The quartet fire on all musical ends and up the ante on visual grandiosity.
With an orchestral introduction by Emperor's Ihsahn to set the stage, today's arrival of new TRIVIUM single In The Court Of The Dragon establishes a commanding presence from the get go. For those intrigued, you're in for a show.
While the single arrives as a standalone offering, it certainly spikes the anticipation among the plethora of fans awaiting the next chapter. Until then, In The Court Of The Dragon presents TRIVIUM at their best. From the electrifying riffs and solos to Alex Bent's cataclysmic drum performance, the track is elite in every sense of the word. Ryan Mackfall expands upon the track's themes and lyricism and uses by Mathieu Nozieres' rendition of 'In The Court Of The Dragon' as a driving force, rounding out one enthralling short film to boast.
Bassist Paolo Gregoletto comments:
"We started putting together the riffs for what would become 'In the Court of the Dragon' last year with no touring on the horizon. We decided to use the uncertainty to our advantage and to create without any of the limitations and commitments that would normally be eating away at our time in the jam room.
The title of the song came from a short story by Robert W. Chambers. The story is filled with dread and uncertainty, and that felt fitting for the times we've all been living in for the last year. Rather than a direct re-telling, we decided to go a different route and build our own narrative around the music that we were creating. Similar to some of our past songs and albums, this song began with lyrics rooted in mythology. But unlike the past, we decided to create our own myth to fit the music. Being free to create the story and write the music without a deadline, due to a once-in-a-lifetime event, really led to one of the most rewarding writing and recording experiences we have ever had. We hope it lives up to your expectations."
Experience In The Court Of The Dragon below and stay tuned for info on their 10th album.