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 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.
It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?
Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.
"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."
Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...
Some Ozzfest 2005 dates have been confirmed while others are still rumoured.
The confirmed dates so far:
July. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Music Center
Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheater
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Subject to change:
Aug. 4 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 6 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Confirmed bands for Ozzfest 2005: More...
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!