation Premiere “Nightbound” Music Video

Tribulation have premiered a new video for their song “Nightbound.“ That track appears on the band’s latest album “Down Below,” and it was also released as a 7″ single on September 14. The group commented:

“We have once again collaborated with director Robert Piel, this time to create the imaginative and enigmatic video for ‘Nightbound‘! The long night comes with grace!”

In other news, Tribulation have also announced a co-headlining European tour with Gaahls Wyrd. Uada will serve as support on that run.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Hamburg, Germany – Kronensaal
02/22 Essen, Germany – Turock
02/24 Utrecht, Netherlands – Helling
02/25 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
02/26 Paris, France – Petit Bain
02/28 Munich, Germany – Backstage
03/01 Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
03/02 Vienna, Austria– Viper Room
03/03 Prague, Czech Republic Nova Chmelnice
03/05 Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
03/06 Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
03/07 Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
03/08 Leipzig, Germany – UT Connewitz
03/09 Weinheim, Germany – Cafe Central
03/10 Leeuwarden, Netherlands– Neushoorn

Tribulation are currently on a North American tour with Pallbearer.

Tribulation To Release “Nightbound” 7″ In September

Tribulation have announced that they will be releasing a new 7″ titled “Nightbound“ on September 14. The effort will feature the album version of “Nightbound” off the band’s latest album “Down Below,“ as well as a live version of the song and an unreleased instrumental demo version. Pre-orders can be found HERE, and the following color options will be available: transparent blue vinyl (limited to 100 copies, CM Webshop Europe), white vinyl (limited to 200 copies, CM Distro Europe), dark green vinyl (limited to 100 copies, webstore via Kingsroad), transparent red vinyl (limited to 100 copies, merch booth on tour), and black vinyl (limited to 500 copies, CM Distro Europe). A Robert Piehl directed music video for “Nightbound” is in the works as well.

Tour Dates:

09/14 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
09/15 Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace (with Pallbearer)
09/16 Detroit MI – Magic Stick (with Pallbearer)
09/18 Chicago IL – Bottom Lounge (with Pallbearer)
09/19 Minneapolis MN – Turf Club (with Pallbearer)
09/20 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room (with Stonehaven)
09/21 Denver CO – Bluebird Theater (with Pallbearer)
09/22 Salt Lake City UT – Metro (with Pallbearer)
09/24 Calgary AB – Dickens (with Pallbearer)
09/25 Edmonton AB – Starlite (with Pallbearer)
09/27 Vancouver BC – Rickshaw (with Pallbearer)
09/28 Seattle WA – El Corazon (with Pallbearer)
09/29 Portland OR – Hawthorne (with Pallbearer)
10/01 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room (with Black Mare & Volahn)
10/03 Phoenix AZ – Rebel Lounge (with Pallbearer)
10/05 Austin TX – Barracuda (with Pallbearer)
10/06 Dallas TX – Trees (with Pallbearer)
10/07 Houston TX – White Oak (with Pallbearer)
10/08 New Orleans, LA – TBA (with Black Anvil)
10/09 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Black Anvil & Cloak)
10/10 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger (feat. Suppressive Fire)
10/11 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (with Black Anvil & Neolithic)
10/12 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (with Black Anvil & Morne)
10/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (with Black Anvil & Morne)