Trivium’s Matt Heafy Collaborates With Richard Marx For “Metal Version” Of “Right Here Waiting”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has revealed that he has collaborated with Richard Marx on a new “metal version” of Marx’s song “Right Here Waiting.” Heafy said the following about that during an appearance on “Bringin’ It Backwards“:

“I saw his son was wearing a TRIVIUM shirt, so I hit him up on social media. [He’s a] super-amazing guy. We stayed in touch. One day, I [wrote to him], ‘Hey, let’s do a song together.’ And then he texted me, ‘Let’s do it.’ So I did a metal version of ‘Right Here Waiting’. He did the vocals on it already. It’s sick. Will Putney from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is mixing the song.”

[via Blabbermouth]

August Burns Red To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Leveler”, Announce Livestream Concert

August Burns Red will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Leveler” by releasing a re-recorded version of it on May 21. Notably, the new version of the record will feature guest appearances from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, and Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby. Furthermore, the band will also be playing a “Leveler” 10th anniversary livestream concert on May 22.

“Leveler” Track Listing:

01. “X”
02. “Empire”
03. “Internal Cannon” (feat. Matt Heafy)
04. “Divisions”
05. “Cutting The Ties”
06. “Pangaea” (feat. Misha “Bulb” Mansoor)
07. “Carpe Diem”
08. “40 Nights”
09. “Salt & Light”
10. Poor Millionaire” (feat. Ryan Kirby)
11. “1/16/2011”
12. “Boys Of Fall”
13. “Leveler”

Tickets for the livestream and pre-orders for the updated version of the album can be found HERE.

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “What The Dead Men Say” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s latest album “What The Dead Men Say.” Here’s the track listing:

01. “What The Dead Men Say”
02. “Catastrophist”
03. “Bleed Into Me”
04. “The Defiant”
05. “Scattering The Ashes”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “The Sin And The Sentence” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s 2017 album “The Sin And The Sentence.” Here’s the track listing:

01. “The Heart From Your Hate”
02. “Betrayer”
03. “Endless Night”
04. “Thrown Into The Fire”
05. “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” (Type O Negative cover)

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “Silence In The Snow” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s 2015 album “Silence In The Snow.” Here’s the track listing:

01. “Silence In The Snow”
02. “The Ghost That’s Haunting You”
03. “Until The World Goes Cold”
04. “The Thing That’s Killing Me”
05. “Violence Made Of Snow”

Numerous Rock And Metal Guitarists To Take Part In Fundraiser For Jason Becker

Numerous rock and metal guitarists will be teaming up to raise money for legendary guitarist Jason Becker, who has been battling ALS for over 30 years. The fundraiser will take place throughout March and April and it will be hosted by DragonForce‘s Herman Li.

Here’s what the fundraiser will include:

“1) A livestream telethon-style fundraiser on Twitch: special guests will appear on Herman Li’s Twitch channel to play, jam and participate in fan-generated challenges with all money raised going directly to Jason’s medical trust. Over $13,000 has been raised so far. Visit Jasonbecker.com or twitch.tv/hermanli for a full schedule of livestream guests.

2) Artists will donate signed guitars, merch and other rare items which will be sold via a special Reverb shop to benefit Jason. Details to be announced.

3) Three of Jason’s most important guitars will be auctioned off later this year, including the guitars seen on the covers of “Perpetual Burn”, “Speed Metal Symphony” and the original “Numbers” guitar played by Eddie Van Halen. Details to be announced.”

Here’s the musicians that will be taking part:

  • Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth)
  • Steve Vai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Lukather (Toto)
  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti)
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
  • Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
  • Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
  • Orianthi
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Guthrie Govan
  • Tim Henson (Polyphia)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Albert Lee
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Satchel (Steel Panther)
  • John 5 (Rob Zombie)
  • Gus G (Firewind)
  • Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens)
  • Jason Richardson (All That Remains)
  • The Dooo
  • Jared Dines
  • Ola Englund (The Haunted)
  • Steve Terreberry
  • Tyler Larson (Music is Win on YouTube)
  • Cole Rolland
  • Thomas McRocklin
  • Rusty Cooley
  • Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
  • Sam Totman (DragonForce)
  • Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth)
  • Lari Basilio
  • Sophie Lloyd
  • Federico Mondelli and Fabiola Bellomo (Frozen Crown)
  • Alex Lee (Holy Grail)
  • Stevie Salas
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Mika Tyyska
  • Daniel Dekay (Diemonds)
  • N&M Creation

Li commented:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Jason Becker since I was young, and it’s one of the biggest honors of my life to be able to help organize this tribute and raise money for him. I still have a Jason Becker poster in my studio in London. It’s been very inspiring to see everyone coming together to celebrate Jason.”

Becker added:

“I am so grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to me and my family. As far as selling my guitars being sad, and that I shouldn’t have to do it, I just want you to know that isn’t how I feel. It makes me happy to see others playing my music. I feel good about passing on my guitars, thinking they mean something to others. I can’t play them now, but other folks can. That’s a good thing. And, I want myself and my family not to have to worry about money, if possible. Thank you for all the love, I send it right back to you.”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “Vengeance Falls” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s 2013 album “Vengeance Falls.” Here’s the track listing:

01. “Strife”
02. “At The End Of This War”
03. “Through Blood And Dirt And Bone”
04. “Wake (The End Is Nigh)”
05. “Losing My Religion” (R.E.M. cover)

Atreyu To Release New Album “Baptize” In June, Premiere New Songs “Warrior” And “Underrated”

Atreyu have announced that their new album “Baptize” will be released on June 4. With this news, the band have also premiered two new songs, “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker) and “Underrated.”

The group said the following about “Warrior”:

“‘Warrior’ is song about persistence and never giving up. We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.

When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”

They also added the following about “Underrated”:

“We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”

“Baptize” Track Listing:

01. “Strange Powers Of Prophecy”
02. “Baptize”
03. “Save Us”
04. “Underrated”
05. “Broken Again”
06. “Weed”
07. “Dead Weight”
08. “Catastrophe”
09. “Fucked Up”
10. “Sabotage Me”
11. “Untouchable” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
12. “No Matter What”
13. “Oblivion” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
14. “Stay”
15. “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker)

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “In Waves” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s 2011 album “In Waves.“ Here’s the track listing:

01. “In Waves”
02. “Built To Fall”
03. “Caustic Are The Ties That Bind”
04. “Of All These Yesterdays”
05. “A Grey So Dark”
06. “Shattering The Skies Above”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Releases “Shogun” Acoustic EP

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP featuring stripped down versions of songs from the band’s 2008 album “Shogun.“ Here’s the track listing:

01. “Kirisute Gomen”
02. “Down From The Sky”
03. “Into The Mouth Of Hell We March”
04. “Throes of Perdition”
05. “Insurrection”
06. “Shogun”