Monday, January 29, 2018

Tribulation - Down Below


Monday, new week and it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

Sweden’s blackened goth rockers TRIBULATION have released their new and fourth full-length opus "Down Below".

With the critical acclaim 2015's "Children Of The Night", it's with big pressure to overcome the last release and keep the creation on top and release an another great album.

The band continues to evolve, lots of new ideas have implemented both musically and artistically. A development that sounds great for my ears and the graphics for my eyes, including a new cool band logo.


"Down Below" continues to embracing the dark side and explore the fears. The horror and spooky feeling over the tunes are overwhelming. They mostly inspired by the microcosms within themselves but still allow drawing parallels to the current state of the world. The album opens with the lead single "The Lament", a spooky rhythm section by Adam Zaars and Jonathan Hulten and soaring leads until Johannes raging and horrific vocals approach.  "Nightbound" is a beautiful piece of music creation, melodic guitars that guides you around in the darkness together with the newcomer drummer Oscar Leander. The second single "Lady Death", Black Madonna, Release your unbridled rage upon my soul... is a catchy rocker. "Subterranea" with a awesome melodic piano it opens up like Pandoras box and unleash the fear. "Purgatorio"is an instrumental lullaby, something for your children? "Cries From the Underworld" is a spiritual piece with calculated guitar harmonies. "Lacrimosa" is a gothic piece, Churches, monkes and bells, signing "Black wings of death unfold Sancta Mater Dolorosa".  The goth inspired tunes continues on "The World", great vibe in the harmony and the dark vocals. The album closes up with the massive musical creation "Here Be Dragons", where they mix progressive rock with mystic dark atmosphere.

Every note on the album evokes a spooky hazy mystique that welds the occult themes of the darkness and evil. A well crafted story that is grievously seduced by the damned.

The album artwork is painted by Jonathan Hultén, showing a fierce grotesque and hidden Madonna that are watching over the shadows of Stockholm. The album was produced by Martin Ehrencrona and was released on January 26th through Century Media.


Sum: "Down Below" is another well crafted odyssey by the Swedes, they are here to stay and conquer! So for god´s sake, don't miss this!

Today's tune "The World", taken from "Down Below", enjoy!


European tour with ARCH ENEMY, WINTERSUN and JINJER

28.01.2018 NL Tilburg, 013
29.01.2018 DE Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE Gothenburg, Trädgårn
05.02.2018 DE Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE Saarbrücken, Garage
09.02.2018 UK Glasgow, O2 ABC
10.02.2018 UK Nottingham, Rock City
11.02.2018 UK London, Koko
13.02.2018 UK Manchester, O2 Ritz
14.02.2018 UK Bristol, O2 Academy
15.03.2018 Tallinn (Estonia) - Tapper
16.03.2018 Riga (Latvia) - Melna Piektdiena
17.03.2018 Vilnius (Lithuania) - Rock River Club
18.03.2018 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
19.03.2018 Cracow (Poland) - Kwadrat
20.03.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Dürer Kert
22.03.2018 Bucharest (Romania) - Quantic Club
23.03.2018 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5 Club
24.03.2018 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
25.03.2018 Athens (Greece) - Piraeus 117 Academy
29.03.2018 Zagreb (Croatia) - Klub Mochvara
30.03.2018 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
03.04.2018 Dornbirn (Austria) - Conrad Sohm
09.04.2018 Porto (Portugal) - Club Hard
10.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - RCA
18.05.2018 Argentina Buenos Aires - Jedbangers
19-20.05.2018 Chile Santiago - Evil Confrontation

More info @

Official Tribulation Web

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2 comments:

Christofer said...

Väldigt bra skiva, som jag tycker är bättre än The Children of the Night men som inte slår deras två första. Hur som helst ett riktigt bra band.

Stones said...

Mycket bra skiva, en solklar kandidat till en fin top placering när 2018 skall möta sitt slut.