TRIVIUM To Release New Album In August
By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 7:31 AM
In the words of vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy, this new album is the culmination: "In Waves to us… is Trivium. In Waves is the music, the artwork, the videos and the live show; they are all part of an interconnected whole. There's no question about it, in our eyes, that this is the most complete project we’ve ever done. We think we’ve finally made the record that we’ve always strived to make."
While the tracks boast the guitar-driven edge that fans have come to love and expect from the band – pushing some of the tracks even further in their heaviness and aggression - the visual and lyrical world that In Waves inhabits is overall a fantastic leap forward for the band. Inspired as much by contemporary film and visual art as by the band’s love of heavy music, all of the imagery – including album art, videos, stage sets and web properties - take Trivium into territory that few bands have the confidence, or vision, to visit. The visuals create the special world of In Waves where the entire album package will take the listener on a journey where the destination may not have even been decided yet, much less known. It's a wide, open road and one littered with darkness and other curiosities. The visual project was collaborative effort between the band and a team of select artists. The band and their artists created a new, unique and wholly original set of visuals that are like a graphic novel come to life.
The single for the album's title track is now available online.
There is a unifying theme to In Waves, but it's not a concept album by any means. Heafy continued, "The album is not a concept record, but there is a certain theme to all of the visuals and sonically and visually it all ties together. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished with In Waves and we are excited to share it with everyone.”
In Waves tracklisting:
'Capsizing The Sea'
A two-disc special edition will also be available. It features five bonus tracks, plus a DVD with a 40-minute, behind-the-scenes documentary, as well as an exclusive concert filmed in a warehouse located in Orlando, Florida, which is the band's stomping grounds. This concert features the first performances of tracks from In Waves, along with Trivium classics.
Special Edition tracklisting:
'Capsizing The Sea'
Bonus DVD includes:
- In Waves (Live)
The band will spend the summer on their second go-round at the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. They will spend a portion of the tour as openers on the main stage. The band will leave the Mayhem Festival for a few days to play two very special European album release shows – Friday August 5th on the main stage at the legendary Wacken Festival, and Saturday August 6th as Special Guest to IRON MAIDEN at the O2 Arena in London.
This winter will see the band tour Europe, including headlining the Defenders Of The Faith tour in the UK.
Listen to 'In Waves', streaming via the YouTube clip below:
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