Trivium founder and frontman Matt Heafy was forced to leave the band’s US tour mid stream late last month to fly home to be at his wife’s side as they prepared for the birth of twins. The group were touring in support of their latest effort The Sin and the Sentence with guests Light the Torch and Avatar as Jared Dines and members of Light the Torch and Avatar helped fill in for Heafy during his absence.
As a result of the frontman’s impeding miracle, the band will be on an extended vacation from touring and recording. The group aren’t expecting to record a new album until 2020.
Guitarist Corey Beaulieu shed some light on this issue in a recent interview with radio station 90.3 WMC, stating:
“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 having kids, so we got parental leave from touring for a little while.”
Watch the full interview below:
Update: As you can see, Heafy is doing well with fatherhood as he just shared the following image via Twitter:
— Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy) November 27, 2018