Yesterday, February 5th, I spoke to Corey Beaulieu from Trivium about some important news; the announcement of their new drummer Nick Augusto, the progress of album number five and of course the Soundwave festival which they’ll be playing towards the end of February.
Firstly the thing everyone wants to know more about – earlier today you announced your new drummer.
Corey – Yes, our new drummer is a guy called Nick Augusto who’s an absolutely great dude and has been part of our crew for a while. Paolo’s good friends with him and used to play in a band with him before Trivium and when we were looking for a replacement Paolo suggested Nick. He really give’s something extra to the band it’s going really well.
We already recorded two songs with Nick, one original called “Shattering the Sky Above” and a cover we’ve been jamming for a while at sound checks, they both came out really well.
On various forums and social networking sites there have been a lot of mixed responses – any words of reassurance for your fans?
Stuff happens and it’s the best thing for the band to move forward. No band really wants to change members and it is hard but we found a guy who gels with us really well and it was what we had to do to keep going.
Another burning question is about the new album, what can you tell us about it?
It’s in progress right now, we’ve been jamming on songs and I think we have around four tracks but we’re getting ready to tour so we’ve not had a lot of time to work on things.
We’ll hopefully have all the songs together and fine tuned to go into the studio in the summer and get it out at the start of 2011, we don’t have much more information right now.