Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM — Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto[bass], and Alex Bent [drums] — have announced their Fall 2022 tour plans. The band will embark on the Deadmen and Dragons Tour, a headline run of North America, with support from Between the Buried and Me, Whitechapel, and Khemmis. The tour includes a stop in Cincinnati at The Andrew J Brady Music Center on Friday, October 21.
To herald the news, there is a special live Twitch press conference happening now hosted by Nik Nocturnal on his channel, featuring a guided chat with members from each band.
Trivium are very excited about the tour package they've put together for the fans — as they are passionate fans of each of their tourmates!
"Between the Buried and Me are the pioneers of mixing genres well before anyone else had," says Heafy. "BTBAM back in 2002 — on the impeccable self-titled album — showed that they were unapologetically ready to mix elements of death metal, melodic death metal, grindcore, power metal, prog, ethereal — at times beautiful — passages of melody. Their self-titled record was a massive influence on me; I was captivated by the immense mixture of so many styles. Through their combining of a vast range of sonics and soundscapes, they created a sound that is truly their own."
Beaulieu also exclaims, "We're excited to have Whitechapel be a part of this amazing bill. It's been over 10 years since we toured together on the Shogun tour and seeing how the band has progressed over the years and added a killer melodic element to their brutal sound just makes it a perfect time to share the stage once again."
"Khemmis is one of my favorite new bands of the last few years,and when we were putting the tour together, I heavily advocated for having them on the bill," says Gregoletto. "I think it's always a testament to a band's sound when you have trouble pinning a label to it — doom, melodic metal, thrash, death metal. With Khemmis, it's all in there and rocks hard. They are a 10/10 live band and did a great cover of 'Rainbow in the Dark,' so do not miss their set!"
Trivium will also return to the road in September, serving as main support for Iron Maiden. Those dates are here.
Trivium released their tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon, on October 8, via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in the Fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando. Get In the Court Of The Dragon here. Trivium shared the album's title track, "In The Court Of The Dragon," which featured an epic intro composed and orchestrated by Ihsahn (Emperor) and was accompanied by an official short film music video directed by Ryan Mackfall. Loudwire called out the song as "a skillful blend of dynamics. And blast beats just sound really, really good beneath Matt Heafy's soothing clean singing" while Revolver labeled it "epic." Guitar World christened second single "Feast Of Fire" as "pummeling" and "quintessentially Trivium," as Metal Injection declared it "really, really catchy." The band also shared the video for "The Phalanx" in partnership with Elder Scrolls. Kerrang! called it "huge." Heafy discussed the genesis of the track with NME. Read it here.