By now, you know that David Draiman produced the forthcoming Trivium record. If you didn’t know that, you obviously need to read this site more regularly.
The Florida metal act recently completed tracking their sixth album, which is being mixed by Colin Richardson, who quit working on the new Carcass release to work with Trivium.
“We were talking about doing it for years,” Draiman tells Loudwire.
“The first time it really came up definitively was when Trivium was supporting Disturbed on an Australian run — this was after the In Waves record had been out already and I thought they had taken some pretty huge strides with that record, melodically and in terms of the strength of their songs.”
Surely, these two colossal hard rock metaphoric rectal thermometers working together is a sign of the end of days.
“It was then that I had some conversations with them like, ‘You know, it would be a good idea for us to work together, because I think you guys have opened the door to something and you have incredible capabilities and I’d like to help you.’ We had more and more conversations over the course of time, and they came through Austin, Texas, one time while they were on tour and I played them some songs from the Device record and we talked a little more about really figuring out how to set this in stone and put a time together and we did.
“They started sending me material and I started sending them comments on the material, and we started communicating in a pre-production sort of fashion, online at first, then over the phone and then in at the end of the second week of January they came out to my house here in Austin,” Draiman recalls.
“It was basically two weeks of intense pre-production — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., six days a week — then about a month or so of tracking. Once we had finalized everything, we executed it rather quickly but there was a lot of work and prep involved. These guys learned a lot and grew a lot and has made a record that is going to be a defining moment in their career.”
Which isn’t saying much.
The world would be so much better without Trivium.
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