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A Blast From The Past As TRINATYDE Return

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Brisbane metal outfit Trinatyde enjoyed a frenetic period of activity during the mid-2010s.

After forming in 2010 and releasing the album Rising Tide two years later, Trinatyde embarked on a relentless touring and gigging schedule that saw them play as far North as Cairns and down the East Coast of Australia.

Their music was second only to their thunderous live shows, and it didn’t take long for the band to establish themselves amongst the nation’s elite.

Their single Deathplunge in 2014 promised even greater things to come, which Trinatyde delivered in the form of 2018’s EP The Murderous Ones.

With the metal world seemingly at their feet, Trinatyde vanished from our stages around the turn of the decade, with seldom more than a whisper giving any indication as to when and if the band would resurface.

HEAVY is pleased to announce that day will come sooner than expected with Trinatyde back in the rehearsal rooms with an injection of fresh blood set to carry the band straight back to their former glory and potentially usher in a new era of metal for Queensland and Australia.

“We’re gonna be writing some new songs,” original vocalist Daniel Robinson revealed, “but we’re trying to do the back catalogue at the moment. The reason why we went on hiatus was obviously COVID as well, and Rob had a baby back then as well.”

“We had lots of gigs booked,” added drummer Rob, “about five for 2020 and then COVID kicked in, and we cancelled all the gigs. By late 2020 my wife gave birth to a beautiful daughter so from then on there was no time anyway. We thought from there it might kick in with some gigs but unfortunately, nothing happened. Everything was cancelled and then there was nothing else. Everything slowed down a little bit and then Dan joined another band, so he was good. Our other guitarist wasn’t keen to play any more, so he sold his gear and his guitar and that was it for a while.”

We pose the question of whether it was always planned as a hiatus or if there was ever the risk the band would not get back together.

“There was a risk,” bass player Jay Kleinschmidt nodded. “I didn’t think we were going to get back together.”

“But we never split up officially,” Rob added. “It was more a pause for a while. Jamming became a duty, and it wasn’t like we were patient any more. We would jam every week and work out our songs, but we weren’t really there in our head. I think two years of a break was quite good. Eventually last year I spoke to Dan and made some jokes about getting back together, and we contacted Matty, our old guitarist, and he didn’t want to. There was writing back and forth, and eventually we said let’s do it. Let’s get some new talented guys who bring a new spirit on board and a new style. Originally we just wanted to look for one guitarist. It was just a coincidence that it turned out we got two.”

In the full interview, the boys talk more about the reasons for going on hiatus and what changed to make them come back, introduce the new guys and what they bring to Trinatyde, how they will do things differently this time, rejuvenating old songs, writing new ones, future plans and more.

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