Tribulation’s Adam Zaars on their new album “Where the Gloom Becomes Sound,” Jonathan Hultén’s exit and Joseph Tholl’s entry, Adam’s entry into, and fascination with, heavy metal, writing an album in the midst of a pandemic, what 2021 may hold for the band, and so much more!

At this point, Tribulation need zero introduction since they have been a powerhouse of both death metal and gothic metal over the course of four full lengths. And, with Where the Gloom Becomes Sound the band fully cement their gothic meets death metal stance. It’s January but already we’re feeling vibes of “best of 2021” with this album since it truly is their best yet and fully fleshed out album to date. And, that’s saying a lot since any fan of the band would already say they’ve climbed that hill. Such is the power of Tribulation. Head below to get the details of a chat between Buke and guitarist Adam Zaars.

Just ahead of the album’s release, guitarist Adam Zaars took the time to chat with Buke about Where the Gloom Becomes Sound and how it was to craft an album in the midst of a pandemic, Jonathan Hultén’s exit and Joseph Tholl’s entry and how he fits in, how genre labels don’t always do justice, influences for donning the makeup, a brief history of the band and a timeline discussion, Adam’s “nerding out” with heavy metal in his younger days and changes in listening habits over the years, Adam’s favorite track off the new album and why. All that and discussions on their collective kids, gaming, Tribulation’s live presence and what 2021 may hold for the band. This is an excellent chat so dive in below!

Tribulation - Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

Many thanks to Adam for his time!

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– Buke


Where the Gloom Becomes Sound will be available January 29 on Metal Blade Records and Century Media Records. To keep up with all things Tribulation, visit their official website, Facebook page, and Instagram page.

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