Trivium’s Corey Beaulieu was interviewed by Music Feeds and asked who they would like to tour with and who he thinks modern metal’s “Big 4” is. Avenged Sevenfold were mentioned in both answers.
MF: You’ve been able to play with most of your metal idols, are there any left to rock the stage with that you have yet to?
CB: We’ve done festivals and shows with pretty much everybody, but we’ve never done a full tour with Metallica, we’ve done some shows and festivals, but we’ve never done a full tour. That would be fun. We’ve never done a tour with Megadeth either, we’ve done festivals and Mayhem, which is like a festival tour but never like a package tour.
Another big band that we haven’t done a normal tour with, we’re really good friends with them so hopefully someday we’ll be able to do it, is Avenged Sevenfold. We’ve been wanting to that for such a long time, so hopefully if we have things work out the way we want, we’ll be able to do a run of shows with them in the near future.
MF: Obviously you’re all huge fans of 80’s metal including the big four of thrash and beyond, if you had to put together a bill of a ‘big four’ of modern metal, who would be in it, and do you make the cut? Or would you be the first support?
CB: If I was going to do this, I’d keep it in the spirit of the original big four and select a time period because like Avenged Sevenfold, Us, and Bullet for My Valentine all came out almost around the exact same time. Obviously, I think that Killswitch Engage would also have to be on there. Another good one that would have to be in the conversation would have to be Lamb of God as well, so it’d have to be expanded out to five or so bands to fit us all in!