Trivium have shared a video for “What the Dead Men Say,” the title track of their upcoming album.
The Orlando metal band recruited director Ryan Mackfall to helm the video, and the resulting clip offers plenty of pagan-inspired visuals. Haunting glimpses of animal bones, a mushroom garden and a netherworld-inspired crown atop a woman’s head all take turns in the limelight as a mysterious puppeteer plays with a Ouija-inspired board.
“There was a short story Philip K Dick released back in the late ’50s with the same title,” Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto said of the song. “I was thinking about where I could go with the theme. It maps out being in between a state of life and death… We always take seriously which song becomes the title track because it represents the album’s musical themes and ambition. ‘What the Dead Men Say’ started off as two separate demos but emerged from the writing session as one epic tune.”
What the Dead Men Say was recorded in Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 West. The record is Trivium’s ninth LP and also features the track “Catastrophist.” It will be released on April 24 via Roadrunner Records.
Watch the video for “What the Dead Men Say” here: