Lacey Conner, villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels, conducted an interview with Corey Beaulieu and Matt Heafy from TRIVIUM about their signature Dean guitars at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the nine-minute clip below.
Revolver magazine recently conducted an interview with Beaulieu and Heafy about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Roadrunner Records.
"We want to capture the best ingredients of everything we've done," Beaulieu said. "Each song has a little bit of everything, going between something heavy and then melodic, and then back to something heavy. So it has a really interesting balance. On 'The Crusade', Matt did almost all singing, so this time we're bringing back some of the screaming that's on 'Ascendancy'."
"I'm also trying new things vocally," Heafy added. "Live, I've been able to really push the high vocal part of my range in the style of Rob Halford. So maybe I'll put some of that on the album."
When asked who's going to produce the new CD, Heafy said, We've talked a little bit with Colin Richardson [MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, NAPALM DEATH] and Dave Fortman [MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE], who is incredible with vocals. I would love to treat the vocals on this album in the way BOSTON's first album or QUEEN's 'Night at the Opera' were treated — massively multi-layered. But the tones have to be massive also. We're also thinking of Nick Raskulinecz [FOO FIGHTERS, RUSH, VELVET REVOLVER, SHADOWS FALL, STONE SOUR], but I haven't gotten to speak to him yet. Whoever we pick, there has to be excitement from both sides."
Unveiling of TRIVIUM signature Dean guitars: