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David Draiman is Producing the New Trivium Album


Today in “News About Which I Do Not Know How to Feel”:

The above photos of Disturbed’s David Draiman in the studio with Trivium, posted by the band with the hashtag “#triviumvi,” would suggest that the band is working with Draiman, and they would suggest that for a reason: Metal Injection has confirmed that The Monkey Man is producing the new Trivium album.

Look: I’ve heard some people who would know better than me say that Draiman is a very nice guy, and that may very well be the case — he certainly seems like an intelligent chap.

But a nice guy does not a talented musician make, and Disturbed’s music is just fucking awful. So while there are subjects about which I might ask Draiman his advice — which razor will give your noggin the smoothest shave, for example — music is not one of those subjects. It would be like asking Keanu Reeves for acting advice. Sure, he’s made a terrific career out of it, but he’s not exactly inspiring bucketloads of kids to enroll at Stella Adler.

And I like Trivium. On their worst day, I still think they’re better than a good deal of the bands out there. I’m rooting for them. I’m rooting for this album to be good! I would love to owe David Draiman a big fat apology, paid, perhaps, in the form of a box full of his shaving cream of choice.

But I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me very, very, very, very, very, very, very nervous.

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