Tribulation announce new album and European Winter tour

Posted by on August 26, 2020


Tribulation have announced their new album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, will be released in January 2021 via Metal Blade Records (North America)/ Century Media Records (worldwide excluding North America). The follow-up to 2018’s Down Below was engineered and produced with Jamie Elton at Studio Ryssviken in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed and additionally produced by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Opeth, Killing Joke, Pixies, etc.) at Psalm Studios, UK and mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The album artwork displayed above features a statue by Fernand Khnopff from the 19th century.


The group comments:

“‘Down, further down, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound…’, Anna-Varney Cantodea once sang in a previous millenium, 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.”


To celebrate the group’s upcoming effort, the band has also announced a European winter tour with Bolzer and Molassess.


Tour Dates:

01/29/21 Copenhagen (Denmark) @ Pumpehuset

01/30/21 Hamburg (Germany) @ Uebel & Gefährlich

01/31/21 Utrecht (The Netherlands) @ De Helling

02/02/21 Vosselaar (Belgium) @ Biebob

02/03/21 London (UK) @ The Dome

02/04/21 Paris (France) @ Petit Bain

02/05/21 Milan (Italy) @ Slaughter Club

02/06/21 Bern (Switzerland) @ Dachstock

02/07/21 Essen (Germany) @ Turock

02/09/21 Heidelberg (Germany) @ Halle 2

02/10/21 Munich (Germany) @ Technikum

02/11/21 Krakow (Poland) @ Kwadrat

02/12/21 Prague (Czech Republic) @ Nova Chmelnice

02/13/21 Vienna (Austria) @ Szene

02/14/21 Budapest (Hungary) @ A38

02/16/21 Berlin (Germany) @ Columbia Theater

02/17/21 Malmö (Sweden) @ Babel

02/18/21 Oslo (Norway) @ Parkteatret

02/19/21 Gothenburg (Sweden) @ Valand

02/20/21 Stockholm (Sweden) @ Slakt Kyrkan


The band expresses their excitement:

“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 will also appear at the following 2021 events:

06/20/21 Dessel (Belgium) @ Graspop Metal Meeting

06/15-17/21 Gävle (Sweden) @ Gefle Metal Festival

08/03-07/21 Bergen (Norway) @ Beyond The Gates Festival

09/12 – Stockholm (Sweden) @ Macken Festival

+ Additional Appearances TBA




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