Band Photo: Trivium (?)
From: Altamonte Springs, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Trivium was formed in 2000 in Altamonte Springs Florida - Travis Smith, Matt Heafy and two other band mates met at Travis's house to learn and cover "For Whom the Bell Tolls" for his high school's Battle of the Bands competition. Even though they were inexperienced, they quickly formulated a band - the aggression of Trivium was popular among the high school crowd. Shortly after the Battle of the Bands show Trivium performed in a local music contest, Indiefest, taking 2nd place overall. After a couple local party gigs, Trivium's original singer left the band.
It was decided that Matt would take on the lead vocal duties as well as being the lead & rhythm guitarist and a search was underway for a rhythm guitarist. An old band mate of Travis', Brent Young earned the spot. With the new line up, Trivium played several garage gigs, party gigs, small clubs, and high school level competitions, gaining experience and writing more original songs. Soon, Trivium headed into a local studio to record a three-song demo.
Brent eventually moved to bass after Trivium's bassist departed.
Trivium's fan base began to grow, the band began to receive more local buzz and awards. Carrying a full set of originals, Trivium tore up club after club during the summer, opened for national acts - placed 1st for Battle of the Bands in high school and Matt was awarded The Best Metal Guitarist Award for 2002 presented by The Orlando Metal Awards.
Trivium recorded four more originals for their next demo. After this demo was recorded the musical direction of the band changed to something that the band and critics categorize as Melodic Death Metalcore. After one more 7-song demo EP, LifeForce records from Germany signed the band in May of 2003 and the band released 'Ember To Inferno' before adding second guitarist Corey Beaulieu and joining Roadrunner in April 2004.
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After parting ways with Travis Smith in 2010 and Nick Augusto in 2014, Trivium has again split with the band's current drummer. The group issued this statement online about parting with Mat Madiro:
"We are writing this to let you all know that Trivium has amicably parted ways with Mat Madiro as our drummer. Mat stepped up for us at a dire moment where it was either leave a tour, or carry on. With Mat, we will forever be eternally grateful of everything he helped us out with. Mat’s time filling in for us was much appreciated.
"Creatively though, we felt at this time we needed to make a change. And every change, every difficult decision and every evolution that Trivium has either decided, or been forced to make has been for the necessary for us to continue on as a functioning band. The things that go on behind the scenes that directly involve the Trivium members aren't always apparent from an outside fan’s perspective.
"With that said our new drummer is Paul Wandtke from Chicago, IL. With Paul, we took our careful time deciding exactly what had to happen and how. We spent our time checking out, trying out and feeling out many drummers this time around. After much deliberation, Paolo said to Matt one day 'you should hit up John Petrucci and see if he has an ideas.' We figured our friend John may have some ideas from the Berklee-world. More...
In addition to playing Knotfest Mexico this weekend, Trivium is already lining up a busy 2016 with new tour dates locked and loaded in support of latest album "Silence In The Snow." The band comments:
"We have just announced our initial dates for 2016. Check them out below, they all will be on sale 12/3, and plenty more will be announced soon."
Dec 05 Toluca, MEX - Knotfest Mexico
Jan 08 Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
Jan 09 Johnson City, TN - Capone's
Jan 11 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Jan 14 Portland, ME - Asylum
Jan 16 Syracuse, NY- The Lost Horizon
Jan 18 Kitchener, Canada - Dallas Nightclub
Jan 20 Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Jan 21 Racine, WI - Route 20 Outhouse
Jan 22 Springfield, IL - Boondocks Pub
Jan 23 Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
May 20 Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
Jun 03 Mendig, Germany - Rock Am Ring
Jun 03 Nuremberg, Germany - Rock IM Park
Jun 09 Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock
Jun 09 Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival
Jun 10 Paris, France - Download Festival
Jun 17 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 23 Nummijarvi, Finland - Nummirock Metal Festival More...
Another new track and music video has now landed online from Trivium's upcoming "Silence In The Snow" full-length album.
This new clip for "Until The World Goes Cold" can be seen below, while "Silence In The Snow" is slated to drop October 2, 2015 through Roadrunner Records.
Roadrunner recording group Trivium has premiered new track “Blind Leading The Blind,” the second song to come online from upcoming album "Silence In The Snow," which arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 2nd.
Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), "Silence In The Snow” is now available for pre-order at this location. If you missed the music video for the title track, be sure to check it out right here. More...
Trivium dropped a surprise music video for "Silence In The Snow" today, which just happens to be the title track to an upcoming album of the same name, due out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records.
The video for "Silence In The Snow" was directed by JonPaul Douglass and can be seen below. This new album follows previous full-length release "Vengeance Falls" (reviewed here).
In an odd combination, apparently former Emperor member and current solo artist Ihsahn made an appearance on the album, according to his Twitter feed. This actually isn't the most bizarre combo from Ihsahn though (remember when he released a track with Serj Tankian?).
The organizers of this year's Bloodstock Festival have issued the following announcement about adding more bands to the August lineup:
"With 2015’s festival season officially underway, here at Bloodstock HQ we still have plenty to reveal about the summer’s premiere metal weekender. Ten more bands, to start with…
"Joining the Sophie Lancaster Stage line-up on Friday are Messiah's Kiss featuring former session musicians for Tony Iommi and Saxon. Saturday sees the addition of old school thrashers Annihilated, as well as death metal band Ageless Oblivion.
"Digital tech metal act The Izuna Drop, featuring Jamie from UK Subs, are all set to perform on Sunday, alongside female-fronted, classic doomsters Alunah.
"Bloodstock is also pleased to announce five bands for the Jagermeister Stage. On Friday, if you’re a fan of bands like Karnivool and Tesseract, head over to check out progsters The Parallax Method. Female-fronted, dark melodic metallers Winter Storm also nab a Friday slot. Former Status Quo support band Knock Out Kaine bring their brand of ballsy rock ‘n’ roll to the Jager stage on Saturday.
"Inspired by heavy metal Gods of the late 70's/early 80's such as Budgie, Tank, Venom, and Motorhead, Blind Haze steamroll in on Sunday, joined by Irish progressive trio Snowblind - definitely one to see if you like your time changes and musical curveballs!"
The currently announced lineup consists of: More...
The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.
Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”
Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.
Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...
The recently reformed sludgecore beasts from Raging Speedhorn will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage of the upcoming Bloodstock festival. The band’s Gordon Morison comments: “We’re over the moon to be playing Bloodstock 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”
Progressive metal Brits Xerath also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuses, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!"
French groove metal eccentrics Trepalium and Dutch death metal outfit Villainy are also set for Sophie stage slots on Sunday. The currently announced lineup is: More...
Hot on the heels of last week’s five band announcement, the Bloodstock Festival is excited to reveal five more acts.
First up is British outfit Lawnmower Deth, confirmed for the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday. The band comments: “Motorbonce famously said, ‘if we move in next door, your lawn will die.’ Quite what positioned our forefathers to even remotely claim knowledge of horticultural metal is well beyond us. Scott Ian famously said, ‘I am the law’. In fact, this simply proves that adult literacy levels within the metal genre are in line with that of the national average; quite shit, when he clearly cannot spell and meant LAWN. In a Nostradamus kind of way what these two legends of metal were pointing you to was... 'Bloodstock 2015, when we move in you will die happy, we are Lawnmower and we is well excited. Let’s party like it’s 1988.'"
Taking over the Sophie Stage on Friday are raucous Brighton noisemakers Oaf. Chief bellower Dom Lawson exclaims, "We, the mighty Oaf, are honoured and delighted to have been invited back to our favourite festival. If you saw us in 2013, please don't hold that against us. Do come along and observe our ongoing descent into senility. If you haven't seen us before, we're like a middle-aged Royal Blood for people that don't wet the bed (and with added swearing). This will be a splendid occasion and we're tumescent with joy at the very thought of it. Cheers!"
Liverpudlian black metallers Ethereal will join the fray on the Sophie Stage on Saturday. The band is currently doing a stint with Marduk and Belphegor, supporting first full-length album "Opus Aethereum," released last month by Candlelight Records.
Sunday brings symphonic black metallers Saille all the way from Belgium to the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Expect to hear some new songs from latest, third album "Eldritch." Bringing the mischief and mayhem on Friday to the Sophie Stage, are Dirty Sanchez lads Pritchard Vs Dainton.
The currently announced lineup is:
Ronnie James Dio Stage
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation. Opeth, Sabaton, Black Label Society, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch, Enslaved, Pro Pain, Korpiklaani, Wolf, Napalm Death
Sophie Lanaster Stage
Delain, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Godflesh, Batallion, Mordred, Destrage, Onslaught, Conan, Planet Of Zues, Bast, Lawnmower Deth, Oaf, Ethereal, Saille, Pritchard Vs Dainton More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are excited to announce their third headliner for the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and a slew of other Sophie stage bands for the August 2015 event.
Industrial outfit Godflesh is to headline Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Frontman Justin Broadrick comments: “Godflesh is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you Bloodstock!“
British thrash stalwarts Onslaught also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band is celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2015 of debut album, "Power From Hell," with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available.
Self-appointed "caveman battle doom" 3-piece, Conan will crash Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, Conan is prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing an unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August.
Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers Planet Of Zeus step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday, while London’s blackened doomsters Bast also join the Friday bill. The currently announced lineup for the 2015 edition is as follows: More...
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? Bloodstock to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar.
Norwegian extremists Enslaved are added to Bloodstock’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states:
“We’ve been to Bloodstock once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the Bloodstock crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: 'If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.'"
Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece Korpiklaani is set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ?with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure.” More...
The heavy hitting Florida metal heads from Trivium are revealed as the Bloodstock Friday main stage headliners in a U.K. exclusive for 2015.
Frontman Matt Heafy raves: “The UK is where the world first took notice of Trivium, and to pay true homage to that, Trivium will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: Bloodstock! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at Bloodstock with the the UK’s Metal elite.”
Other new confirmations include Sabaton and Agalloch. The currently announced festival lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation, Opeth, Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch
Total Guitar magazine met up with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers Trivium to take a closer look at his signature Jackson King V.
Trivium in May parted ways with drummer Nick Augusto due to personal differences. Stepping in for him on Trivium's recent dates was the band's drum tech, Mat Madiro.
You can now check out the clip below.
Guitarist, composer, producer and engineer Eyal Levi (Daath) has announced a second appearance on his "Unstoppable Recording Machine" audio boot camp tour, following a successful workshop in Cleveland, Ohio at RobArnoldWorld Studio earlier this month.
Levi's next hands-on recording experience will take place on December 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th at his Orlando, Florida studio with special guests Matt Heafy and Joey Sturgis. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited. For more information, and to sign up for the Orlando workshop, head over to this location.
Levi describes the boot camps as "intense, hands-on, comprehensive immersion style experiences that will show people exactly what matters when trying to make pro sounding recordings. In just a few days, we will cover what would take a year or more in traditional school."
Commented Joey Sturgis, known for his work with bands like Asking Alexandria, Of Mice And Men, The Devil Wears Prada and more, "Maybe you've felt like there's something missing and no matter how much you watch or read, the problems always surface. This is your chance to not only learn from us, but to also work alongside us in a professional studio setting. We will arm you with real world solutions to the problems we all face in our audio lives."
"I am honored and humbled to be selected by my good pal, Eyal Levi, to demonstrate the inner workings of what happens on a guitar-player's end of recording an album," added Matt Heafy, lead vocalist and guitarist for heavy metal group, Trivium. "Eyal is immensely talented and innovative in his technical work in the studio, and I am excited for everyone to see how it's all done!"
Born in Atlanta, Ga. into a musical family, Eyal Levi was already playing violin and piano by the age of three, and composed his first symphonic work when he was just 17. In 2010, Levi moved to Orlando, Fla. where he joined forces with Jason Suecof (Trivium, Chimaira) and Mark Lewis (Deicide, DevilDriver) at Audiohammer Studios. There he helped to both expand and enrich their facilities by adding a magnificent drum room, two new control rooms and sleeping quarters for the bands.
Metal Injection cameras followed Trivium during the Scranton, PA stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2014.
Check out the video below to see what the band does in the hours leading up to the Mayhem performance. Metal Injection cameras were also there to capture members of Korn giving Trivium frontman Matt Heafy a signature guitar.
For more Trivium, watch the band's "Through Blood And Dirt And Bone" music video taken from the "Vengeance Falls" album at this location.
In addition to the Knotfest taking place in California this coming October, the festival is also headed to Japan in November.
Sweden's Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for Knotfest 2014, which takes place on November 15th and November 16th, with Slipknot headlining both days.
Amon Amarth will be performing on the 16th along with Korn, Trivium, In Flames, and Five Finger Death Punch. Tickets, the complete line up, and more information can be found at this location.
Other bands to appear at the Japanese edition include Lamb Of God, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Bring Me The Horizon, and more.
In other Amon Amarth news, earlier this month a brand new trailer was released for "Northmen - A Viking Saga," the upcoming action film featuring Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg. Hegg appears alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Knights of Badassdom), Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Tom Hopper (Merlin, Doctor Who), and more. To view the official trailer (watch for Hegg in action around the 1:28 mark), visit this location. More...
Trivium has a new video out now for "Through Blood And Dirt And Bone," which includes footage from the band's Download Festival performance and can be seen below courtesy of Kerrang.
"Through Blood And Dirt And Bone" is taken from Trivium's album, "Vengeance Falls," which is available now on Roadrunner Records.
The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:
1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...
Trivum's Matt Heafy has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming shows after losing his voice:
"Bittersweet homecoming. My family and friends worldwide and namely in the USA, I always call for each of you to give their all — as you always do — and in turn we in TRIVIUM return the favor with everything we've got.
"As it turns out, I quite literally gave everything I could have given just yesterday at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio.
"I am reminded once again that I am but a mere mortal (not saying that I ever think or believe otherwise, only that at times, on stage, one does feel pretty powerful); my voice blew out by the end of yesterday's set. My doctor's orders are that I need two weeks of rest before resume singing, and as a result, TRIVIUM will cancel our remaining shows this week. More...
Trivium's Paolo Gregoletto has issued the following announcement about the band parting ways with drummer Nick Augusto:
"I had asked everyone to make this statement regarding Nick, personally and on behalf of the band because of the history we both have had together as friends and bandmates. There is no easy way to go about parting ways with someone; whether it's in a band or not, but if it is coming directly from one of us, I hope that it will be perceived out of our respect for him.
"This past Sunday, Matt, Corey, and I decided that it was best to part ways with Nick and to move forward as soon as possible. This decision was not one that we took lightly, given the fact that we are in the midst of a tour, and more importantly, that Nick has been with us for almost 3 and half years.
"We spoke face to face for about an hour on the bus - first informing him of our decision to move forward, both discussing the situation and how to precede with announcing it, as well as personally thanking him for being there when we needed him as a tech, and then as drummer. I made both those calls to Nick - I asked him if he would be willing to drop everything and come out and be apart of Trivium at a moments notice and he did without hesitation. On stage we all fit well together - I believe we became a tighter and more unified band because of him. There was not a dramatic ending to this, honestly it was quite muted and I am happy to have been able to speak directly and calmly to one another. More...