Matt Heafy Looks Back At Calling Trivium The New Metallica


(Metal Hammer) Matt Heafy has reflected on the time he called his band Trivium "the new Metallica." The vocalist and guitarist says he made the comment after the band shot to success in the UK when he was 18 - but he wasn't prepared for the backlash from his metal peers.

He tells Talk Toomey: "We really blew up in the UK first and we got our first cover feature when we were like 18. The quote on the front was from me because I was a confident 18-year-old, and had been in the band for six years at that point.

"The quote was something along the lines of 'Trivium: The next Metallica' and at that moment it really worked out for our band in the UK. But other bands started seeing that and saying 'Who the hell is this young band calling themselves the next Metallica?'"

He adds: "That's when we started seeing a little bit of difficulty, things that we didn't expect. We didn't expect other bands to not be ready for this young band that had a boatload of determination for what they wanted to do." Read more here.

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