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TRIBULATION's ADAM ZAARS Gives An Update On The Band's Coming New Material

Joseph Tholl contributed to the new material.

Photo by Ester Segarra

Gothic black metallers Tribulation are fresh off the road, terrorizing Europe on the mighty Chariots of Fire Tour alongside Watain, Abbath, and Bölzer. Does that mean the business of crafting gloomy, shreddy and wicked metal can begin?

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The Swedish cohort of corpse-paint clad lovers of the macabre and the occult released one of 2021's jewels in Where The Gloom Becomes Sound. Now, weeks removed from the surprise single release with "Hamartia", longtime guitarist Adam Zaars (ex-Enforcer, ex-Hazard), tells Metal Injection that more new music from those same sessions could be hitting the airwaves soon.

"It seems longer to me because we recorded it like almost a year before that, and wrote the stuff even before that," Zaars said of Tribulation's acclaimed 2021 record. "Personally, it's been a while, but [the new single] was neither of those I would say. It's not a leftover and I have no idea if it's hinting at anything to come because I don't know. I really don't know. It's just where we're at at the moment. And we recorded a couple of more songs in those sessions and they will also be released in a while. So I guess you'll all hear more.

"I mean Joseph [Tholl, guitarist] wrote one of the songs that's coming. So that might be pointing to something that he wants to incorporate more into the band. But again I don't think he knows either yet. But we're gonna start putting some more songs together now, soon. But yeah, I don't know where it's going to go. I always just have little snippets of songs, like intros. A lot of intros, too many intros. I wish I had more like middle sections and stuff like that, a few building blocks to kind of cement everything together. But what's in between that's the most interesting thing for me. And that's still not there. I would be surprised if we did something super controversial and new. But then again, you never know."

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