From their debut release Ember to Inferno way back in 2003, Trivium have been evolving and developing their musical sound. Never staying in one place in terms of classification and genre, their latest release Silence in the Snow has managed to continue in that vein. Well, time seems to pass quickly and 2016 now marks 13 years since that debut release. Record company, Cooking Vinyl, have marked the anniversary by repackaging that classic debut release along with the band’s early collection of demos. Lead singer, Matt Heafy, looked back on the band’s musical legacy to date, and gave me his views on the latest Metallica musical offerings. We also discussed all manner of subjects from cooking to collecting vinyl. Our illuminating chat touched on many aspects of the band’s early development right up to how the band was operating in 2016.
We talked with Benjamin Burnley and Aaron Bruch from Breaking Benjamin at Chicago Open Air 2016.