And Trivium guitarist Corey Beauliue has admitted self-styled Defenders Of The Faith Trivium are at the front of the queue when it comes to pushing their Download claims. Speaking exclusively to rushonrock, the shredder supreme revealed: “Our manager is talking to the festival organisers as we speak.
“Download is the only UK festival we’ve ever played and it has a very special place in our hearts.
“It really launched us as a band and of course I’m hoping we play there next summer – on the same day as Metallica!
“I’d love to see them play the Black album there. It will be something very special.
“But it’s this time of the year when we’re going through all the booking stuff for the summer and it’s a case of keeping our fingers crossed.
“Now that the organisers have two of the three headliners confirmed it should start to fall into place a bit quicker for everyone else – that’s normally the way it works.
“Hopefully you’ll see Trivium at Download in 2012. It’s always been such a big deal for us and it still is.”
Trivium headline the 2011 Defenders Of The Faith tour across the UK next month stopping off at the following venues: