99.5 The X radio station conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM at the Carolina Rebellion festival on May 4 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can now watch the chat below.
TRIVIUM last week parted ways with drummer Nick Augusto due to personal differences. TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto stated about the split: "We all agreed that what started out great 'off stage' in the beginning over time began to fray. It became obvious that things were not going to work out in the long run.
"We did not want to reach the point where the differences between us became apparent on stage.
"Being in a band is privilege afforded to us by all of you, and as much as we owe you guys the best show we can possibly give you, we also realize that being out here has to be enjoyable enough for us to continue to do so."
Stepping in for Augusto on TRIVIUM's current dates is the band's drum tech, Mat Madiro.
TRIVIUM's new album, "Vengeance Falls", made Top 10 chart debuts in Japan, Australia, Germany and Austria as well as a Top 15 debut in Canada and a Top 25 debut in the United Kingdom. This marked the acclaimed metallers' second consecutive Top 15 debut in the U.S. and highest-career debuts around the globe — including a No. 2 debut in Japan.
"Vengeance Falls" sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The record — which was produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) — arrived in stores on October 15, 2013 via Roadrunner.