Trivium announced their new album, What the Dead Men Say, with the release of lead single, “Catastrophist.”
In the accompanying video, the band perform the seven-minute song on a couch while they watch a prisoner try and escape from a forest prison. “I feel like we’re falling / A lifeline just out of our reach / I feel our collapsing / The arrogant numb to our needs,” frontman Matt Heafy growls on the track.
“What the Dead Men Say is everything that is Trivium,” Heafy said in a statement. “On this album, one can hear the proper ingredients of past, present and future Trivium. The Trivium sound is having everything the band does—on one album.”
Guitarist Corey Beaulieu echoed Heafy, explaining that the band “wanted to build on the foundation that we established with the last album.” “The record has all the elements that are Trivium—along with all of us wanting to keep pushing ourselves creatively. This led to a highly inspired and fast-paced writing and recording process that really captures the energy of the band.”
What the Dead Men Say is Trivium’s ninth studio album and is set for release on April 24 via Roadrunner Records. The band’s last album, The Sin and the Sentence arrived in 2017.
Watch the video for “Catastrophist” below: