Matt Heafy of Trivium Interview — ”Creep Show’
Before heading into the Thanksgiving holiday — and harkening back to a time before metal, when the white man learned an abundance of cooking and agricultural skills from the Native Americans before stealing their land and slaughtering those who opposed — we, the Noisecreep “Creep Show’ elite sat around the table sans turkey feast and talked with Trivium frontman Matt Heafy about touring, writing and rocking.
And the man came prepared. During the first 60 seconds of the interview Heafy revealed that Trivium have 30 songs penned for the next record, as well as the new single ‘Shattering the Skies Above,’ which will appear on the upcoming ‘God of War Heavy Metal’ EP, which will be included with the video game ‘God of War III Ultimate Edition.’ And that was just the start of the revealing conversation to follow. In addition to waxing rhapsodic about Trivium, Heafy greatly contributed to the news and album discussions of the podcast.
Joining Heafy on the panel were moderator and Noisecreep editor Seth Werkheiser, Revolver senior writer and prolific freelancer Jon Wiederhorn, Noisecreep head writer and industry veteran Amy Sciarretto, Noisecreep news man Chris Harris, who also writes for Rolling Stone and Alternative Press, and MetalSucks co-founder Vince Neilstein.
In our news segment, the ”Creep Show’ team talked about rumors of Korn and Rob Zombie playing next year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest; the upcoming Behemoth tour with mysterious black metal band Shining; black metal pioneers Mayhem‘s recent arrest for trashing a hotel room; and rock legend Ronnie James Dio’s decision to cancel his next tour. (it was later announced that he is being treated for stomach cancer. Our thoughts are will him and his family.)
Although not many metal albums came out this week, there were a handful of extreme black metal releases that tickled our devil’s horns. So, in tribute to the black Friday shopping day that followed Thanksgiving, we presented our own celebration of the black, with commentaries on new albums by Dark Funeral, Acheron and HOD as well as an offering by Swedish death metal outfit Impious.
During our in-depth interview with Heafy, the frontman explained why Trivium decided to tour with Whitechapel, why drummer Travis Smith is sitting out for the Into the Mouth of Hell Tour and how touring drummer Nick Augusto (Maruta) has brought more extreme elements back to the band. Heafy also told us when he lost his virginity, how he records Trivium demos on the road and how he expects the band’s next album to differ from 2008’s ‘Shogun.’