Watch Trivium’s dramatic, dark fantasy video for The Phalanx
Trivium partnered with Elder Scrolls Online to create the video, which premiered on their #GatesOfOblivion Year-End Stream on Bethesda Games’ Twitch channel today, October 1.
“The Phalanx was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine,” says bassist Paolo Gregoletto about the song’s origin. “It was a demo from [the band’s 2008 album] Shogun that had the middle section removed for another song (Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis), demoed again on [2015’s] 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 album will be released on October 8 via Roadrunner Records.
In The Court Of The Dragon track-list:
- In The Court Of The Dragon
- Like A Sword Over Damocles
- Feast Of Fire
- A Crisis Of Revelation
- The Shadow Of The Abattoir
- No Way Back Just Through
- Fall Into Your Hands
- From Dawn To Decadence
- The Phalanx