The Gloom In The Corner's Mikey Arthur Shares His Favourite Songs On 'Trinity'

26 October 2022 | 1:53 pm | Mary Varvaris
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"We put a lot of effort into writing Hail To The King; for me, it's the perfect Gloom closer."

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Melbourne metalcore band, The Gloom In The Corner are releasing their second album, Trinity, this Friday. 

The record sees the continuation of the ever-unfolding story arc laid out by their previous concept-based releases. Trinity revives formerly deceased characters Rachel Barker, Ethan Hardy, and Clara Carne as they battle their way through The Rabbit Hole dimension and features a variety of artists such as Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King), Joe Badolato (Fit For An Autopsy), Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial), and Elijah Witt (Cane Hill). The band specifically chose each of them to help bring the story to life 

In July, the band unveiled the fiery first single, Ronin, featuring Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake, and the next single, New Order, featuring Taylor Barber from the deathcore group Left To Suffer last month. 

Soaking in the lead-up to Trinity, we caught up with Mikey Arthur to learn all about what's to come on the new album and which tracks resonate with him the most. 

Five Of Mikey Arthur's Favourite Songs From Trinity

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Hail To The King (Ft. Joe Badolato)
"Hail To The King is the ender on Trinity, probably just because of how batshit it is. It took a long time to write; it was probably the hardest song to write on the album because I'm in that mindset of: I don't want a shitty album closer because so many bands use the album closer as 'oh, we're just gonna do a throwaway song'. We put a lot of effort into writing Hail To The King; for me, it's the perfect Gloom closer. It's an eight-minute song that doesn't feel like an eight-minute song because you just get taken on a rollercoaster. I think that one's probably my favourite."

Black Rot (Ft. Monica Strut)
"Black Rot would be my second choice. I don't know why; I feel like Black Rot has always been the song that has stuck with me as one of my favourites on the album. Maybe it's just the vocal performances or how the song turned out; I'm not really sure. But, to me, it's always been up there."

Clutch (Ft. Amelia Duffield)
"Clutch is another one; again, I guess it's just going back into that chaos and just sending it full force. It's funny because I see a lot of people being like: 'Oh, Ronin is so chaotic; there's so much going on in Ronin'. But there's so much going on in Clutch to me; there's so much more going on in that song. And also – my sister sings on it! We brought her back for a song, and she just fucking nails it. She's a very talented vocalist."

"I'd have to say Gravity as well, which is kind of like the 'in-between' song in the story. The way it came together was cool; it was originally a song written for the next record, or at least the first half of the song was initially written for the next record. And Paul [Musolino] and I were writing and realised that we needed an intense buildup for the section of the story. So, we scrambled these two songs together to make this really disjointed, balls-to-the-wall, tension-building song, and then it kind of releases into this big euphoric ending. I think it's just the way that that song came together for me is probably the reason why I've included it."

Gatekeeper (Ft. Ryan Kirby)
"And Gatekeeper is my last one, and it has my favourite part in the record: the final breakdown, or the buildup to the final breakdown; that's my favourite part on Trinity. And it's again leaning into that chaos; it's very kind of jazz lounge influenced and very show boat-y, I guess, as a song. It's just one of the more interesting songs to me."

Honourable Mention: New Order (Ft. Taylor Barber)
"New Order is up there, too; that song is kind of like the collective band favourite. But I didn't want to choose singles for this because that's cheating!"

Trinity will be released via Sharp Tone Records this Friday, 28 October.