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Formed: 2000
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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Megadeth, Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow Slay Mayhem

The heatwave scorching the U.S. has been following the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival from shed to shed and leaned on Boston hard as the mercury hit 105 on the Comcast Center tarmac in Mansfield, Mass.

But that didn't stop me and 15,000 or so fellow headbangers from slipping on our black T-shirts and standing in the blistering sun for 10 hours to get our fill of the biggest metal tour of the summer.

Most people in Boston were in the shade, a pool, the beach or some sort of air conditioned locale, but legions of soaked fans stood on the red-hot concrete for hours watching their favorite bands pay them back in spades.

As if it weren't painful enough to just be outside, the Boston crowd didn't disappoint the bands as pit after massive pit opened up across the venue. By the time Jamey Jasta, Kirk Windstein and the rest of Kingdom of Sorrow ripped into "Enlightened to Extinction," the outdoor stage area was a sea of sweaty, swirling, sunburned bodies. With security hosing down the masses, Windstein was a riff machine and Jasta - one of the hardest working dudes in metal - was on point, as usual. More...

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Bands Announced For Defenders Of The Faith Tour

Metal Hammer's Defenders Of The Faith tour is back and will be hitting the road on December 1st, tearing it up from Southampton to Glasgow over seven shows until December 8th. This year's bill includes Trivium, In Flames, Rise To Remain, Ghost, and Insense.

"Prepare for the siege on the UK that is the 2011 Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith Tour," says Trivium's Matt Heafy. "This is what it's all about: an epic night to celebrate all that is glorious about the diverse world of metal. This bill is a must-see tour and has something every fan of modern metal can enjoy."

"We are glad to be part of such an awesome bill on the Defenders Of The Faith tour," adds Anders Fridén of In Flames. "We are looking forward to playing the UK after such a good time this summer at Sonisphere."

"Without In Flames, Trivium wouldn't exist," explains Matt. "So needless to say, the ability to tour with these legends is a dream come true."

"Rise To Remain are flying the flag for British metal," he says. "They're up and coming stars and good pals of ours too. Ghost are something special; you can feel the electricity and mystery behind Lucifer's house band. Prepare your souls for the sermon. They are a must-see. Insense deliver some pummeling brutality and a sense of catchiness that is all their own."

The mysterious Ghost frontman, Papa Emeritus 1, also corresponded with Metal Hammer to say: "After a few close calls, we are finally embarking on a full-fledged ungodly crusade of thy United Kingdom. Our boss (the old horned codger) is very, very pleased with this opportunity to bring Ghost in front of so many young souls. That is our mission.""We are incredibly excited to be part of the Defenders Of The Faith tour," says Rise To Remain frontman Austin Dickinson. "Touring with such an unbelievable and diverse metal ensemble is a great honour, and we look forward to spreading the Metal Hammer gospel with our buddies in Trivium, and our new friends in In Flames, Ghost and Insense! Get ready, get stoked!" More...

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Trivium Streaming New Song Online

Trivium's new album "In Waves" is due out on August 9th, 2011, and Hot Topic is now offering a listen to the new album's track "Inception of the End." You can check out the song in the player below.

Trivium also recently posted the song "Dusk Dismantled" online, which can be heard by heading over here.

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Trivium Posts "In Waves" Rehearsal Video Online

American modern metal act Trivium has released a live rehearsal video for the title track of its forthcoming new album "In Waves." The clip was directed by Ramon Boutviseth who is known for his work with Dream Theater and All That Remains. The new album, titled "In Waves," is set to arrive in stores on August 6, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. You can check out the rehearsal below.

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Trivium Posts New Song Online

American metal outfit Trivium has posted a new song online entitled, "Dusk Dismantled." You can check it out below. The song appears on the group's forthcoming fifth studio album, "In Waves," which will be released through Roadrunner Records on August 9th. More...

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Trivium Posts New Song Preview Online

Florida based metal outfit Trivium has posted a thirty second teaser online for the song, "Dusk Dismantled," which will appear on their forthcoming new studio album, "In Waves." You can check it out below. "In Waves" will be the band's fifth full length studio record and will hit the shelves on August 9th through Roadrunner Records. More...

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Trivium Debuts New Music Video

American modern metal act Trivium has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "In Waves" which is the title song off its forthcoming new full length album. You can view the video in the player provided below. "In Waves" is set to be released on August 9, 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

Here is the "In Waves" track listing:
1. Capsizing The Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception Of The End
4. Watch The World Burn
5. Dusk Dismantled
6. Black
7. Built To Fall
8. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind
9. A Skyline's Severance
10. Forsake Not the Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind

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Trivium Reveals New Album Track Listing

American modern metal act Trivium has announced details surrounding its forthcoming new album "In Waves." The record will see its release on August 9, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. Trivium frontman Matt Heafy commented on the album by saying;

"In Waves to us…is Trivium. In Waves is the music, the artwork, the videos and the live show; they are all part of an interconnected whole. There’s no question about it, in our eyes, that this is the most complete project we’ve ever done. We think we’ve finally made the record that we’ve always strived to make."

Here is the "In Waves" track listing:
1. Capsizing The Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception Of The End
4. Watch The World Burn
5. Dusk Dismantled
6. Black
7. Built To Fall
8. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind
9. A Skyline’s Severance
10. Forsake Not The Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind

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Trivium Reveals New Album Title

Florida based heavy metal outfit Trivium has announced that the name of the band's new studio album will be, "In Waves," which is also the name of the album's first single. The record will be released through Roadrunner on August 9th. More details on the album are expected to be revealed shortly, but in the meantime you can check out the title track below.

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New Trivium Single Posted Online

A new Trivium song has made its way online, leaked by the band through its new viral scavenger hunt style campaign for its forthcoming new full length. The first single, "In Waves," from the as-yet-untitled record can be streamed in the player below.

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Trivium Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online featuring Trivium's guitarist Corey Beaulieu and vocalist Matt Heafy. You can view the interview in the player below.

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:

Sunday, July 24:

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Trivium Posts Second Australian Tour Clip

Modern metallers Trivium have posted its second tour diary online from its recent touring in Australia with hard rockers Disturbed. You can view the footage in the player below.

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Trivium Posts Australian Tour Footage Online

Modern metallers Trivium have posted some new footage online from its recent touring in Australia with hard rockers Disturbed. You can view the footage in the player below.

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Trivium Posts New Album Teaser Online

American modern metal act Trivium has posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming new studio album. The as-yet-untitled release is expected to hit store shelves sometime in the late summer of 2011. You can view the teaser in the player below.

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Trivium Posts New Studio Video Online

American heavy metal outfit Trivium, which is currently recording the band's first studio album since 2008's "Shogun," has posted a video clip online which documents front man Matt Heafy recording his vocal tracks. You can check it out below. The album is being recorded in Sanford, Florida with Colin Richardson, who is known for his work with the likes of Machine Head and Fear Factory.

Album V - Vocal Take

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Trivium Posts Band Update Online

American modern metal act Trivium has posted the following brief update on the band's current progress on its forthcoming new studio album. You can view the update in the video below.

Update from the King

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In Flames Announces "Mayhem Festival" Off-Dates

Swedish melodic metallers In Flames have scheduled several off-dates from their upcoming appearance on the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Support on the special shows will come from Trivium, Kingdom Of Sorrow, and Straight Line Stitch. You can view the dates, cities and venues in the list below.

07/18 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
07/25 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
07/26 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
08/01 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend

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Official Rockstar Mayhem 2011 Lineup Announced

The official lineup and dates for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has finally been announced. Confirming much of what was leaked last week, DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH will headline the main stage, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more bands. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.

The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.

The 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!”

Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.” More...

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2011 Initial Details

Update: Check out the official announcement here.

While the official announcement has yet to be made, initial details about the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 are being reported around the 'net. Blabbermouth.net reports that Disturbed and Godsmack are rumored to be headlining this summer's touring festival, which will kick off in early July.

Here's the initial Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 lineup (more to be announced):

Main Stage:

Rotating Opening Slot On Main Stage:

Second Stage:

A tip we received also indicates that Red Fang will be part of the lineup.

A total of 13 acts are expected to appear on the bill.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 tour dates appear to be:

Jul. 09 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 22 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul. 23 - Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 27 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 31 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 02 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 05 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater

Please bear in mind, this is not yet official. The official announcement will be made on Monday, January 31st.

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