Trivium released a new single that comes with a video, which you can see below, titled “The Phalanx” from their upcoming 10th studio album “In The Court Of The Dragon”, which will be released on October 8th via Roadrunner.
“‘The Phalanx’ was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine,” says bassist Paolo Gregoletto about the song’s unique evolution and origin story. “It was a demo from ‘Shogun’ that had the middle section removed for another song (‘Torn Between Scylla And Charybdis’), demoed again on ‘Silence In The Snow’ but ultimately scrapped, and now it has found its home on the new album. Once we knew the album was going in a more epic, proggy direction, I immediately thought of the song and pitched the idea to the others. With a few minor changes to some chorus parts, a brand middle section, and the orchestrations from Ihsahn, ‘The Phalanx’ was reborn. It’s got a lot of new and old riffs and I think you should dig this if you liked ‘Shogun’.”
The band partnered with Elder Scrolls Online to create the video, which premiered on their #GatesOfOblivion Year-End Stream on Bethesda Games’ Twitch channel. Trivium ‘s passion for Bethesda’s vast collection of franchises made it a no-brainer for the band to officially partner with Elder Scrolls. The band members are fans of the game, especially with this year’s Elder Scrolls content, and the ties into Trivium’s music.