L-R | Ryan O’Shea – Bass | Jason Brown – Drums | Bryan Baker – Vocals | Terry Anderson – Guitar | Shawn Culley – Guitar (Photo Credit: Matt Neuman – Phrozen Photography)
Vancouver, BC based metal band TRIBUNE are streaming their upcoming author inspired concept album ‘Tales’ via their Youtube channel at the following link here before its official release on Tuesday, October 29th.
Inspired by the writings of some of the world’s most renowned authors, including H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Homer among many others. ‘Tales’ explores a more melodic and progressive sound than ever before, but still staying true to the group’s extreme aggression roots. The follow-up to 2011’s Elder Lore/The Dark Arts, demonstrates TRIBUNE’s brawn and brains with a collusion of extremity and accessibility. As the band’s appetite for more extreme metal increased, bands like Carcass, Death and At The Gates began bleeding into their melting pot of influences, resulting in a fresh take on their fine metal sound, which can be heard echoing in the depths of TRIBUNE’s Tales.
Album Pre-Order is available here
‘Tales’ – Track Listing:
Chapter I – Tales
Chapter II – Insectoid [PureGrainAudio]
Chapter III – The Butterfly Effect
Chapter IV – From Funeral To Funeral [Youtube] [Soundcloud]
Chapter V – Horror
Chapter VI – King of Ithaca
Chapter VII – Vengeance
Chapter VIII – Red Crescent
Chapter IX – That Bleakest Shore
In additional news, Tribune will be performing at this year’s 2nd annual homeless benefit show Blankfest-Vancouver in support of the city’s Covenant House, the non-profit shelter that helps the cities street youth from age 16-24 who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, along with those who have been forced from their homes or those who have aged out of foster care. Last year, the full-to-capacity event raised over $1,000 and over 200 clothing items for the city’s less fortunate.
Tribune guitarist Shawn Culley comments:
“Tribune is super pumped to be playing a show that will help out the local community. We’re always down for fundraising shows and we want all our metal head friends to come out and hook up the Covenant House with some clothing, blankets or even a cash donation. Tribune is offering deals for donations, so make one and we’ll give you a sweet deal on our merch!”
This year’s event will see seven local Vancouver bands with support from bands from Kelowna and Calgary ranging in various genres of rock n’ roll, hard rock and metal, performing from 7:30pm to 2am at The Railway Club to share their tunes, raise awareness, funds and clothing for the city’s homeless.
As the event slogan goes, ‘It’s About The Homeless, Nothing More, Nothing Less.’.
Blankfest Calgary is just one of many events across North America inspired by founder Kenn Rowell, who has been organizing Blankfest in New York City since 1997 and has encouraged others to hold Blankfests in various parts of the USA, Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary) and Europe to help the homeless with the support from their music communities.