Fans of Trivium will not have to wait long for the band’s next album.
The band is scheduled to release its next album (its 10th), In The Court of the Dragon Oct. 8 through its longtime label, Roadrunner Records. The band made the announcement Thursday through a news release. The album will come approximately a year and a half after the release of its most recent album, What the Dead Men Say.
In The Court of the Dragon has already produced one single — its title track — and a companion video to that song. The band premiered the video for the album’s second single, ‘Feast of Fire’ Thursday.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Feast of Fire’ is an interesting presentation. That is because of the juxtaposition of styles and sounds in the song’s verses and choruses. The verses is a stark contrast to what audiences have come to expect from Trivium with its melodic hard rock style complete with clean powerful vocals. It lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Alter Bridge, Sevendust, and Tremonti. The choruses meanwhile present more of the band’s familiar metalcore leanings. The two styles and sounds are drastically different, but are so well-balanced throughout the song.
The video is interesting in its own right. Shot and directed by John Deeb at the band’s “headquarters,” “The Hangar” in Orlando, FL, it features the band performing its new single together. That footage is paired with footage of the cover art for the band’s new album being loaded onto a plane and delivered to the band as the song plays over the whole.
Bassist Paolo Gregoletto talked about the band’s new single in an extensive prepared statement.
“There’s always that one song you aren’t expecting when you begin writing a new album,” he said. “It could be a riff written on the spot in the rehearsal space, a lyric that pairs just right with a melody, or in the case of ‘Feast Of Fire,’ sitting right there in front of us in the middle of a demo that [guitarist] Corey [Beaulieu] brought in. We were well into pre-production at Full Sail when we all decided that something about the demo we had tracked was good but could be even better. Our producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Soulfly, Papa Roach) even had in his notes: ‘Bridge is special, maybe so special it needs its own song.’ We tore the song apart and began again on the spot.”
Gregoletto added, “We went into this album knowing we had time to consider everything and anything that came about during this period, and if need be, we could start again if it didn’t feel right given that no touring was on the horizon.”
He continued, “I had the words ‘Feast Of Fire’ written in my running list of notes for lyric ideas that I try to amass before we record. Something about the phrase stuck out to me. It felt like the missing piece of the story we were trying to tell with this album, a climactic moment and a real centerpiece for the narrative.”
He concluded, “After all these years, I’m still blown away at how a song can really appear out of thin air and take the album to a place you weren’t expecting. Those are the moments we are always looking for when making a record.”
The track listing for In The Court of the Dragon is noted below.
IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON TRACK LISTING:
“In The Court Of The Dragon”
“Like A Sword Over Damocles”
“Feast Of Fire”
“A Crisis Of Revelation”
“The Shadow Of The Abattoir”
“No Way Back Just Through”
“Fall Into Your Hands”
“From Dawn To Decadence”
In other news, Trivium is scheduled to tour alongside Hatebreed, Megadeth, and Lamb of God this summer. The bands’ tour schedule is noted below.
TRIVIUM ON TOUR:
8/20 — Austin, TX — Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/21 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
8/22 — Woodlands, TX — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
8/24 — El Paso, TX — Don Haskins Center
8/25 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
8/26 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (headline)
8/27 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena
8/29 — Phoenix, AZ — Arizona Federal Theatre
8/31 — Reno, NV — Reno Events Center
9/1 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/2 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion
9/4 — Portland, OR — Moda Center
9/5 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
9/6 – Boise, ID, Revolution Concert House (headline)
9/9 — Tinley Park, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE w/ Black Label Society
9/11 — Danville, VA — Blue Ridge Festival*
9/12 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/13 — Boston, MA — Leader Bank Pavilion
9/15 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
9/16 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
9/18 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Music Center
9/19 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/20 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion
9/22 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP
9/24 — Mount Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
9/25 – Des Moines, IA – Knotfest Iowa*
9/26 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/28 — Minneapolis, MN — Armory
9/30 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
10/1 — Laval, QC — Place Bell
10/2 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
*Festival Date featuring all 4 bands.
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