Making Waves on The Range with Matt Heafy of Trivium
Trivium began making Waves early on Sunday morning at Rock On The Range 2012. Head-banging out the hangovers, Trivium unleashed an assault of pure thrash and death metal on all Rangers present. Later on that day, I sat down with a fellow Matt, lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy, to talk about the band’s set and their future plans. Matt said the set was awesome, and that they were really psyched that there were so many new fans in the audience. In regards to the state of rock, “Today showed us that there’s a thirst for metal,” Heafy said. “People are ready for metal.”
Matt and I also talked about the bands plans for an upcoming album. Matt told me the band has laid down a bunch of demos, and he himself has begun work on concepts and lyrics for the record. It’s bound to be epic! Meanwhile, the band will be touring hard throughout the summer.
Trivium’s latest album, In Waves, is out now on Roadrunner Records, and debuted at #1 on The Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart. In Waves is the evolution of heavy. It’s a balanced record on which the band showcases all their strong points; mixing heavy, shredding riffs and beautiful melodies. The band just released their latest single off the album, entitled “Black.”
Heafy, along with Corey Beaulieu, are were nominated for “Best Guitarists” at the 2012 Revolver Golden God Awards. After ROTR, the band is hitting two more major festivals: Rocklahoma 2012, and England’s epic Download Festival. In addition, the band also recently made the epic announcement that they will be co-headlining the Trespass America Festival with Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage! That tour is gonna be absolute chaos! Be sure to grab your tickets and get ready for a summer that’s gonna CRANK IT UP and melt your face off! – by Matt Bishop (Photo Courtesy of Ken Schuler Photography)