As Bob Dylan has quoted and we heard in the absolutely brilliant “Watchmen” “The times they are a’ changin'”. Remembering ten years ago when I was a fledgling Metal head, a small band from Florida would release in hindsight, one of my favourite teenage records. The Metalcore compendium that was Ascendancy saw all manner of doors open for me into the Metal world. In the same year of discovering Opeth, Trivium had a soft spot in my heart.
Rebirth within a band can be somewhat of a mystery. Releasing arguably their most well received record of late, Trivium’s Silence In The Snow stood proudly as a new statement of the band’s intent. Featuring entirely clean singing the record was perhaps the band’s most accomplished example of songwriting to date. Soon to lay the album to rest as they begin their next phase of their career. Armed with new drummer Alex Bent the band embark on their final touring cycle as defiantly as it began with their intimidating headline performance at Bloodstock. As the cold chill is felt across London tonight it’s not from the February air but the imperialistic conquering that will happen over at Camden’s Roundhouse.
What is it with Trivium and their drummers?
In an effort to get back to their roots Trivium have returned to their debut Ember To Inferno.
Unearthing their demo Ember To Inferno, Trivium have made one of the tracks available for your listening pleasure before it’s release this December.
Heading back over to our shores this winter there will definitely not be Silence In The Snow.
Growing bigger by the day it seems that Trivium are simply going from strength to strength as they announce a brand new US tour with some rather peculiar support.
Maintaining a close bond with fans is one of the most important aspects of being in music. Now more than ever with the appearance of the likes of IndieGoGo and crowd funding it seems to be that bands are slowly but surely closing the gap between them and their fans. Having always been very conscious of their fan base Trivium are one of the premier acts to look up to. After releasing their excellent Silence In The Snow in October of last year the band have been on a whirlwind tour of the world but not quite where you would think.
Relationships are indeed a strange affair coming in all sorts of sizes. Easily the most important opinion out there, fans truly are the back bone to a band. Having had a home from home in the UK since their inception Trivium have always been our Florida heroes. Releasing their excellent album Silence In The Snow has seen the band headline festivals and perform in major player venues yet as yet another example of interaction with their fans the band have opted to forget sell out capital dates and visit our more colloquial of Metalheads. Taking a trip up Norwich we went to see just what the band had in store…
Just before heading over to the UK the band are kicking off their tour with the release of a brand new video for “Dead and Gone”.
Often band’s the magnitude of Trivium attract sparing shows where they would go down to major cities, listening to fans requests Trivium have instead taken the high road and opted to give the UK fans something back.
Trivium have been an easy target for many over the years. A band never content with their previous incarnation, it all started with their eponymous debut Ascendancy, which though might have been one of the best breakthrough albums of the past ten years has unfortunately been an unfair benchmark for the band to be measured against. With fans constantly going on about the fact that none of their material sounds like the album. Now ten years on it seems that the growing pains of Trivium might have finally finished.