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Below is our complete Tribulation news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
During Tribulation's upcoming European co-headline tour with Grave Pleasures (and Vampire in the support role), Century Media Records will release the brand new MCD “Melancholia" on January 15th.
This special item contains 7 tracks with an overall playing time of 42 minutes. “Melancholia” will be released as a limited digipak as well as digitally, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Melancholia (album version) (5:18)
2. Melancholia (Steingrim remix) (4:49) *
3. Melancholia (Author & Punisher remix) (4:21) *
4. Pay The Man (7:30) **
5. Holy Libations (demo) (6:31) ***
6. The Motherhood Of God (demo) (5:27) ****
7. Winds (demo) (8:11) ****
* new version/track
** The Offspring cover, taken from the “Waiting For The Death Blow” 7”, previously unreleased on CD
*** taken from the “The Death & Rebirth Of …” 7”, previously unreleased on CD
**** taken from the demo 7” exclusively included in the “The Children Of The Night” box set, previously unreleased on CD More...
Tribulation just finished off a North American live trek alongside Deafheaven, with the band commenting:
"Battered, bruised and thankful we are now home from our North American tour. Our sincere gratitude goes out to our crew, Deafheaven and crew, all the promoters and everyone who showed up to support us. Check out our upcoming European tour and more at our website! Photo by Henry Yuan."
Heavy music giants High On Fire will tour North America as part of the 2016 Decibel Magazine tour, set to launch March 17 in Baltimore, MD.
Joining the bill with High On Fire will be Sweden's Tribulation, Ohio's Skeletonwitch, and Abbath (former frontman of Norwegian black metal legends, Immortal). The month-long trek will run through April 15 in Philadelphia, PA. Dates for the trek are as follows:
March 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
March 18 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
March 19 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
March 20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
March 22 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
March 23 Austin, TX Emo’s
March 25 Scottsdale, AZ Live Wire
March 26 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
March 27 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
March 28 Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theater DTLA
March 29 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
March 31 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
April 1 Seattle, WA El Corazon
April 2 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
April 5 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
April 6 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
April 7 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Night
April 8 Chicago, IL – Metro
April 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
April 10 Toronto, ON The Opera House
April 12 New York, NY Webster Hall
April 14 Boston, MA Royale
April 15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer More...
Swedish progressive black metal act Tribulation issued a new music video for the track "Melancholia." The song appears on the latest release "Children of the Night," which was issued back in April via Century Media Records (see review here).
The band is currently on tour in North America in support of the album. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.
Check out "Melancholia" here:
This October/November, Sweden's Tribulation will return to North America for a first stateside run in support of new album "The Children Of The Night" (reviewed here). Deafheaven will also join the trek (plus Envy on select dates) - see full dates below.
Tribulation comments: "We are very much looking forward to our third tour in North America. Together with Deafheaven, who are bringing something unique to the genre, we will explore the darkest corners of our inner, but also where it is as most beautiful. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Come and meet us at the doorstep to the Other." More...
Century Media Records is proud to announce that Tribulation's new full-length album "The Children Of The Night" has entered the official USA album charts at #12 on Heatseekers, and on the German album charts at #42-- making this the band's first chart entry ever!
Sweden's Tribulation has finally released third full-length, "The Children Of The Night," worldwide today via Century Media Records.
Due out April 20th in Europe and April 21st in North America, Tribulation's "The Children Of The Night" is being further teased today with a new track stream.
Check out "The Motherhood of God" song below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Strange Gateways Beckon
3. In The Dreams Of The Dead (streaming here)
6. The Motherhood Of God
7. Strains Of Horror
8. Holy Libations
9. Cauda Pavonis
10. Music From The Other More...
With American death metal legends Origin, the utterly brutal Morgoth from Germany, Dutch marauders Centurian and Dutch brutal death grinders Korpse rounding off the bill, the line-up for Neurotic Deathfest 2015 is complete.
Europe's premier indoor extreme metal festival sets place on April 17th - 19th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands. 42 bands in total will play at the 12th edition of the festival, including heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath, Obituary and Entombed A.D. Weekend tickets and day tickets are available through this location.
The confirmed bands are as follows:
Bloodbath, Obituary, Entombed A.D., Immolation, Origin, Devourment, Nader Sadek, Broken Hope, Pyrexia, Tribulation, Internal Suffering, Benighted, Internal Bleeding, Morgoth, Dead Congregation, Sinister, Disavowed, Soulburn, Liquid Graveyard, Mass Infection, Gorod, Kronos, Centurian, Ingested, Holocausto Canibal, Jig-Ai, Nominon, Unfathomable Ruination, Acranius, Cardiac Arrest, Incinerate, Regurgitate Life, Hideous Divinity, Contrastic, Perfecitizen, The Walking Dead Orchestra, Near Death Condition, Korpse, Bleeding Utopia, Abhorrent Decimation, Neuroma and Slaughter To Prevail. More...
Today Decibel Magazine presents the first new track from Tribulation's upcoming third album, "The Children Of The Night."
The full-length's third track, "In The Dreams Of The Dead," can now be heard below. The album's hauntingly beautiful artwork was painted by guitarist Jonathan Hultén, who also created the band's previous album covers.
Due out April 20th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Century Media Records, "The Children Of The Night" was recorded, mixed, and produced by Ola Ersfjord in several different Swedish studio locations (Studio Gröndahl, Honk Palace, Studio Cobra, Necromantic Studios and The Resting Stone) December 2014 - January 2015 and mastered by Chris Common at Twin Hills Mastering in El Paso, Texas. More...
This upcoming April, Sweden's Tribulation will release "The Children Of The Night," the quartet's third album and first full-length via Century Media Records.
Today, the band has launched the USA pre-order for "The Children Of The Night," which is available in multiople formats at CM Distro.com here. The European pre-order will begin March 23rd; stay tuned for more news about the album coming soon.
Tribulation is currently on the road with Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, and Aeon for an extensive North American trek through March. New dates have been added, and the complete list of upcoming shows is as follows: More...
Sweden's Tribulation will release "The Children Of The Night," the band's third album (and first full-length through Century Media Records), in April of 2015. Stay tuned for more news about the release coming soon.
Starting today, the band will also join Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, and Aeon on a North American trek that runs through March.
A limited 7" from Tribulation, entitled "The Death & Rebirth Of...," is also available at all shows while supplies last; this special single features a demo version of the new track "Holy Libations" on side A (to be included in its final form on the band's upcoming studio album) and another new track, "Laudanum Dreams," on side B. Catch the band live:
Jan. 28 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Jan. 29 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Jan. 30 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Jan. 31 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Feb. 02 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Feb. 03 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
Feb. 05 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Feb. 06 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Feb. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Feb. 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Feb. 10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Feb. 11 - Vancouver, BC - Comodore Ballroom
Feb. 13 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Feb. 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Feb. 16 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
Feb. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Feb. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Feb. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Feb. 22 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Feb. 23 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Feb. 24 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
Feb. 25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Feb. 27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Feb. 28 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Mar. 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Mar. 2 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Mar. 3 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Mar. 5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Mar. 6 - Tampa, FL - Janus Landing
Mar. 7 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution More...
In light of the forthcoming massive North American tour supporting Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, and Aeon, as well as to precede the release of a next studio album, Sweden's Tribulation has announced the release of "The Death & Rebirth Of..." 7".
"The Death & Rebirth Of..." will feature a demo version of the new song "Holy Libations" on side A (to be included in its final form on Tribulation's upcoming studio album) and another new track, "Laudanum Dreams." on side B.
The 7" will be released on black and limited gold vinyl, and marks not only the first release of Tribulation for Century Media Records, but also a first preview of the band's upcoming third album, entitled "The Children Of The Night," which will follow-up 2013's "The Formulas Of Death" (reviewed here). The album's release is expected for April 2015. See the band live on these dates: More...
The Neurotic Deathfest has announced new names for the 2015 installment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 17th - 19th, 2015.
Four new acts are confirmed: Obituary, Gorod, Kronos and Holocausto Canibal. The organization earlier confirmed heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath and Immolation. Tickets are available through this location.
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Swedish metal band Tribulation and Century Media Records are proud to announce a worldwide deal to spread the band's upcoming aural horrors.
The band is in the studio right now to record its third album, which is expected to be released in April 2015 after wrapping up a U.S. tour with genre titans Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse.
The band comments: "We are very pleased to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Our journey has been slow but steady, but it is now time for us to stretch our black wings further throughout the world and we are sure that Century Media Records is the label that can help us do that.
"Die Todten reiten schnell...* In early December we will once again enter the studio, this time to record our third album. We have covered ourselves in the darkness of the divine and the ghastly and have emerged with something that we truly believe in. Though it is an album that is in every inch Tribulation, expect nothing and let the music take you to the unexpected. It is a journey in its own right, for us to travel with the music that we make and at each turn it takes we are closing in on a goal that is hopefully forever out of our reach. Thus, we now prepare to die to let a new shape of the vampyre return in 2015."
(* Gottfried August Bürger, 1773)
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R Century Media Records Europe, is equally pleased and comments: "I first saw Tribulation in July 2011 in a small club in Oberhausen and was impressed by their unique kind of Death Metal. Their debut album was deeply rooted in the mid to late 80's Death/Thrash/Black Metal but far away from a retro, old school sound. They took all classic influences and created their own universe - even more with the second album which was far beyond the formulas of death metal. I'm glad we had a good talk and cold beers back in 2011, and always remained in contact. Looking forward to working with them and help them to progress into something even bigger and darker." More...
Cannibal Corpse will be co-headlining a North American Winter tour with Behemoth in January - March of 2015. Support will come from Aeon and Tribulation. Dates are as follows:
01/28 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
01/29 Houston, TX House of Blues
01/30 Austin, TX Mohawk
01/31 Dallas, TX House of Blues
02/02 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
02/03 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
02/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
02/06 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
02/07 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
02/08 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
02/10 Seattle, WA El Corazon
02/11 Vancouver, BC Comodore Ballroom
02/13 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/14 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
02/16 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick
02/17 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/18 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
02/20 Chicago, IL House of Blues
02/21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
02/22 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
02/23 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
02/24 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
02/25 Montreal, QC Metropolis
02/27 Boston, MA House of Blues
02/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
03/01 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
03/02 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
03/03 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
03/05 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
03/06 Tampa, FL Janus Landing
03/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution More...
As was announced yesterday, In Solitude will be returning to North America this Fall with Watain and Tribulation.
This will be In Solitude's first North American tour since the Decibel Magazine tour in 2012, which also happened to feature Watain. The tour runs from October 8th through November 3rd and will be in support of the upcoming album "Sister."
The album is set for release to coincide with the dates and In Solitude fans will be able to find new music streaming online within the next few weeks. Updates, including new music, album art, and pre-order bundles, will be posted as they are made available.
In Solitude vocalist Pelle Ahman comments: "We are tremendously enthusiastic to announce that In Solitude are coming back to America and Canada in October. We are especially delighted to do this in the company of our great companions of Watain and Tribulation. It is our great pleasure to take part in this grand malady. We can't wait to arrive and let it steal another sky from our eyes. See you in October." More...
With the release of their forthcoming full-length, "The Wild Hunt" drawing near (review coming soon), Swedish black metallers Watain are now ready to announce their first North American tour in support of the album.
Featuring In Solitude and Tribulation as support, this month-long headlining trek (aptly named "The Wild Hunt North America") showcases some of Sweden's finest metal from coast to coast. See below for all upcoming dates.
Watain comments: "Starting the first full tour for 'The Wild Hunt' in North America seems quite appropriate, considering how many severe experiences and sleepless nights that country has bestowed upon us while riding through its strange wilderness...A thousand years and a thousand deaths have passed since we last visited the States, so prepare yourself to face something very, very old and very, very hungry. Deformed from both victory and defeat, distorted by a constant influx of powers residing beyond the borders of this world, we now return to join forces with our ever loyal US supporters. With us we will have two acts that have the capacity of transforming the audience into one big open wound before we go on stage, ready then to receive the lethal yet illuminating venom of Watain." More...
With more than 15,000 bands in our database, and hordes more than that in existence, every Monday we like to take a little time to highlight three underground bands that deserve your attention.
Usually our unearthed bands focus on a single sub-genre or geographic region, but today we’ll look bands that have all experienced a similar phenomena: the flip-flop. Favored maneuver of politicians everywhere, and for some reason also plenty of metal bands, these guys aren’t doing it to pick up more votes, as their flip-flips frequently cost them fans.
Metal has its fair share of musical flip-floppers who went from heavy to soft, vice versa, or smashed opposing elements together to create a different type of sound. Our previous look at three genre flip-floppers covered a variety of them, and there are even more well known acts that have taken this route, from Darkthrone to Anathema and Therion. Below you’ll find a sampling of three lesser known acts that have significantly changed sound from their earlier works.
This Swedish death metal act had a cult hit back in 2009 with debut full-length “The Horror” (reviewed here), which was a brutal and unrelenting take on death/thrash that never let up. Short but sweet, the tracks were brief bites of devastation that didn’t overstay their welcome.
Fast forward to 2013, and Tribulation is an altogether different beast. Unlike the other two bands we’ll look at today, this time the change in sound actually made the songs much longer than before. “The Formulas of Death” (check out the review) saw the band become a progressive death metal outfit with plenty of melody and unexpected stylistic shifts. If it weren’t for the remaining thrash influence in the guitar sounds and the recurring death vocals, this would essentially be two different bands.
Hear the difference yourself through the clips below taken from each album. There is a lot going on musically throughout the second album, so a single song doesn’t really give enough to digest the breadth of the change, but you can also check out the new song “When the Sky is Black with Devils” via the band’s Facebook profile.