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Tribulation reveals album number 5 details. Find out all about it below…

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Tribulation’s fifth album is upon us. The band will release Where the ‘Gloom Becomes Sound’ on January 29 via Metal Blade Records in North America and Century Media in the rest of the world.

A music video for the first single, “Leviathans,” has been released as well [see below].

It’s been five years since Tribulation broke out with their third studio album, The Children of the Night, masterfully blending black and psychedelic metal with gothic rock, following it up with the acclaimed Down Below in 2018.

Check out new track ‘Leviathans‘ below:

“‘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,” Tribulation write. “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.

The band continues, “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 icing on an already frosted cake, we had the help of Tom Dalgety for the finishing touches.

Tribulation have also announced a European tour beginning in January 2021 with Bolzer and Molasses, if the COVID-19 pandemic permits.

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!

Check out those tour dates toward the bottom of the page. Pre-order your copy of Where The Gloom Becomes Sound here.

Where the Gloom Becomes Sound track-listing

In Remembrance
Hour of the Wolf
Dirge of a Dying Soul
Daughter of the Djinn
Funeral Pyre
The Wilderness

Oran O’Beirne 2020