Trivium drummer Nick Augusto was interviewed by Rhythm Magazine following the band's recent performance at the Download Festival in the UK, and in the clip above, he talks about how to play blast beats, the insanely fast bursts of snare assault that are the foundation of death metal and grindcore. Nick knows what he's talking about, too, as he was a member of the grindcore act Maruta before joining Trivium.

Trivium will be on the road throughout most of 2012 (tour dates here), and their latest album, In Waves, as well as a wide selection of kick-ass merch, is available in their webstore.