Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “In The Court Of The Dragon” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s latest album “In The Court Of The Dragon.” You can check that out below. Here’s the track listing:

01. “In The Court Of The Dragon”
02. “Feast Of Fire”
03. “The Shadow Of The Abattoir”
04. “No Way Back Just Through”
05. “The Phalanx”

Trivium Share “Sword Over Damocles” Live Performance From “Deadmen & Dragons” Livestream

Trivium have shared footage of “Like A Sword Over Damocles” from their recent “Deadmen & Dragons” livestream show. You can check that out below:

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2021

I have put together a list of my top 10 albums of 2021. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all of the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

10. Jinjer – “Wallflowers”

“Wallflowers” finds Jinjer at the top of their game. It offers fans nothing short of a masterful display of progressive metal through a barrage of aggressive and groove-orientated tracks. Some highlights from this one include: “Vortex,” “Disclosure!,” and “Pearls And Swine.”

09. Plush – “Plush”

The self-titled debut album from Plush proves that rock and roll is alive and well. It’s a record full of rock anthems from a young band, who are sure to make waves in the music world for years to come. Some highlights from this one include: “Athena,” “Hate,” and “Sober.”

08. The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”

“Death By Rock And Roll” takes the emotional toll of loss and pain and transforms it into pure and cathartic rock music. It continues to show growth from a band who have continuously cranked out high quality material since their inception. Some highlights from this one include: the title track, “Only Love Can Save Me Now,” and “Witches Burn.”

07. Mastodon – “Hushed And Grim”

“Hushed And Grim” is one of Mastodon’s best albums to date. It combines grief-laden lyrics with impeccable musicianship to create a piece of art that takes the listener on a journey. Some highlights from this one include: “Pain With An Anchor,” Teardrinker,” and “Gobblers Of Dregs.”

06. Royal Blood – “Typhoons”

“Typhoons” is what happens when you throw Royal Blood’s infectious rock sound into a disco blender. The material is extremely catchy and you can’t help but move along to it. Some highlights from this one include: “Trouble’s Coming,” the title track, and “Boilermaker.”

05. Every Time I Die – “Radical”

“Radical” is quintessential Every Time I Die. The record fuses heavy and chaotic music with clever lyrics that grab the listener the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “Dark Distance,” “Planet Shit,” and “Desperate Pleasures.”

04. Bullet For My Valentine – “Bullet For My Valentine”

Bullet For My Valentine’s new self-titled album takes the most aggressive aspects of the band’s sound and puts them at the forefront to create some of the group’s heaviest material to date. It is a record that is truly worthy of the name “Bullet For My Valentine.” Some highlights from this one include: “Knives,” “Shatter,” and the closer “Death By A Thousand Cuts.”

03. Trivium – “In The Court Of The Dragon”

“In The Court Of The Dragon” takes all of the musical elements of Trivium’s past work and combines them with mythological storytelling to create a record that’s epic as hell. It has everything a metal fan can want and you can’t help but headbang the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include: “The Shadow Of The Abattoir,” “Like A Sword Over Damocles,” and “The Phalanx.”

02. Spiritbox – “Eternal Blue”

“Eternal Blue” is the highly anticipated debut album from Spiritbox and it definitely did not disappoint. It is everything one would want in a record, commanding vocals and passionate lyrics backed by heavy and melodic music. Some highlights from this one include: “Holy Roller,” “Circle With Me,” and “Constance.”

01. Evanescence – “The Bitter Truth”

“The Bitter Truth” is Evanescence’s first album of all new material since 2011 and the band definitely returned with a bang. The record is a hard rock masterpiece that helps the listener uncover light within the darkness as they are guided through the soundscape by Amy Lee’s iconic powerhouse vocals. Some highlights from this one include “Wasted On You,” “Better Without You,” and “Use My Voice.”

Trivium Announce “In Waves” & “Deadmen And Dragons” Livestream Shows

Trivium have announced two virtual concerts at their new headquarters, The Hanger. The first one will stream on December 11 and it will find the band performing their 2011 album “In Waves” in full. The second one will stream on December 18 and it will find the group performing songs from their latest albums “In The Court Of The Dragon” and “What The Dead Men Say.“ Fit For An Autopsy will open.

Frontman Matt Heafy commented:

“‘In Waves’ is hailed as one of the greatest Trivium albums of all time. While Trivium has the greatest supporters on earth, The Shogunate is also incredibly passionate on their decision of the best classic record. The fanbase always seems to be resoundingly split on three albums when it comes to speaking of ‘the best’: ‘Ascendancy,’ ‘Shogun,’ and ‘In Waves.’

‘In Waves’ is an album where Trivium embarked on a journey to a new world of sounds, textures, feelings, and visuals. ‘In Waves’ was the moment where Trivium finally, truly realized everything of its visuals. The ‘In Waves’ album changed the course of history for Trivium, and its influence and impact is vastly apparent in the current modern metal scene.”

Bassist Paolo Gregoletto added:

“‘Deadmen & Dragons’ is the celebration of the last two years — two albums, The Hangar, the ‘Metal Tour of the Year,’ and of course ‘A Light Or A Distant Mirror.’ The moment we knew that touring was off the table in 2020, we shifted focus back to the creative process. This stream is the closing of this unexpected chapter of Trivium and the beginning of a new one full of many exciting possibilities with The Hangar.”

Tickets can be found HERE.

Trivium Share In-Hangar Performance Of “Feast Of Fire”

Trivium have premiered a new live video for their song “Feast Of Fire.” The clip was recorded at the band’s headquarters, which is now based inside an airplane hangar in Orlando, FL. The track appears on their latest album “In The Court Of The Dragon.“

Trivium Share In-Hangar Performance Of “In The Court Of The Dragon”

Trivium have shared a new live video for the title track of their latest album “In The Court Of The Dragon.“ The clip was recorded at the band’s headquarters, which is based inside an airplane hangar in Orlando, FL.

Trivium Premiere “The Phalanx” Music Video

Trivium have premiered a new video for their new song “The Phalanx.” The clip was created in collaboration with “Elder Scrolls Online” and it debuted during the #GatesOfOblivion Year-End Stream on Bethesda Games’ Twitch channel. The track is from Trivium’s new album “In The Court Of The Dragon,” which will be released on October 8.

Paolo Gregoletto commented:

“‘The Phalanx‘ was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine. It was a demo from ‘Shogun‘ that had the middle section removed for another song (‘Torn Between Scylla And Charybdis‘), demoed again on ‘Silence In The Snow‘ but ultimately scrapped, and now it has found its home on the new album.

Once we knew the album was going in a more epic, proggy direction, I immediately thought of the song and pitched the idea to the others. With a few minor changes to some chorus parts, a brand middle section, and the orchestrations from Ihsahn, ‘The Phalanx‘ was reborn. It’s got a lot of new and old riffs and I think you should dig this if you liked ‘Shogun‘.”

Trivium Premiere “Feast Of Fire” Video

Trivium have premiered a new video for their new song “Feast Of Fire.” This track is from their new album “In The Court Of The Dragon,” which will be released on October 8.

Paolo Gregoletto commented:

“There’s always that one song you aren’t expecting when you begin writing a new album. It could be a riff written on the spot in the rehearsal space, a lyric that pairs just right with a melody, or in the case of ‘Feast Of Fire,’ sitting right there in front of us in the middle of a demo that Corey brought in. We were well into pre-production at Full Sail when we all decided that something about the demo we had tracked was good but could be even better. Our producer Josh Wilbur even had in his notes: ‘Bridge is special, maybe so special it needs its own song.’ We tore the song apart and began again on the spot.”

“We went into this album knowing we had time to consider everything and anything that came about during this period, and if need be, we could start again if it didn’t feel right given that no touring was on the horizon.”

“I had the words ‘Feast Of Fire’ written in my running list of notes for lyric ideas that I try to amass before we record. Something about the phrase stuck out to me. It felt like the missing piece of the story we were trying to tell with this album, a climactic moment and a real centerpiece for the narrative.”

“After all these years, I’m still blown away at how a song can really appear out of thin air and take the album to a place you weren’t expecting. Those are the moments we are always looking for when making a record.”

The cover art and track listing for “In The Court Of The Dragon” can be found below. Matt Heafy said the following about the artwork:

“While the music of In The Court Of The Dragon was taking shape, we knew we needed epic artwork of the type that you might see on the wall of an important museum from a long dead renaissance master. After extensive research, we found one of the few living artists who is capable of creating artwork like Caravaggio and Gentileschi — painter Mathieu Nozieres. Mathieu took our song title and created an original oil painting on canvas unlike anything we could have ever imagined. It’s so staggeringly breathtaking and epic and it looks like what the song and album sounds like.”

“In The Court Of The Dragon” Track Listing;

01. “X”
02. “In The Court Of The Dragon”
03. “Like A Sword Over Damocles”
04. “Feast Of Fire”
05. “A Crisis Of Revelation”
06. “The Shadow Of The Abattoir”
07. “No Way Back Just Through”
08. “Fall Into Your Hands”
09. “From Dawn To Decadence”
10. “The Phalanx”

Trivium Premiere “In The Court Of The Dragon” Music Video

Trivium have released a new song titled “In The Court Of The Dragon.” The track features an intro composed by Emperor’s Ihsahn and an official video for it can be found below:

Paolo Gregoletto commented:

“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.”

Matt Heafy added:

“While the music of ‘In the Court Of The Dragon‘ was taking shape, we knew we needed epic artwork of the type that you might see on the wall of an important museum from a long-dead renaissance master.”