Trivium premiere video for new single 'The Phalanx'
Trivium have just shared the video for new single "The Phalanx." Taken from the band's tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon (due October 8 through Roadrunner Records), the track and its video can be found below.
"'The Phalanx' was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine," says bass player Paolo Gregoletto about the song's 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," Gregoletto continues. "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.