Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM — Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] — have just shared the video for the new single “The Phalanx.
The Phalanx’ was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine,” says Gregoletto about the song’s unique evolution and origin story.
It was a demo from ‘Shogun’ that had the middle section removed for another song (‘Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis’), demoed again on ‘Silence In The Snow’ but ultimately scrapped, and now it has found its home on the new album.
Once we knew the album was going in a more epic, proggy direction, I immediately thought of the song and pitched the idea to the others. With a few minor changes to some chorus parts, a brand middle section, and the orchestrations from Ihsahn, ‘The Phalanx’ was reborn. It’s got a lot of new and old riffs and I think you should dig this if you liked ‘Shogun’.
Trivium partnered with Elder Scrolls Online to create the video, which premiered on their #GatesOfOblivion Year-End Stream on Bethesda Games’ Twitch channel today.
Trivium‘s passion for Bethesda‘s vast collection of franchises made it a no-brainer for the band to officially partner with Elder Scrolls. The band members are fans of the game, especially with this year’s Elder Scrolls content, and the ties into Trivium’s music.
The Phalanx” appears on Trivium‘s tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon, out October 8 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in autumn 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.
Pre-order In The Court Of The Dragon here.
IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON TRACK LISTING:
In The Court Of The Dragon
Like A Sword Over Damocles
Feast Of Fire
A Crisis Of Revelation
The Shadow Of The Abattoir
No Way Back Just Through
Fall Into Your Hands
From Dawn To Decadence
The album cover is an original oil painting by French artist Mathieu Nozieres (@mathieunozieres on Instagram).
Last month, Trivium shared the album’s title track, “In The Court Of The Dragon,” which featured an epic intro composed and orchestrated by Ihsahn (Emperor) and was accompanied by an official short film music video directed by Ryan Mackfall.