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Terry “Beez” Bezer of Scuzz recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu and guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can now watch the chat below.

TRIVIUM‘s new album, “Vengeance Falls”, made Top 10 chart debuts in Japan, Australia, Germany and Austria as well as a Top 15 debut in Canada and a Top 25 debut in the United Kingdom. This marks the acclaimed metallers second consecutive Top 15 debut in the U.S. and highest-career debuts around the globe — including a No. 2 debut in Japan.

“Vengeance Falls” sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The record — which was produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) — arrived in stores on October 15, 2013 via Roadrunner.

TRIVIUM‘s previous CD, “In Waves”, opened with 22,000 units to land at No. 13 — the highest U.S. chart entry of the band’s career. The group’s 2008 effort, “Shogun”, premiered with just under 24,000 copies to debut at No. 23. The effort followed up “The Crusade”, which registered a first-week tally of 31,000 copies in October 2006 to enter the chart at No. 25.

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video was filmed in July 2013 at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others.

TRIVIUM recently finished touring North America with DEVILDRIVER.

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General Music News: "You can see a lot of hardcore and deathcore bands playing nu metal riffs," says Matt Heafy.

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EMP Rock Invasion recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can now atch the chat below.

TRIVIUM‘s new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

‘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 Heafy.

Producer David Draiman added: “‘Vengeance Falls’ is a masterpiece of metal. It is [TRIVIUM‘s] finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate.”

“Vengeance Falls” track listing:

01. Brave This Storm
02. Vengeance Falls
03. Strife
04. No Way To Heal
05. To Believe
06. At The End Of This War
07. Through Blood And Dirt And Bone
08. Villainy Thrives
09. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End Is Nigh)

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others.

TRIVIUM is currently touring North America with DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL.

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U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine recently asked guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM to give us his thoughts on the state of metal in 2013. As ever, his answer was an interesting one. Check out the clip below.

“The state of metal in 2013… It’s in a great place and it’s also in a bad place,” Heafy began. “I think the fact that there is so much… I guess to each his own, and I always talk about being acceptant of all styles of life and all genres of music — I mean, you can learn something from everything — there is a lot of manufactured nonsense out there.

“For me, when I think of hardcore and I think of metal and I think of bands that I love from those genres… I don’t know. In my head, I know what they should sound like. And I can see what these bands are all copycatting off each other’s copycatting and not quite making anything original and not making anything of their own; they just keep copying a form of a copy.

“I know I’ve been looking for that young, new metal band. Where are the kids that are picking up a guitar, saying, ‘Hey, I wanna be like IRON MAIDEN,’ ‘Hey, I wanna be like METALLICA.’ Instead it’s bands that are putting weird dance music in with heavy music. Which is fine — I guess they’re doing something that kids love — but for me, as a metal fan, I’m missing out on where are the young kids picking up a guitar and starting metal bands. I guess there are a few last hopes out there — there are some really incredible bands that are doing some really incredible things. The fact that METALLICA and IRON MAIDEN are bigger than ever is a really, really great thing.

“We, as fans of metal, need to not just look at it as a thing to get turned on to casually — it’s a lifestyle; it’s far beyond just something that we casually listen to.

“I think that metal fans and metal bands need to support each other and band together and help bring each other further and bring each other upwards versus trying to drag each other down. I’m not saying that’s a common feature and that’s what’s happening now, but I definitely don’t see enough of a brotherhood, of people helping each other — bands helping each other go up, fans supporting all bands because they’re in the genre they love. I think we need more of that. And we need more kids to start playing metal again.”

TRIVIUM‘s new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

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Trivium: returning next month

Trivium‘s Matt Heafy knows his shit. Because of this, and because we’re exciting about Vengeance Falls landing very soon, we asked him to give us his thoughts on the state of metal in 2013. As ever, his answer was an interesting one.

Watch it for yourself below…

Vengeance Falls is out October 14 via Roadrunner and, we’re presuming, packed with bangers. The album was produced by none other than Disturbed mainman, David Draiman.

Order it here

Vengeance Falls Track Listing

01. Brave This Storm
02. Vengeance Falls
03. Strife
04. No Way To Heal
05. To Believe
06. At The End Of This War
07. Through Blood And Dirt And Bone
08. Villainy Thrives
09. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End Is Nigh)

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Caleb Smith of “The Sick Room” radio in New Zealand recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

TRIVIUM‘s eagerly awaited new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

‘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 [TRIVIUM‘s] finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate.”

“Vengeance Falls” marks a massive creative milestone for the acclaimed metallers. The collection — recorded earlier this year at Draiman‘s Austin, Texas home studio — sees the band pushing the envelope on their own distinctive sound, a sonic approach that saw “In Waves” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart upon its release, not to mention a stunning Top-15 debut on The Billboard 200 — their highest chart rankings to date.

“Vengeance Falls” track listing:

01. Brave This Storm
02. Vengeance Falls
03. Strife
04. No Way To Heal
05. To Believe
06. At The End Of This War
07. Through Blood And Dirt And Bone
08. Villainy Thrives
09. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End Is Nigh)

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video can be seen below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com). The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

TRIVIUM will hit the road in North America this fall with DEVILDRIVER, AFTER THE BURIAL and SYLOSIS.

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Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM was interviewed on the September 6-8 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com.

Full Metal Jackie: There’s a new TRIVIUM album coming out in October called “Vengeance Falls”. Matt, each TRIVIUM album gets closer and closer to sounding timeless. Especially this new one. What’s the biggest factor in evolving to the point of being able to do that?

Matt: I think it comes with time. I guess some bands can pull off their sound, looks and image, everything that is that brand on the first record. I think SLIPKNOT did that incredibly well with their self-titled record. I think you see that every once in a while. RAMMSTEIN, it immediately had what their vision was and what they are as a band all figured out on one record. For us, yeah, we had a huge part of our music figured out. I know with our second record, we had a huge part of the music figured out, but we didn’t really know what we were going to look like. We had to grow up in the public eye, we had to figure out how we were supposed to dress and perform onstage. A lot of other bands had years to figure that out in their local scenes. Our local scene was spent 12 years old, 16 years old, playing bars in Orlando and instantly starting touring the world. So, I guess with every record we’ve figured out more and more of what we are. What we do best as a band. If I had to be very critical of “Vengeance Falls”, it captures the best key ingredients of the previous five records. Speaking in terms of everything that can be done on the record: lyrics, visuals, songwriting and instrumentation. All of that, I think, every key ingredient from the past five records is present in “Vengeance Falls”. I think it came with time.

Full Metal Jackie: “Vengeance Falls” is going to be out October 15. David Draiman, best known as the singer for DISTURBED and DEVICE, is the producer. What initially attracted you to him to produce “Vengeance Falls”? What was the biggest impact he made on the finished album?

Matt: The first time I met him was in 2005. TRIVIUM was second of five for the DANZIG tour; I forgot the name of the tour. We played the Chicago show and after the set we were walking around, David came up to us and said, “Hey, I’m David from DISTURBED and I want to let you know I’m a fan of your band.” It blew our minds because we were such fans of DISTURBED. I remember seeing the first DISTURBED show in Orlando in 1999 or 2000 when they were supporting bands. DANZIG, SIX FEET UNDER. DISTURBED was the first band. We ran into him at least once or twice a year over the next few years at festivals here and there. We had the opportunity to go over to Australia with DISTURBED and AS I LAY DYING. We got to know them a little more, then we did Mayhem together. I gave David a copy of “In Waves” to listen to in the middle of the tour. At the end of the tour, he approached us and said, “Never before did I feel you guys are ready to make the jump you’re about to make right now and I would love to help you guys do that.” When we heard that, we were stoked, but we weren’t sure what he meant. We started digging in and finding out he had been doing the production work for DISTURBED and then he showed us what was going to be DEVICE. Right when we heard DEVICE, we said, “Yes, this guy is our producer.” All the ingredients that we loved as fans of DISTURBED songs and production were present in DEVICE. We knew there and then that he was not only a singer/songwriter but also a producer.

Full Metal Jackie: You’ll be on the road with DEVILDRIVER in September. On tour with other bands, are you a student of what they do? What band that you’ve toured with has made the longest-lasting impact?

Matt: You can always learn something from every kind of band in every kind of genre. Whether a new band or an old band, legendary or not legendary. You can always learn something. Even on this last run, the very first show was in Bucharest in Romania. We were playing with RAMMSTEIN for the first time. RAMMSTEIN has been a huge influence on me and what I try to do creatively. If you look at all the story line videos from “In Waves”, that was taken a huge note from what RAMMSTEIN did and the way they do it. The way they do videos, mini films. Same thing with, not trying to make it the way they do it but learning from the way they do it. Their music videos, live shows, uniforms was kind of what I was going for in “In Waves” What I felt this time in Bucharest inspired me even more down to watching how he’s a frontman and how the band approaches performance. Outside of all the pyrotechnics and all the theatrics, you can still learn a lot from what they’re doing for a band, like who’s capable of doing without all the pyrotechnics and all the insane stage production. It gives us something to work towards. I was just talking to one of the main promoters who runs Wacken in Germany, and I was saying we got to see RAMMSTEIN and it reminded me once again that when we can, and as soon as we can, I want just as much pyro as they have and just as crazy of a stage show as they have. I won’t be buggering any of our band members off a 20-foot ramp into a ring of fire or anything, but everything else.

Full Metal Jackie: Disney World is the first thing that comes to mind generally when someone says Orlando. Mickey Mouse, not necessarily metal. What about that area made the biggest impact on you as a musician both growing up and now?

Matt: Yeah, whenever I mention that, other bands and journalists usually assume we’re from Europe, which is strange. “Oh, you guys are from the U.K., right?” Can’t you tell by our accents that we’re not from the U.K.? We’re from Orlando. Disney is about 40 minutes or so south of where I live in a city called Kissimmee. But it’s easier associated with Orlando. Growing up in Central Florida, it was known for boy bands and pop punk. Goth. Country is pretty big. A lot of radio rock. I think it was from being surrounded by all of that from that being what the majority accepted that drove me into doing the furthest thing from all of that, which was metal. When European bands think of their favorite bands, a lot of the Swedish bands in the Gothenburg scene were very influenced by the Tampa death metal scene. So they know that. It was something I really missed out on. It was in the early ’90s to the mid-’90s when that was around, so I wasn’t really aware of what death metal was until after I had gotten into the original gateway metal bands: PANTERA, METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT. Then trekking onto the extreme stuff. I think it was the indentation of kids being into pop punk, ska and then soon to I guess whatever they became that you can call it what it is now. Stuff that incorporates dance, dub step and all that weird stuff. I know pop punk, which is fine if that’s your thing, it’s just not my thing. That made me want to stick to metal.

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Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM was interviewed earlier today (Monday, September 9) by Dave “Higgo” Higgins of Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M. You can listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

TRIVIUM‘s eagerly awaited new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

‘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 [TRIVIUM‘s] finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate.”

“Vengeance Falls” marks a massive creative milestone for the acclaimed metallers. The collection — recorded earlier this year at Draiman‘s Austin, Texas home studio — sees the band pushing the envelope on their own distinctive sound, a sonic approach that saw “In Waves” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart upon its release, not to mention a stunning Top-15 debut on The Billboard 200 — their highest chart rankings to date.

“Vengeance Falls” track listing:

01. Brave This Storm
02. Vengeance Falls
03. Strife
04. No Way To Heal
05. To Believe
06. At The End Of This War
07. Through Blood And Dirt And Bone
08. Villainy Thrives
09. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End Is Nigh)

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video can be seen below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com). The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

TRIVIUM will hit the road in North America this fall with DEVILDRIVER, AFTER THE BURIAL and SYLOSIS.

“Strife” video:



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“Strife”, the new video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below (courtesy of RevolverMag.com). The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

TRIVIUM‘s eagerly awaited new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

‘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 [TRIVIUM‘s] finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate.”

“Vengeance Falls” marks a massive creative milestone for the acclaimed metallers. The collection — recorded earlier this year at Draiman‘s Austin, Texas home studio — sees the band pushing the envelope on their own distinctive sound, a sonic approach that saw “In Waves” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart upon its release, not to mention a stunning Top-15 debut on The Billboard 200 — their highest chart rankings to date.

“Vengeance Falls” track listing:

01. Brave This Storm
02. Vengeance Falls
03. Strife
04. No Way To Heal
05. To Believe
06. At The End Of This War
07. Through Blood And Dirt And Bone
08. Villainy Thrives
09. Incineration: The Broken World
10. Wake (The End Is Nigh)

TRIVIUM will hit the road in North America this fall with DEVILDRIVER, AFTER THE BURIAL and SYLOSIS.



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Guitarist Corey Beaulieu and guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM were in Italy recently to promote “Vengeance Falls”, the band’s upcoming album. Paolo Bianco of Soundsblog.it met with the duo and showed them a bunch of photos of the band taken through the years, asking the musicians to recount their memories associated with each image. The resulting footage can be seen below.

To check out high-resolution versions of the photos, visit Soundsblog.it.

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video will make its online debut on Monday, September 9. The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

“Vengeance Falls” will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

‘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 Heafy.

Producer David Draiman added: “‘Vengeance Falls’ is a masterpiece of metal. It is [TRIVIUM‘s] finest work to date, and a record so strong that it will blow the doors open to a world they deserve to dominate.”

TRIVIUM will hit the road in North America later this month with DEVILDRIVER, AFTER THE BURIAL and SYLOSIS.

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