Trivium say that their next album looks set to be the best record they have ever done.
Speaking to STV's John Kilbride backstage at the Glasgow Barrowlands, Matt Heafy and Paolo Gregoletto revealed some of their plans for their next album which looks set to be recorded in Orlando in Florida, and how new drummer Nick Augusto was looking forward to working on the album.
Matt said: "Things are great and its definitely preparing us for our next record which is what we have been prepping for and we have been writing for it.
"It's going to be and has to be the best record we have ever done. Every record we say that but this is going to be definitive, this is going to be the one."
Paulo added: "We have been rehearsing full new songs at soundchecks and stuff,we have a lot of new ideas and every year we talk about what we want the album to be and we are still in the stages of finding where I think its going to be and it's starting to shape up right now.
"We just have tons of material written already and after this tour, take a small break and then we're hitting the warehouse where we rehearse and write the music and we're going to start demoing and hopefully we'll get it started by the summer and finished by the fall."
With new drummer Nick Augusto joining the band, Matt commented: "He is the best drummer we have ever played with, and with all three of us saying that fans are realising that as well."
Paulo added: "He wants people to know that he can handle the job and also he's really anticipating making a full album with us so that he can really truly feel - we feel he's 100% of the band already - but I know the feeling that you want to make an album and get it out so you can totally feel 1005"
Speaking about the two tracks that have recently been released - Shattering the Skies Above and a cover of Sepultura's Slave new World - and whether these gave any indication to the sound of the forthcoming album, Matt said: "The Sepultura cover not at all, but the 'shattering' song definitely gives an indication of where we are going, but that is just a start, and everything from there. We have two and a half songs fully ready that completely top that song, they're amazing."