TRIVIUM will release their new album, "In Waves", on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Shogun" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, Florida with the production/mixing team of Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY) and Martin "Ginge" Ford, along with engineer Carl Bown.
About the album vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy says, "'In Waves' to us... is TRIVIUM. 'In Waves' is the music, the artwork, the videos and the live show; they are all part of an interconnected whole. There's no question about it, in our eyes, that this is the most complete project we've ever done. We think we've finally made the record that we've always strived to make."
The album features the guitar-driven edge that fans have come to love and expect from the band — pushing some of the tracks even further in their heaviness and aggression — but the visual and lyrical world that "In Waves" inhabits is overall a fantastic leap forward for the band. Inspired as much by contemporary film and visual art as by the band's love of heavy music, all of the imagery — including album art, videos, stage sets and web properties — take TRIVIUM into territory that few bands have the confidence, or vision, to visit. The visuals create the special world of In Waves where the entire album package will take the listener on a journey where the destination may not have even been decided yet, much less known. It's a wide, open road and one littered with darkness and other curiosities. The visual project was collaborative effort between the band and a team of select artists. The band and their artists created a new, unique and wholly original set of visuals that are like a graphic novel come to life.
The video for "In Waves" will premiere this Friday at AltPress.com in the U.S. and on NME.com in the U.K. The band appears but does not perform in the clip.
There is a unifying theme to "In Waves", but it's not a concept album by any means. Heafy continued, "The album is not a concept record, but there is a certain theme to all of the visuals and sonically and visually it all ties together. We are very proud of what we've accomplished with 'In Waves' and we are excited to share it with everyone."
"In Waves" track listing:
01. Capsizing The Sea 02. In Waves 03. Inception Of The End 04. Watch The World Burn 05. Dusk Dismantled 06. Black 07. Built To Fall 08. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind 09. A Skyline's Severance 10. Forsake Not the Dream 11. Chaos Reigns 12. Of All These Yesterdays 13. Leaving This World Behind
A two-disc special edition will also be available. It features five bonus tracks, plus a DVD with a 40-minute, behind-the-scenes documentary, as well as an exclusive concert filmed in a warehouse located in Orlando, Florida, which is the band's stomping grounds. This concert features the first performances of tracks from "In Waves", along with TRIVIUM classics.
"In Waves" special edition track listing:
01. Capsizing the Sea 02. In Waves 03. Inception of the End 04. Dusk Dismantled 05. Watch the World Burn 06. Black 07. A Skyline's Severance 08. Ensnare the Sun* 09. Built To Fall 10. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind 11. Forsake Not the Dream 12. Drowning In Slow Motion* 13. A Grey So Dark* 14. Chaos Reigns 15. Of All These Yesterdays 16. Leaving This World Behind 17. Shattering The Skies Above* 18. Slave New World*