Trivium hails out of Orlando, Florida. Extremely popular with their UK fan base, this band has been growing and gaining worldwide attention more than ever before.
Their heavy hitting brand might have tempered down a couple of degrees over the years from a metalcore style, but this has only served to bring out a cleaner sound for Trivium.
Their last two albums have a thrash metal feel that has developed and served them well as their fan base grows even more popular.
Trivium began it's journey when Brad Lewter discovered Matt Heafy playing a middle school talent show where Matt covered No Leaf Clover by Metallica.
Matt was invited to Travis Smith's house to jam with them. After the audition, Matt became part of the band. A couple of bar gigs later, Lewter quit and Matt took over the on vocals.
In early 2002, Trivium decided to go into the studio and lay down tracks for their first demo. Based on the final demo, Lifeforce, a German label signed Trivium, sending them back into a studio to record their debut album Ember to Inferno.
After some minor changes, Corey Beaulieu was made second guitarist and Paolo Gregoletto joined Trivium as the bass player right before the band began their tour with Machine Head.
In 2004, Trivium went over to Roadrunner Records and immediately began writing songs to the next album, Ascendancy.
The second album, Ascendancy, was released in March of 2005. Most of the songs on the album had been written and completed in July the previous year. Roadrunner held off until 2005 so the band could go out on tour to support the album's release.
Trivium toured with Machine Head, Iced Earth, Fear Factory and other bands of the same vein. This was Roadrunner's plan to build a Trivium fan base and let the band grow wings to fly with.
Their touring engagements threw Trivium into the Roadrage 2005 tour, that spilled over into multiple appearances in the UK that summer. The UK fans could not get enough of Trivium!
Trivium had a busy summer of 2005. They played Ozzfest, then back to the UK, then over to Japan. Throughout these tours, the band got the exposure they needed, gaining more popularity at each new concert.
Trivium was paying their dues. By 2006, the band was playing center stage at The Crusade III: Ascend Above the Ashes tour. Trivium was now at the number three position following Korn and Metallica as headliners.
It was during this tour date Trivium had changed their style. The band never wanted to scream, so they stopped screaming. They worked on their vocals, refining, then defining until they got it right. This was Trivium's big evolutionary moment and it worked, the fans loved them even more than before.
Recently, Trivium toured throughout 2007 in New Zealand, Autralia, Europe, Japan, then came back home. Then back again to the UK for the Black Crusade tour.
Currently, Trivium's plans for their next album are set for sometime late in 2008.
Trivium is one of the busiest touring bands you will ever find. It has gained them a worldwide audience and exposure that keeps growing every time they go out on tour.
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