Hear Trivium’s Intense New Song “What the Dead Men Say”

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Florida-based metal group Trivium have released their intense title track for their forthcoming album, What the Dead Men Say. Hear it below along with it’s eerie, fascinating music video.

The track comes after the release of their anthemic song, “Catastrophist.” Compared to that first single, “What The Dead Men Say” is not just full of Trivium’s patented riff fest and blast beats, but also tons of screams from frontman-guitarist Matt Heafy.

Bassist Paolo Gregoletto says of the song, “We always take seriously which song becomes the title track because it represents the album’s musical themes and ambition. ‘What The Dead Men Say’ started off as two separate demos but emerged from the writing session as one epic tune. This is a riff beast!”

Indeed. But equally epic is its music video, or, at least, how it was completed. The band announced the release of What The Dead Men Say and planned to shoot this clip before the COVID-19 situation advanced to what it is now globally. Fully shot and produced in the U.K. by director Ryan Mackfall during the country’s shutdown, the finished product came together quickly over the past two weeks, with (according to the band) the full crew working in masks and gloves and maintaining as much distance as possible.

The band is rounded out by guitarist Corey Beaulieu and drummer Alex Bent. The aforementioned ninth full-length, What The Dead Men Say, will be released through Roadrunner Records on April 24th. The album is available for pre-order here.