Metal overlords Trivium have announced the release of their blistering seventh album. ‘Silence In The Snow’- which follows 2013’s acclaimed ‘Vengeance Falls’ – arrives in stores and at digital retailers on October 2, via Roadrunner Records.
Produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), ‘Silence In The Snow’ is available for pre-order at www.trivium.org as well iTunes and Amazon. Pre-order the deluxe edition of the album with two extra tracks via these links: iTunes / Amazon. Fans got their first taste of the new record yesterday, when the band unveiled the official music video for the sweeping title track at snow.trivium.org.
The genesis of the record’s title track dates back to a 2007 run supporting Heaven and Hell in Japan. "When I watched them live, it was something that really spoke to me, especially the song ‘Heaven and Hell’," recalls frontman Matt Heafy. "I’d never heard metal summarized so well like that. Afterwards, I came up with ‘Silence in the Snow.’ We loved the song, but it just didn’t fit with the music we were making at the time. The reason was, perhaps, we weren’t ready for it. We foreshadowed our destiny back then, and we’ve finally grown into the song. It required massive musical growth, and we’re ready now."
As an album, ‘Silence In The Snow’ is long-gestating creative milestone. It took eight years before Trivium felt equipped to tackle the challenging work of weaving their classic influences into a modern record. Fueled by the inspiration of true classic metal – spanning Black Sabbath and Rainbow, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Pantera and Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica – Trivium took on vocal coaches and guitar lessons to further their creative evolution. The result bridges the history of hard rock/metal while powering it forward, particularly on tracks like the epic ‘Blind LeadingThe Blind’ and upcoming single, ‘Until The World Goes Cold’. The cinematic, orchestral opener ‘Snofall’ however, was composed and recorded by legendary Emperor visionary Ihsahn, taking his inspiration from the title track’s melody.
The track listing is:
2. Silence In The Snow
3. Blind Leading The Blind
4. Dead And Gone
5. The Ghost That’s Haunting You
6. Pull Me From The Void
7. Until The World Goes Cold
8. Rise Above The Tides
9. The Thing That’s Killing Me
10. Beneath The Sun
11. Breathe In The Flames
12. Cease All Your Fire *
13. The Darkness Of My Mind *
* bonus track on deluxe edition
Lauded as one of modern metal’s most potent live acts, Trivium will debut the title track live for the first time at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival, taking place in Derbyshire from August 6 – 9. Trivium headline the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday, 7 August; their only UK show in 2015. The four piece then continue on into Europe for further festival headline slots including Belgium’s Alcatraz, Germany’s Summer Breeze, and France’s Motocultor. A US co-headline tour with Tremonti beckons in September and October, before the band deliver a main stage performance at California’s Knotfest, headlined and curated by label mates Slipknot.