American metalcore pioneers Trivium have announced a sole side show as part of their upcoming visit to Australia for the travelling Good Things Festival at Canberra’s UC Refectory on Wednesday December 4th.
Following the 2003 independent breakout of debut offering Ember to Inferno, Trivium arrived as metal’s hungriest contender on 2005’s Roadrunner release Ascendancy. Heralded as “Album of the Year” by Kerrang! (but perhaps more importantly described by our own Scott Adams contemporaneously as, simply, ‘gargantuan’), it stands out as a 21st century genre landmark. As they went on to cumulatively sell over two million units, they scorched stages with idols such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and more in addition to regularly making pivotal appearances at Download Festival, Bloodstock, KNOTFEST, and beyond. Shogun, In Waves, Vengeance Falls and Silence In The Snow all soared to the Top 10 of the ARIA Chart as the band staunchly secured its place in the modern metal pantheon.
In further Good Things/metal-related news, Boston, MA theatricore exponents Ice Nine Kills have also added a couple of side sows to their Antipodean sojourn, this time at the Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney (also on December 4th) and at Melbourne’s Stay Gold a day after.
Bridging the gap between horror and metal, Ice Nine Kills focused their 2018 Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping release The Silver Scream on classic films from the genre, while even enlisting some notable guest vocal performances from the likes of Stranger Things’ Chelsea Tamridge and Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, who famously directed the iconic Stephen King adaption of The Shining.
Taking it a step further, the band created their own mini-horror series starring vocalist and horror afficionado Spencer Charnas to correlate with each of the album’s singles, injecting their own narrative into the movies the tracks pay homage to.