Trivium have teamed up with Elder Scrolls Online to drop an epic video for their new single The Phalanx.
The video for the track premiered via the #GatesOfOblivion Year-End Stream on Bethesda Games' Twitch channel.
Lifted from Trivium's upcoming tenth full-length album, In The Court Of The Dragon, The Phalanx features orchestration from Emperor's Ihsahn. Speaking on the origin of the song, bass player Paolo Gregoletto turns to a different type of heavy metal, the American muscle car.
"'The Phalanx' was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine, it was a demo from Shogun that had the middle section removed for another song ('Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis'), demoed again on Silence in the Snow but ultimately scrapped, and now it has found its home on the new album. Once we knew the album was going in a more epic, proggy direction, I immediately thought of the song and pitched the idea to the others. With a few minor changes to some chorus parts, a brand middle section, and the orchestrations from Ihsahn, 'The Phalanx' was reborn. It's got a lot of new and old riffs and I think you should dig this if you liked Shogun."
Watch the video for The Phalanx below
The Phalanx is streaming now.