Trivium has shared another new song from its upcoming ninth album, “What the Dead Men Say,” due April 24 via Roadrunner Records. Listen to “Amongst the Shadows & the Stones” below.
“The inspiration for the song started when a war history website that I follow posted a story of a soldier visiting the graves of his fallen comrades and he described it as walking ‘amongst the shadows and the stones,” guitarist Corey Beaulieu said. “The first thing I came up with was, ‘The ghosts of war will haunt my bones, amongst the shadows and the stones,’ which then inspired the music for the song. But the lyrical subject became something totally different as we got deeper into the songwriting, but that was the spark. Now ‘Amongst the Shadows & the Stones’ captures elements of the heaviest material Trivium has done across our entire catalog.”
Trivium also is setting up a virtual in-store, which the band will livestream at 3 p.m. ET Monday, April 27, at www.www.trivium.org. Fans can pre-order a CD copy of “What the Dead Men Say” and have it personalized by the band members, who will sign copies of the album live during the virtual event.