Vancouver, BC's melting pot metallers TRIBUNE have posted a video recap of their six week North American 'Dark Arts Tour' that saw the band travel over 16,000 kilometres and perform across the USA and Canada in support of their new album 'Elder Lore/The Dark Arts' released on their independent label Corpse Corrosion Music.
Tribune vocalist Bryan Baker also stated in a blog posting on the band's website.
" ...it was a total blast, and we already can’t wait to tour the States and Canada again (it sure as hell beats working a day job)! Having said that, we in Tribune need a bit of a rest from the road, some time to visit with our friends and families, and also time to finish writing the next album. Of course, that doesn’t mean we’ll be idle. No, we’ll be playing an after-party show at Iron Roads Studio June 23rd, then playing another Courtenay show at The Mex June 29th, then Brian Else’s birthday bash, again at Iron Roads, on July 14th."
To read more from Bryan's blog please visit the following link - http://tribunemetal.com/band/blog/32-bry
Free Download - single - 'The Succubus' - http://soundcloud.com/tribunemetal/man-on-the-outside
Album stream - 'Elder Lore / The Dark Arts - http://soundcloud.com/tribunemetal/sets/tribune-elder-lore-thedark
About: A band of friends and brothers, the five members behind Tribune have been together since 2004, making it their mission to create challenging yet accessible metal. With an EP and demo behind them, the music has become both heavier and more melodic from release to release and now, Tribune is set to unleash its latest album, Elder Lore/The Dark Arts, showcasing the raw sound that captures the band in its natural live element.
Mixing thrash / progressive rock metal with melodic vocals, the album will feature new material along with classic fan favorites. “We want people to be impacted by the vision, effort and creativity put in to make a new and unique style that is genre defying,” said the members collectively when asked what they hope listeners will take away from Elder Lore/The Dark Arts.
Genre defying. Accessible. Iconoclastic. This can only be Tribune.
EPK - http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-tribune
PDF - http://ashermedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/tribune-media-kit-2012.pdf
High-Res Press Photo - http://ashermedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/tribune8_high_res.jpg
Album Cover - Elder Lore/The Dark Arts - http://ashermedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/tribune-elder-lore-the-dark-arts-album-cover.jpg
“If prog-infused death/thrash sounds like your thing then wrap this around your ears and don’t stop…” – MetalAsFuck.net
“The album is a big snack of metal and I like it.” – MetalGlory.de
“On their second full-length release, “Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts” the band Tribune (who hail from Burnaby, BC.) decided to break into my house, steal all of my heavy metal collection and then craft an album that explored all the various bands I listen to. How else does one explain everything this five piece band throws out to the listener? Classic heavy metal? Check. Thrash? Check. Melodic hardcore? Check. Progressive metal? Check. Death metal? Check. Doom? Check. It is all here and then some.” – Heavy Metal Time Machine
“Tribune is a rarity in 2012: a band whose members have molten metal, and not much else, coursing through their veins. Forget throwing hip-hop, rap-rock, screamo, punk, or hardcore-electro free jazz into the mix: Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is aimed at those who pine for a less complicated time, when Headbangers Ball was must-see TV, and Studebakers on Kingsway was doing booming business.
Tribune not only acquits itself admirably here, but also implies that it knows the metal landscape has shifted since Iron Maiden and Judas Priest were something more than glorified nostalgia acts. What you get is eight songs that suggest a well-stocked iPod on Shuffle—assuming that said iPod is loaded with metal, metal, and more metal, none of it hairspray-scented.” – The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC)
“The third release from this Burnaby “thrash/prog rock/metal band” pretty much meets its description. From the growls and frog ribbits that open “It Came From the Swamps,” there is equal parts straight on metal boogie only to break into hyper speed shriek breaks unexpectedly and about three bands in one by song’s end. The group appears to hit its stride most effectively on the full-on thrash of ”The Succubus,” with some particularly tasty vocals. Perhaps my fave track is “The Warrior Mentality” for its pulsing build to tortured screams and then an almost Alice In Chains-ish turn later on. If you favour heavy guitar lead workouts, this isn’t your cuppa. These guys get to the point and drive it home with maximum force and minimum flash. And they really sound like they know their strengths and play to them.” - The Province (Vancouver, BC)
“This is a top quality release;… their arrangements are verging into Mastodon’s playground with a fresher, more honest delivery clearly audible and some of the arrangements are of a quality that I would expect from say someone like Tool, and they are damn perfectionists, hence, Tribune have massive potential. ” – Brutalism.com
“..the best thing about Elder Lore The Dark Arts is the music…traditional foundation and some nice fret work, this album is an interesting listen….clever and appealing …one album to check out.” – DangerDog.com
“Great sounding melodic death/thrash metal band that combines both classic and modern metal to create a new sound and if you are looking for a band that combines a variety of metal genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “It Came From The Swamps” “The Succubus” and “We, The Black”.” – Variety of Death Zine
“An interesting hybrid of thrash and progressive melodic post / rock…. “Elder Lore / The Dark Arts” is a versatile full-length” – StereoInvaders.com
“Elder Lore/The Dark Arts has all the necessary ingredients of an accessible and unique Metal release for 2012, and Tribune are clearly ready to capitalize on their assets.” Vile-Views.com
All songs written & performed by: Tribune
All Lyrics written by Bryan Baker (except for ‘Man On The Outside’ written by Bryan Baker and Terrence Anderson)
Produced by: Tribune
Mixed & Mastered by: Mike Taylor
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Label: Corpse Corrosion Music
Rotting Core: EP – 2010
Home Sweet Hell: Full length – 2006
Past Festivals & Tours
The Dark Arts Tour (coming in 2012)
Elder Tour 2011
Rotting Tour 2010
Alber Tour 2009
Van Isle tour 2008
Vancouver Island Metal Fest 2008