Trivium have started teasing something: In The Court Of The Dragon
Update, July 7: We’re going to find out more about this later in the week! The band have just posted: “No more will the sun look down to illuminate the world. The ritual begins 07.09.21 #InTheCourtOfTheDragon” along with a very snazzy video…
But what does it mean?!
Update, July 6: There’s now a new video and accompanying piece of music!
When he’s not getting busy doing all sorts on Twitch, Matt Heafy likes to tease Trivium-related stuff. Yesterday (July 5), the band tweeted a picture of a book floating in the sea, along with the words, “The stars have died and the Heavens go up in flames”, prompting speculation that something new is coming.
Notably, those words don’t appear in any of the lyrics on last year’s excellent What The Dead Men Say album, so many fans suspect a new music drop, while one has suggested the absolutely wild theory that the design on the book hints at a sequel to their Shogun album in some form.
What do you reckon?
Last month, Matt released a collaboration track with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, In Defiance. It followed up his cover of Richard Marx’s ’80s cheese hit Right Here Waiting, with Richard Marx himself, and is, in its creator’s words, “weird”.
“I got Matt’s blessing to get weird with the track,” said the Linkin Park man when first announcing the collaboration. “We’re not gonna just make a metal track. We’re not gonna make a Trivium track. If you wanted a Trivium track you could just get a Trivium track. You could go to Matt’s channel and get that.
“So I’m gonna take his vocal, and even his guitar, and chop them into little tiny bits and run them through a meat grinder and then we’re gonna make a track out of it. I don’t even know what we’re gonna make.
“The track he sent is so… it’s, like, epic!” Mike added. “It’s very, like, Matt standing on a mountaintop with a falcon on his wrist who flies away and collects the bones of enemy clans, enemy warriors.”
Trivium will now be crossing the pond in early 2023 for the Dead Men & Dragons Tour with Heaven Shall Burn and Malevolence.
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