TRIVIUM Bassist Schedules U.K. Signing Sessions

Bassist Paolo Gregoletto of Florida metallers TRIVIUM has scheduled a couple of B.C. Rich signings during the band's U.K. tour.

Paolo will commence signing at 4 p.m. at the following stores:

March 16:

Nevada Music
Unit 12
Fitzherbert Spurt

March 23:

Big Deal Music
128 Salop Street

On the day, each store will give away a bass guitar signed by Paolo as well as some Roadrunner Records goodies.

Inspired by the God Of War series, TRIVIUM's new song, "Shattering the Skies Above", appears on the upcoming extended play (EP) soundtrack for the highly anticipated PlayStation3 (PS3) exclusive videogame "God of War III". The EP, titled "God of War: Blood & Metal", will be made available on March 2 via Roadrunner as part of the "God of War III Ultimate Edition", and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Roadrunner artists, including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DREAM THEATER, OPETH and TAKING DAWN.

"Shattering the Skies Above" features TRIVIUM's signature aggression and intricate guitar work and it marks the recording debut of new drummer Nick Augusto's blistering beats. It is now available for streaming at this location.

Commented TRIVIUM guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy: "When we were initially asked to write an original song for the game, we were slightly perplexed since we've never actually written a track for something other than a TRIVIUM record, but we answered the call as we are fans of the game.

"Writing the song was a fun experience. We started piecing riffs together on tour and then we really put time into the song when we got home and had the chance to go into the practice space to work on our ideas as a group.

"This new song captures a certain energy we've been trying to harness on record as well, as it will show all our fans worldwide where TRIVIUM is heading musically in the future."

"['Shattering The Skies Above'] has been in the works for a bit, actually," Gregoletto told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine back in December. "The first main riff I came up with on the SLIPKNOT tour we did in the U.S. in February 2009. I was having trouble coming up with anything that followed it well. Once I heard we had the chance to be a part of the game's EP, I really wanted to give this riff a chance to be in the song. We started collaborating on the riffs, structure, and started jamming it at rehearsals."

He continued, "Everyone keeps asking what it sounds like, more like 'Shogun' or 'Ascendancy', and the only way I can really describe it is as being very intense and energetic."


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