The metalcore monsters return to a simpler approach on their upcoming record.
For their forthcoming fourth studio album, Trivium will move forward by looking back. The group will forego the complex epic compositions, tricked-out leads and seven-string guitars that characterized its past two albums and take an approach similar to that of its second album, 2005’s Ascendancy, by using uncluttered riffs, drop-D tuning and more straightforward solos.
to read the full article head over to Guitarworld.com
Matt Heafy reviews the debut album from Times Of Grace. Check it out here.
MusicReview: Shogun featured several mythological themes. Is the new album going to be a continuation of this?
Matt Heafy: Shogun‘s mythological themes were something that felt called for by the music. Every CD has been so different with its lyrical inspiration that this next album will definitely be its own thing. So, it won’t be carrying the mythological feel of Shogun.
MusicReview: Musically, what can we expect? Is it a combination of everything Trivium has already done?
Matt Heafy: It’s tricky to describe. We want it to be that this next album just sounds like “Trivium”. We may have – probably have – said that every record’s goal is that, and it has been, but this time it’s without question. There have always been experimental songs, since Ascendancy, on our albums, and this time the CD will only have what it is meant to have.
2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Roadrunner Records, and as we close out the year in celebration, we're looking back on the last three decades with a little help from our friends.
Founded in 1980 in Holland to export albums from the US to Europe, it wasn't until 1986 that Roadrunner opened a New York office and began to release burgeoning bands stateside (see: King Diamond, Carnivore and Whiplash as some of the first signings). Following on from Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy's Max Cavalera, Machine Head's Phil Demmel, Slipknot/ Murderdolls' Joey Jordison, Killswitch Engage's Mike D'Antonio, Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt, and former Coal Chamber/ current DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara, we're now turning it over to Trivium frontman Matt Heafy to help us recount the past by answering some quick questions survey-style.
to read the full Q & A head to : http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/30-Years-of-Roadrunner-Matt-Heafy-22592.aspx
Enjoy & Happy Holidays
Season’s Greetings Trivium Fans!! In celebration of the holiday season and the New Year approaching we wanted to offer up a special new merch design, “Rebirth Of Chronos” for all you metal heads, but you might want to hurry since there are only limited quantities available right now for the holidays. So get it, before it’s gone!!!
We wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday season!!
Trivium is happy to annouce the confirmation of their first Wacken appearance this summer!!!! We hope you to see you guys there!! And if you're lucky we may just play some new jams for you guys!!!
Come along and chat with Trivium on the 11th of December on uStream where the guys will answer your questions LIVE wherever you are, so be there Saturday 2pm EST
This is the band's first LIVE Stream so be sure you make it to this special occasion just weeks before they are due to go into the studio and record their 5th Studio Album, due for release in 2011
So see you there !
That right, Meet & Greet's have now been allocated for the 2011 tour with Disturbed down under, spaces are limited so sign up fast!
To sign-up you must be a member of Triviumworld, join now to get access to this and other great features such as live chat & the new 2011 Membership Pack!
Good luck, see you there
Trivium are proud to announce that they will be direct support to Disturbed for their upcoming “Music As a Weapon tour” through Australia next year. As I lay Dying and Forgiven Rival will round out the bill. Dates can be found below:
4/20 Perth, AUS-Burswood Dome
4/23 Adelaide, AUS-Adelaide Entertainment Centre
4/24 Melbourne, AUS-Rod Laver
4/25 Sydney, AUS-Acer Arena
4/28 Newcastle, AUS-Newcastle Entertainment Centre
4/30 Brisbane, AUS-Brisbane Entertainment Centre
5/03 Auckland, NZ-Vector Arena
5/04 Wellington, NZ-TSB Arena
5/06 Canterbury, NZ-CBS Arena
this Friday at 3pm EST head over to uStream and chat with Paolo Live, so get your thinking hats on its question time !
[UPDATE]= more than 200 people in the Chat yesterday! it was really cool and Paolo enjoyed it!
For those who missed the Live streaming you can watch the recorded chat here : http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10810140
Only 2 Days left!
Halloween special contest:
Place any order in the Trivium Official Webstore between now and October 30, 2010, and you will be automatically entered to win!
One winner will receive a personal video message from the band on Halloween.