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TRIVIUM Basically Plays A Whole Practice Show Before Hitting The Stage

You think your band is prepared? Check out Trivium's warm-up regimen.


Trivium recently hit the road with Iron Maiden and along the way impressed bassist Steve Harris. In an interview with WRIF, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy reveals that Trivium has the same warm-up ritual as Metallica, which caught the attention of Harris at some point. It's also insane to read that Trivium basically plays a practice show before they actually hit the stage. It certainly shows in the quality of performance, but damn – dudes must be exhausted.

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"We definitely put the time in. I think we prep more than any band that I've heard of. I've got an hour-plus warm-up that's very specific for my vocals, and we do like a 30-to-45-minute band jam as well with this mini set-up. We've got like a V kit [electronic drums] and tiny amps; we learned that from Megadeth and Metallica. And we also do a long soundcheck just to make sure we're really dialed in. So when people come out, they really get their money's worth.

"It's funny. We did the Maiden run and Steve Harris came in at the end to thank us for being on the bill. We've toured with them before a lot. He looks around and he's, like, 'You guys play a lot, huh?' I was, like, 'Yeah, we just love to make sure we're nice and warm.' And he was, like, 'The only other band I've seen do that is Metallica.' So the fact that Steve Harris compared us to Metallica in a small way, it's another one of those amazing, amazing little instances. I'll never forget that."

Catch Trivium on tour with Between The Buried And Me, Khemmis, and Whitechapel at one of the dates below.

10/16 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues [Tickets]
10/18 — Norfolk, VA — The Norva [Tickets]
10/19 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall [Tickets]
10/21 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J Brady Music Center [Tickets]
10/22 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues [Tickets]
10/23 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore [Tickets]
10/25 — Toronto, ON — Rebel [Tickets]
10/26 — Montreal, QC — MTELUS [Tickets]
10/28 — Boston, MA — House of Blues [Tickets]
10/29 — New York, NY — Palladium Times Square [Tickets]
10/30 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore [Tickets]
10/31 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore [Tickets]
11/2 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant [Tickets]
11/4 — Houston, TX — House of Blues [Tickets]
11/5 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theatre [Tickets]
11/6 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom [Tickets]
11/8 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater [Tickets]
11/9 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren [Tickets]
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern [Tickets]

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