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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According to RockReview.co.uk, the third installment of Roadrunner Records' European Road Rage tour is to take place this May/June. The bands included in the trek will be TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and STILL REMAINS. The only confirmed U.K. dates so far are as follows:
May 11 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
May 14 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
The tour will hit Germany May 21-25 and will take in the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals. A Download Festival appearance from some of these bands also looks increasingly likely.
CHIMAIRA will be doing a headlining tour this April with TRIVIUM the dates are as follows:
April 19 - Toledo, OH @ Headliner's
April 20 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 21 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
April 22 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
April 23 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 24 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
April 25 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
April 26 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
Chimaira have booked a number of shows for April, the schedule looks as follows:
April 19th Toledo, OH - Headliner's (Feat. Trivium, Stemm, Dead Even)
April 20th Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall (Feat. Trivium, Stemm, Dead Even)
April 21st Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo Icon (Feat. Trivium, Stemm, The Killing)
April 23rd Worcester, MA - The Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
April 24th Johnson City, NY - Magic City Music Hall (Feat. Trivium, Stemm, The Killing)
Currently the group are hard at work on their as-yet untitled new album for Roadrunner which will see a release this summer.
Chimaira will been touring this spring with Trivium, Stemm, and Dead Even, and The Killing. Dates are as follows:
4/19/05 Toledo, OH Headliner's Trivium, Stemm, Dead Even
4/20/05 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall Trivium, Stemm, Dead Even
4/21/05 Buffalo, NY The Buffalo Icon Trivium, Stemm, The Killing
4/23/05 Worcester, MA The Palladium N.E. Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/24/05 Johnson City, NY Magic City Music Hall Trivium, Stemm, The Killing
Trivium shot the video for their current single "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" on 1/30/05 with acclaimed video director, Dale Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed). Photos from the shoot can be seen here.
Rough cuts of the video have circulated through the Roadrunner offices, getting great reviews. The video looks absolutely killer and is in the vein of classic, old performance-oriented videos with a really modern flair. The video should be released soon.
A live photo gallery from a recent show on the Dillinger Escape Plan tour has been added. Check it out here.
Trivium's Ascendancy is set to hit stores on 3/15/05, and they will be touring extensively, first with Danzig and Kataklysm, and then on the Road Rage tour.
Road Rage tour dates: More...
A portion of the schedule for the upcoming "Roadrunner Road Rage" tour (which is to feature 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, The Agony Scene and Trivium) has been unearthed, here is how the trek is looking so far:
March 03rd Montreal, Quebec El Salon
March 05th Detroit, Michigan Harpo's
March 07th West Dundee, Illinois Clearwater Theatre
March 09th New York City, New York CBGB's
March 10th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero Balcony Bar
March 11th Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge Elks Lounge
March 12th West Springfield, Virginia Jaxx
March 14th Nashville, Tennessee Exit / In
March 15th Little Rock, Arkansas Vino's
March 17th Houston, Texas Engine Room
March 19th Dallas, Texas The Door
March 20th Lubbock, Texas Jakes Sport Cafe
March 23rd Denver, Colorado The Bluebird Theater
March 30th San Francisco, California The Pound
April 01st Seattle, Washington El Corazon
The remainder of the stops are expected to be announced shortly.
Trivium have checked in with the following message:
This past weekend - Saturday night to be exact (1.22.2005) we asked a few friends to come hang out, eat some chow, have a few drinks, listen to some music and shoot the shit. We did this because the last show we had at home was during the Road Rage tour in August and while we aren't 100% sure when we will play at home again. So, we decided it might be fun to invite some local street/e-team friends and supporters to come to a practice we held at Classic Cases (www.classiccases.net) in Sanford. It was pretty low key and went off without a hitch - we had a great time - played for about an hour and played almost every song off "Ascendancy." We recorded some of the show, and might make it available soon.
Click here for a photo gallery from that practice.
Trivium's "Ascendancy" will be released on 3/15/05!
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
Trivium have released a new single, "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Matyr" off their upcoming album Ascendancy which will be realeased March 15 on Roadrunner Records.
Trivium and 3 Inches of Blood will soon have new music videos out. Both videos will be directed by acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed).
3 Inches of Blood recently filmed the video for "Deadly Sinners" and that should be seeing the light of day soon.
Trivium are set to film their second video, for their new single "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" next week. We'll keep you posted on release dates.
3 Inches of Blood's "Advance and Vanquish" is in stores now, and Trivium's "Ascendency" will be released on 3/15/05
Dates continue to be released for the upcoming Danzig tour, which will feature support by Kataklysm, Trivium, and Eyes Of Fire. Here's the latest:
2/18 Sauget IL @ Pop's
2/19 Detroit MI @ Harpo's
2/21 Chicago IL @ House Of Blues
2/22 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue
2/24 Toronto ONT @ Guvernment
2/25 Cleveland OH @ Agora Ballroom
2/26 Covington KY @ Madison Theatre
2/28 Boston MA @ The Roxy
3/1 New York NY @ Spirit Performance Center
3/2 Philadelphia PA @ Electric Factory
3/4 Norfolk VA @ Norva Theatre
3/5 Atlanta GA @ Roxy Theatre
Round two of dates for Slipknot's upcoming Subliminal Verses Tour with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall have been confirmed. They are as follows (with openers for the shows noted):
With The Bled:
Mar. 25 New Orleans @ UNO Lakefront Arena
Mar. 26 Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
Mar. 28 Oklahoma City, OK @ Fairgrounds Arena
Mar. 29 Valley Center, KS @ Kansas Coliseum
Mar. 31 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Apr. 01 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
Apr. 02 Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Live
Apr. 04 Albuquerque, TX @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Apr. 05 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
Apr. 06 Glendale, AZ @ Glendale Arena
Apr. 08 San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
Previously announced tour dates: More...
A brand-new TRIVIUM track, entitled "Pull Harder On The Strings of Your Martyr", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (4.6 MB).
"Pull Harder On The Strings of Your Martyr" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Ascendancy", due on March 15 via Roadrunner Records.
More tour dates have been announced for the forthcoming tour including DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM. Confirmed dates are now as follows:
February 18 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
February 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
February 21 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
February 24 - Toronto, ON @ The Guvernment
February 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
March 1 - New York, NY @ The Spirit Performance Center
March 4 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
According to recent Internet rumors, the forthcoming Spring installment of the Roadrunner Records RoadRage tour is said to feature 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, Trivium and The Agony Scene. Dates and venues are yet to be announced for the March/April trek.
In an article from the New York Metro newspaper, writer Amber Ray finds the new Metallica - Trivium. Several excerpts from the article:
Dreaming of becoming the next Metallica seems so early 90's. But forgive the boys of Orlando, Fla.-based metal outfit Trivium for wanting to recapture the rock gods' glory days. When James Hetfield and company broke into the mainstream, Trivium's members were still in elementary school.
"I think that ever since day one our main goal was to be the next Metallica." says 18-year-old Heafy [lead vocals and guitar] over the phone. "Ever since I joined the band when I was 13, the drive to grab that goal never fell through."
Read the full article at Roadrunner Records.
The brand new video from IT DIES TODAY for their song "A Threnody For Modern Romance" is now out. The song comes off their debut album "The Caitiff Choir" out now. Click here to watch the video in streaming QuickTime. There's also an It Dies Today 2 Song E-Card here.
The video was shot by director Darren Doane in Los Angeles this past fall while the band was on tour with labelmates Bleeding Through and Walls Of Jericho. Make sure to check out IDT in January and February with All That Remains, Trivium, Anterrabae, 12 Tribes, and more.
It Dies Today Tourdates: More...
Tonight I attended the Ill Nino, 40 Below Summer, Trivium and The Autumn Offering concert in Philadelphia, Pa at the Trocadero. More...
The leaders of Latin metal, Ill Nino, will be heading out for a few dates with label mates and rising stars, Trivium. Both bands are taking time from working on their latest records to play these shows. Other bands confirmed for these shows are 40 Below Summer and The Autumn Offering.
Ill Nino have had a great deal of success from their singles "How Can I Live?" and "This Time’s For Real," off their last release, Confession. Orlando’s Trivium have become the band to watch in 2005. With the March 1 release of their new album, Ascendancy, Trivium hope to inspire metal fans with their brand of music that will keep old-school and new-school fans happy.
The upcoming gigs are as follows:
12/17 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
12/18 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
12/19 - NorVa - Norfolk, VA
12/20 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
On March 1st TRIVIUM, will release "Ascendancy", their debut album for Roadrunner Records. Filled with brutal technical precision and buttressed by dual shredding guitars, blast beats and vocals that move from a scream to a croon, Ascendancy is a pure metal album in the truest sense of the word. Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on Guitars/Vocals, Travis Smith on Drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM is on the road with ILL NINO, 40 BELOW SUMMER and THE AUTUMN OFFERING previewing songs from "Ascendancy".
Musically, the Jason Suecof produced "Ascendancy" defies easy definition; possessing elements of thrash, progressive and hardcore metal to create a sound that is at once timeless and ahead of its time. Lyrically, the album is an open wound, skin peeled back to reveal the inner machinations of the 18 year old Heafy and the scars of his lost innocence.
“This album deals with many realizations based around this theme,” says Heafy. Ascendancy, to me, means the overcoming of life's obstacles-to rise above everything and overcome the corruption of the world around me.” The track “Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr”, a not-too-subtlely cloaked take on our government, describes a villainous tyrant who simply kills and destroy s at will, pushes his faith upon all, is hated by all world powers, yet is still loved by the people he rules. The chilling track “A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation” deals with the grim realities of domestic abuse and its cyclical realities. “Like Light to the Flies,” which appears on the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Vol. 2 compilation and the video for which received a number of spins on HBB already, is about people’s seemingly insatiable attraction to tragedy.
The album's artwork, created by Paul Romano (MASTODON) carries on the lyrical themes addressed throughout the album. The cover, a painting of a mythological creature coming out of its cocoon and rising from the ashes of a city below is the embodiment of "Ascendancy".