Back in February Trivium dropped the bombshell that Nick Augusto had replaced Travis Smith as the band’s drummer.
Rhythm caught up with Nick ahead of Trivium’s show in Bristol earlier this week to get the lowdown on replacing Travis, touring and what’s coming up for the band.
How did joining Trivium come about?
“I’ve known Paulo (Trivium bassist) for probably 15 plus years and he asked me one time to come out and tech for the band. I did that and after Travis couldn’t make a tour I filled in for him and pretty much just stayed in the band.”
How has the reaction from fans been?
“The reaction has been pretty much mostly positive. I’ve had lots of people come up saying they like the new song. The tour’s been awesome. It’s been my first time overseas and it’s definitely been cool.”
What kit are you using while you’re in the UK?
“I’m using a PDP kit that Trivium owns over here. It’s a nice kit. I just use a five piece. A small and practical set up, maybe just four cymbals, one kick drum and that’s it. Back in the States we have a DW kit that we use.”
How is the rest of 2010 looking for Trivium?
“We’re going home to start working on new stuff. We’ll probably be writing and practising for three or four months then we’re all going to rent out a house together. We’ll probably start that in August or something and it’ll taker a couple of months. Then we’ll be back touring.”