Metal band Trivium will release their 10th studio album, “In the Court of the Dragon,” this fall
Just in time for their fall tour, Trivium have announced a new album, “In the Court of the Dragon.” The set, which marks the metal band’s 10th, will hit stores on October 8.
Matt Heafy and company have also unleased the music video for the album’s single, “Feast of Fire.” The track features a blend of heavy thrash and tuneful melodies, plus features a blazing guitar solo, making it an apt fit with Trivium’s classic sound. Listen to the song below.
Bass player Paolo Gregoletto says “Feast of Fire” was born from from the bridge of a song the band had previously been writing. The band felt the bridge was so good, that they should craft a full new song out of it.
“There’s always that one song you aren’t expecting when you begin writing a new album,” Gregoletto said in a press release. “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.”
He added, “We were well into pre-production at Full Sail [in Orlando] 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.”
Trivium recorded “In the Court of the Dragon” was recorded and mixed by Wilbur at Full Sail University in Orlando in the fall of 2020. The album marks the band’s follow-up to 2020’s “What the Dead Men Say.”
“We went into this album knowing we had time to consider everything and anything that came about during this period,” Gregoletto said, “and if need be, we could start again if it didn’t feel right given that no touring was on the horizon.”
Trivium will hit the road as support for Megadeth and Lamb of God on the “Metal Tour of the Year” this fall. The tour sets off Aug. 20 in Austin, Texas. Find the full roster of tour dates here.