Although no official word still, the writing is on the wall. Trivium drummer Travis Smith has left the band. As The Gauntlet exclusively reported on November 20th, Trivium was already planning to move on without Travis. "We are prepared to move on if we have to" stated bassist Paolo. "We are planning to get together in January to work on the material and I don't know if he'll be there." Reason's for the split are still unclear, but Travis backed out of the bands most recent tour.