Paolo Gregoletto Joins Trivium, Plus Upcoming Gigs
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Trivium are getting ready to head out this week and tear it up for a few shows. They have 4 shows opening for Fear Factory (11/17 – 11/20) lined up and 1 show opening for Killswitch Engage (11/26) in Tampa.
They have also announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto (formerly of south Florida’s Metal Militia) as the newest member of the Trivium family. "Paolo not only brings his musical talents and skills to Trivium, he brings a determined, can-do attitude and a positive energy that fits extremely well with who we are, what we are about and what we like to do."
Paolo had this to say about becoming a member of Trivium:
"I was recording material for my project with Jason (Audio Hammer Studios) back in June and Matt, Travis and Cory dropped by to listen in and hang out. A few days later we all got together to jam and from the first song we played together I knew there was a musical chemistry between us.
I was asked to fill in on bass and back up vocals for the Road Rage Tour in August and it was an incredible experience. I am extremely excited to be joining Trivium - we had a great time recording "ASCENDANCY" together and I can't wait till we hit the road again."
Matt says -
"Paolo G... where do I start? Well for starters he obviously can play bass like a badass- so what separates him from the numerous other bassists in the scene? Aside from rocking out pentatonic blues shred runs on "A Gunshot to the Head Trepidation" (one of our new songs that will be on our new album "ASCENDANCY") to tearing into lightning speed thrash riffs on "Declaration" (another new tune).
Paolo can: play guitar, sing (which he is doing live all the time with us now) and scream a quite menacing scream (also featured live). I think we're finally complete."
Corey adds "Paolo definitely has what we have been looking for - great player, singer and just a really cool dude... now our lineup is complete and better then ever."
Travis sums it up this way: "Paolo brings a lot to the band – he is a very good addition and a bad ass bass player."
Trivium is putting the finishing touches on their Roadrunner debut, Ascendency, which they plan to deliver to the label in a couple of weeks. They've also added a Trivium profile to Myspace, where you can listen to four of their songs.
The upcoming gigs with Fear Facotry and Killswitch Engage follow:
4 shows with Fear Factory
November 17, 2004 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
November 18, 2004 - Louisville, KY @ Jillian's
November 19, 2004 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
November 20, 2004 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
note: for the above dates, Fear Factory headlines, No Warning is direct support, TRIVIUM opens.
And with Killswitch Engage:
November 26, 2004 - Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade - 1503 East 7th Ave
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