At the conclusion of their phenomenally successful US headline tour, Florida metal titans TRIVIUM – Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] – have shared a brand new, official video for their track ‘The Shadow Of The Abattoir’, taken from their latest album In The Court Of The Dragon. Directed by Pavel Trebukhin.

Director Pavel Trebukhin comments, “Making a video for a band you grew up listening to is a dream come true. ‘Don’t go searching for the battle, you won’t find any beasts to slay’ – I think this line is what stood out the most to me. I knew I had to somehow visualise this message.

Being a fan of dark science fiction, fantasy, and heavily inspired by the ’80s world of Stranger Things, I came up with this idea of a haunted book that holds a secret nobody should know. But because of our human nature, we never know when to stop, so the book keeps feeding off our curious souls, taking one victim after another.

One of the main challenges we’ve faced was how do we make copyright-free book illustrations? It would cost tons of money and time to draw all of them from scratch, so the technology came to help. All of the illustrations you see in the book were 100% AI generated with the help of Midjourney Bot. Then, the whole book was custom made and was actually finished just one hour before the shoot.

Overall, we had lots of fun making it. Wouldn’t be possible without the amazing team that has worked tirelessly for 3 days shooting it. And pay attention to detail, you might find a couple easter eggs hidden throughout the video :)”

TRIVIUM are pleased to confirm they’ve added a second show in Dublin on their forthcoming UK & Ireland headline Dead Men & Dragons tour in January 2023. Dates are as follows:

With support from Malevolence:

Sat 7th Jan 2023 – DUBLIN Helix *sold out

Sun 8th Jan 2023 – DUBLIN Helix *new show

Mon 9th Jan 2023 – BELFAST Ulster Hall

With support from Heaven Shall Burn and Malevolence:

Thu 12th Jan 2023 – GLASGOW O2 Academy

Fri 13th Jan 2023 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy *sold out

Sat 14th Jan 2023 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse *sold out

Sun 15th Jan 2023 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

With limited tickets remaining, don’t delay if you don’t want to miss out! Order tickets here or at https://www.trivium.org/tour.

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