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Canadian gothic doom metal duo Tribunal to release debut album »The Weight Of Remembrance« on 20 Buck Spin; stream the first single »Apathy’s Keep«

Vancouver, Canada based gothic doom metal duo Tribunal is gearing up to release their debut album »The Weight Of Remembrance« on January 20th, 2023 via 20 Buck Spin on CD / LP / tape / digital.

Listen to the first single »Apathy’s Keep« below!

01. Initiation
02. Of Creeping Moss And Crumbled Stone
03. Apathy’s Keep
04. Remembrance
05. A World Beyond Shadow
06. Without Answer
07. The Path

Courtesy of 20 Buck Spin:

The Vancouver duo Tribunal 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.

Tribunal’s debut is an essential addition to the modern Doom canon, one which can expand in infinite musical directions from a base of crushing tragic heaviness and forlorn purpose. In that sense »The Weight Of Remembrance« has the accomplished atmosphere of a band beyond their years in the scope and execution of its vision.

Photo by Liam Stewart-Kanigan

Recorded by Tribunal.
Drums recorded by Andrew Conroy at Fifth Chord Studios.
Additional drums on »Apathy’s Keep« recorded by Violetta Macri at CJSF.
Mixed and mastered by Markov Soroka.
Cover painting by Soren Mourne.
Lettering and frame by Karmazid.
Photography by Liam Kanigan.
Layout by Dan Fried.

Primary members:
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

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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