Drummer Paul Wandtke says that he found out via BLABBERMOUTH.NET that was fired from TRIVIUM.
On December 22, BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported the rumor that TRIVIUM had parted ways with Wandtke and welcomed Alex Bent, a member of BATTLECROSS and DECREPIT BIRTH who previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band’s longtime drummer Gene Hoglan.
Asked by Rock Feed how his exit from TRIVIUM came about, Paul said: “Well, it was kind of a surprise to me, but I guess it’s kind of like the AVENGED SEVENFOLD situation [with Arin Ilejay], where everything was great at first, everyone was ecstatic, we’re all happy. It’s kind of like getting married; you go on a honeymoon. After the honeymoon’s over, things kind of get weird, and then that’s it.”
Wandtke went on to say that he was caught completely off guard when BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported the rumor about his departure from TRIVIUM. “Yeah, I mean, I was,” he said. “I was, like, ‘What’s this? What’s Blabbermouth saying today?