Tribulation - Guitarist Leaves, Replacement Announced


Tribulation have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist Jonathan Hultén. At the same time, they have welcomed new guitarist Joseph Tholl (ex-Enforcer). Read below what they all had to say.

From Tribulation:
"After 16 years of creative, expressive, artistic and spiritual exchange and co-operation Jonathan has decided to leave the band to pursue whatever else life has in store for him in the future. We know that whatever he decides to do in the future he will do it in the same wholehearted, immersive and meticulous way that he has tackled all the trials and tribulations that are Tribulation, and we truly wish him the best of luck in those endeavours. The idea and concept of death and rebirth has always played a big role in the band mythos and while Jonathan leaving leaves a big chunk of what has built, maintained and nurtured the creature that is Tribulation behind, we are confident in our vision for the times to come, and we will build something new and once again ride the frightening yet powerful waves of creative uncertainty into the new decade!

"Vetera transierunt: ecce facta sunt omnia nova"

From Jonathan Hultén:
"Friends. After 16 years of playing together, the time has now come for me to part with Tribulation. For some time I've been swinging between doubt and determination in a recurring questioning of whether I am the right person in the right place, and in the end this is the conclusion that has been reached. This year made it more clear than ever that first and foremost I have to follow my heart rather than the mind - even if it means walking away from a lot of things I love doing and people I love. Life is too short to not follow your heart, wherever it might lead. I don't know what the future holds, the only thing I do know is that I have to try to live in a way that makes me happy.

"I wish Johannes, Adam and Oscar all the best in the world. I'm looking forward to seeing them continue on the adventurous cruise on the ship that is Tribulation, and all the glorious moments they will experience along the way. I am also very happy to pass the torch to the amazing Joseph Tholl, one of my favorite songwriters of all time. The magic he will introduce into Trib will be an invaluable treasure and I couldn't imagine a better addition to the band.

"And most importantly - I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported, appreciated and helped us along the years. I thank you from the bottom of my soul, you made this journey into what it has been. Thank you for everything! However, this is not a goodbye. I won't stop creating music and art as long as there is a heartbeat left in this body, that's a promise. Much love..."

From Joseph Tholl:
"As a long-time fan and friend of the band it's sad for me to see Jonathan leave, but it's also an honour that I'll get to cherish his great work. I'm thrilled to join this assembly of old friends and I'm looking forward to be a part of what the future holds for Tribulation."

Tribulation line-up (from left to right on photo below):

Johannes Andersson - vocals, bass
Adam Zaars - guitars
Joseph Tholl - guitars
Oscar Leander - drums


Photo credit: Ester Segarra


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Tribulation
 
Posted: 04.12.2020 by nikarg


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04.12.2020 - 17:58
ickoriss
This is a huge bummer, but we'll just have to see what comes next.
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04.12.2020 - 19:00
Alakazam
Written by ickoriss on 04.12.2020 at 17:58

bummer

I guess it was because guitars no longer require in Tribulation anymore.
Woah nice that's Yata Grasu! I never expected to see that on MS before.

Written by Grave_Digger on 04.12.2020 at 20:31

Really disappointed with this, I imagined that lineup would remain together for a long time, they had that Type O Negative kind of unity and musical understanding about them.

Sorta see where you're comng from as Trbulaton are the death oriented to the drab four meanwhile their entire discography is a shift of styles and genres in motion hence the no guitar playing joke. Bear in mind Type O Negative tried to block out as much executive consideration from their label as they could to which as a result made a perfect decade for themselves and for Roadrunner, who at the time broke there record sales. Every 90's output is a classic until even I Don't Wanna Be Me was a decent video. Before that their original drummer ironically decided to leave at a time before seeing Bloody Kisses unleashed because of them being stuck to Brooklyn and uncommitted.
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04.12.2020 - 20:31
Grave_Digger
Really disappointed with this, I imagined that lineup would remain together for a long time, they had that Type O Negative kind of unity and musical understanding about them. I wish Jonathan and Joseph all the best, Tribulation has quickly become one of my favourite "new" bands, I hope they can remain consistent in quality.
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04.12.2020 - 20:36
The Entity
Just listened to their debute the other day, sad to see him go. But hope for new and glorious things for the future, for both him and the band
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04.12.2020 - 22:06
Sentenced Odiin
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Written by The Entity on 04.12.2020 at 20:36

Just listened to their debute the other day, sad to see him go. But hope for new and glorious things for the future, for both him and the band

I am sad to see Jonathan go, but with this move, maybe they will return, or more likely add more of their old school death style, what was used on their flawless debut. Jonathan is shifting more and more further away from metal.
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04.12.2020 - 22:40
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Tage Westerlund
Unique band dont sound same, but each album is metal, i hope they stay strong long time.
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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