We recently reported that Trivium‘s frontman Matt Heafy had to leave the band’s fall tour in order to be home for the birth of his twins, and it appears that Heafy and the others will be taking an extended break in order for Heafy to adjust.
The news comes from an interview with 90.3 WMSC, where the band’s guitarist Corey Beaulieu shared that the band will be taking “parental leave,” saying:
“So we’re definitely excited to start on new material, but we’re not going rush anything out at the moment. Matt’s having kids, so we got parental leave from touring for a little while.”
While the band won’t be touring soon, that’s not the only new piece of news that Beaulieu shared with the radio. He also shared that the band aren’t in a big rush to record new music anytime soon.
The band released their album, The Sin And The Sentence back in 2017, but it looks as though it won’t be until after 2020 that any new music will come from the group.
When asked about the forthcoming album, the band would like to work with The Sin And The Sentence producer Josh Wilbur once again, saying:
“With Josh, we really love the way he mixes and makes everything sound. Once we worked with him and became friends with him, it was like 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 and he fit right in.”
He continued on by saying:
“He had the same… Like, if he was in our band, as an actual band member, he would fit in perfectly with 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 as 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.”
As for when this new album will be released, he explained that fans shouldn’t expect the new record next year, but maybe a single or two later in the year:
“We’re 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.”
Watch the interview below (the conversation starts around the 12:50 mark)!