JONATHAN HULTÉN, the darkly enigmatic Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter has premiered the second single, “Wasteland”, from his debut solo album Chants From Another Place, due for release on Kscope on 13th March.
Following on from the release of his first single “The Mountain”, Hultén explains the song’s theme ”Wasteland” is a way for me to put music to those vast stretches of barren landscape that exist in our hearts, the ones we have to cross during times of trials and tribulations. We don’t have any other choice but to walk those miles by ourselves in the night, until we eventually might start catching glimpses of a new dawn behind the horizon.”
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Tribulation opened for Ghost at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland on November 28, 2019. We caught up with them for an interview (link at the end of report) and saw their show! Here’s what happened….
Tribulation entered the stage in a cloud of green smoke. They began with their strongest (in my opinion) song of their latest album “Nightbound”. Right after that, one of their best songs all around, “Melancholia” and continued on with a mix of songs from their last two albums Down Below and The Children of the Night. The backdrop hung mid-stage to give them a smaller area to perform on, which worked best, seeing as they were quite spread out as it was. Johannes (Vocals,bass) kept his place mid stage most of the show, occasionally wandering back to Oscar (drums), while Jonathan and Adam took over the rest of the stage. Its interesting to compare their individual stage presence over the years. While Adam and Johannes have seemed to become more cool and refined, Jonathan has become more eccentric and theatrical. However, it could also be the setting, festival gigs versus this bigger arena tour. Either way, the mix of visuals like lighting, smoke and their backdrop and side banners complimented the four piece, their stage presence and music perfectly. Another addition to these aspects was the signature incense they use in their gigs. It really adds to the experience of watching them and listening to them play live. I was able to smell it well up front in the photo pit but once I went to my seat it was completely lost in the arena. It was a very noticeable absence too, at least for me. It was also interesting to experience things like Johannes’s interaction with the audience from up close and then far away. All of the guys for that matter. Watching him talk to the audience from the seats seemed kind of bleak. At that time, there weren’t many people in the arena, so it was a bit disheartening to see such a powerful and striking performance being consumed by so much empty space. I really wished they had gone on second. I, personally think they fit better and had a much more unique and impacting performance than All Them Witches who felt, to me, like any generic groove/stoner rock band from the States. But Tribulation was my main interest that night anyway, so I am biased. If it were up to me, they would have been the headlining act!
Cries from the Underworld
The Motherhood of God
Strange Gateways Beckon
Across the Universe
Photos, report and interview by Serena Solomon
TRIBULATION, one of Century Media Records’ most promising acts, took home the Swedish Grammis Award in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Album” of the year with their most recent studio effort “Down Below”.
Make sure to catch TRIBULATION live on their co-headliner tour with Gaahls Wyrd, alongside supporting acts Uada and Idle Hands:
Continue reading TRIBULATION Win Swedish Grammis Award; “Melancholia” EP Now Available Plus They Are Kicking Off EU Tour Soon
PHOTO REPORT: TUSKA – Day 1 29.6.2017 Helsinki, Finland
Baest, Gloomy Grim, Crowbar, Tribulation, Turmion Kätilöt, Moonsorrow, Leprous, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah, and Body Count
Whispered, Bloodred Hourglass Stereo Terror DJs
Photography by Serena Solomon
BODY COUNT FT. ICE T
After Party at Virgin Oil
After-after party at On The Rocks
STEREO TERROR DJS
TRIBULATION are releasing a third track of their eagerly awaited new studio album “Down Below” (to be released on 26 January) today.
TRIBULATION checked in with the following comment: “Today, we are announcing our third and last single before the release of the new album. It is called ‘The World’. Once again, filmmaker Robert Piel has created a visual interpretation which you can watch here below. Enjoy!”
Check out the epic song ‘The World’ (in a visualizer clip) here: https://youtu.be/pweOHScWCPo
Previously launched singles off the upcoming album can be checked out here:
‘The Lament’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvJQGOFltSk
‘Lady Death’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUFUp771jpY
Continue reading TRIBULATION Release New Track and Video ‘The World’ + Kick Off EU Tour With Arch Enemy
Lady Death”, a brand new track taken from TRIBULATION’s upcoming studio album “Down Below”, has been launched today.
Check out the video here:
Continue reading TRIBULATION – new video and single for “Lady Death” released, new album “Down Below” on pre-order now