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Trivium Frontman Explains Firing of Drummer Travis Smith
A couple days after the release of Trivium's 'Shattering the Skies Above,' the band's first release that doesn't feature original drummer Travis Smith, frontman Matt Heafy opened up about why Trivium let Smith go and how the band is flourishing with Smith's replacement, former drum tech Nick Augusto (Maruta).
"We were coming to the point where the band was -- not necessarily dissolving -- but dissolving in creativity and maybe in live fire and energy, so we had to make a change for the positive," Heafy told Noisecreep. "Thankfully, we were able to find Nick, who was able to step it up and really be that guy to take us to the next level."
While Trivium's relationship with Smith had deteriorated over the years, the band had no immediate plans to replace him when he announced in late October 2009 that he would be sitting out the 'Into the Mouth of Hell' tour to take care of "some personal business." It wasn't until after the band members started playing with Augusto on the tour that they realized the injection of new blood served Trivium well.
Metal Hammer UK are proud to announce that we will be bringing you the world exclusive play of the studio recording of Trivium’s cover of ‘Slave New World’.
Saturday, February 13th at 4pm: your first opportunity to hear the studio version of Trivium covering the ‘Chaos A.D.’ classic, ‘Slave New World’.
Hey Triviumworld Fanclub Members!
Meet and Greet with the Band, Access to Exclusive Videos, Discounted Trivium Merch... that's all cool but also "be the first to hear!" right?!...
well we are glad to announce the [b]EXCLUSIVE World Premiere Streaming of our brand new Track...
“Shattering The Skies Above”
Friday 12th February only on Triviumworld.com!
On March 2nd the soundtrack to the highly anticipated third part of the award winning God Of War video game series will be released by Roadrunner. Available at all digital retailers , the 6-song EP contains new, unreleased music inspired by the PS3 game from hard-hitting artists Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Taking Dawn and Mutiny Within.
Consumers who purchase the God of War III Ultimate Edition game will receive a voucher code to download the tracks, as well as other music in the form of the God of War Trilogy soundtrack. Those fans will also receive a special code to download a director’s cut of God of War: Unearthing the Legend, a full-length documentary depicting the history of the God of War franchise, access to an exclusive God of War Challenge Arena environment with up to seven unique challenges, an exclusive Kratos skin, and a limited edition art book.
Tracklisting for the EP is as follows:
1. Killswitch Engage – My Obsession
2. Trivium – Shattering The Skies Above
3. Dream Theater – Raw Dog
4. Taking Dawn – This Is Madness
5. Opeth – The Throat Of Winter
6. Mutiny Within – The End
Trivium will be streaming "Shattering the Skies Above" exclusively for their Fan Club on trivium.org Friday, February 12th.
Join now to get this special sneak peak!
Trivium are Very Proud to announce we will be attending WJRR's Earthday Birthday In Orlando, FL on the 17th May, we'll be rocking out along side Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Hell Yeah, Five Finger Death Punch & Halestorm, you can grab discounted tickets Right Now on pre-sale @ WJRR.com until the 11th-Feb @ 12am using the special password "WJRR"
If you miss out on that worry not, tickets go on general release on the 12th
So see you there !
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.