Florida heavyweights Trivium have been canonical legends in our scene for over a decade now. With the musical talent contained within the quartet, it comes as no surprise that they announced today they would be expanding that career legacy with the release of their ninth studio album, What The Dead Men Say, to be distributed on April 24 through Roadrunner Records. The announcement was accompanied by the video unveiling of lead single ‘Catastrophist’, which you can check out below (all 7 and a half minutes of it).
“What The Dead Men Say is everything that is Trivium,” explains frontman Matt Heafy. “On this album, one can hear the proper ingredients of past, present, and future Trivium. The Trivium sound is having everything the band does — on one album.”
Guitarist Corey Beaulieu echoes that statement, sharing that the outfit “wanted to build on the foundation that we established with the last album. The record has all the elements that are Trivium — along with all of us wanting to keep pushing ourselves creatively. This led to a highly-inspired and fast-paced writing and recording process that really captures the energy of the band.” The last album he refers to is 2017’s The Sin and the Sentence, which bassist Paolo Gregoletto also speaks on in his evaluation of the new record: “we took what worked on The Sin and the Sentence”, he notes, “and dialed it all up to 11”.
Trivium are no strangers to success in the land down under, having recently wrapped up a trip here for the Good Things festival in December. They’ve earned themselves five top ten ARIA album debuts here on our shores, and we have no doubt they’ll up that to a six with record number nine. Based on what they’ve offered up so far, What The Dead Men Say is about to be quintessential Trivium, and no matter how long the songs are, we can’t wait to devour every second of it.
Listen to ‘Catastrophist’ below.