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Formed: 2000
From: Altamonte Springs, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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.

Latest Trivium News

Below is our complete Trivium news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Trivium: 'Who's Next' Interview, Live Performance

Orlando, Florida metal sensation TRIVIUM were recently named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the month of December. Accumulating 37% of the votes, TRIVIUM won an exclusive performance and interview that is now available at Yahoo.com. The band stopped by Yahoo!'s L.A. studios on November 28 to perform two songs from "Ascendancy", along with taping an interview. "This is absolutely amazing," said TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy. "Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would win this thing. We are honored and humbled by it." You can watch the interview and performance of "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr".

TRIVIUM used their day off from the CHILDREN OF BODOM tour on December 13 to film a video for "Dying in Your Arms", which was directed by Dale Resteghini (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, FALL OUT BOY). The clip is expected to begin airing sometime in January.

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Trivium Bassist Checks In

Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto has posted the following update on the band's official website:

"Hey everyone,

"Its been an awesome end to the year, we have the DIYA video shot thanks again to Director Dale Resteghini Raging Nation Films for all the support, the Bodom tour over with, and the RR United Live show as well. We have a few weeks off to recover from all the crueling touring done over the last year and prepare for even more to do next.

"Since the next couple weeks are during the holidays it might be harder to get a reply from us since we are all on vacation, we will do updates here and there as things are announced.

"Once again thank you for taking Trivium from a literally unknown band to where we are now, without the amazing support from all of you our hardwork and touring wouldn't have payed off as much as it did!!!

"To our UK friends/fans thanks for our first ever Silver Album, what a great Christmas gift!

"See you all again in 2006, we plan to play more places we haven't, return to the places we have and more!

"Thank YOU!

"Paolo"

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Underworld:Evolution Tracklisting Available Now

The track listing has been announced for the upcoming soundtrack to the film "Underworld: Evolution", it is as follows:

01 - Puscifer - "The Undertaker" (Renholder Mix)
02 - Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) vs. Julien-K - "Morning After"
03 - Hawthorne Heights - "Where Do I Stab Myself In The Ears" (The Legion Of Doom Remix)
04 - My Chemical Romance - "To The End" (RnR Cheryl Mix)
05 - Slipknot - "Vermillion Pt. 2" (Bloodstone Mix)
06 - Alkaline Trio - "Burn" (Alleged Remix)
07 - Aiden - "The Last Sunrise" (Dusk Mix)
08 - Senses Fail - "Bite To Break Skin" (The Legion Of Doom Remix)
09 - Atreyu - "Her Portrait In Black"
10 - Trivium - "Washing Away Me In The Tides"
11 - Mendozza - "Eternal Battle"
12 - Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
13 - Gosling - "Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)"
14 - Bobby Gold - "Why Are You Up"
15 - Meat Beat Manifesto - "Suicide"
16 - Cradle Of Filth - "HW2"
The effort will see a January 10th release date through Lakeshore Records. It should also be noted that Puscifer is a side project of Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan.

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In Flames Adds More Dates To Upcoming Tour

More dates for In Flames' upcoming North American tour with Trivium, DevilDriver and Zao have been announced:

Jan. 25 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Jan. 26 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jan. 27 San Diego, CA - Soma
Jan. 28 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Jan. 29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Jan. 30 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Jan. 31 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre
Feb. 01 Seattle, WA - Showbox
Feb. 03 Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Pavilion
Feb. 04 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Feb. 06 Austin, TX - The Back Room
Feb. 07 Houston, TX - Meridian
Feb. 09 Nashville, TN - Rockettown
Feb. 10 Detroit, MI - Harpo´s
Feb. 11 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Feb. 12 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb. 14 Albany, NY - Saratoga Wi nners
Feb. 15 New York, NY - Webster Hall
Feb. 16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Feb. 17 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Feb. 18 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb. 19 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Feb. 20 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole
Feb. 21 Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus
Feb. 22 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Feb. 23 Norfolk, VA - Norva Theater
Feb. 24 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA - Roxy
Feb. 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues

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In Flames Announce More Tour Dates

In Flames has announced a few more dates for the North American tour with Trivium, DevilDriver and Zao. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Jan. 25 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Jan. 26 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jan. 27 San Diego, CA - Soma
Jan. 28 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Jan. 29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Jan. 30 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Jan. 31 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre
Feb. 01 Seattle, WA - Showbox
Feb. 03 Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Pavilion
Feb. 04 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Feb. 06 Austin, TX - The Back Room
Feb. 07 Houston, TX - Meridian
Feb. 10 Detroit, MI - Harpo´s
Feb. 12 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb. 17 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Feb. 16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Feb. 18 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb. 19 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Feb. 20 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole
Feb. 21 Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus
Feb. 24 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall

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Hard Rock/Metal Musicians Remember Dimebag Darrell

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about the Dimebag they remember. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. Here are several excerpts from the article:

David Draiman - frontman, Disturbed: "During our second Ozzfest, we were holed up in Dallas for about two or three days ... hanging out at Dime's place — it was an eclectic house. There's all kinds of Pantera memorabilia and Dimebag memorabilia all over the place. But you could never make the mistake of falling asleep at Dime's. He'd wake you up the way he always did: with firecrackers. He'd always set off an entire chain of firecrackers not two inches from my head. One time ... Dime took us to a strip club where we all judged a bikini contest. There was never a wrong time in the day for Dime to hit a strip club. ... Dime was just this character who was very easy to love. He didn't have a bad bone in his body, and was ready to give you the shirt off his back at all times. It was his mission in life to make sure every single moment you spent with him was the best moment of your life. He was selfless."

Zakk Wylde - frontman, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society: "Whenever you were around Dime, there was never a boring moment. He was the coolest guy on the planet. He was an even better person than he was a guitar player, if that's even possible. Whenever me and him would hook up, forget about it, bro. We'd always have to have a spare kidney, liver and pancreas on ice."

Brian Fair - frontman, Shadows Fall: "Dime seemed to have a real problem with the clock on our tour bus. It all started with his tour manager trying to tell him it was time to leave. ... We were having a good old time and Dime didn't want to go to bed. So, as soon as he was told it was time to leave, he grabbed the clock off of the wall and screams at the top of his lungs, 'There is no time!' and he smashed his hand right through it. The clock was made of glass and metal, and shrapnel flew everywhere. He went through three clocks on our bus like that. Anytime anyone tried to tell him it was time to go, he'd destroy the clock. He didn't want to end the party — he wanted it to keep going. We kept replacing the clock because we wanted to see what happened next."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Children Of Bodom Report From Vancouver, BC

Children of Bodom headlined a show at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC on November 22. I have been waiting for Children of Bodom to do a headlining tour here in North America for a long time now. I was excited for weeks after I found out they were finally headlining here. There was no way in hell I was going to miss this show, and neither were the several hundred people who packed into the oversold venue. More...

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Updated Trivium UK Tour Dates and Venue Changes

Due to the huge demand for tickets on Trivium's upcoming UK/Irish tour, they've had to upgrade some of the venues. Together with support acts God Forbid and Bloodsimple, the dates are now:

March 2 - Leeds University
March 3/4 - Dublin Ambassador
March 5 - Belfast Ulster Hall
March 6 - Glasgow Academy
March 8 - Newcastle Academy
March 9 - Birmingham Academy
March 10 - Manchester Apollo
March 11 - Nottingham Rock City
March 12 - Stoke Victoria Hall
March 15/16 - London Astoria
March 17- Cardiff University
March 18 - Exeter Grand Hall
March 20 - Southampton Guildhall
March 21 - Folkestone Leas Cliffe Hall

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Trivium Guitarist Checks In

Trivium guitiarst Corey Beaulieu has posted the following message on the band's official website:

"Hello Everyone!

"I'd like to thank everyone that sent their birthday well wishes yesterday! The amount of email was amazing I read through as much as I could, Thank You!

"We will be spending the day with Ninju and Nikki out in California and want to give our best to all of our Trivium myspace friends, Trivium message board friends and all our friends and family around the world, we hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving holiday weekend here in the USA or where ever you are spending it.

"Thanks to all you friends and fans for making this past year one of the most memorable and fun year of my life!

"I've had a great time playing and meeting as many of you along the way and as I could.

"Thanks again everyone and I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving.

"Take care!

"Corey"

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Trivium Drummer Checks In From The Road

Trivium drummer, Travis Smith, checked in from the road with the following report:

"First of all make sure ALL of you tell Corey Happy Birthday! he is 22 today so we will celebrate with Corey and everyone else tonight in Vancouver, BC.

"We just finished the show in Seattle and it was just what we were hoping to see, a crazy fucking show. You guys are nuts and we love it.

"The Children Of Bodom Tour along with Amon Amarth is going great we are having an absolute blast. The guys and crews of both bands are awesome on and off the stage.

"It is a pleasure to be able to watch these guys every night, very professional and talented people.

"I hope all of you are doing well and that if you came out to see any of the shows so far that you had a great time because we sure fucking did.

"If you plan on coming out to any of the shows be prepared to have a fucking good time.

"As always, thank you all for the support! Enjoy your holidays and be safe!!

"See you crazy fuckers soon.

"Travis"

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Trivium To Shoot Video For 'Dying In Your Arms'

Roadrunner Records UK (www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk) report that TRIVIUM will shoot their new video, for the track ‘Dying In Your Arms’ on December 14th.

The clip will be the third video from the band’s Ascendancy album. The clip will be filmed at New York City's Webster Hall.

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In Flames Announce First U.S. Dates

Six dates have been announced for IN FLAMES' upcoming North American headlining tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Come Clarity". Support at the shows will come from Orlando's TRIVIUM, California's DEVILDRIVER and Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO. The dates are as follows

Jan. 25 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Jan. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Jan. 30 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Feb. 01 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Feb. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Pavilion
Feb. 04 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre

More dates will be announced soon
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Trivium Win Yahoo! Music's 'Who's Next?' Contest

The awards and accolades keep coming in for TRIVIUM, who have just been named Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" winner for the month of December. Accumulating 37% of the votes, TRIVIUM have won an exclusive performance and interview that will available at Yahoo.com for the month of December. The band will be stopping by Yahoo!'s L.A. studios on November 28 to perform two songs from "Ascendancy", along with taping an interview. "This is absolutely amazing," says TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy. "Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would win this thing. We are honored and humbled by it. More...

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Zao Added To In Flames US Tour

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO have been added as one of the opening acts on IN FLAMES' upcoming North American headlining tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Come Clarity". Also appearing on the bill will be TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. A late January 2006 West Coast launch is expected.

The extended trek will represent IN FLAMES' first North American dates since their main-stage appearances as part of Ozzfest 2005 and will kick off the band's most extensive touring on the continent in their decade-plus history. IN FLAMES are currently in the midst of a three-week U.K. tour alongside MOTÖRHEAD.

IN FLAMES's new album, "Come Clarity", is scheduled for a February 7, 2006 North American release through Ferret Records. The CD will be issued in Europe on February 6, 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Infected Soundtrack Tracklisting Revealed

Infected is a brand new game for the PSP (TM) PlayStation Portable that features music from Roadrunner Records. Even better, the single-player game allows you to choose among a complete cast of Slipknot characters.

Infected is a fast-paced, over-the-top 3rd person shooter developed by Planet Moon Studios and published by Majesco Entertainment, which casts you as a lone cop, fighting against a tidal wave of infectious zombies, intent on ripping New York to shreds.

In the single player game, you'll clear out neighborhoods in brutal "Kill Em All" scenarios, or race to evacuate civilans in the "Helicopter Evac" missions. As you progress, you'll unlock bigger weapons and new avatars, including those special Slipknot characters!

In the multiplayer game, infect your friends when you whip ass in deathmatch, Mad Cow and other special game types. Whether in 8 player ad-hoc, or 2 player through the Internet, winning matches will spread your custom infection across the globe.

Infected tracklisting: More...

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In Flames, Trivium & Devildriver To Tour US In Jan

According to MTV.com, Trivium, In Flames and Devildriver will be hitting the road together in late January for a full U.S. tour. No dates, cities or venues have been confirmed just yet, but the trek is expected to run through the end of February.

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Amon Amarth Looking Forward To Tour With COB

The following message was posted on the official Amon Amarth website:

"Alright, just a week left until we head out on tour again! Starting with two off shows half-way; on Iceland. It was hard to put a set together with the time limit we have (30 min) but it is a deadly intense set! It's going to be cool to come back to North American soil again after two years and we look forward touring with Children of bodum and Trivium. It's going to be an awesome ride with many of the shows already sold out!
Remember to be there early since we're first up to play!
See you in the pit!"

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Trivium Frontman Wouldn't Throw Anything At Maiden

In the latest issue of Metal Hammer, TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu discuss the Ozzfest debacle in San Bernardino which culminated in IRON MAIDEN being pelted with eggs while performing and Sharon Osbourne publicly berating the group's lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, as "a prick."

When TRIVIUM played in Albuquerque following the San Bernardino incident, all the bandmembers wore IRON MAIDEN shirts. It was their way of making a point. "All the bands and all the crews knew what we were trying to say," Heafy stated.

"There were gangs of people from the bands on the second stage [where TRIVIUM also performed] trying to recruit people to throw eggs at MAIDEN. Man, I wouldn't dare throw anything at MAIDEN, not even money. I watched them from right at the front at one show and I did everything, every gesture, that Bruce asked of the crowd. I was too afraid not to. That's how commanding that band are, that's the kind of presence they have. And people want me to throw eggs at them? Fuck off!"

"You should have seen those people down the front throwing shit," added Beaulieu. "It was disgusting. I mean, Kelly Osbourne was there, and she was throwing eggs. Then I read that she said she was in London. She's a fucking liar. She wasn't in London, she was right there throwing shit. She couldn't even take any responsibility for what she'd done."

"And when we wore the MAIDEN shirts in Albuquerque, Big Dave [the PA announcer who yelled 'Ozzy! Ozzy!' over the PA during IRON MAIDEN's intro tape] just walked past us and lowered his eyes," said Heafy. "But we had to do what we had to do. We felt we had to take a stand."

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Trivium Plan Return To UK Next March

Trivium are heading back on the road in the UK/Ireland early next year. The tour dates are:

March 2 - Leeds University
March 3/4 - Dublin Ambassador
March 5 - Belfast Ulster Hall
March 6 - Glasgow Barrowlands
March 8 - Newcastle Academy
March 9 - Birmingham Academy
March 10 - Manchester Academy
March 11 - Nottingham Rock City
March 12 - Stoke Victoria Hall
March 15/16 - London Astoria
March 17 - Cardiff Univerity
March 18 - Exeter Grand Hall
March 20 - Southampton Guildhall
March 21 - Folkestone Leas Cliffe Hall

From the listing, I'm not quite sure if those dates separated by a slash (e.g. 15/16) mean they are playing both dates or the exact date is to be determined, so check your local listings.

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Children of Bodom Headlining Tour Dates

Finland's CHIDLREN OF BODOM wil be embarking on a European headlining tour beginning in late December. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Dec. 27 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Dec. 28 - Tilburg, NETH @ 0 13
Dec. 29 - Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 30 - Leipzig, GER @ Haus Auensee
Dec. 31 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7
Jan. 02 - Milan, ITA @ Rolling Stone
Jan. 03 - Wörgl, AUT @ Komma
Jan. 04 - Ljubljana, SLO @ VPK Mediapark
Jan. 05 - Zagreb, CRO @ TBA
Jan. 06 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music
Jan. 07 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof
Jan. 08 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum
Jan. 09 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Hall
Jan. 11 - Nürnberg, GER @ Löwensaal
Jan. 12 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Fritz
Jan. 13 - Erfurt, GER @ Centrum
Jan. 14 - Kaufbeuren, GER @ All-Karthalle
Jan. 15 - Strasbourg, FRA @ La Laiterie
Jan. 16 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmatre
Jan. 17 - Lyon, FRA @ Transbordeur
Jan. 19 - Porto, POR @ Hard Club
Jan. 20 - Madrid, SPA @ Aqualung
Jan. 21 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz I
Jan. 22 - Bergara, SPA @ Sala Jam
Jan. 24 - Lille, FRA @ Splendid
Jan. 25 - Dudley, UK @ JBS
Jan. 26 - London, UK @ Astoria
Jan. 27 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg
Jan. 28 - Hardenberg, NETH @ Podium
Jan. 29 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA
Jan. 31 - Langen, GER @ Stadthalle
Feb. 01 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche
Feb. 02 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
Feb. 03 - Göteborg, SWE @ Trädgarn
Feb. 04 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller
Feb. 05 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan
Feb. 07 - Umea, SWE @ Sky Com Arenan

CHILDREN OF BODOM's new album, "Are You Dead Yet?" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The album has been declared to be one of the first priority UMG international releases through Universal's Fontana Distribution system. The U.S. version includes a previously unreleased bonus track that is exclusive to the U.S. release — a cover of the RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink".

CHILDREN OF BODOM's forthcoming fifth album is the follow-up to 2003's "Hate Crew Deathroll", which has sold in excess of 200,000 copies worldwide. The band recently filmed a video for the track "In Your Face" with Katapult Productions, who have previously worked with RAMMSTEIN, among others.

Touring in support of "Are You Dead Yet?" has CHILDREN OF BODOM tied up until the summer of 2006. On this North American trek, CHILDREN OF BODOM will headline over twenty dates spanning the continent and will be sharing the stage with TRIVIUM and AMON AMARTH.

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