It was a reckless night in New Jersey when I caught up with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Trivium. The band was taking part in the Reckless and Relentless Tour with Asking AlexandriaThe Amity Affliction, and more. Trivium is one of the biggest bands in the world right now. Their latest album, In Waves, is out now on Roadrunner Records, and debuted at #1 on The Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart. In Waves is the evolution of heavy. It’s a balanced record on which the band showcases all their strong points; mixing heavy, shredding riffs and beautiful melodies. The band just released their latest single off the album, entitled “Black,” featuring some sick screaming from Corey. Corey and I got to talk about how the band balances their different elements, and here he sees Trivium in the big picture of modern metal. During their time on he road, the band has taken some time to begin writing new tunes for their next album. Corey confirmed something for me about the upcoming record, so be sure to watch the interview to find out what it is! Corey and fellow axman Matt Heafy are fresh off a nomination for “Best Guitarists” at the 2012 Revolver Golden God Awards, and Trivium is set to perform at 3 major festivals this season, Rock On The Range 2012Rocklahoma 2012, and England’s epic Download Festival. In addition, the band also just made the epic announcement that they will be co-headlining the Trespass America Festival with Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage! That tour is gonna be absolute chaos! Be sure to grab your tickets and get ready for a summer that’s gonna CRANK IT UP and melt your face off!