Paolo Gregoletto

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Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman

August 7, 2017

Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto opens up about the influence of Cliff Burton, Steve Harris and Billy Sheehan among other topics

By David Sands

Paolo Gregoletto, longtime bassist for the acclaimed Florida metal band Trivium, is a man with a reputation. The renowned British heavy metal producer, Colin Richardson, called him perhaps the best bassist he’s ever worked with. He’s also known for his versatile playing which combines a powerful sense of rhythm, an appreciation for melody and a familiarity with a variety of different musical styles; these are qualities that definitely come in handy with a band like Trivium, which has a penchant for bringing together different metal subgenres like death metal, thrash, groove metal and metalcore.

Gregoletto — who also happens to be a vocalist, guitarist and composer — joined Trivium in 2004, after briefly fronting Metal Militia, another band from the Florida scene. Since that time Gregoletto, has  gone on to record six albums with the group, which has sold more than a million copies of its albums worldwide. Their latest recording Silence in the Snow was released in 2015. Trivium is currently on tour in Europe and will be co-headlining a North American tour with Arch Enemy this fall. (SEE DATES BELOW.)

FBPO’s Jon Liebman spoke with Gregoletto about his musical origins, why his Warwick five-string Corvette double buck blows his mind, future plans and more at the Warwick booth at the 2017 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California.

Watch our interview with Paolo:

Trivium 2017 tour dates:
Aug 08 – Carroponte w/ Megadeth – Milan, Italy
Aug 10 – Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, Austria
Aug 11 – Brutal Assault – Praha, Czech Republic
Aug 13 – Alcatraz Metal Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
Aug 14 –  O13 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Aug 15 –  FZW Freizeitzentrum West – Dortmund, Germany
Aug 16 – Hirsch – Nuremberg, Germany
Aug 17 –  Batschkapp – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Aug 19 – ELB Riot – Hamburg, Germany
Aug 20 – Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany
Aug 21 – Earshakerday 2017 w/ Amon Amarth – Pratteln, Switzerland
Aug 23 – PARCO DEL CASTELLO – Gradisca D’isonzo, Italy
Aug 25 – GIESSENER KULTURSOMMER 2017 w/ Amon Amarth – Giessen, Germany
Aug 26 – Reload Festival – Sulingen, Germany
Oct. 27 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct. 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Oct. 31 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Nov. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater
Nov. 03 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Nov. 04 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov. 05 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Nov. 07 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 08 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov. 10 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem At Hard Rock
Nov. 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Nov. 12 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
Nov. 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov. 17 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 20 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
Nov. 21 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
Nov. 24 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Nov. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 27 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov. 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec. 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
Dec. 02 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Dec. 04 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Dec. 05 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Dec. 06 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Trivium’s album is available here:



Silence in the Snow

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