Trivium is a metal band from Orlando, Florida. They formed in 2000, and after three years, released a demo that helped them get signed to Lifeforce Records, releasing Ember to Inferno. Following on from this, they were signed to Roadrunner Records and released Ascendancy. However, their popularity grew, as their next, and most recent album, The Crusade peaked at #25 on the US Billboard 200 and #7 in the UK. They have toured many countries and played alongside many different bands, including Iron Maiden, Metallica and Machine Head. Originally Trivium was a metalcore band, as is heard on their first two records: Ember to Inferno and Ascendancy. However, they have recently developed a more thrash metal sound as heard on The Crusade. The band members chose the name Trivium, which is a Latin term meaning “the three ways” or “the three roads”, because they "liked the way it implied an open-mindedness to different styles, and summed up their musical aesthetic". Matt started out by playing in his middle school talent show, where he performed Metallica's No Leaf Clover. Brad Lewter noticed Matt and asked him to try out for the band. He went over to Travis Smith's house where they played Metallica's For Whom the Bell Tolls together and Matt was welcomed into the band. After a couple of gigs at bars, Brad Lewter quit the band and Heafy took over the vocals. Heafy also performed "Self Esteem" by The Offspring at a high school talent show. Heafy also spent time in the Orlando black metal band Mindscar, before leaving to focus on Trivium. In 2002, Heafy won the Best Metal Guitarist Award at the Orlando Metal Awards. Later, at the beginning of 2003, Trivium went into the studio to record their first high-quality demo disc. From this demo, German label Lifeforce signed Trivium and sent the band into the studio to record their debut album, Ember to Inferno.
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