Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “Wellerman” Three-Track Bundle

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a three-track bundle titled “Wellerman.” The effort features three different takes on the sea shanty “Soon May The Wellerman Come,“ including a metal version, a folk version, and an a cappella version. Livia Zita guests on all three tracks. Heafy commented:

“I didn’t pick ‘Wellerman’ as a cover to do something ‘viral.’ It was one of those songs — when you hear it, ‘it sounds like something Matt Heafy would cover.’ It was suggested by a close pal who thought exactly that.”

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda & Trivium’s Matt Heafy To Collaborate On New Track Via Twitch

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Trivium’s Matt Heafy are planning to collaborate on a new song via Twitch. The session will take place on February 8 at 10:00am PDT / 01:00pm EDT.

Shinoda commented:

“I got Matt’s blessing to get weird with the track too. We’re not gonna just make a metal track. We’re not gonna make a Trivium track. If you wanted a Trivium track you could just get a Trivium track. You could go to Matt’s channel and get that. So I’m gonna take his vocal, and even his guitar, and chop them into little tiny bits and run them through a meat grinder and then we’re gonna make a track out of it. I don’t even know what we’re gonna make.”

“The track he sent is so… it’s, like, EPIC! It’s very, like, Matt standing on a mountaintop with a falcon on his wrist who flies away and collects the bones of enemy clans, enemy warriors.”

Heafy also tweeted about the collaboration:

Matt Heafy (Trivium) & Jared Dines Premiere Twitch-Based Music Video For “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?”

Matt Heafy (Trivium) and YouTuber Jared Dines have premiered a Twitch-based music video for their song “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?.“ That track is from the duo’s collaborative EP “Dines X Heafy,” which was released earlier this month.

Matt Heafy (Trivium) And Jared Dines Release New Collaborative EP

Matt Heafy (Trivium) and YouTuber Jared Dines have released a new collaborative EP titled “Dines X Heafy.” That effort features five tracks including “Dear Anxiety,” “Can We Turn Back Yesterday?,” “Dying At The Sight Of The Rain,” “To Save Me From Myself,” and “We Lost It All.”

Dines commented:

“Matt was pre-internet in the way he launched his career, releasing records, playing shows, and signing to a label. “I’m post-internet in the way I launched my career by using YouTube, Facebook, and all of these other video apps. It is interesting to see the crossover though. Matt has done everything traditionally. At the same time, he embraced new technologies instead of shutting them out.

By doing this together, we get to be in both worlds. The EP was recorded in a raw and real manner. So, it has a different element. It would be cool to show everyone it does not matter if you are a guitarist from Instagram or you are in a big band, you can do things together. At the end of the day, the goal is simple — we’re just trying to write good songs and create some cool shit.”

Heafy added:

“Streaming actually helped me improve as a singer and as a guitarist, because I’m practicing all day in front of people. The culture is very regimented. However, I have always had that mentality, because my mom is Japanese, and my dad was a marine. Now, it is a combination of three things: streaming, training, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Those practices made me better at what I do and prepared me to jump into something new. I took a very different approach to DINES x HEAFY. It all came very organically without any planning.”

You can find a video for “Dear Anxiety” and streams of the other tracks below:

Matt Heafy (Trivium) Releases “My Mother Told Me” Three-Track Solo Bundle

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has released a new bundle featuring three versions of his cover of “My Mother Told Me” from the show “Vikings.” This includes a metal version, an acoustic version, and an a cappella version. Heafy said the following about the release:

“‘Vikings’ is one of the greatest series out there. Everything about it truly takes the viewer on a journey to a time we so often dream about. I consider ‘Vikings’ a very ‘metal’ show with its thematics being something many heavy bands want to write about. When I first heard King Harald singing ‘My Mother’, I immediately looked for a recorded version. I only found a transformed version, but I wanted the folk version. I decided to create ‘My Mother’ in three interpretations. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”

Matt Heafy (Trivium) Releases Solo Cover Of “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher”

Matt Heafy (Trivium) has signed a new solo deal with Roadrunner Records. As part of the announcement, the frontman also released a cover of “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” from Netflix’s “The Witcher.” The track was recorded with his Trivium bandmate Alex Bent and it can be streamed below. This news comes after Heafy previously performed the song during one of his Twitch livestreams.