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Trivium To Open For Iron Maiden in New Jersey

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Trivium have announced that they will join metal legends Iron Maiden as "Special Guest" for one show on Saturday, June 14 at New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center on the Somewhere Back in Time Tour.

Following the worldwide success of "The Crusade" album (which charted at No 7 in the UK and No 25 in Billboard), Trivium have been tucked away in the studio in Tennessee since January with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Death Angel) working on the follow up recording for Roadrunner Records.

Comments Trivium frontman, Matt Heafy, "Trivium is honored to again be asked to play a show with Iron Maiden. We supported them for a full European tour in 2006 and it was one of the best touring experiences we've ever had as a band. Maiden are absolute legends and we hoped one day we would have another chance to share a stage with them. When they called us for this special show we couldn't say yes fast enough. We'll just be getting out of the studio and won't even be touring yet but we're going to enjoy the show and then have the opportunity to watch Maiden do what they do best - kick ass on stage."

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1. FocusShift writes:

Sorry NJ Maiden fans.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. iEATbabies writes:

Its okay, I already saw maiden last month at izod

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Thrash Banger writes:

The floodgates will open on this artical. Here comes a mob of Trivium bashers.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. D Dog writes:

Thank God they aren't gonna be supporting in Texas.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. whatup writes:

anyone know whos opening for them in NYC

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. colombo writes:

as long as trivium isnt headlining anything, im ok with it. im just waiting to see if their new cd can redeem this band just a little bit

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metal2death writes:

^theres no f***ing way they can redeem themselves. they are a bunch of f***ing fags. i honestly hope someone throws a bag of sh** with a little hint of bong water at them while they're playing...

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. v writes:

triviums cool.....they just sold out waaayyyy to early in their career with that piece called the crusade....that was bad news

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cruor writes:

Didn't they learn their lesson the first time? You tour with a real metal band then real metal fans will be at the show and will not be happy with your false metal and throw piss balloons at you. Heafy is not very smart.

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 9:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Flinch writes:

thats pretty cool, Maiden Rocks

# Apr 18, 2008 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. TornAngel333 writes:

That's frekin awsome. Too bad I'm not over there. Why can't they open for them all the time:) Rock on!!!

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. kev74d writes:

I like both of these bands, but I would like them even better if all the songs were instrumental. I think both bands have written some really powerful songs, but as soon as I hear the vocals I tend to loose intrest. Just my opinion though. S.D.M.F.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Diamond Oz writes:

"Why can't they open for them all the time:) "

Please tell me you're joking? I was at the infamous gig where Trivium opened for Maiden in London and were met by a bottle of piss. I didn't feel sympathy for them one bit. They suck live and had no business there.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

Well atleast no one's gonna throw bottles of urine at them in Jersey...

I would hope.I mean it is New Jersey.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. cruor writes:

^No one can even afford bottles in America's armpit.

# Apr 30, 2008 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. injersey writes:

yo wtf with no one can afford bottles in jersey? sure half of it sux..i live here, but crap man soo many nice areas that u def couldnt afford

# May 1, 2008 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. iEATbabies writes:

Jersey's a rough place, piss may be the least of Trivium's worries. We dont need bottles here anyway, we'll just drop our pants and piss on you right there.

# May 1, 2008 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. defender of the faith writes:

Trivium coulnt hold a candle to maiden and ahve no place playing with them. (i know everybody agrees)

# May 1, 2008 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 4 - Amen brother!
Thanks for the information.

# May 1, 2008 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. jamye begay writes:

i dont like both bands cuz they suck

# May 1, 2008 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Fuck A Name writes:

^your'e only half right there pal

# May 1, 2008 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Detmetal20 writes:

Triviums gay...they shouldnt be opening for maiden they should be opening for my chemical romance or some other gay a$$ band. Glad to not see that sh** in detroit.

# May 1, 2008 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Agnostic Priest writes:

Seriously dude, It really dissapoints me as a Maiden fan that they choose A7X, Bullet for my@#$% and now Trivium for the 2nd time, to open for tham. weak!

# May 1, 2008 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Mr. Muhlbauer writes:

Dear fags,
Iron Maiden influenced all of these bands you've mentioned in some way. They are apart of the new wave of heavy metal. You don't think they have a place openning for Maiden? Your dumbasses. Trivium is awesome, loved Ember and Ascendancy, and guess what....The Crusade was sick a$$ album too!!!! Grow some testicles and appreciate musical progress. They deff have a place OPENNING for an amazing band like Maiden. Metallica deserved to open for Ozzy in 86', its the same concept really.

p.s. A7X rules a$$holes

# May 7, 2008 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. iEATbabies writes:

^^^he gonna get it

# May 7, 2008 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Mr. Frank writes:

no. you gonna get it. muhlbauer knows where its at you c*** juggling thunderc***s!

# May 7, 2008 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. FocusShift writes:

Please, it's almost impossible to be a metal band these days and NOT be influenced by Maiden. The only ones who can possibly find exception are those in Doom and Stoner metal but nearly every other genre has Maiden to thank for inspiring the bands that founded the genre.

Maiden fans won't approve of popular -core wankery opening for one of the greatest metal bands of all time. If things worked out how they should, Iced Earth or a similar band of similar metal caliber would open for Maiden.

As for the Crusade kicking ass, it was a B-Side to Master of Puppets recorded by a different artist. It was uninspired and nearly any band could have written it after listening to too much Metallica.

# May 7, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Fuck A Name writes:

^the first time i heard Trivium, I thought I was listening to some "lost Metallica album" that I had somehow never heard, except that none of the songs I heard were distinctively good at all.

Hey, Mr. Dumbf***
MUSICAL PROGRESS!!?!?!!? hmmm, lemme think...Opeth, Meshuggah, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Pig Destroyer...yes! i see now ! TRIVIUM is the next step in Metal! Ahhh, how blind i must have been before! And I had thought they were hacks! Silly me! (Do I need to continue with the sarcasm, or has my point gotten across yet?)

Now Playing: Ted Maul- "Spherical Lie"

# May 7, 2008 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Lol... writes:

If Trivium didn't belong there, then Maiden wouldn't invite them... if Maiden didn't like Trivium, then they wouldn't ask them to support. Obviously, somewhere, Maiden became Trivium fans. Please, go learn a bit of common sense before trying to make your opinions and crys of "Trivium suckorZ n dont belong there OMG!!!!" into fact.

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