Metal File: Trivium, Lamb Of God, Candiria, Arch Enemy, Manowar & More In This Week's Hard News

Trivium want to be the next Metallica. No, seriously.

"Ever since the beginning of Trivium, it's been our goal to be the biggest metal band in the world," frontman and guitarist Matt Heafy said about his band of heavy-metal upstarts from the Sunshine State. "The next Metallica. We've had that focus, unfaltering, since day one. A lot of bands say, you know, 'We don't do this for the money' or 'We do this for fun' or 'We don't want to be that big.' Blah, blah, blah. We want to rule the world with our music. We're not stopping until it happens."

Trivium — rounded out by guitarist Corey Beaulieu, drummer Travis Smith and bassist Paolo Gregoletto — are off to a good start in reaching their lofty aspirations. They'll be part of this summer's Ozzfest tour and plan to play off-dates with In Flames and Arch Enemy. "I am beyond stoked, because those are two of my favorite bands ever," Heafy said.

Soon, the band will shoot a video — the third for its Roadrunner Records debut, Ascendancy — for "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation." Heafy said Trivium might head out with labelmates Ill Niño for a U.S. tour this fall, though that hasn't been firmed up yet.

Does Heafy, who said he's already written two songs for the band's next album, think his goal of reaching Metallica-like adoration is just dreaming the impossible dream? "We're working on it, man. We're working on it."

The rest of the week's metal news:

The five members of Brooklyn's progressive jazz-thrashers Candiria were awarded $29 million in damages from injuries they sustained in a near-fatal road accident in 2002. Candiria were on their way to a show in Cleveland when a tractor-trailer barreled into their van, which rolled over at least five times. The destroyed ride's depicted on the group's latest record, What Doesn't Kill You ..., which came out in July. ... Lamb of God's new DVD, "Killadelphia," comes out May 25. The package includes live footage filmed in Philadelphia at two October 2004 shows, as well as hours of behind-the-scenes clips shot during the Ashes of the Wake tour. ...

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi will reunite with singer Glenn Hughes — who sang on Sabbath's 1986 disc, Seventh Star — for a still-untitled collaborative album scheduled for June 28. The 13-song disc was produced by Bob Marlette and will feature drumming by Kenny Aronoff. ... Sonic terrorists Daughters will hit the road with Melt Banana, the Locust, Torche, Mare and An Albatross this month for a slew of dates. Daughters also announced the return of founding guitarist Nick the Dick, whom they've been writing new material with since late December. ...

Swedish death-metal merchants Arch Enemy are in the studio with producer Rickard Bengtsson working on the follow-up to 2003's Anthems of Rebellion. "Maybe the fact that we're all jumping around the studio, headbanging, playing air guitar [and] drums is a good sign?" wrote guitarist Michael Amott (ex-Carcass) on the band's Web site. The still-untitled album's due late this year. ... Grindcore champs Pageninetynine have remixed the entire Document #8 session at Boston's Godcity Studio. Robotic Empire will re-release the seminal disc with expanded artwork this summer. The band's even working on a DVD, which has no release date yet. ... In related news, Malady, which consists of former members of Pageninetynine and City of Caterpillar, have inked a deal with Robotic Empire. They'll be recording songs next month for an EP. ...

The third disc from English grindcore band Gorerotted, A New Dawn for the Dead, will be released June 13. The album, produced by Markus Roedl, is the follow-up to 2004's Only Tools and Corpses. Bassist/vocalist the Wilson tackled all vocals and imbued the songs with a less jokey but equally demented vibe. "You'll find the new material to be darker and more complex both lyrically and musically," the Wilson said. "[It's] still very Gorerotted, [it] just doesn't sound like it got written by Beavis and Butt-head this time around." ... Flotsam and Jetsam, the band that once featured ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, will release their new album, Dreams of Death, July 26. Tracks include "Parasychic, Paranoid," "Requiescat in Pace" and "Bleed." ...

Leather-lovin' Manowar's upcoming "Hell on Earth IV" features two DVDs and a CD with a song from the band's next album for a total of more than four hours of muscular metal. The package includes 11 live songs filmed during the 2002 Warriors of the World tour. ... If you've got an ear for metal and an eye for art, you might want to take a stab at designing the next album cover for Canadian death-metal vets Kataklysm. Artwork should be centered around the album title, In the Arms of Devastation, and submissions can be sent via e-mail to smdesign@videotron.ca. The deadline for submissions is August 1. The winner will be chosen by the bandmembers and their label and will have his or her art featured prominently on the album cover as well as on merchandise for the record. ...

Indianapolis death metallers Demiricous will start recording their new album in June with producer Zeuss at Planet Z Studios. ... Polish death-metal band Devilyn fired bassist Cyprian because of creative and personal differences. "He did not bring in no ideas in creating new numbers," said frontman Bony in a broken-English press statement. "He was not on them you belong prepared." Bassist Cyprian has been replaced by Cyklon. ... Oakland, California, technical metalcore outfit All Shall Perish will release their debut album, Hate, Malice, Revenge, April 19. ...