Trivium Debut New Track ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ With Short Film

Trivium have dropped a new track, ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’, which they’ve debuted with a short film directed by Ryan Mackfall.

It’s the first taste of new material from the band since last year’s full-length release of  ‘What The Dead Men Say’.

Paolo Gregoletto (Bass) had the following to say of the track.

“We started putting together the riffs for what would become ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ last year with no touring on the horizon. We decided to use the uncertainty to our advantage and to create without any of the limitations and commitments that would normally be eating away at our time in the jam room.

The title of the song came from a short story by Robert W. Chambers. The story is filled with dread and uncertainty, and that felt fitting for the times we’ve all been living in for the last year. Rather than a direct re-telling, we decided to go a different route and build our own narrative around the music that we were creating.

Similar to some of our past songs and albums, this song began with lyrics rooted in mythology. But unlike the past, we decided to create our own myth to fit the music. Being free to create the story and write the music without a deadline, due to a once-in-a-lifetime event, really led to one of the most rewarding writing and recording experiences we have ever had. We hope it lives up to your expectations.”

Check out ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ and its accompanying video below.

At the time of writing, it’s unknown if the track will feature on a forthcoming EP or Full length record.

Trivium Announces UK Tour For November 2021

Following the reveal of an EU tour for Trivium, the band have announced a run of UK dates.

Heaven Shall Burn, Fit For An Autopsy and the UK’s own TesseracT are going to be the bands tour support for the run of shows.

“Heaven Shall Burn was one of Trivium’s earliest introductions to hardcore/metalcore mixed with melodic death and death metal; with very important lyrics that dealt with society and the world as a whole,” say the band. 

“Fit For An Autopsy are some of our best friends on the planet and one of our favourite bands; and Tesseract is a band we’ve been dreaming of touring with. This is the tour to bring back touring in Europe and the UK!”

“We’re thrilled to be on such a great tour,” adds TesseracT’s Dan Tompkins. ​“It’s awesome to be playing with such great and hard-working bands; we’ll make the tour a real success. I’m sure we’re all going to have a lot of fun! We’ll be playing new material and taking our show live again is something we’re very excited about.”

Here are the tour dates.

November 2021

11th – O2 Academy, Glasgow

12th – O2 Academy, Birmingham

13th – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

14th – O2 Academy Brixton, London

Trivium’s Matt Heafy & Jared Dones Release Collaborative EP

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy and Content Creator Jared Dines have joined up to release a colaborative EP, titled as ‘Dines X Heafy’ which dropped today.

Dines had the following to say on working with Heafy.

“Matt was pre-internet in the way he launched his career, releasing records, playing shows, and signing to a label. I’m post-internet in the way I launched my career by using YouTube, Facebook, and all of these other video apps. It is interesting to see the crossover though. Matt has done everything traditionally. At the same time, he embraced new technologies instead of shutting them out. By doing this together, we get to be in both worlds. The EP was recorded in a raw and real manner. So, it has a different element. It would be cool to show everyone it does not matter if you are a guitarist from Instagram or you are in a big band, you can do things together. At the end of the day, the goal is simple—we’re just trying to write good songs and create some cool shit.”

Heafy also commented on working with Dines.

“Streaming actually helped me improve as a singer and as a guitarist, because I’m practicing all day in front of people. The culture is very regimented. However, I have always had that mentality, because my mom is Japanese, and my dad was a marine. Now, it is a combination of three things: streaming, training, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Those practices made me better at what I do and prepared me to jump into something new. I took a very different approach to ‘Dines x Heafy’. It all came very organically without any planning.”

Check out the EP details below.

01.) Dear Anxiety
02.) Can We Turn Back Yesterday?
03.) Dying At The Sight Of The Rain
04.) To Save Me From Myself
05.) We Lost It All

You can Stream and Download the EP from Amazon, Itunes and Spotify.

Brent Young (Ex-Trivium) Has Passed Away, Aged 37

We regret to report that Brent Young, the former Bassist of Trivium has passed away at the age of 37.

The news was confirmed by Matt Heady, frontman of Trivium on Social Media.

This can be read below.


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We regret to report that Brent Young, former bassist of Trivium, has tragically passed away at the age of 37.

The news was confirmed by Trivium frontman Matt Heafy on social media, which you can read below.https://www.instagram.com/p/CFnF6XXAgQd/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12&wp=899&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deadpress.co.uk&rp=%2Fnews-brent-young-ex-trivium-has-died-aged-37%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A10020.94500000021%2C%22ls%22%3A10009.525000001304%2C%22le%22%3A10010.15499999994%7D

“We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of Trivium, Brent Young.

Having had a couple wonderful years with Brent in the Florida local band scene, doing the Blue demo and ETI together, the very first European mini-tour and first USA tour together – I have nothing but amazing memories of a wonderful person.

Our hearts and condolences go out to all of Brent’s family and friends.”

Paolo Gregoletto, the current Trivium bassist shared his condolences on Social Media.

“I met Brent a few times in the past, so I didn’t know him to well. But I have played a lot of songs he recorded on Ember to Inferno live and he was a big part of the early years of the band. I want to send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”

Young was a member of Trivium from 2001 – 2004 and featured on the band’s debut record, ‘Ember To Inferno’. Prior to this record, he performed on their Caeruleus’ EP (The Blue Demo).

In 2017, he formed Blacknova with Trivium drummer Travis Smith.

Here at Almost Anything Media offer our deepest condolences to Brent Young’s family, friends and loved ones.

Music Video Roundup 08/05/20

We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.

The debut video this week is from Canadian Experimental duo Vile Creatures who have shared the debut video off their upcoming record, ‘Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!’. This is ‘ You Who Has Never Slept’.

On the track, the band have said:

“Raissa and Dave are two wonderful people we met working our food truck, they knew we played music and offered to help us with a music video one day. Fast forward a few years and we were finally able to take them up on their generous offer. We rented out a theatre in small town Ontario for a day with a bunch of friends, and crafted this vision for the song. All of it was held together by the amazing work of Anita who starred in and choreographed the video. We were inspired by psychological and abstract horror films, most obviously Susprira. We wanted to craft a linear narrative that still kept you wondering and interested – our songs are long enough that any music video is really a short film.”

 

Next, we’re headed for a lockdown video where Bleed From Within have adapted to the current crisis for their video in ‘Night Crossing’.

This comes from their upcoming release in the form of ‘Fracture’, where the band have shot each of them playing their parts from their own home over a video call. The track also features a massive guest guitar solo from Matt Heafy of Trivium who jumps in on the video chat.

On this, the band have said:

“We’ve been eager to share this track since we finished it at the start of the year. This is classic Bleed From Within song structure and the groove is strong. Matt from Trivium chips in with such a tasty solo towards the end and he absolutely nails it. We’ve been chatting back and forth with him online for a while then after meeting at a show of theirs during Summer last year, the idea came around to get him involved on a new track. We created an opening and Matt’s part was decided. The video was inspired by the numerous video calls we’ve had amongst ourselves, friends, and family since entering lockdown. Something fun during these crazy times. Enjoy!”

 

Keeping things in Quarantine for just another video, we go to spend some family time with Papa Roach. Keeping in sentiment with the track, ‘Feel Like Home’, we see some lovely moments as the band get their families involved with some hijinks in just what is a lovely video we all need right now.

 

Heading over to London, specifically to South London for the fantastic Wallflower for a video to accompany, ‘Passwer-by’, which is the third single off their debut record, ‘Teach Yourself How To Swim’.

Guitarist / Vocalist Vini Moreira – Yeoell has said:

“‘Passer-by’ started life as something very different and slowly morphed into whatever the hell it is now. It was actually one of the first songs we wrote when we decided that we were writing an album so there was a whole list of things we wanted to achieve and write at this point. One of our goals was to write something more electronic, industrial & experimental. There’s a Rhodes piano on there, 808s, a Bass VI having replaced one of the guitars and some spoken word parts incorporated for good measure. With all the strangeness going on in the music, we felt the lyrics had to match so it’s a little bit surreal at times. The song is all about being left behind and looking back at a period of your life realising how little impact you really had on somebody’s life, and vice versa.”

 

How about an 8-bit video just to change things up?

That’s exactly what Soccer Mommy have done in order to launch a video tour for ‘Crawling In My Skin’. This track is off their second record, ‘Color Theory’, which dropped in February of this year ahead of what should’ve been a stacked summer of touring which was ultimately cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

On the release of the 8-Bit video, the band have said:

“It’s really hard having our tour be postponed because I was really excited to play all of the songs on color theory for everyone, ‘crawling in my skin’ in particular,” Allison says. “I hope this little 8-bit performance can hold everyone over until the tour can happen.”

 

Who’s up for a little bit of Punk Rap? We hed to Nascar Aloe in a new track for ‘Feet’ which is all about…. Well, you guessed it….. Feet!

Who’s up for a little bit of building to get us through quarantine?

Now, this video comes from Jinjer fan Mychailo Halinin who constructed this video by himself and it’s entirely made out of LEGO! That’s right, it’s a stop motion video which is a remake of Jinjer’s ‘Perennial’ which was released way back in January of this year.

The band were so impressed they reached out to Halinin so they could share it on their social’s to everyone following and so far at the time of writing, it’s reached 77K

 

Next, for a little something outside the norm of the genres but a great video nevertheless is Cheerbleederz’s ‘Sometimes I Cry At Work’. This is off the band’s second EP, ‘Lobotany’ which is available now via Alcopop! Records.

“It’s the internal conversation to try and find the truth of what you really want and how sometimes that truth can be really hard to find.

“It speaks to a feeling of inadequacy and imposter syndrome that can plague you and prevent you from achieving what you want to achieve. When we play it, we really channel that frustration and defiance in Sophie’s lyrics — it’s an empowering song for us!”

 

Moving to Bristol we have the upstarts RXPTRS with their release, ‘You, Me and The Devil Makes Three’. This is the band’s latest single where they explain:

“‘You, Me And The Devil Make Three’ is a song written about a group of people in my life, who are talented beyond measure in their fields, but also have their own vices which make them their own worst enemies. The ‘Devil’ in this, is the metaphor for the personality trait that holds these individuals back.”

 

And now for the final video in this week’s countdown is a lot different but as soon as I heard and watched this, I knew I had to have it on here.

The band is called The Hu, a Mongolian Folk-Metal band who are proving to be a big hit right now where they will be celebrating a release of a deluxe version of their record, ‘The Gereg’. This is set to be released in July where the release includes three reworked tracks featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Danny Case (From ashes To New and for this video Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with, ‘Song Of Women’.

On the collaboration with The Hu, Lzzy says:

“I’m so thankful to the HU for welcoming me, my words and my melody into this song,” Hale commented. “I can count on less than one hand the number of times where a project has changed the course of my spirit and renewed my faith in humanity. This was one of those projects. I’m still levitating.”

Check out the video below.

 

And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.

Music Videos 05/10/18

It’s Friday. It’s 4 PM. You know what time it is. It’s time for another music video roundup! I find ten of the best recent music videos and they’re all put into a list for your viewing pleasure. So let’s go.

First up is The Word Alive as they have recently premiered a track which they have created in collaboration for the League Of Legends World Championships. The Glitch Mob and Mako also appear one the track as well.

 

So, you know how Roam’s latest record, ‘Great Heights & Nosedives’ was pretty awesome? They’ve just recently released a brand new video for their tracks, ‘The Rich Life Of A Poor Man’ where they chronicle the past few years.

 

Fresh off two new singles earlier in the year, metalcore icons Atreyu have released an enhanced and insane video for ‘The Time Is Now’.

 

Pressing on with the promotion of their critically-acclaimed third record, ‘Nearer My God’, the St. Louis based indie rock group Foxing have released a video for ‘Heartbeats’.

 

Yorkshire newcomers Captives are new to the scene but they’re so new that, they have got their first single out and about. It’s called ‘Ghost Like You’ and you can check it out below.

 

And now we go to Poland! We’re going for some titans right now as Behemoth are gearing up to release their anticipated new record, ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’, their first LP in over four years. Before anything happens though, the trio have unleashed ‘Bartzabel’ which see things get seriously dark!

But, before then, the heavy-hitting trio have unleashed a NSFW video to accompany ‘Bartzabel’, which sees the band conducting some dark religious ritual which gets a little horrific at times.

You can stream and watch the video for ‘Batrzabel’ below.

 

Up next are Floridian heavyweights, Trivium. They’re keeping things simple and straight-forward with the video for ‘The Wretchedness Inside’, which acts as the midpoint track from last year’s full-length, ‘The Sin And The Sentence’.

 

Time for a statement. Aussie band Hellions have released a new video for a track off their upcoming release, ‘Smile’. Speaking on the video, the band have said: “Our Director, Aimee-Lee X. Curran, her crew and our cast really helped bring those words and the meaning behind the song to life. It was a pleasure to create and we are ecstatic with the result. The little details in our hero, Danica Burch, and our ballroom casts performances were paramount in bringing this all together. Thank you to everyone involved for such a pleasant and professional experience. We hope Hellions fans enjoy the video for ‘Smile’ as much as we all enjoyed making it!”

 

Before the penultimate video, I do have to say I had to put these two touring bands next to each other just because. First up is The Faim who are changing the face of the Alternative Rock scene. These Aussie lads are something special but you do have to experience these tracks live because to see them is just something special in itself.

 

And lastly….. Against The Current recently released a brand new record. Yes, the ‘In Our Bones’ era is well and truly over and now they have just released ‘Past Lives’. Now they have a new video out for their track, ‘Voices’.

And that’s it for another roundup of music videos. Don’t forget to check back next week for another list of ten of the best music videos. Every Friday at 4PM.

 

Music Videos 20/4/18

You know what time it is? It’s time for another music video roundup! For those who don’t know what the post is about, I find ten of the best music video released within the last week or so and put them on a list all for your viewing pleasure. Let’s kick things off with… Trivium! They’ve dropped this ahead of their UK tour that’s off their acclaimed eighth record, ‘The Sin And The Sentence’, which many have said that is their best record in years.

 

Going straight to video number two, it is Punk Rockers, The Bronx. It’s the latest track from their recently released record, ‘V’. This is ‘Side Effects’.

 

Next, we have New York post-hardcore legends Glassjaw. At the end of 2017, they dropped their long-awaited third full-length record. One of the tracks released before the record dropped was ‘Shira’, and now the band dropped a video to accompany the track.

 

Now, Chase Atlantic are gearing up for a hectic few months with Sleeping With Sirens but that doesn’t mean they don’t have time to drop a new music video! Check out one pretty amazing video for their track,  Numb To The Feeling below.

 

Another band who will be on a massive touring schedule over the next few months are Stick To Your Guns. They’re on a huge trek of the states and Europe with festivals all over the place as well but before any of that goes off, check out their new video for ‘Doomed By You’.

 

Now moving onto something a little different,  technical death metal group Rings Of Saturn have been touring across quite a lot recently, and in their new video for Margidda, it looks as if they want to tour planets as well!

 

I think I should’ve made it a tour special now! Ahead of the US tour with Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods and Madame Mayhem, Sevendust have shared a video for their latest track, ‘Not Original’ from their yet to be released record, ‘All I See Is War’.

 

US band Sink The Ship have shared a new video for ‘Everything’ which comes off their soon to be released record, ‘Persevere’. The track and video feature guest vocals from Levi Benton of Miss May I.

 

 

Now, Hopesfall released their first offering of fresh material finally and their first cut of new music since their 2007, ‘Magnetic North’. This is their lead single to the fifth record, ‘Arbiter’ and here it is, ‘H.A Wallace Space Academy’.

 

Now, the last video of the night! It’s Dashboard Confessional, back to their best but I do have to say this track is quite vulnerable of them and video for their song, ‘Heart Beat Here’ from the newest record Crooked Shadows, available now via Fueled By Ramen.

Trivium Announce UK Tour

Trivium have announced a heavy lineup for their upcoming UK tour.

Not only have they announced dates for April 2018 but their support will be insane as well!

Joining them are: Code Orange, Power Trip and Venom Prison

And here is where they’ll be playing.

 

April 2018

16th – Bristol Academy

17th – Birmingham Academy

19th – Glasgow Academy

20th – Manchester Academy

21st – London Brixton Academy

 

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Trivium Announce New Album

More Album News! This time it is Trivium which is set to drop October 20th via Roadrunner Records. Anddd… The Record’s called ‘The Sin And The Sentence’.

Here’s the tracklisting

1. The Sin And The Sentence
2. Beyond Oblivion
3. Other Worlds
4. The Heart From Your Hate
5. Betrayer
6. The Wretchedness Inside
7. Endless Night
8. Sever The Hand
9. Beauty In The Sorrow
10. The Revanchist
11. Thrown Into The Fire

And this is the album art.

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Plus, they’ve just dropped track 4, The Heart From Your Hate.

Trivium Lose Band Member, Gain Another

Trivium have announced that drummer Paul Wandtke and have recruited Alex Bent for his duties.

Alex Bent is familiar to fans of Testament and Battlecross.

They will tour with their new drummer soon, as well as bands Sikth and Shvpes.

Here’s the dates:

FEBRUARY

11 – DUBLIN Academy
12 – BELFAST Limelight
14 – BIRMINGHAM Institute
15 – MANCHESTER Academy
16 – GLASGOW Barrowlands
17 – LONDON Roundhouse
18 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City