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6th April 2011


Trivium have posted a short video update regarding the recording of their forthcoming new album which you can view below.

Trivium finished their blockbusting world tour early last year and announced that they were to retreat to the studio for the rest of 2010 to create their fifth album. Now, almost a year later, we have a good idea of what we can expect.

In an interview with in January, frontman and guitarist Matt Heafy revealed that the band will 'forego the complex epic compositions, tricked-out leads and seven-string guitars that characterized the last two albums and take an approach similar to that of second album, 2005's Ascendancy, by using uncluttered riffs, drop-D tuning and more straightforward solos.'

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Trivium began writing the as yet untitled new album in late 2008 and composed more than 30 songs whilst on the road in 2009. After the world tour founding drummer Travis Smith was replaced with Nick Augusto. The band fine-tuned 17 of the new songs and demoed the album in late July and August. They started recording it on September 27 at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Colin Richardson. Corey also revealed to in January that the album "will be out sometime this summer" and that the band's 2011 touring plans would not include any UK summer festivals this time around;

"Hopefully the record is out sometime this summer... We are doing an Australian tour in April then start touring for the album in July. Summer festivals - we are only doing Wacken."

Here's what Corey has to say about where we are at the moment and it's all looking very positive indeed.

The new Trivium album is's tip to be 2011's blockbusting Metal album.

Update from the King



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
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