Orlando heavyweights, Trivium have shared a new single ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’. It’s a riff-heavy jam of a track and it’s accompanied by a 9-minute short film.
“We started putting together the riffs for what would become In The Court Of The Dragon last year with no touring on the horizon,” says bassist, Paolo Gregoletto of the track.
“We decided to use the uncertainty to our advantage and to create without any of the limitations and commitments that would normally be eating away at our time in the jam room.”
“The title of the song came from a short story by Robert W. Chambers.
“The story is filled with dread and uncertainty,” he continues. “That felt fitting for the times we’ve all been living in for the last year.
“Rather than a direct re-telling, we decided to go a different route and build our own narrative around the music that we were creating.”
“Similar to some of our past songs and albums, this song began with lyrics rooted in mythology.
“But unlike the past, we decided to create our own myth to fit the music.
“Being free to create the story and write the music without a deadline, due to a once-in-a-lifetime event, really led to one of the most rewarding writing and recording experiences we have ever had.
“We hope it lives up to your expectations.”
You can see the artwork for the new Trivium single below.
“While the music of ‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ was taking shape, we knew we needed epic artwork,” says frontman Matt Heafy. “The type that you might see on the wall of an important museum from a long-dead renaissance master.”
‘In The Court Of The Dragon’ comes with a cinematic short film. You can watch it below.