Trivium Members Cover Post Malone’s “Better Now” With Jared Dines And More

Trivium‘s Matt Heafy and Alex Bent have teamed up with Jared Dines, Austin Dickey, and Vince Mindas to record a cover of Post Malone‘s “Better Now.“ You can check that out below:


Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Premieres New Song “Cross Off” Feat. The Late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton has premiered a lyric video for his new song “Cross Off” featuring the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park). Morton and Bennington wrote the track with producer Josh Wilbur and Oni’s Jake Oni. It also features bass and drums from Trivium‘s Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent. The song will appear on Morton’s new solo album “Anesthetic,” which is set to be released on March 1. Morton commented:

“‘Cross Off’ was a very free flowing and natural process. We both really loved the song from its inception and everyone that worked on it put a lot of energy and emotion into it. I feel like you can really hear that in the track, and absolutely in Chester’s performance.”

Trivium Officially Confirm That They Have Recruited Drummer Alex Bent

Trivium have officially confirmed that Alex Bent (Dragonlord, ex-Battlecross, etc.) will be handling the drumming duties on their European/UK tour. It is unknown if his role in the band is permanent. Bassist Paolo Gregoletto said the following:

“So as to who is playing for us in the UK/EU… Alex sent us this video two days after being put in touch with him. We also had a few weeks of rehearsal together in November. 💯”

This news comes after Matt Heafy previously revealed that the group’s last three drummers were just “session” members.

Trivium Rumored To Have Replaced Their Drummer

According to Blabbermouth, Trivium may have changed drummers once again. The article mentioned that Alex Bent (Dragonlord, ex-Battlecross, etc.) would be taking over for Paul Wandtke.


It is worth noting that Paul Wandtke already has a new project in the works. He commented on that:

“I’m currently looking for a badass vocalist for an original project, listen to a sample of the music here! I have like 4-5 albums worth of material that’s near and dear to my heart. I’d love to work with a male vocalist that has a tenor range that’s pretty self sufficient with melodic and lyrical content (but we can collaborate too etc etc). I’m starting this project for the fun of it and for the sake of releasing music online, and if it gets serious; sick! If not, well then at least we made kickass music and shit. Email for more info”

Testament Guitarist Eric Peterson & Celtic Singer Leah Team Up For New Track “Winter Sun”

Testament guitarist, Eric Peterson and Canadian celtic metal singer, Leah have premiered a new song that they recorded together titled “Winter Sun.” Dragonlord members, Alex Bent, Tilen Hudrap, and Lyle Livingston also contributed to the track, which you can hear below, courtesy of Loudwire.

Peterson issued the following statement:

“Leah and I orchestrated the vocals, drums, guitars and bass by leaving each other voice messages that you can record and can leave/make decent recordings of clips of music through WhatsApp. Also, the sound quality is sharp enough that you can actually hear the dynamics well. It’s truly amazing! It’s a free app, so between Canada and Germany and Slovenia, that’s some savings for sure! Pretty awesome!”

Leah added:

“I’m so excited about how technology has changed the music industry. Suddenly people are able to collaborate from all around the world and produce incredibly high-quality material. The possibilities are endless. Even something as simple as an app on a smart phone has completely revolutionized the way we write music.” Describing her personal experience, she continued, “As a busy artist and mother of five kids, it was vital for me to be able to quickly record my vocal and lyric ideas and literally sing them into WhatsApp and fire it off to Eric in seconds. It made this song entirely possible.”