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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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):
Rotating Opening Slot On Main Stage:
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
ALL SHALL PERISH
KINGDOM OF SORROW
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.
A new video trailer has been posted online promoting the forthcoming 2011 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. While no bands have been announced several sites are citing the following bands and acts that are rumored to appear: Disturbed, Megadeth, Godsmack
In Flames, Trivium, Machine Head and Unearth. An official announcement is expected shortly.
Santa Barbara, California metal act Devildriver has confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
AS I LAY DYING
BLAAS OF GLORY
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
SUBWAY TO SALLY
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
Florida alternative metal act Trivium has confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming edition of the Wacken Open Air festival. Wacken Open Air 2011 is set to take place between August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
Chicago hard rock act Disturbed, fresh off the release of its new album "Asylum," will be bringing its Music As A Weapon Tour to Australia and now New Zealand in April. Joining Disturbed will be California metalcore heavyweights As I Lay Dying and Forgiven Rival and the newly announced Trivium. You can check out the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:
04/20 Perth, AUS – Burswood Dome (no Forgiven Rival)
04/23 Adelaide, AUS – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
04/24 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver
04/25 Sydney, AUS – Acer Arena
04/28 Newcastle, AUS – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
04/30 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
May 03 - Auckland, NZ - Vector Arena (no Forgiven Rival)
May 04 - Wellington, NZ - TSB Arena (no Forgiven Rival)
May 06 - Canterbury, NZ - CBS Arena (no Forgiven Rival)
Just For Fun
Here is an interesting audition video for the Portuguese version of American Idol, known as "Ídolos." The video features a Trvium fan who gives the band's "Ember To Inferno" song a try after his first attempt at a pop song doesn't go to well. "Ember To Inferno" begins at around the 30 second mark.
You can view the audition clip below:
Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos from COREY BEAULIEU and MATT HEAFY of TRIVIUM. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by TRIVIUM:
"DOWN FROM THE SKY"
"DROWNED AND TORN ASUNDER"
"GUNSHOT TO THE HEAD OF TREPIDATION"
"LIKE LIGHT TO FLYS"
"PILLARS OF SERPANTS"
"DOWN FROM THE SKY"
"WHEN ALL LIGHT DIES"
"RIGHT HAND WARM-UP"
"SEXTUPLETS IN MINOR KEYS"
"HARMONIC MINOR SCALE"
"SWEEP PICKING EXERCISES"
The lesson video for "SWEEP PICKING EXERCISES" can be viewed below:
The free printable tabs for "SWEEP PICKING EXERCISES" are available at this location.
Trivium frontman, Matt Heafy, has posted the following message on the passing of Ronnie James Dio:
"Trivium had the privilege of meeting Dio while touring with Heaven and Hell in Japan in 2007. We were just happy to be on the shows and didn’t expect to spend any time with any of the guys. Every single night of that tour Heaven & Hell blew our minds; we were fans in awe of how good they were. They had it all and to watch a group of musicians that deep into their careers so absolutely on top of their game like that was inspiring.
"One night after a show in Nagoya, I was able to pop in real quick to say 'hey' to Dio in his dressing room. I've been able to meet many heroes of mine in my life, but few have made impression on me like Ronnie James. He greeted me not as a support band member, but he welcomed me as a fellow musician and performer. He gave me a hug, invited a couple of us into his room where we all sat and talked and drank wine together. I remember our conversation crystal clear to this day. I told him how I met Bruce Dickinson on his BBC radio show and was asking Bruce about vocals and vocal techniques, and I shared with Dio that Bruce felt that I had started to develop my own vocal style and with work someday would further develop a stylistic similarity to Dio. Dio smiled and chatted about how he knew that Bruce was a fan of his voice, and from there we were able to just relax and talk shop about vocals and singing. Although it was a quick visit, Ronnie made me feel at home and was a really sweet dude. He gave us props, we finished our wine, we hugged and said 'See ya tomorrow.' It was amazing that I received vocal coaching from quite possibly the greatest metal voice of all time. I am truly grateful for the time he gave me and his personal insight into our shared craft. For that I will always be thankful."
Trivium has posted the first episode for the making of the latest music video, "Shattering the Skies Above." You can watch it at www.trivium.org.
Trivium has posted their new music video for "Shattering The Skies Above" online, which is available in HD. Watch it below:
Roadrunner Records will release a digital EP soundtrack for the upcoming God of War 3 game titled "God of War: Blood & Metal." The EP will be released March 2nd as a part of the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP. The EP will also be available as an MP3 download through the usual online outlets. Brief samples of each of the tracks can now be streamed at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Killswitch Engage – My Obsession
2. Trivium – Shattering The Skies Above
3. Dream Theater – Raw Dog
4. Taking Dawn – This Is Madness
5. Opeth – The Throat Of Winter
6. Mutiny Within – The End
On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.
Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...
In a recent interview with Australian webzine Inside Out, Trivium bass player Paolo Gregoletto revealed that the band are currently planning to write more than an albums worth of new material and to head to the studio this summer. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:
Inside Out: You guys are no doubt already in writing mode for the next album?
Gregoletto: Well, we’ve been writing and rehearsing a couple of new songs in our normal rehearsals, its well on the way! We are moving very quickly with it, we are going to write and record way over an albums worth of material. We are going to do way more than we have to so if games, movies or TV shows come up we will have new exclusive music for them. We will probably record in the summer… I think that’s the goal."
Read the full article at InsideOut Myspace blog.