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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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
Trivium's Matt Heafy recently gave an update on what to expect from the upcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" album, which is currently planned out on October 11th through the label. You can read all about the project, which will feature various artists from the Roadrunner roster, here.
The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.
Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:
OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – "A Vulger Picture"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"
On Tuesday, June 21, TRIVIUM will be shooting a music video for their song "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation" in their hometown of Orlando, Fl. Ever the fan-friendly band, TRIVIUM are putting out the call for 300 of their biggest fans to come down and be a part of video. The band is looking for people at least 16 years old, who can commit to showing up on time, and staying the entire day. If this sounds like you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, t-shirt size (very important), email address and phone number. After the video shoot, TRIVIUM will be preparing for their first ever Ozzfest tour kicking off in July 15 at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. Lead-singer/guitarist Matt Heafy was recently named a "team captain" along with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison, MACHINE HEAD's Robert Flynn and ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and will be writing and recording tracks for the Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary all-star record on his time off.
Getting up-close and personal with their fans is nothing new to TRIVIUM who, since this time last year, has logged over 150 shows around the world. Starting with last years Road Rage tour with MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM have crisscrossed the world bringing thirsty music lovers the songs off "Ascendancy" and their debut album "Ember to Inferno" (Lifeforce Records). In 2005 alone, TRIVIUM opened up for DANZIG and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN as well as playing the most recent Road Rage tour with labelmates 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, STILL REMAINS and THE AGONY SCENE.
Released Mach 15 in the United States, "Ascendancy" rocketed to No. 4 on the Top New Artist chart with 7,000 albums sold and No. 151 on the The Billboard 200 chart. To date, the album has sold over 40,000 copies. In addition, the band was No. 1 for over two months at college and metal radio, a rare feat for a band this early in their career, and the videos for "Like Light to the Flies" and "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr", continue to be spun on MTV2 and Fuse. In addition, TRIVIUM will appear on the cover of the U.K. weekly rock magazine Kerrang! in July and were nominated for a Metal Hammer award, also playing the awards show.
Formed in 2000 in Orlando, FL, by high school friends Travis Smith (drums) and Matt Heafy, TRIVIUM made a name on the local scene by winning several battle-of-the-bands competitions. After various line-up changes, guitarist Corey Beaulieu joined the group and they released "Ember to Inferno" on Germany's Lifeforce Records in 2003. Bassist Paolo Gregoletto solidified the line-up in 2004.
Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the ground-breaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project.
Four central musicians have been chosen to produce and write all the songs. Previously announced were Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory/Brujeria) and Robert Flynn (Machine Head). The fourth writer/producer has recently been selected - 19 year-old metal prodigy Matt Heafy will take the lead of the fourth team. His band, Trivium, has been called "the valedictorian(s) of the 2005 metal class" by Hit Parader Magazine. "It blew my mind to be asked to participate on this album and write a few tracks," says Heafy "It's an amazing honor to be able to record with artists that I used to emulate and listen to growing up." These four musicians will not only play on the songs they have written but also assemble a unique team of Roadrunner artists to appear on each track.
Notable progress has been made in Jordison's, Cazares' and Flynn's teams. Music has been laid down, but vocals have yet to be added. The vocalists for the tracks have not been confirmed as of yet. The artists that have contributed to the tracks recorded thus far are: More...
The June 9th Trivium, Still Remains and 3 Inches of Blood performance at Melkweg, Amsterdam will be webcasted live at Fabchannel.com. Afterwards the concerts will be included in our online archive. Both the live and on demand the webcast will be free for everybody to watch. The webcast starts at 20.00 CET.
The 2nd Annual Aggressive Music Festival will take place July 16 in Glen Falls NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center (doors open at 3pm). This is just one day after the opening Ozzfest show in Mansfield, MA, and an off-date for Ozzfest, so there are a lot of good Ozzfest bands playing. Bands so far include:
As I Lay Dying
A Dozen Furies
According to MTV.com, the fourth mystery producer behind Roadrunner Records' forthcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" disc — which is expected to contain original tracks that are the product of collaborations between past and present members of the label's roster — has been revealed.
Joining producers/composers Joey Jordison of SLIPKNOT, Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY and MACHINE HEAD's Robert Flynn will be Matt Heafy of TRIVIUM.
All four musicians will not only play on the songs they've written, but will assemble a team of artists to record the tracks. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician will play for more than one writer/producer and each song will feature a different vocalist.
The project is being overseen by longtime Roadrunner A&R man Monte Conner. Mixing duties will be handled by legendary hard rock producer Colin Richardson. The album is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2005.
DISTURBED have announced their first show outside of the Chicago region. The band will be headlining this years 'Rockfest X' in Portland, Oregon. Joining them will be:
August 10 - Portland, OR @ Columbia Meadows
TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy has checked in from the road in the UK where the band is touring on the European edition of the "Roadrunner Roadrage" tour with fellow label mates 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and STILL REMAINS. Here's what he had to say:
Quick update from the lovely UK - Well, my lip is busted, my eye cut, and I've never felt better! Only the first 3 shows in of this Euro tour and holy fuck is it amazing. It's like everyone over here knows all the words, knows when to mosh, and is totally insane!
We are having the time of our lives on our sweet tour bus, playing on the huge Euro stages, and rockin out with some of the craziest mother fuckers out there.
Here are all of the remaining dates for the European "Roadrunner Roadrage" tour featuring 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, TRIVIUM and STILL REMAINS:
May 7 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands @ Dynamo Festival
May 8 - Brussles, Belgium @ AB Club
May 10 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Cockpit
May 11 - Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock City
May 12 - Stoke, United Kingdom @ Sugarmill
May 13 - Oxford, United Kingdom @ Zodiac
May 14 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Concorde 2
May 15 - Colchester, United Kingdom @ Arts Centre
May 17 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom @ Wedgewood Rooms
May 18 - London, United Kingdom @ Garage / Mean Fiddler
May 19 - Paris, France @ La Boule Noir
May 21 - Bochum, Germany @ Riff
May 22 - Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
May 23 - Berlin, Germany @ Kato
May 24 - Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
May 25 - Dresden, Germany @ Star Club
May 26 - Austria @ Aerodome Festival
May 28 - Milan, Italy @ Transalvania
May 29 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Abart Music Club
May 30 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz 3
May 31 - Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
June 2 - Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
June 3 - Nürnburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
June 4 - Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
June 6 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
June 7 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
June 9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg
June 10 - Nancy, France @ Azimuth 854
upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.
GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.
The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).
Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...
Starting next week, Chimaira and Trivium will be playing a few shows together, including one night at the Downtown in Farmingdale, NY. Chimaira and Trivium will be doing an in store signing at Looney Tunes in West Babylon. Details are as follows:
What: Trivium and Chimaira appear at Looney Tunes CDs to sign autographs and hang out before their show
When: Monday, April 25, 4pm - 5pm
Where: Looney Tunes CDs, 31 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
In other Trivium news, a new video will be shot later this month in Orlando, FL (on 4/27, to be exact). The song, "A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation." Video should be in house come first of June, just in time for the band's run on Ozzfest. Of course, you can check out the video for "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" anytime you like at www.trivium.org/ecard.
Nominees for UK's Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 awards have been announced in the following categories:
Best UK Band:
Bullet for My Valentine
Viking Skull More...
On March 10th I had the chance to attend the RoadRage Tour when it made its stop in Philadelphia. I was able to take a bunch of photo’s which are now up in the gallery section and was able to also do a round-table interview. To all that don’t know, that’s an interview with one member of every band on the tour. That will be up in the next coming days. More...
Trivium are out with the video to their new single 'Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr', from the album 'Ascendancy'. You can watch it online at their official website, Trivium.org.
I had the chance to attend the Road Rage Tour 2005 when it made a blistering halt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The show took place at the Trocadero Theater's Balcony Bar, which holds about two, maybe three-hundred people at best. The show was insane, although no moshing was allowed due to the size of the place, it was still an amazing show. The pictures are now up in the gallery section of this page, click here to view them.
On another note, I have a show report which will be posted for this same show tomorrow. I also conducted an interview with all four bands (Trivium, 3 Inches of Blood, The Agony Scene and Still Remains) so check back in the very near future for that as well!
Trivium recently released their debut Roadrunner Records album, 'Ascendency' and are having much success with it.
Debuts on teh Billboard Charts:
- #4 TOP NEW ARTIST (HEATSEEKRS CHART)
- #151 TOP 200 ALBUM CHARTS
- #21 TOP HARD MUSIC ALBUM
Other accolades they've received are:
- #1 for 5 straight weeks at College and Hard Rock Radio.
- Critics Pick in The New York Times.
- One of Alternative Press Magazine’s Top 100 Bands you need to know
- Breakthrough Artist in Guitar One Magazine
Trivium is currently on the Road Rage tour with 3 Inches of Blood, The Agony Scene and Still Remains through the end of March and will be on the Ozzfest Tour this summer.
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
3 Inches of Blood have been confirmed to open on the Canadian dates of the upcoming Motorhead tour with Corrosion of Conformity and Zeke. Tour dates are as follows:
Apr. 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 15 Prince George, BC Prince George Multiplex
Apr. 17 Calgary, AB The Whiskey
Apr. 18 Edmonton, AB Red's
Apr. 19 Banff, AB Wild Bills
Apr. 21 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Apr. 22 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
3 Inches of Blood will embark on the European Road Rage tour this spring with Trivium and Still Remains. Confirmed dates: More...
Trivum's debut album, "Ascendency", is in stores today and the band has posted an ecard with a video for the song, "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr". The ecard can be found at www.trivium.org.