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Tribulation Release “Axis Mundi” Video From Upcoming “Hamartia” EP


Tribulation have lifted the curtain on their brand new EP “Hamartia“. Having previously debuted the title track in what was billed as a standalone single this past September, the occult Swedish metal outfit will have this new four-song outing available via Century Media on April 07th.

Axis Mundi” is the second single to see the light of day from that effort. You can watch a new video directed by Johan Bååth & Astrid Bergdahl below. Guitarist Adam Zaars commented of that:

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“‘Axis Mundi‘ sees Tribulation entering The Machine Age through the lens of dystopian fiction in a journey to the centre of the world, and beyond. Being the first composition by Joseph Tholl (guitars), it offers the listener and the viewer a new set of flavours and hues to the palate, and from the palette that constitutes the egregore that is Tribulation. A new year calls for a fresh start, so please consider making this a part of the soundtrack to yours.”

Zaars also oversaw the cover art for the release, which you can pre-order here. “Hamartia” was recorded across sessions at Studio Humbucker in Gothenburg, Sweden with Robert Pehrsson and Studio Ryssviken in Stockholm, Sweden with Linus Björklund. Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Rammstein) was tasked with mixing the effort.

Hamartia” track listing:

01 – “Hamartia
02 – “Axis Mundi
03 – “Hemoclysm
04 – “Vengeance (The Pact)” (Blue Öyster Cult cover)

Speaking of what’s to come in the future, Zaars offered:

“The plan going forward is that Joseph [Tholl, guitars] and I will split the writing duties, just as me and Jonathan [Hultén, ex-guitarist] did before. The other difference this time is that we did work a bit closer with each other on these songs. On the last couple of albums, we’ve basically written our material separately.

This time, even though Joseph wrote ‘Axis Mundi‘ and I wrote the other two songs, I still went to Stockholm every other weekend for the entire Spring leading up to the recording, and we sat together and tried different things out. We’ve worked closer this time than we’ve done at least since ‘The Children of The Night‘. Comparing it to the last album, I’d say the new songs are a bit more cynical, harsher in a way.”

He added:

“Fairly soon, I hope we can record something – an album before anything else. In some ways, I’ve already started writing, but I don’t have a complete song to show anyone yet. I’ve got a lot of material, so we just need time to piece it all together…

We did a tour with Watain, Abbath and Bölzer last year and that was great, and this year we’re going to focus on festivals…and writing new material!”


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