Trivium frontman Matt Heafy was interviewed by Full Metal Jackie on her radio show last weekend, and the full transcript has been posted on Loudwire.

Said Matt about their recently-completed tour with In Flames, "When we toured with them in 2006, we were direct support – so exact slot, same time, same bands except there was DevilDriver and Zao before us. On that tour I got egged. We got heckled numerous nights, bottled with glass bottles, shot glasses, plastic bottles, bottles filled with piss, kids waiting for us outside our van threatening us – same cities, same amount of people and it was really rough.

"This time around, 100% of the crowd are completely into our show every single night and every single night keeps getting better. So the fact that we can see how much the U.S. has come around for us is pretty amazing. It look a little while. We’ve been a band since 1999 and touring since 2004 – and now the excitement is as if we’re some new band or something."

He also talked a little bit about the band's plans for the near future, saying "The day this tour finishes in Chicago we fly to Australia for Soundwave with System of a Down, Slipknot, No Doubt, In Flames – so it’ll be like our ninth tour with In Flames. Basically every other band that exists including a ton of ’90s nu-metal bands [will be there]. So we’ll be doing that, fly back to Los Angeles to begin the Asking Alexandria support tour. It’s Asking Alexandria, Trivium, a band yet to be known, which was Dir En Grey, but their singer has to have surgery so they’re gonna flip it in with someone else. Then three other bands are on there as well."