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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The 2005 Kerrang! Awards winners have been announced at The Brewery in London on Thursday August 25. Here are the winners, as voted by the readers:
Classic Songwriter Award: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor
Best British Newcomer: Bullet For My Valentine
Best International Newcomer: Trivium
Best Single: Foo Fighters for "Best of You"
Best Video: My Chemical Romance for "Helena"
Best Album: My Chemical Romance for "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge"
Best Live Band: Green Day
Best British Band: Funeral for a Friend
Best Band On The Planet: Green Day
Lifetime Achievement: Killing Joke
Icon Award: Marilyn Manson
Iron Maiden have been inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame. Also, Kerrang! thought that a few people should be given recognition for other reasons so they awarded Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson, with the Homer Simpson "Conducting Oneself with Quiet Dignity" Award for not using his acceptance speech as a cheap shot against the Osbournes, but merely thanking his band and fans.
For more on the award winners, visit qglastoblog.typepad.com/kerrangawards.
Trivium has a brand new video for the track "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepedation". You can watch the video in RoadRunner's VIDEO section. In related news, the band also was just awarded the "Best International Newcomer Award" last night in the UK at the KERRANG! Awards.
Amon Amarth have announced on their website that they will be playing Bloodstock at Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on September 3rd.
More dates for Amon Amarth's upcoming North American tour supporting Children of Bodom, along with Trivium, have also been confirmed:
Nov 09 Quebec, QU - Capitol
Nov 10 Montreal, QU - Medley
Nov 11 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Nov 12 Detroit, MI - Harpos
Nov 13 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov 14 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Nov 16 Minneapolis, MN - Quest
Nov 18 Denver, CO - Gotic Theatre
Nov 19 Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
Nov 21 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov 22 Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural
Nov 23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Nov 25 San Francisco, CA - Slims
Nov 26 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Nov 28 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov 29 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Dec 01 TBA
Dec 02 Dallas, TX - The Curtain Club
Dec 03 Houston, TX - Meridian
Dec 05 Tampa, FL - Masquerade
Dec 06 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Dec 08 Washington, DC - 9.30 Club
Dec 09 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Dec 10 Worchester, MA - Palladium
Dec 11 TBA
Dec 12 TBA
Dec 14 New York, NY - Irwing Plaza
It Dies Today have been added to Trivium's upcoming September 10th-September 28th UK/Ireland run with All That Remains
Last weeks' theme on Yahoo! Music's Dig It or Dis It was Metal Madness. You got the chance to vote for some metal videos. The winner with 40% of the votes was Nevermore's "Final Product."
Here are the results for the other videos:
Arch Enemy, "Nemesis" - 10%
Trivium, "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" - 36%
Soilwork, "Light the Torch" - 4%
Unearth, "Zombie Autopilot" - 12%
Children of Bodom, Trivium and Amon Amarth will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in early November. The following dates have been confirmed so far:
Nov. 09 Quebec City, QC - Théâtre Capitole
Nov. 10 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Nov. 11 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Nov. 12 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Nov. 13 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 16 Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
Nov. 18 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 21 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Nov. 27 West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
Dec. 09 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Trivium are currently still on the road with Ozzfest. If you can't make it to one of the shows, you're in luck. They will be featured on Fuse's Uranium Ozzfest special, and word on the street is they will be watching some porn with Juliya. The special airs this Friday at 9PM.
This week's theme on Yahoo music's Dig It or Dis It:
METAL MADNESS: Rock 'n' roll history is filled with hallowed headbangers, from Zeppelin to Sabbath, Maiden to Priest, Motley to Metallica, UFO to GNR. Which new-school metal band will take its rightful place alongside these hard-rockin' greats? Pick the next loud legend-in-the-making now.
You can vote for the following videos:
- Arch Enemy, "Nemesis"
- Trivium, "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr"
- Nevermore, "Final Product"
- Soilwork, "Light the Torch"
- Unearth, "Zombie Autopilot"
Visit Yahoo music to vote.
Dark Tranquillity and Trivium have been confirmed as the support acts for Arch Enemy on the 1st leg of the European headlining tour for "Doomsday Machine." Tour dates are as follows:
Sep. 26 Manchester, UK @ Academy II*
Sep. 27 Cardiff, UK @ Coal Exchange*
Sep. 28 Wolverhampton, UK @ Wolfrun Hall*
Sep. 29 Glasgow, UK @ QMU*
Sep. 30 London, UK @ Forum*
Oct. 02 Paris, FRA @ Bataclan
Oct. 03 Haarlem, NETH @ Patronat
Oct. 04 Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Oct. 05 Eindhoven, NETH Effenaar
Oct. 06 Stuttgart, GER Longhorn
Oct. 08 Ternat, BEL @ Ternat Rock Festival (w/ DIO)
Oct. 10 Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
Oct. 11 Berlin, GER @ Columbia Club
Oct. 13 Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller
Oct. 14 Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren
Oct. 15 Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Oct. 16 Copenhagen, DEN @ Pumpehuset
*No Trivium on the U.K. dates, another support act will be announced shortly.
The 2005 Kerrang Awards nominations have been announced at this year's Day Of Rock. In the middle of sets by Bullet For My Valentine, InMe, Nine Black Alps, Towers Of London and The Mascara Story, Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan named Green Day and System Of A Down as leaders of the pack, with five nominations apiece. Coming a close second were My Chemical Romance with four nominations, including Best Band. The winners will be announced at the Kerrang! Awards on August 25 - to vote for your favourites, head for www.kerrangawards.com.
The full nominations are: More...
Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the album will contain original tracks that are collaborations between numerous Roadrunner stars.
Four central musicians were originally chosen to produce and write the songs. Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). These four musicians play on the songs they have written and have also assembled a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician has played for more than one writer/producer and each song features a different vocalist.
In addition to these stellar teams of musicians, there will also be special additional tracks from ex-Roadrunner artist, Josh Silver — TYPE O NEGATIVE's longtime producer/keyboardist. In the spirit of the project, Silver has included Roadrunner artists on his tracks as well… OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt appears on the Silver-written "Roads".
Track names from the Jordison team include "Constitution Down" (with vocals by Kyle Thomas of FLOODGATE/EXHORDER), "Tired ‘N Lonely" (with vocals from Keith Caputo of LIFE OF AGONY) and "Annihilation by the Hand of God" (with vocals from Glen Benton of DEICIDE), among others. Flynn's camp has completed songs like "The Dagger" (with vocals from Howard Jones of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and "The Rich Man" (with vocals from Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT), among others. "The End" (with vocals from Matt Heafy of TRIVIUM) and "The Enemy" (with vocals from Mark Hunter of CHIMAIRA) are some of the team-Cazares product. And tracks from Heafy's sessions include "The Dawn of a Golden Age" (with vocals from Dani Filth of CRADLE OF FILTH), "Superheroes" (with vocals from Michale Graves of the MISFITS) and "Blood and Flames" (with vocals from Jesse Leach — ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer). More...
I attended Ozzfest 2005 this year on one of the most disgustingly hot and humid days of the year. It was July 19th, at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ. The day was amazing and full of great bands and other then the ferocious heat it was a great day. More...
Currently finishing up on the Sounds Of The Underground, All That Remains will support Chimaira until September, followed by a UK run supporting Trivium. Look for the new video for "Tattered On My Sleeve" on Metal Asylum, Uranium and Headbangers Ball soon You can also watch it online here.
Roadrunner Records has announced this year's Roadrage DVD tracklisting:
1. Slipknot – Before I Forget
2. Slipknot – Vermilion
3. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache (Band Version)
4. Machine Head – Days Turn Blue To Gray
5. Trivium – Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
6. 36 Crazyfists – Bloodwork
7. Chimaira – 'Cleansation (Live)'
8. Fear Factory – Archetype
9. Fear Factory – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
10. Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
11. Wednesday 13 – I Walked With A Zombie
12. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day
13. Devildriver – Nothing's Wrong
14. Soulfly – Roots Bloody Roots (Live)
15. Hatebreed – Live For This
16. Caliban – The Beloved & The Hatred
17. Still Remains – The Worst Is Yet To Come
18. The Agony Scene – Prey
19. 3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners
20. Obituary – Insane
21. Betzefer – Down Low
22. Illdisposed – Still Sane
23. Blood Has Been Shed – She Speaks To Me
24. Zao – The Rising End
25. A Life Once Lost – Vulture
26.Terror – Overcome
27. Open Hand – Tough Girl
28. Walls Of Jericho – There's No I in F**k You
29. Hopesfall – Icarus
30. Throwdown – Burn
31. Madball – Heavenhell
The DVD will be available in September.
Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of "Doomsday Machine", their highly anticipated new album, last week on Ozzfest to rave reviews. The dynamic offering was mixed by acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NEVERMORE, OPETH) and features striking cover art by renowned artist Joachim Luetke (DIMMU BORGIR). A video for the track "Nemesis", shot by renowned director George Bravo (who also shot the group's "We Will Rise" clip), is now complete; look for it to make its "Headbanger's Ball" and "Metal Asylum" debut early next month. Be sure to also check out Decibel magazine's striking Angela Gossow cover feature, which is currently on stands.
Daniel Erlandsson (drums) checks in with a report from the road: "We are now back on track again after having missed the Camden, N.J. show, which was very disappointing, but shit happens and tour busses do break down. We ended up drinking ourselves silly while listening to old SCORPIONS albums in a parking lot.
"We just played another Ozzfest show today, this time in Darien Lakes, which is close to Buffalo. It was a great show, and we received an amazing response. We are playing one new song, 'Nemesis', off our new album, 'Doomsday Machine', and it is great to see the fans' amazing responses. A big thank you to all the people getting it on in the moshpit and all the people attending the FYE and Jägermeister signing sessions after our set, you all rule! Tomorrow we're playing another off-date show in London, Ontario with IN FLAMES and TRIVIUM, which should be another good one. We are looking forward to seeing all the fans there.
"No more groundbreaking news from here apart from me witnessing a couple of famous faces in the catering area. I'll have to leave you guessing."
A Montreal date on November 10th has been revealed for Children of Bodom, Trivium and Amon Amarth, presumably the start of a North American tour later this year. Confirmed dates are as follows:
November 9 - Quebec City, CAN @ Theatre Capitole
November 10 - Montreal, CAN @ Medley
We have compiled the most up-to-date listing of set-lists from this years OZZFEST 2005 including BLACK SABBATH's, who are reportedly performing the following tunes as part of a 90-minute allotment. All set-lists are from the July 15 show at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA.
Full sets are as follows: More...
According to Children of Bodom fansite Scythes-of-Bodom.com, the surprise track on the band's upcoming single, "In Your Face" (to be released August 17), will be a cover of Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again." Tracklisting for the single:
01. In Your Face
02. Oops I Did It Again
03. In Your Face (censored version)
Two cover songs were recorded during the "Are You Dead Yet?" session. The second cover song will be used as a bonus track for the Japanese version of the album.
Children of Bodom's upcoming album, "Are You Dead Yet?" will be released September 14 in Finland and September 19 in the rest of the world. Tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...
The set times for the first two Ozzfest dates have been officially released. They are as follows:
July 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts:
WICKED WISDOM - 9:10-9:30am
GIZMACHI - 9:35-9:55am
SOILWORK - 10:00-10:20am
IT DIES TODAY - 10:25-10:45am
ARCH ENEMY - 10:50-11:10am
TRIVIUM - 11:15-11:35am
THE BLACK DALIA MURDER - 11:40am-12:00pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 12:05-12:35pm
MASTODON - 12:40-1:10pm
THE HAUNTED - 1:15-1:35pm
BURY YOUR DEAD - 1:40-2:00pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:05-2:35pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:40-3:20pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:35-4:35pm
IN FLAMES - 4:35-4:55pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05-5:45pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55-6:35pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45-7:35pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:00-9:10pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30-11:00pm
July 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center:
BURY YOUR DEAD - 9:20am
WICKED WISDOM - 9:45am
GIZMACHI - 10:10am
SOILWORK - 10:35am
IT DIES TODAY - 11:00am
ARCH ENEMY - 11:25am
TRIVIUM - 11:50am
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - 12:15pm
THE HAUNTED - 12:40pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 1:05pm
MASTODON - 1:40pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:15pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:50pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:45pm
IN FLAMES - 4:35pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:05pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30pm
Trivium has issued the following update:
We hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer.
Before we launch into the update - we want to give a special hello to our friends in London and the rest of the UK - we know it has been a trying past week for you and know things are still somewhat shakey for many but we hope that you are all safe and doing well. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again on our "Ascendancy Tour" schduled for September.
We are ready and exicted about heading off to our first Ozzfest. We will be in Boston for rehershals on July 14th and then its all for real starting July 15th as the tour kicks into high gear and begins it's rampage across the country. Maiden and Sabbath every night how great is that.
We have 19 Ozzfest Off-Date shows and look forward to seeing some of our favorite bands play every day and night - Check our TOUR LINK for the latest show schudule.
We have a new Web Store up thanks to Merch Now so those of you who have been asking for shirts and things please check it out here TRIVIUM WEB STORE we will constantly be adding merch so check in every now and again and maybe we will have something you like.
The video for "Gunshot" is in editing and hopefully you will be viewing it soon. Again, thanks to everyone who came out last month and gave us the support - it was really cool to see everyone and hang out a bit.
Matt has turned all of his songs for the All Star CD over to Roadrunner and now the vocalists are doing thier parts - this CD will be excellent.
Check out the VIDEO LINK we've added a brief video message from Paolo and a live clip from our Download Festival performance of "Pull Harder" - we will work on getting the entire set edited for the web site.
As always we want to thank everyone who takes the time to email or comment or take part on our message board. We try to read and comment back and email as often as we can - it is getting a bit overwhelming but we do read them and appreciate your support and will always try to answer as many as we can, we really like the feedback.
Our webmaster will keep things flowing for us while we are on Ozzfest and again while we are in the UK and Europe after Ozzfest.
This will be a summer to remember and we can't wait to see you all on the road.
Travis, Corey, Paolo and Matt