Bassist Paolo Gregoletto
of US metallers Trivium
recently took some time to discuss the group's upcoming record
" and the experience of working with David Draiman
, who was in charge of the production duties on the new album.
During an exclusive Roadrunner Records
interview, Gregoletto revealed that the Florida four-piece is looking to take things to a new level, with "bigger melodies, bigger hooks, bigger riffs."
As far as the work with Draiman is considered, the bassist had nothing but words of praise for the singer, saying that "he was there for everything."
"He was really hands-on with everything,"
Gregoletto said. "It was definitely very meticulous, very well organized how he went through attacking every part of a song, whether it was the drums or the guitar parts, bass parts, and finally the vocals, making sure it all fit together really well."
The bassist continued, saying, "He really understood what we've built as a band over the last seven, eight years, and how important it is to really respect all of that and to keep that stuff that's made us Trivium, and just better it - bigger melodies, bigger hooks, bigger riffs, everything."
As far as the record itself goes, the bassist commented: "After going through making 'In Waves' and touring for a whole year, year and a half, we really had the time to figure out what we wanted to do with the next record. Even before we'd gotten with David and started to plan with him, we were trying to get a really concise and clear vision of how we wanted the album to look and how we wanted it to sound, everything."
As the fifth studio effort in the Trivium opus, "In Waves
" dropped in August 2011 via Roadrunner Records. With 22,000 units sold within the first week in the US, the record peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart.