Trivium and Heaven Shall Burn will be celebrating their upcoming tour with a split 7 inch release. The effort will be available on December 23 and it will feature Heaven Shall Burn’s cover of Trivium’s “Pillars Of Serpents” and Trivium‘s cover of Heaven Shall Burn‘s “Implore The Darken Sky.” Pre-orders can be found HERE.
Trivium have premiered a new video for their song “The Shadow Of The Abattoir.” This track is from the band’s latest album “In The Court Of The Dragon.”
Ingested have premiered a new video for their new song “All I’ve Lost.“ The track, which features Trivium’s Matt Heafy, appears on the band’s newly released album “Ashes Lie Still.“ Jason Evans commented:
“We are very happy to unleash upon you our next single ‘All I’ve Lost,’ featuring the mighty Matt Heafy. This is a song about my personal struggles with addiction, my fall into darkness, and my subsequent battle to claw my way back out. I hope you all enjoy this song, blast it loud, and remember, even when the world seems at its bleakest, you do have value, you do have worth, and there is always hope. Big love.”
Kiichi Chaos, aka Trivium’s Matt Heafy, has released a new song titled “Metality (The Vitality Anthem).” The track was recorded for the esports organization Team Vitality.
“Metal and gaming are two constants in my life that I hold near and dear. I’ve always found that gaming and metal go so well together… it’s as if they BELONG together.
Vitality is an org I have been a longtime fan of — I love their players and I feel they are some of the best on the planet. I love that they have their Metality brand built inside the org as well! When I was approached to create the theme song for their CS:GO team, I knew instantly what it needed to sound like.
It was such a blast to create the piece in which I heard in my head when I think of Vitality and Metality. Thank you so much to Vitality for allowing me to do this — the partnership between Vitality x Nuclear Blast x Kiichi Chaos is going to show the world how far ahead of the game Vitality is. I look forward to what the future holds for Vitality!”
Nuclear Blast Head of Marketing Tiffany Cantegrel added:
“I am thrilled about this collaboration with both Matt Heafy and Vitality. Creating more synergies between metal and gaming has been on Nuclear Blast’s radar for a while, and we are proud to make a striking entrance into the esport space with those two heavyweights. It’s a project built from scratch in just one month thanks to the passion of all partners involved. Expect other exciting initiatives to follow!
As a metal fan, I am amazed this killer track will be the Vitality CS:GO anthem, and proud to release it on Nuclear Blast. Special kudos to Matt; his combination of talent, enthusiasm and kindness is unparalleled.”
Slipknot will be hosting three Knotfest events in Australia next year. The shows will take place in March and they will feature: Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Megadeth, Trivium, Northlane, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Knocked Loose, Spiritbox, Story Of The Year, Alpha Wolf, Void Of Vision, Bad Omens, and Malevolence. Here’s the dates:
03/24 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
03/25 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
03/26 Brisbane, AUS – RNA Showgrounds
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has released a cover of Tom Cochrane‘s “Life Is A Highway.” You can check that out below. Heafy commented:
“MKH covering Rascal Flatts covering Tom Cochran from Cars for his son Akira? Yep. Out everywhere now.”
Roadrunner United, the project that was organized to commemorate Roadrunner Records’ 25th anniversary in 2005, are planning to reissue “The All-Star Sessions” next year. The record, which features members of Slipknot, Trivium, Fear Factory, Machine Head, and more, will be available on March 10. A live album featuring the project’s December 15, 2005 show at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY will be available that day as well.
Trivium’s Matt Heafy commented:
“The Roadrunner United album was something I still have a hard time believing that it happened. A 19-year-old me being enlisted to be able to write anything I wanted… while picking a dream lineup of my favorite musicians every single every song? I am still honored and grateful to have been allowed this amazing experience. All I can say is… I want to do Part II.”
Machine Head’s Robb Flynn added:
“I had a couple of riffs left over from [2004 Machine Head album] Through the Ashes of Empires that I hadn’t ended up using, so brought them into play first-off for Roadrunner United. The song that really kicked it off for me was ‘The Dagger‘. I was like, ‘Man, this is a fucking banger. I don’t know if I even want to give this away!’ I actually told the label, ‘If you can lock in Howard [Jones] from Killswitch Engage to do the vocals, you can have it. Otherwise, I’m keeping it for Machine Head!’
We had so much fun when Howard flew in to record that song at my studio. He only had about three sentences of lyrics prepared, so we spent hours talking over what the song could be about, and then he freestyled a bunch. I remember him getting up, walking into the vocal booth, and just belting out this fucking insane scream, this screech! It became the sound that opens the whole record.”
Pre-orders can be found HERE and a live video for “The End” can be found below:
Earlier today (August 25), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), and James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate) played a special live show to promote the upcoming rhythm shooter game “Metal: Hellsinger.” The concert took place as part of “Gamescom” in Cologne, Germany and it can be seen below. The video game will be released on September 15 on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox X|S.
The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The event will take place at Foro Pegaso in Toluca, Mexico on December 2-4 and it will feature the following daily lineups:
December 2: Scorpions, Pantera, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Epica, Cradle Of Filth, Venom, Possessed, Marduk, Vended, Nagflar, Taake, Mortuary, Deadly Apples, Cemican, Obesity, Killbane, El Chivo, Mexxica Kill Us, Minipony, Strike Master, Lineage, Shattered Vessels, and Deborah.
December 3: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Bad Religion, Behemoth, Trivium, Kittie, Heaven Shall Burn, Pain, Unleashed, Benediction, Demolition Hammer, Cryptic Slaughter, Kampfar, Nifelheim, Revocation, Destroyer 666, Especimen, Acidez, S7M, Cruachan, Aetherevm, Garrobos, Artilleria, B Chaos, For Centuries, The Shelter, and Todos Los Muertos.
December 4: KISS, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Ska-P, Panteon Rococo, P.O.D., Stryper, Hypocrisy, Tormentor, Butcher Babies, While She Sleeps, Suicide Silence, Einherjer, Soziedad Alkoholika, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Born Of Osiris, 3 Puntos, Nightbreed, Transmetal, Los Mala Vibra, Tulkas, Voltax, Rotten, Hate Ritual, and Surgery.
Pantera have announced their first three “reunion” shows. The band will be taking the stage at Knotfest Colombia, Knotfest Chile, and Knotfest Brasil with a new lineup consisting of Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax). Here’s the dates and lineups for those events:
12/09 Bogota, Colombia – Knotfest Colombia (feat. Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, Pantera, Venom, Trivium, Sepultura, Hypocrisy, Vended, Suicide Silence, Samael, Walls Of Jericho, Acutor, Templa In Cinere, and Ceguera)
12/11 Santiago, Chile – Knotfest Chile (feat. Slipknot, Judas Priest, Pantera, Bring Me The Horizon, Mr. Bungle, Trivium, Sepultura, Vended, Kuervos Del Sur, Weichafe, and Tenemos Explosivos)
12/18 São Paulo, Brazil – Knotfest Brasil (Slipknot, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, Pantera, Mr. Bungle, Sepultura, Motionless In White, Trivium, Vended, Project46, Oitão, and Jimmy & Rats)
In other news, a Knotfest event is also being planned in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Slipknot will headline on December 8, while Judas Priest will headline on December 13.