TRILLIUM — the metal project launched by American singer/songwriter Amanda Somerville — last month completed a U.K. tour as the support act for British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM. The eleventh in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the trek can be seen below.
TRILLIUM released its debut album, “Alloy”, in November 2011 via Frontiers Records. The CD was described in a press release as “a collection of songs that’s charged with emotion and exploration and a very personal statement from Amanda.”
“Since I’m an eclectic and diverse person and musician, that certainly comes out in this album,” the singer stated. “I think that the diversity is what is going to set this album apart from other stuff that’s out there right now. It’s got big choruses and epic symphonic hits, guitar solos you could imagine being played on a mountain top with an aerial camera view, but it’s also got a lot of soul added to the raise-your-fists-in-the-air-and-make-a-mean-face vibe”.
Musically, TRILLIUM melts rock and metal in a new, interesting and different way from anything Amanda has worked on so far. “Alloy” is also graced with the talents of several musicians with whom Amanda had the honor of working in the past. Sander Gommans (AFTER FOREVER, HDK) and Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, AVANTASIA, EPICA, AFTER FOREVER) were the main songwriters along with the American singer on this album. They have brought a lot to the project and have certainly allowed the sound to be a lot richer and stronger.