Swedish death metal troop Tribulation have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records who will release their third album around April 2015.
This comes after Pulverised Records and Invictus Productions released their 2009 debut album The Horror and 2013’s follow-up The Formulas Of Death respectively. It represents a big step for the band who have been garnering plenty of attention since their formation ten years ago.
In a statement released the band says: “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.
“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.”
Tribulation will be touring the US with Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse and Aeon in early 2015 so will hope to have the album mostly done by then. Anyone attending those dates may even get a glimpse of some new material too.
Jens Prueter, Head of A&R for Century Media Records Europe, adds: “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 80s death/thrash/black metal but far away from a retro, old school sound. They took all the 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.”