20 Buck Spin proudly announces the debut album of Canadian Gothic/Doom act TRIBUNAL!
«The Weight Of Remembrance», adorned with a beautifully painted cover artwork by band member Soren Mourne, will be released on January 20th 2023 on LP, CD, Tape and digitally.
A first track, «Apathy’s Keep», has been premiered at this locaton:
The Vancouver duo may yet be unknown to the wider world, but spellbinding debut album «The Weight Of Remembrance» is poised to immediately change that. Steeped in the black velvet finery of Gothic Doom Metal, TRIBUNAL weave dark tales of ultimate judgement, never-ending rain and forsaken despair.
Featuring classically trained cellist / bassist / vocalist Soren Mourne and guitarist / vocalist Etienne Flinn, the duo’s brick heavy classic Doom riffage borders on Death Metal heaviness, like My Dying Bride filtered through a colossal stained glass edifice. The sound is instantly familiar with nods to the 80s and 90s but never sounds retro or like mere homage. Rather «The Weight of Remembrance» evokes the feeling of a painstakingly composed orchestral movement fit for a crumbling cathedral overgrown with moss. The duo frequently trade off vocals alternating between haunted wailing cleans, scathing black-metal style shrieks and dread-filled death calls.
- Of Creeping Moss and Crumbled Stone
- Apathy’s Keep
- AWorld Beyond Shadow
- Without Answer
- The Path
Soren Mourne – Bass / Cello / Vocals
Etienne Flinn – Guitar / Vocals
Additional Musicians: Julia Geaman – Drums, Magdalena Wienski – Additional drums on ‘Apathy’s Keep’, Claine Lamb – Piano on ‘Remembrance’, Rory Say – Additional Vocals