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Trivium's "The Crusade" Debuts On Billboard At #25

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Trivium’s new album The Crusade debuted at No. 25 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart this week with over 31,000 units sold. The follow up to 2005’s Ascendancy, The Crusade debuted with an impressive 342% increase over the first week sales of the last album. A worldwide event, the album debuted at No. 7 on the UK charts (where it was certified Silver upon release) with 25,000 units sold, and landed at No. 23 in Germany and Canada, No. 12 in Ireland and at No. 14 in Australia. Says lead singer/guitarist Matthew Heafy, “We are thrilled with how well The Crusade is being embraced around the world. We are very proud of the album and can’t wait to play it for you when our tour comes to your town.” Trivium is currently on a U.S. headlining tour with The Sword and Protest the Hero in support.

The Crusade contains 13 songs written by all members of Trivium. The songs “Entrance Of The Conflagration” and “Anthem (We Are The Fire)” both have videos being played on MTV2 and Fuse, while the album is #1 on both the FMBQ Top 100 and CMJ Top 40 metal radio charts.

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1. travlow1 writes:

This album is f***ing awesome. It reminds me of old testament. Way to bring the metal back to way it should sound.

# Oct 18, 2006 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Terminator writes:

old testament?!?!? i dont think so. though i will admit that i was surprised, to say the least, after listening to it. its just so different from trivium's previous works. i think that its a step in the right direction, but the vocals just dont cut it for me.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. chaosphere writes:

ok listen i have been a metallica fan for years and this album does not sound like metallica at all. this album sux and i am not talking sh** because i own ascendency and i like that album. but this one is a piece of sh**. I am honest that i think this sh** is to soft to be considered metal or thrash. this album sounds more like hair metal to me. Everyone needs to quit hyping up trivium because they are good musicians but they are in the same category as bands like avenged sevenfold, as i lay dying and it dies today. f*** all them bands

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 1:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

There are some Metallica moments both in the riffing and the vocals, but overall I don't think they really sound LIKE Metallica, and definitely not anything like Testament. RememberMetal's review of this album was just posted actually

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Alex.... writes:

#25?!?!? Thats a load of crap they should be atleast in the top five...

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Alex.... writes:

And they gotta stop trying to impersonate other bands....Like Metallica for instance, read there bio on the site www.trivium.com and you'll see

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Alex.... writes:

chaosphere knows what hes talking about!

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. AscendTrivium writes:

well, First i'll say I LOVE this album. second there is not an overwhelming amount of metallica influence on this album, of course there will be some because Trivium has said before metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and the like are their biggest influences. I think Trivium finally found THEIR sound, awesome.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Nothing like Testament.........But Metallica is all over that record.

For what it is, it's a very good record.

Theres alot of Metallicisms evident but they twist and pull them in interesting directions. It's a good spin on a very obvious sound.

I'm more of a prog, prog-death and grind head than anything but I get the need for clean and catchy metal from time to time and Trivium pretty much have it down to a science.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dmasa writes:

sounds like metallica. is that a bad thing? its for you to decide.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. broken face writes:

ascendency was brilliant this album is a big fukin piece of sh** *WOAH WOAH YEAH YEAH* wtf is that all about, pathetic

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. TROO=P writes:

trivium is a pretty talented band and they have 3 pretty good albums to their credit. i prefer ascendancy to crusade though just because of the whole atmosphere. im a huge thrash metal nut, but personally i prefer their whole mdm sound to their metallica worship. not bashing the new album, it definitly has some good points. except for one thing that drives me nuts. heafy is a good singer but a HORRIBLE lyricist. seriously, just look up the lyrics to ignition, anthem, sadness, or hell any song on the record. he takes interesting subject material and turns them into horriblly sounding juvenile lyrics. anywho, thats my only beef with the band. after all theyre only like 20 years old, so hopefully thatll change in the future. i have big hopes for this band.

one more thing, TONGUEY FACE
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# Oct 19, 2006 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. realmetal writes:

Kill them this band us metalcore trash ........... f*** them i hope they die in a plane crash.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ZYKLON MAN writes:

realmetal, that's pretty low.

trivium should be tortured, castrated, stabbed, shot, decapitated, and disemembered. their remains should be fed to sharks.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. realmetal writes:

LO ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Much better.................

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. blakscorpion21 writes:

if you have nothing productive to add to the discussion then go listen to your "real metal" and gtfo.

anyways, i though the album was ok, it had some good songs, eotc and crusade, but also some mediocre songs. the lyrics werent that good, some extreme cornyness in some songs, the riffs were less inventive than ascendency, but on the other hand the solos were better. i enjoyed every solo on the album, thats what i liked about crusade, just a bunch of great guitarwork.

# Oct 19, 2006 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. chaosphere writes:

and im p***ed that everytime someone says trivium they always have to associate them with metallica. look metallica started as bad musicians who just loved music and they jammed. they a rehersal space with anthrax and had to eat what was called losers lunch, which was a piece of bologna in your hand. they were basically nothing but they were so good and eventually they became the biggest band in america and they influenced countless musicians. thats why metallica is who they are. trivium on the other hand im guessing they all came from rich families because they look like jocks to me especially heafy and they have always had hype since they came out. on the crusade all they do is recycle riffs that were used in the 80s because they are too unoriginal to come up with their own. and ppl need to quiet calling them a thrash band. That is ruining a good genre of music. Now i dare someone to argue with me like i don't know what i am talking about.

# Oct 20, 2006 @ 1:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. 101Proof writes:

Over rated, not one band can touch old school Metallica. I think the kids trying to sound to much like hetfield, and im not a judge of talent but just not too original.

# Oct 20, 2006 @ 3:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ragd839 writes:

ALL YOU PEOPLE SUCK!!!! This is probably one of the metal albums to come out this year besides new Slayer and Unearth. This cd brings them out of the crap- metalcore genre into pure metal. Heafy sounds alot different the Hetfield and it's not just Metallica they sound like. Their are NWOBHM influences and 80's metal influences.

# Oct 20, 2006 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. blakscorpion21 writes:

dude, their last album was more metal than this one.

# Oct 20, 2006 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. eltrivio writes:

you guys totally rock. i saw you lst year n i swear i didnt wanna leave!! keep up the good work!!

# Oct 25, 2006 @ 7:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Diamond Oz writes:

Good to see Metallica in the charts.

# Oct 25, 2006 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Frogmonster writes:

Post #17

I know for a fact that these guys have rich parents.

I watch Trivium very closely because I'm in a band from the same area. My roommate used to play music in a storage unit next to theirs, and I know alot about them.

It sucks to see these guys get the limelight when there are sooooo many kick a$$ original sounding bands in this area. Money talks...

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 4:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. metalmayhem writes:

trivium is way overrated and even more overhyped. this album was made based on ego and yes a bunch of musical ability, but no heart. sounds like a contrived tribute album to metallica and testament.

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 7:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. "reborn" writes:

post 23, i hope your band isnt named " frogmonster"!!!!LOL!
no wonder you guys havent made it!

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Ya know man a bands name isn't sh** until they're signed really. There has been a lot of bands that names have changed when they got signed. And if your music kicks major a$$ then you have a lot of control and will go somewhere. There are a lot of stupid a$$ names and really f***ed up names. But I know what you're saying, if I hadn't heard of them band before and they were called Frogmonster I probably wouldn't want to give them a chance. But if I did hear them and they were awesome then who cares what their name it and how they look.

Should check out this band from Chicago by me, they're called Maggot Twat. They're really good and there's only two actual people in the band. myspace.com/maggottwat They're a very interesting but awesome band! But I haven't had the privelage to see them live yet but I heard they put on one HELL of a show!

# Oct 28, 2006 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Terminator writes:

maggot twat, is that some slipknot knock-off band or something? lol

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Frogmonster writes:

No... frogmonster is the name of my website... frogmonster.com

Who the crap would name their band "frogmonster"?

My band's name is Decomposition. You tell me what you think... myspace.com/decompositiontheband

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. StabbingTheDrama writes:

No Terminator, they aren't a Slipknot knock-off band. They more of like Experimental Death Metal and they throw some comedy in there too. They have some songs like "Stuffed Animal Orgy" & "Tard Alarm". I really like them though. Should check them out!

# Oct 29, 2006 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Alex.... writes:

The album is good but the two songs The Rising and This world cant tear us apart make the album sound a lil crappy

# Nov 7, 2006 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. slayerdisciple writes:

no one cares

# Nov 7, 2006 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. warlockzero writes:

hey red devil i heard u, coco and anti-slyer are all gay. check out the trivium reject metalcore tag post. ALL three of u profess ur love for each others c***s. f***en homos.

# Nov 7, 2006 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. metalmayhem writes:

just my opinion, but i think that there is nothing original about this record. solid musicianship. makes for a great tribute album i guess.....and finally i think that trivium is the most over-rated, over-hyped band ever. they are also clueless live because they are too busy trying to be rock stars when they are on stage whether it be an arena or club. not a fan of trivium at all.

# Nov 7, 2006 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. coco writes:

hey warloOoOoOck...........i press ip logged sh** and dat was your bald potbelly monkey a$$ impersonatin douches............

you were talkin your true gay a$$ life disguisin as the ones who can truly put your pig rectum eatin jackass to shame..........whahahaahahahha................

whatevah, that gave me some ideas when to impersonate RULIN KMADD AKA PEDOPHILE AT LARGE..............HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHA............................

despite it not bein my style to impersonate...i do have fun mimickin his monkey anus.........

# Nov 8, 2006 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

How the f*** do any of us know that the sh** coco red devil and the others spout is not some supremely complex code giving the go ahead on assassinations vote rigging and cou-de-tats they might be black operators for all any of us know having said that this acid trip i just took is f***ing trippy man lol

# Nov 8, 2006 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. blakscorpion21 writes:

cause those idiots are not smart enough to devise a plan like that. haha.

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