9th August 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Heavy metal dynamos TRIVIUM – Matthew K. Heafy (vocals/guitars), Corey Beaulieu (guitars), Paolo Gregoletto (bass), and drummer Alex Bent – kick off their intimate Goblins and Wizards headline the tour with some special news for fans.


2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the band’s highly acclaimed, much loved, fourth studio album Shogun. Released by Roadrunner Records in autumn 2008, the record is certified silver in the UK and features the songs “Kirisute Gomen”, “Down From The Sky”, and “Throes Of Perdition”. as well as the epic 11-minute title track. Now, fans will be treated to a different rotation of select Shogun songs in a special mini-set each night on the headline tour. Which songs will they play?!


Stay tuned for news coming soon on a Shogun vinyl reissue.


Trivium are also offering two exclusive meet & greet packages on their upcoming U.K. dates. The first package is a standard early arrival meet & greet, including merch and a photo with the band, while the second The Pig Pen package invites fans to “come and get slopped in the pig pen!” This package lets fans get up close and personal with the band backstage while they warm up for their set and is strictly limited to just ten per show! Get the limited tickets for either experience at (note, meet & greet experiences do not include a ticket for the show, which must be bought separately).


The Pig Pen VIP experience includes:

  • Exclusive Entry and Private Performance in The Pig Pen
  • Meet & Greet with Trivium
  • Individual Photo with Trivium
  • Pig Pen logo VIP Laminate¬†
  • Pig Pen Bag
  • Pig Pen Tea Towel¬†
  • Magic The Gathering-Style Trading Card
  • Early Entry¬†
  • Early Access Merchandise Shopping


Missed out on the Pig Pen for your date of choice? Trivium has also announced a special range of brand-new Pig Pen-themed merchandise, as part of a range of merch drops this summer. Grab your new apron and matching oven mitt here, barbecues will never be the same again! Other items are also available.

Special guests on the headline tour are widely-tipped metal squad BLEED FROM WITHIN, with ORBIT CULTURE firing everyone up first for the summer’s hottest metal extravaganza.


Goblins and Wizards dates in the UK are as follows:

Wed 23rd Aug – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Thu 24th Aug – NORWICH UEA

Fri 25th Aug – NOTTINGHAM Rock City SOLD OUT

Sat 26th Aug – OXFORD O2 Academy SOLD OUT

Mon 28th Aug – STOKE Victoria Hall

Tue 29th Aug – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy

Wed 30th Aug – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy

Thu 31st Aug – NEWCASTLE NX

Sat 2nd Sep – EDINBURGH O2 Academy

Sun 3rd Sep – LEEDS Stylus SOLD OUT

Mon 4th Sep – BRISTOL Academy SOLD OUT

Wed 6th Sep – FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall

Thu 7th Sep – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall


With some dates already sold out and many more now on a low ticket warning, don’t delay if you don’t want to miss out! Tickets are on sale here and at

On release in October 2021, TRIVIUM‘s latest, tenth album, In The Court Of The Dragon crashed in at #1 in the UK’s Official Rock & Metal Albums chart (#20 in the UK Top 100 Albums chart). A vinyl edition followed in January 2022. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.¬†


Press hailed In The Court Of The Dragon yet another colossal triumph for the band, with Upset awarding it a full 5* rating, declaring “This is Trivium at the very top of their game. Pure unadulterated metal, this is gargantuan music for the biggest of all stages.” Powerplay (9/10) called it, “A truly fearless album…. stylish, inventive, and brutal as hell.” Metal Hammer (9/10) stated, “It’s hard to see who can compete with Trivium right now. In terms of a band playing contemporary, modern heavy metal, Trivium have been the best for some time. They still are, and In The Court Of The Dragon is a f*cking awesome heavy metal album.” “One of¬†2021‚Äôs most compelling pure metal releases,” raved Kerrang! concluding, “These are songs that are built to be played from the largest stages, and deserve to¬†be.”


  1. X 
  2. In The Court Of The Dragon
  3. Like A Sword Over Damocles
  4. Feast Of Fire
  5. A Crisis Of Revelation 
  6. The Shadow Of The Abattoir
  7. No Way Back Just Through  
  8. Fall Into Your Hands  
  9. From Dawn To Decadence  
  10. The Phalanx



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