Riot Radio – Tribulation – Melancholia

“A blessing from the goddess herself…”

I’ve been a big fan of Arvika, Sweden’s Tribulation for a while, but have to admit slight disappointment in their recent, more prog leaning, stripped down sound after the relentless thrash of 2009 barn burner “The Horror” . The band’s current doom-y, black n’roll attack has been growing on me more and more lately though, with plenty of menace and foreboding more than filling the void of their old speed and fury, as evidenced by their visually arresting new video for “The Children of the Night” standout Melancholia.

Tribulation will be at Union Transfer on November 7th in support of similarly genre-defying blackgaze heroes Deafheaven.



Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.

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