At some point during the long, blurry Independence Day weekend, it came up that rapper Immortal Technique and wad of gay Sting have something in common, having both lyrically referenced Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. It turns out that one of contemporary Metal's hunkiest, crappiest bands, Trivium, can join the Sting party as well: Metal Injection reports the quartet has released song titles for their Nick Raskulinecz-produced third album, Shogun. Can you spot the Sting lyric? And from what Sting-penned song? I hope not!
Trivium -- Shogun (Roadrunner Records) due September 30
Kirisute Gomen*Torn Between Scylla And CharybdisDown From The SkyInsurrectionInto The Mouth Of Hell We MarchThroes Of PerditionHe Who Spawned the FuriesOf Premetheus And The CrucifixThe CalamityLike Callisto To A Star In HeavenShogun
It's adorable to see singer/guitarist Matt Heafy embrace (the corniest part of) his Japanese heritage on the album, assuredly inspiring countless neck tattoos. On the bright side, after two unlistenable albums, Trivium may be primed to cease paying lip service to classic thrash bands and make some memorable music. Glad there's a song about Furries.
* "Sorry About Slaying You, Dude"