TRIVIUM: 'Shogun' First-Week Sales Expected In 25K-30K Range

TRIVIUM's new studio album, titled "Shogun", is on track to sell around 25-30,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. The CD follows up "The Crusade", which opened with 31,000 copies in October 2006 to land position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"Shogun" was released in North America on September 30 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was mixed in London by Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, NAPALM DEATH), with Jeff Rose and Martin "Ginge" Ford assisting on engineering duties.

For "Shogun", TRIVIUM chose not to record in the familiar environs of their home state of Florida. Instead the band headed to Nashville, Tennessee to work with producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR). The result is a monolithic album that crystallizes the band's sound and showcases TRIVIUM's finest elements. Vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy is thrilled with the album, saying, "We made a cohesive, epic metal album that combines all of the ingredients of everything we feel we have ever done 'right' musically, while adding a new direction that the music called for. We had so much fun creating this album and hope our fans feel that energy when they listen."

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