Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM — Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] — are pleased to announce two livestream shows set to unfold over two weekends in December. Both events will take place from the band’s brand new HQ, known as “The Hangar,” in Orlando, Florida.
This is the official streaming follow-up to 2020’s massively successful A Light Or A Distant Mirror streamed event. While the band did conduct several free streaming events after the fact, this is the official follow-up.
These events are incredibly special and here’s why.
The weekend shows serve as the official debut of The Hangar. They coincide with the release of a new Hangar website portal, which is where the events will be broadcast from. This will be the online home of The Hangar and be the nerve center of future Trivium events, merch drops, or other public activities from the space.
It’s also the 10-year celebration of the release of the band’s critically acclaimed album In Waves.
Ultimately, the streaming events are a summary of everything Trivium are and everything they have become over the last few years. They have reached a creative summit with their last three albums (2017’s The Sin and The Sentence, 2020’s What the Dead Men Say, and this year’s In The Court of the Dragon) and remain ahead of the curve, as they were early adopters of the Twitch platform and have built The Hangar as their own house for content creation.
THE HANGAR | IN WAVES takes place on Saturday, December 11, with Fit For An Autopsy as the pre-show.
THE HANGAR | DEADMEN & DRAGONS is set for Saturday, December 18, also with Fit For an Autopsy as the pre-show.
Trivium offered some insight into the upcoming streams.
“In Waves is hailed as one of the greatest Trivium albums of all time,” notes Heafy. “While Trivium has the greatest supporters on earth, The Shogunate is also incredibly passionate on their decision of the best classic record. The fanbase always seems to be resoundingly split on three albums when it comes to speaking of ‘the best’: Ascendancy, Shogun, and In Waves.”
He continues, “In Waves is an album where Trivium embarked on a journey to a new world of sounds, textures, feelings, and visuals. In Waves was the moment where Trivium finally, truly realized everything of its visuals. The In Waves album changed the course of history for Trivium, and its influence and impact is vastly apparent in the current modern metal scene.”
“Deadmen & Dragons is the celebration of the last two years — two albums, The Hangar, the Metal Tour of the Year, and of course A Light Or A Distant Mirror,” says Gregoletto. “The moment we knew that touring was off the table in 2020, we shifted focus back to the creative process. This stream is the closing of this unexpected chapter of Trivium and the beginning of a new one full of many exciting possibilities with The Hangar.”
From Cyber Monday, November 29 through Wednesday, December 1, tickets for both shows will be on sale for $20. From Thursday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 14, tickets for both shows will be $25. Fans can enter to win a guitar from THE HANGAR Vault when they purchase a ticket to the livestreams.
Virtual GA tickets for one show will be $15.
Both shows will feature an in-stream chat and a 72-hour, video-on-demand replay function. Meet & Greets are also available.
LINEUP: SATURDAY, 12/11:
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY PRE-SHOW
THE HANGAR | IN WAVES
4pm ET/1pm PT/9pm BT/10pm EU
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY PRE-SHOW
THE HANGAR | DEADMEN & DRAGONS
4pm ET/1pm PT/9pm BT/10pm EU
Trivium released their tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon, on October 8, via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in the Fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando. Get In the Court Of The Dragonhere. 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. Loudwire called out the song as “a skillful blend of dynamics. And blast beats just sound really, really good beneath Matt Heafy’s soothing clean singing” while Revolver labeled it “epic.” Guitar World christened second single “Feast Of Fire” as “pummeling” and “quintessentially Trivium,” as Metal Injection declared it “really, really catchy.” The band also shared the video for “The Phalanx” in partnership with Elder Scrolls. Kerrang! called it “huge.” Heafy discussed the genesis of the track with NME. Read it here.
Trivium released their ninth full-length, What The Dead Men Say, through Roadrunner Records in 2020. The album was produced by Trivium and Josh Wilbur and debuted at #35 on the Billboard Top 200; at #2 on the Top Current Albums Chart, and at #3 on both the Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top Rock Albums Chart. The band and album were praised by and featured in mainstream outlets like The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Billboard, TechCrunch, and Kotaku, as well as Guitar World, Revolver, Alternative Press, and more.
Trivium released its now-canonical album Ascendancy in 2005. It was recognized as KERRANG!’s “Album of the Year,” achieved a gold certification in the UK, and eclipsed sales of 500,000 worldwide. Metal Hammer placed it in the Top 15 of “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the 21st Century.” It ignited a string of six consecutive Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and five straight Top 3 debuts on the Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, culminating on 2017’s benchmark The Sin And The Sentence. That album elevated the group’s total stream tally past a quarter-of-a-billion. Additionally, “Betrayer” received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance.” Unanimous acclaim followed from Decibel, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, MetalSucks, and Metal Hammer, who dubbed them, “quite simply one of the best bands in modern metal.” Not to mention, they performed alongside Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and many others and graced the main stages of Download, Bloodstock, KNOTFEST, and more. After two decades, eight albums, and hundreds of sold out shows, Trivium actualize the all-encompassing ambition they first set in motion back in 1999. Tenth album In The Court Of The Dragon arrives 2021.
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