Florida based metal band Trivium have just announced Nick Augusto as their new permanent drummer. Augusto was introduced to Trivium fans when he filled in in the band’s “Into the Mouth of Hell We Tour” trek. He is now stepping in to permanently replace the departing Travis Smith.
Frontman Matt Heafy said- “We’re really happy to have our good friend and fellow Floridian Nick Augusto join the Trivium family. Nick’s drumming is very technical and diverse and he brings a real intense energy to the band and we can’t wait for everyone to hear the new song, ‘Shattering the Skies Above,” that we just recorded with Nick. I think it’s the best Trivium recording we’ve ever done; it’s raw, full of energy and I think Nick’s drumming really pushed us to a new level.”
This new single, along with some others, will appear on the digital-only ‘God of War Blood & Metal’ EP, which will also feature a cover of Sepultura’s “Slave New World.”