Paolo Gregoletto is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #66 – Paolo Gregoletto.
Who is Paolo Gregoletto?
At the edge of heavy music lies Trivium. I remember first hearing about this band around 2000. They were “on the streets” as an indie band trying to make noise – on the stage and with the fans. They were hard working and would take on all comers. Paolo Gregoletto joined the band in 2004, when the band was in the studio working on what would become Ascendary (their debut album in 2005). That first tour took the band out on the road with Machine Head and they’ve been true road warriors ever since. Paolo is not just the low-end bass player for Trivium, but has been a songwriter and featured soloist on their tracks. His guitar-like tone on solos and his use of effects (wah pedal) add texture and power in a world where the bass plays such a dramatic role in how the metal music rumbles. Trivium most recently released their eight full-length album, What The Dead Men Say, as the music world continues to be ravaged by Covid 19. The band – known for their live performances and unending tours – is now facing the same fate as their peers: a time when live music is silenced. Paolo remains active with Trivium’s fan online, and since 2013 has written a column for the UK’s Bass Guitar Magazine. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.