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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If you haven't been paying attention to your Xbox dashboard over the last six months or so, Microsoft is now offering two free games a month for Xbox Gold members: one on the 1st, and another on the 16th of each month.
This month, the first free game is "Sleeping Dogs," a Grand Theft Auto style game in which an undercover cop takes on Chinese triads. Why does this matter to metalheads? Because the game features the ability to flip through radio stations while driving, and one such channel is dedicated entirely to Roadrunner Records. The station features this soundtrack:
Black Stone Cherry, “Rain Wizard” and “Change”
DevilDriver, “Dead To Rights” and “Bring The Fight (To The Floor)”
Dream Theater, “On the Backs of Angels”
Fear Factory, “Edgecrusher (Urban Assault Mix)”
Killswitch Engage, “My Curse”
Machine Head, “Be Still and Know” and “Locust”
Opeth, “The Grand Conjuration” and “The Devil’s Orchard”
The Parlor Mob, “After All” and “Take What’s Mine”
Soulfly, “World Scum”
Trivium, “Anthem (We Are The Fire)”
Battlecross has announced the band will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Miss May I on a run through the U.K. and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29th, 2013.
It will be the Detroit outfit's first outing there and the band is looking forward to it:
"Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour!
"What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we're ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!
"Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can't wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We'll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!"
01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON - Guildhall
Roadrunner recording group Trivium has premiered a full stream of the band's new record "Vengeance Falls."
The album, which arrives everywhere October 15th, can be streamed at the band's website here. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Trivium’s sixth studio album, 'Vengeance Falls' marks a massive creative milestone for the acclaimed metallers. The collection – Produced by David Draiman (Disturbed, Device) – sees the band pushing the envelope on their own distinctive sound, a sonic approach that saw 'In Waves' hit #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” upon its 2011 release, not to mention a stunning top 15 debut on the overall Billboard 200 – their highest chart rankings to date.
"Roadrunner recording group Trivium also recently announced plans to expand their North American co-headline tour alongside DevilDriver this fall.
"The second leg of the trek is set to pick up on November 5th in Seattle, WA and then continue through mid-December. For complete tour information, please visit this location."
Trivium today reveals a brand new song titled “No Way to Heal,” which is off the band's new album "Vengeance Falls."
Check out the track in the player below, courtesy of ArtistDirect.com. "Vengeance Falls" arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 15th, 2013.
Trivium also recently announced plans to expand a North American co-headline tour alongside DevilDriver this fall. The second leg of the trek is set to pick up on November 5th in Seattle, WA and then continues through mid-December. More...
Devildriver will be hitting the road tomorrow in support of latest release "Winter Kills" (reviewed here).
This co-headlining run with Trivium features support from Sylosis and After The Burial and will run through October 17th.
Today Devildriver has also announced a second leg of the North American co-headline tour with Trivium. Support on this leg will come from After the Burial and Thy Will Be Done. The dates begin November 5th in Seattle and will run through December 14th in San Diego, CA. More...
Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:
"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.
"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.
"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."
Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto was interviewed backstage at the German Wacken Open Air festival, prior to the band's performance. Check out the video below.
The band's new album "Vengeance Falls," which follows 2011’s "In Waves," arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 15th, 2013. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Brave This Storm
2. Vengeance Falls
4. No Way to Heal
5. To Believe
6. At the End of This War
7. Through Blood and Dirt and Bone
8. Villainy Thrives
9. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End is Nigh)
Trivium has announced the release of new album "Vengeance Falls," which follows 2011’s "In Waves" and arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 15th.
Produced by David Draiman (Disturbed, Device), "Vengeance Falls" will be available for pre-order at the band's website beginning August 20th. The first single, "Strife," will be available as an instant download with all pre-orders.
The album's opening track, "Brave This Storm," is available as a free MP3 download now at this location.
"Vengeance Falls is the culmination of everything we've gone through; the representation of struggle endured from within and experienced from the world. Every failure and every success has led us to this moment. Vengeance Falls is this moment in time..." said Trivium vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy.
Producer David Draiman added, "Vengeance Falls is a masterpiece of metal. It is their finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate." More...
The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.
According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:
Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)
Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage
Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)
Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage
In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:
In support of the new release "Winter Kills," California groove metallers DevilDriver will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.
Trivium will also be on the road in support of a new release, details on which will be announced soon. Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis. Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA
Devildriver Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait to be back on the road in North America: "It's been almost a year since Devildriver have toured the US. I am Stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road with 'The Groove Machine!' More...
Roadrunner Records recently got Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto on the phone to talk about the charity bike ride from London to the Download Festival he took part in, as well as the band's upcoming album.
This new release, and follow-up to "In Waves" (reviewed here), was produced by Disturbed and Device frontman David Draiman and is due out in the fall. You can read the full interview here, or check out these excerpts:
RR: Let's talk a little about the upcoming album. What was the writing process like?
Well, I think after going through making In Waves and touring for a whole year, year and a half, we really had the time to figure out what we wanted to do with the next record. Even before we’d gotten with David [Draiman] and started to plan with him, we were trying to get a really concise and clear vision of how we wanted the album to look and how we wanted it to sound, everything. And I think after touring with In Waves and really gelling as a band once again, now with Nick [Augusto] in the band, we were having fun writing again. And we wrote on tour—every tour we did for In Waves, we were writing and writing, and the closer we got to finishing the record cycle, we just kept writing more. And then eventually we got David on board with us, and we started sending demos over to him and he kind of gave us some general notes that he’d send for each song, whether he was feeling it, what he liked about a certain song, what could be better, and we kept going back and forth for maybe a month or so. Once we got to the studio with him, we really dug into the song structures, vocals, lyrics, everything, and that was definitely intense. Ten, 12-hour days of working on the music, writing, something that was—I don’t think we’d ever experienced pre-production that intense before. But it really helped us. We learned a lot from ourselves and from David, being so close together and working that long.More...
Trivium is currently holed up in a house in Texas working on the band's sixth album (and fifth for Roadrunner).
During the album's recording, the band has been posting a steady stream of photos on Instagram documenting the whole process. Roadrunner Records has now gathered together the shots and put up a new photo gallery. Check out it right here.
This new album will follow the 2011 release "In Waves" (reviewed here). Further details will be announced as they become available.
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy was interviewed by metal-trails.com in Germany as the band's tour in support of 2011 release "In Waves" wound down. Check out the in-shower video interview available below.
Trivium's Matt Heafy held a special acoustic concert at the Moscot store in New York City on August 13th, 2012 to help raise awareness for the Moscot MobilEyes Foundation which provides free medical eye care and eyewear. During the concert, which was covered by Metal Injection, Heafy performed an acoustic cover of Opeth's "Harvest," taken from the "Blackwater Park" album. Check out the footage below or over at Metal Injection. More...
Roadrunner Records has posted a video clip online of band members saying farewell to the U.K. staff, which can be viewed below. The label also commented:
"When we were at Download Festival this year we decided to get a few of our bands in front of the camera to bid our Roadrunner UK colleagues a fond farewell. There are some lovely messages of support from the bands and there's even a message from Download promoter, Andy Copping. Check out the clip below.
"Just to reiterate, Roadrunner UK is still open and operating, we just don't have the full team that we used to have. We really appreciate all of your awesome support and your partience with us getting this Download footage online later than we had hoped." More...
We were greeted with the first hints of summer upon arriving at Suvilahti for day one of Tuska Open air metal festival. Ahead was three full days of metal, with a lineup that would please even the trickiest of metal fans. With program guide in hand, with the most interesting acts already chosen; Day one began.
Starting the festival was Finnish thrash metallers Profane Omen. They were a perfect choice to start the weekend, and although the start time was quite early for many, Profane Omen infused the crown that arrived with enough energy to shake off even the most persistent drowsiness. Jules didn’t allow for lethargic audience members with his typical stage antics of headbanging and giving each and every song his all. They played a healthy mix of old songs and new and thus began Tuska 2012.
One thing that was quite difficult was managing take in all the festival had to offer. Having a nasty case of strep all weekend, I was lucky to be able to keep up the pit hopping and running from stage to stage to see as many acts as possible. Starting a mere 15 minutes after Profane Omen was Alcest. More...
Trivium drummer Nick Augusto was recently interviewed by Rhythm Magazine, the footage of which can be viewed in the player below. In the interview, Augusto discusses how he learned to play blast beats and how grindcore legends Napalm Death played a big role. Augusto previously played in the grindcore band Maruta before joining Trivium.
Check out the footage here:
San Diego metal act As I Lay Dying has announced a tour with Trivium this fall. Other bands on the bill include Caliban and Upon a Burning Body (dates available below).
Comments As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis: “It's not very often that a lineup like this works out for a club tour. I can't wait to get on stage knowing the crowds will be pumped getting a great show from start to finish. That coupled with being on the road with our friends in Trivium again gives me plenty to look forward too.”
15/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Ritz
16/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
17/10/12 – UK – Birmingham – Institue
19/10/12 – UK – Bristol – Academy
20/10/12 – UK – Norwich – UEA
21/10/12 – UK – London – Shephards Bush Empire
22/10/12 – BE – Brussels – AB
23/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Bataclan
25/10/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
26/10/12 – DE – Herford – X
27/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
28/10/12 – DE – Köln – Live Music Hall
07/11/12 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
08/11/12 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
10/11/12 – DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
11/11/12 – DE – München – Backstage Werk
12/11/12 – IT – Milan – Live Club
13/11/12 – CH – Solothurn - Kofmehl
14/11/12 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
16/11/12 – ES – Barcelona – Appolo
17/11/12 – ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
18/11/12 – ES – Madrid - Riviera More...
When Trivium rolled through Nashville, TN on May 25th, the Mexican restaurant on the end of the street near Exit/In (the venue) could have had no idea that their entire corner block would be surrounded by black-shirted masses from 7:00 until around 9 PM that night. It was encouraging to once again see metal fans overtake a block in the country music capital of the US – with even more people than when Cannibal Corpse invaded town at the end of April. Several hours later, Nashville showed the world via Livestream.com just how hungry they were for Trivium, as the band announced that the show would be streamed live online. It was a Friday night, nobody had to be anywhere else, and we hadn't had enough to drink yet, which are all good signs that a metal show was just what we needed. More...
Introducing Trespass America, a newly-minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August with stops across the United States. Ticket on-sales begin this Friday, April 27.
Opening the show will be newcomers Battlecross, the most-played new band on the SiriusXM channel, "Liquid Metal." New Jersey monsters God Forbid, who just released a brand new album "Equilibrium," will stir up the circle pits with new songs and hits spanning their long career. Deathcore masters Emmure are coming out swinging in support of their new album, "Slave to the Game." Michigan's Pop Evil will carry the torch of grassroots hard rock to the crowd, while the melodic guitar thrash of Trivium and the reunited lineup of metalcore legends Killswitch Engage will bring a crushing intensity to Trespass America. More...