Todd Cardini of HeavyMetalSource.com conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM on November 8, 2009 at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Watch the chat below.
TRIVIUM has contributed a new song, entitled "Shattering The Skies Above", to the "God Of War Heavy Metal EP" (Extended Play) which will be included with "God of War III Ultimate Edition", an exclusive collector's pack celebrating the final installment of the award-winning franchise. The EP is described as "a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by 'God Of War'." Also scheduled to appear on the EP is DREAM THEATER, among other artists. Heafy tells U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, "['Shattering The Skies Above'] will come out exclusively on 'God Of War III', it will not be on the next TRIVIUM record, but it is going to give people a really good representation of where we're going with the next record." He adds, "I'm pretty sure we'll be playing it in the U.K. when we're over [in March 2010], so people will be able to hear where we're going. That'll be the only new thing."
Developed by Sony, "God Of War III" is set in the realm of Greek mythology and is a single-player game that allows players to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of hell to seek revenge on those who betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus.
TRIVIUM's participation in the game was revealed on October 20 during Heafy's interview with Kidd Christoff of Baltimore's 98Rock radio station.
For more information about "God of War", visit www.GodofWar.com.
TRIVIUM drummer Travis Smith is sitting out the second leg of the band's North American "Into The Mouth Of Hell" tour in order to take care of "some personal business" at home. Filling in on drums for the tour is South Florida's Nick Augusto, a former TRIVIUM drum tech and a member of the band MARUTA (Willowtip Records).