Well, I guess it makes sense. The band are working on new material at this very minute, which will probably be out by next summer. And Kevin Lyman starts booking that festival basically the day after it wraps. So, I’m going to go out on a limb and say this rumor’s fucking true.
How did the rumor start? Like most rumors start. Trivium asked their fans to put together a “Trivium appreciation video.” Basically, a bunch of lame-ass kids, some fat broads, and one hot Asian chick extol the virtues of Trivium, and explain — in their own words — why Trivium are the bomb. These kids are obviously all fucking delusional and have never heard Metallica, because otherwise, they’d be like, “Yo…this band sounds like Metallica took a crap on a sea lion and recorded it for commercial release.”
“We wanted to make a quick video that could help introduce Trivium to people who don’t know much about us, or may not even be aware of our existence,” says band member Paolo Gregoletto. “I figured the best way to narrate a video like that would be to let our fans do the talking and tell their stories and experiences with Trivium.”
On Trivium’s site, under the header “Mayhem 2011 With Trivium,” the band’s posted a link to the video; the video is being hosted over at the Mayhem Festival’s Web site. Hence, the speculation that the band will be on the 2011 lineup. Nothing’s been officially announced, though. I don’t know — if true, it means that this is the first time (at least in recent memory) that a band has let the cat out of the bag ahead of the festival’s official announcement. It also means I won’t be going to Mayhem next summer.
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