Trivium Going Old School

(Gibson) In a new interview with Gibson.com, Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy talked about the effort the metal band put into making the release of their new album, In Waves, an "experience." The record is due out on August 9.

"This whole record is a response to everything we see in music and in metal," Heafy said. "It's always done the same way: a band will release a song, then release the album cover, and they explain what every little thing is supposed to mean. But we didn't want to do it that way… I always thought it irritating that people seem to know the album title and cover so early, and people make their entire assumption about the record in just those little ways. So we set up all those teasers, and we didn't announce the record title until after 'In Waves' was out, and people didn't know yet that In Waves was the record title."

The Trivium frontman said the band wanted to recreate the pre-Internet atmosphere of an album's release. "So we wanted to make it more of an experience like it used to be. Even when I was a kid, when a band was about to release a record, it was a little more exciting. You didn't know everything that was going on, all the details of the record. We wanted to make it fun for the listener, and fun for people to wait for the record to come out."

For the complete interview with Heafy, click here.

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