TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"We've been home for a couple days getting our shit together before heading off to Ireland to start our European and U.K. headlining The Crusade World Tour 2007 along with very special guests and thrash kings ANNIHILATOR with our friends GOJIRA and SANCTITY.
"Would like to thank everyone who came out to see the LAMB OF GOD tour, we had a blast! The guys in LOG treated us great and were super-cool guys to tour with , they killed it every night! It was a great pleasure to be back on the road with our good friends in MACHINE HEAD we had many nights of drinking with those guys and can't wait to tour with them again, hopefully very soon! Our last day of the tour was in Ft. Lauderdale and besides an amazing show it was also Phil's [Demmel, MACHINE HEAD guitarist] birthday so we went out with a bash!! (Happy birthday, Phil). The dudes in GOJIRA were awesome and looking forward to seeing them again in a few days overseas for another few weeks of metal mayhem.
"We are really stoked to be coming back over and playing for all over fans overseas. Everyone in Ireland and the U.K. will be getting our biggest stage show we have done to date so you are in for a treat. If you haven't picked up a ticket yet def do before they are all gone 'cause it will definitely be a killer show. We will be playing a lot of songs from all the records so it will be a good mix for everyone to enjoy!
"I would also like give a big shout out to our message board and MySpace regulars admins, mods. We do read as much of your mail as we can and appreciate all the comments, pictures, videos of some of you have created covering our music as a band or just jamming on a Dean, fan art — it's all fucking great and keep it coming we love it and thanks to everyone who has came out to the shows and has picked up 'The Crusade'; we appreciate your support and love you for everything! Can't wait to bring the metal to your town and have a great night of thrashing out."
TRIVIUM filmed a video for the song "The Rising" with directors Artifical Army last month in the Los Angeles area. According to a casting call sheet, the concept for the video is "a technological assault on the world told through the eyes and shadows of youth, nature, war, and disaster."
Several live videos of TRIVIUM performing last year during the band's U.S. headlining tour have been posted online at the Underground Video Television web site.
The follow-up to 2005's "Ascendancy", TRIVIUM's latest album, "The Crusade", was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL, just outside of Orlando. Once again produced by TRIVIUM and Jason Suecof, the CD has sold more than 100,000 copies in the United States since its October 10 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.