Some very sad news to report today. One of the earliest members of Trivium, bass player Brent Young, has passed away. Young performed on some of the band’s earliest material, including a demo and the band’s debut full-length, Ember To Inferno. Brent also played some of the band’s first tours, too. This was just a couple years before the band really hit it off by signing with Roadrunner Records. Brent was eventually replaced after parting ways with the band by Paolo Gregoletto for the recording of their breakthrough album Ascendancy. Matthew Heafy confirmed the news on his social media earlier today.
With a new album coming out next year and a revamped lineup, Volumes have released a series of singles this year. The band’s new song, “Weighted”, is their third new track of 2020 – and it packs some serious punch both musically and lyrically. It’s relatable to anyone that’s ever had self-doubt creep in when it comes to the things they pursue and create in life, whether it’s making music or even just getting that promotion you want at work.
“Weighted” is another new song off the band’s upcoming album due out in 2021, and while there’s no release date or title for it just yet, the synergy between vocalists Myke Terry and Michael Barr is pretty impressive.