NewsAugust 26, 2020 9:33 AM ET1,499 views

Tribulation announce new album

Swedish metal/rock unit Tribulation have confirmed plans to release their fifth studio album this winter. The new outing is titled Where the Gloom Becomes Sound and will arrive in January 2021 through Metal Blade Records in North America (Century Media Records elsewhere). Where the Gloom Becomes Sound was engineered and produced earlier this year with Jamie Elton at Studio Ryssviken in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed and additionally produced by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Opeth) at Psalm Studios, UK and mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios in Stockholm. The album's cover artwork (see below) features a statue by Fernand Khnopff from the 19th century. Tribulation comment: "'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."

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