Trivium frontman and guitarist Matt Heafy recently left the band's tour so he could be at home for the birth of his twins. In an interview with 90.3 WMSC, guitarist Corey Beaulieu says Heafy's newfound fatherhood will give the band "parental leave from touring for a little while." He also adds that Trivium isn't in any rush to follow up 2017's The Sin And The Sentence and will likely wait until 2020 to release a new record.
On the topic of a new album, Beaulieu says Trivium wants to work with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Megadeth) again. Wilbur produced both The Sin And The Sentence, as well as 2015's Silence In The Snow.
"With Josh, we really love the way he mixes and makes everything sound. Once we worked with him and became friends with him, his personality and his vibe and energy is the perfect combo with how we are as a band and how we like to work and how we like the vibe of making a record. He fit right in.
"He had the same… Like, if he was in our band as an actual band member, he would fit in perfectly with like the chemistry of the band. So we had a really fun time working with him. And he's also from Maine, like me, so we got along really well. Everyone in the band, as soon we finished that record, we were talking about wanting to do… 'Can't wait to do another record with you.' So that's definitely the plan, whenever that is.
"We always are writing during downtime, so there's always demos of riffs or songs or half a song. So we do have stuff to get started on, but we still have more touring later next year for this record. So, realistically, there probably won't be anything until the following year. But maybe there will be a single for the record whenever – sometime later in the year.
"So we're definitely excited to start on new material, but we're not gonna rush anything out at the moment. Matt's [Heafy] having kids, so we got parental leave from touring for a little while."