“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,” says Beaulieu.
“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 catalogue.”
Check out the track below;
Trivium are also setting up a virtual in-store which they will live-stream on April 27th at 3 PM ET / 8 PM BST at www.trivium.org.
Starting today, fans can pre-order a CD copy of What The Dead Men Say (with international shipping available for non-US residents) and have it personalised by the band, who will be signing copies of the album live during the virtual event.
Previously, Trivium shared a video for the first single “Catastrophist” and the title track, the latter of which was shot under quarantine circumstances.
Heafy spoke exclusively to Forbes about the new album and how he effectively utilises the Twitch platform here. He also spoke to gaming site Kotaku about his Twitch activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The album, which was produced by Trivium and Josh Wilbur, is available for pre-order here.