Trivium guitarist Corey Beaulieu and bassist Paolo Gregoletto were interviewed by Australia's Loud Magazine while down there playing the Soundwave Festival; during the conversation, they discussed their stage show, writing on the road, and dropped some hints about the direction of their next studio album.
Says Paolo, "when it comes down to it and people are spending this much money to come see bands, you can’t put on a punk rock show. It’s gotta be larger than life...That’s how we envision Trivium becoming over time. I think we’ve definitely come a long way in terms of our live show; it’s definitely the tightest we’ve ever been and just every time we come back we try to make it bigger and better each time."
Touring as hard as Trivium does means they've pretty much got to write on the road; as Corey explains, "We’re really not home all that often and when you’re home, you’re home for like a week and the last thing you’re really thinking about is writing. But on tour, it’s really cool, you’re in different places all the time and it’s nice to have like a different environment, ‘cause it kinda sparks creativity. When you’re at home, you’re sitting on the couch or something it’s like the same old thing. So it’s cool to be in a different city and something you might see in that city, you’ll get an idea or something."
Both men express thoughts about where Trivium might be headed on their next album. Paolo says of In Waves, "we had like two years and we wrote an album over the course of two drummers, so it was like, when we started writing we were in a different headspace than when we actually recorded. So we had a lot of material, which was great. But I think now that things have smoothed out on the personal side of things for the band, I think we can focus solely on just the musical vision of what Trivium is and really have no, outside of the musical stuff...nothing going on that’s kinda like drawing from that."
Corey adds, "Also, on The Crusade, Shogun and In Waves, we just wrote so much stuff that was like just trying different ideas, to try and see what we could do. I think with those records, even before we recorded like demo-wise, there was some stuff that was like way over here, and then there was some stuff over here. And now it’s like we kinda know, 'okay, that definitely sounds like us, it’s not too out of the box' and you know what’s not even worth kind of digging into. Like it just won’t fit the vibe of the record, the riff just doesn’t sound like Trivium."
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