Shooting right up the highly anticipated album list with a ripper of a track.
Not long after releasing what many fans consider their best song ever, Trivium announce a full-length of the same name, In The Court of the Dragon. Arriving on October 8th via Roadrunner Records, In The Court of the Dragon sports an original oil painting by Mathieu Nozieres, who captures the grandiosity of the band's hard-hitting nature through a Renaissance inspired approach. The oil painting, which is featured in both of the band's latest videos, will be on display at Bloodstock Festival from August 11 through 15 at the on site R.A.M. Art Gallery. The first 100 fans to view it in the gallery will receive a free poster of the image, so get there early!
Accompanying the new album announcement is single Feast of Fire, an explosive track that showcases what makes heavy metal such a special genre. Catchy choruses, electrifying solos, vibrant bass grooves, cataclysmic drumming, head-banging pulse: all of this and more comprise a worthy follow-up to the highly regarded title track. A date is set, two tracks are here, and now we wait for a certain year-end contender to arrive.
Paolo Gregoletto comments on the record:
"There's always that one song you aren't expecting when you begin writing a new album. 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."
"We went into this album knowing we had time to consider everything and anything that came about during this period, and 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 centerpiece for the narrative."
Frontman Matt Heafy comments on the cover illustration:
"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. 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 ever imagined. It's so staggeringly breathtaking and epic and it looks like what the song and album sounds like."
Experience Feast of Fire below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.