Don't mess with Trivium. If you do, you might be in for a fight, and as we've seen in the new "Silence in the Snow" video, they're not afraid to get a little bloody.

The JonPaul Douglass-directed clip was shot in black-and-white with various members of the band showing their battle faces as shadowy figures duke it out amidst some striking but harsh terrain. Two of the more intriguing images in the video include a bloodied Matt Heafy and a female guitarist leaving her mark on a pristine guitar as she begins to play with blood-soaked hands.

In the Facebook comments section for the video, Heafy chimed in with some background on the track. He wrote:

Hey pals! I'm so stoked this is out! For those of you wondering - this song was written for Shogun, and is basically almost the same as it was, so Shogun fans rejoice; didn't like Shogun? You may not dig this.

But know that since I was 12 I wanted to be a great singer, I screamed because I couldn't sing. I am proud and excited to finally be able to do what I love the way I love.

Don't love it? Our old stuff still exists. Love it? Awesome. I love both sides of you all regardless.

I hope you all are great.

You all rule,


Later on, Heafy addressed his clean singing on the song, adding, "Screaming is easy. Singing is hard. I've always been a fan of what's harder. If you love the old stuff, listen to the old stuff. It's still there and [we] still play it live. We always want to evolve and make what we want to make. You can't say many other bands can say that. They do what they think people want or are told to [do]; We do what we want every time. And we love our Trivium supporters worldwide."

"Silence in the Snow" comes from the band's upcoming album of the same name. The disc is due Oct. 2 via Roadrunner. Stay tuned for additional details on the album. In the meanwhile, you can start getting ready to see Trivium on tour this fall. The band will join Tremonti on the HardDrive Live Tour starting Sept. 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dates can be found here.

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