Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto opens up about the influence of Cliff Burton, Steve Harris and Billy Sheehan among other topics
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
August 7, 2017
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.
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: