Trivium will release their tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon, on 8 October via Roadrunner Records.
Trivium will be in the UK for four dates in November. The band alsdo tour the US from August to October with Megadeth. More details can be found at www.metaltalk.net/megadeth-james-lomenzo-will-rejoin-for-the-metal-tour-of-the-year.php
The band have also shared a video for the new song Feast Of Fire, recorded at The Hangar in Orlando, Florida, shot by director John Deeb.
“There’s always that one song you aren’t expecting when you begin writing a new album,” Paolo Gregoletto told us. “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 Corey 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 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.”
The album was written and recorded during COVID-19 downtime, with Gregoletto being aware that they had time to ensure everything was top notch. “We went into this album knowing we had time to consider everything and anything that came about during this period,” he says. “If need be, we could start again if it didn’t feel right given that no touring was on the horizon.
“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 centrepiece for the narrative.
“After all these years, I’m still blown away at how a song can 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 album cover is an original oil painting by French artist Mathieu Nozieres.
“While the music of In The Court Of The Dragon was taking shape, we knew we needed epic artwork of the type that you might see on the wall of an important museum from a long-dead renaissance master,” Matt Heafy told us. “After extensive research, we found one of the few living artists who is capable of creating artwork like Caravaggio and Gentileschi – painter Mathieu Nozieres. Mathieu took our song title and created an original oil painting on canvas, unlike anything we could have imagined. It’s so staggeringly breathtaking and epic, and it looks like what the song and album sounds like.”
The oil painting can be seen at Bloodstock’s RAM Art Gallery. The first 100 fans to view it in the gallery will receive a free poster of the image.
Josh Wilbur produced and mixed The Court Of The Dragon, recorded in autumn 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.
The album can be pre-ordered at https://trivium.lnk.to/itcotd
In The Court Of The Dragon
- 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
- The Phalanx