by Christophe Pauly
- Photojournalist –
October 22, 2012 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium
Trivium are launch their headlining return to Europe.
Like Light to the Flies
Into the Mouth of Hell We March
Down From the Sky
Entrance of the Conflagration
Watch the World Burn
A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
Ember to Inferno
Built to Fall
Dying in Your Arms
Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr
Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis
Throes of Perdition
Mon 22nd Oct – BRUSSELS, Belgium – AB
Tue 23rd Oct – PARIS, France – La Bataclan
Thu 25th Oct – TILBURG, Holland – 013
Fri 26th Oct – HERFORD, Germany – Club X
Sat 27th Oct – STUTTGART, Germany – LKA Longhorn
Sun 28th Oct – COLOGNE, Germany – Live Music Hall
Wed 7th Nov – BERLIN, Germany – Huxley’s
Thu 8th Nov – HAMBURG, Germany – Docks
Sat 10th Nov – CHEMNITZ, Germany – Südbahnhof
Sun 11th Nov – MUNICH, Germany – Backstage Werk
Mon 12th Nov – MILAN, Italy – Live Club
Tue 13th Nov – SLOTHURN, Switzerland – Kofmehl
Wed 14th Nov – VIENNA, Austria – Gasometer Wien
Fri 16th Nov – BARCELONA, Spain – Sala Apolo
Sat 17th Nov – BILBAO, Spain – Santana 27
Sun 18th Nov – MADRID, Spain – Riviera
Trivium in Belgium Concert Photo Gallery
by Jonna Ambur
- Photographer –
AUGUST 18, 2012, PRUDENTIAL CENTER, NEWARK, NJ
There are rock shows, and then there are KICKASS ROCK SHOWS. Five Finger Death Punch at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on August 18 is as kick ass as it gets!!!
The 2012 Trespass America Festival featuring Battlecross, God Forbid, Emmure, Trivium, Pop Evil, Killswitch Engage and headliners, Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) was an intense night of amazing performances by these seven well-picked bands, and popular opinion is that 5FDP was the standout performance of the night.
From the moment 5FDP started their intro music— the techno mix of “100 Ways to Hate” — the energy was phenomenal. Some highlights of 5FDP’s show:
• Lead singer Ivan Moody brought kids from the audience up on stage for “White Knuckles.” He had the kids play “Ivan Says,” and they proudly displayed their “metal horns” and middle fingers because “Ivan said!” Funny, but good natured.
• An acoustic version of “Remember Everything” with Moody and guitarist Jason Hook (ex-Vince Neil and Alice Cooper bands). The whole crowd sang along.
• Kudos to Tour Manager and Lighting Director, Brandon Webster. The stage looked like a cathedral of light. Freakin’ phenomenal!
• Jeremy Spencer’s drum solo done in full black light.
• Ivan Moody dedicating 5FDP’s set to Dimebag Darrell. A touching metal moment.
• Overheard walking out of the show: “I liked that there was a rubber mat in the pit area!” – Unknown.
You could tell the band were enjoying themselves up on stage. The guys smiled easily at each other and the crowd, and Moody is a funny guy, which made you have an even better of time.
A recent quote from Moody summed up the atmosphere, “For my entire life, I’ve always loved music. It’s been there forever through good and bad. And the Trespass America Festival is about bringing all these fan bases together to celebrate metal and rock music!”
Well said, Moody. 5FDP For Life!
1. Under and Over It
2. Burn it Down
3. American Capitalist
4. Hard to See
5. Coming Down
6. Bad Company
7. White Knuckles
8. Drum Solo
9. Far From Home
10. Never Enough
11. War Is The Answer
12. Remember Everything (Acoustic)
13. No One Gets Left Behind
14. The Bleeding
5FDP AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER PHOTO GALLERY
by Sara McCarthy
- Senior Photojournalist –
August 7, 2012 at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY
SLP Concerts and Step Up Presents are proud to present TRESPASS AMERICA with Five Finger Death Punch, a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour covers 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States.
Headlining the power-packed Trespass America Festival is Five Finger Death Punch; other acts include Killswitch Engage, Pop Evil, Trivium, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross.
Due to production problems beyond their control, Battlecross and a handful of other bands were unable to play at Trespass America’s August 7, 2012 stop in Oswego, NY. The promoters were gracious enough to allow me to photograph the bands that did play.
More info online at http://trespassamerica.com/.
Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival Photo Gallery
by Christophe Pauly
- Photographer –
June 15th-17th 2012, in Clisson, France
France’s Hellfest is an ‘extreme music’ festival held at Clisson, western France, a new location having moved from Val de Moine, on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2012.
Ozzy & Friends who replace Black Sabbath, Lamb of God, Trivium, Blue Oyster Cult, Children Of Bodom, Hatebreed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Machine Head, Acid King, Alpha Tiger, Amon Amarth, August Burns Red, Betraying The Martyrs, Blood Red Throne, Brain Police, Brujeria, Brutal Truth, Cannibal Corpse, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, Within Temptation, Refused, Dropkick Murphys, Biohazard, Turbonegro, Abysse, All Shall Perish, Arson Anthem, Ascension, Behemoth, Belenos, Benighted, Big Business, Black Bomb A, Bukowski, Cancer Bats, Celeste, D-A-D, Discharge, Doomriders, Edguy, Entombed, Gotthard, Hank Iii, Hamlet, Heaven Shall Burn, Ihsahn, Insomnium, Jesus Crost, Koritni, Lasting Values, Liturgy, Lock Up, Moonsorrow, Necrophagia, Obituary, October File, Satyricon, Sebastian Bach, Shining, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Suffocation, Sunno))), The Atomic Bitchwax, The Bronx, The Obsessed, The Rodeo Riot Engine, Tragedy, Trepalium, Unearth, Unsane, Uriah Heep, Vitamin X, Channel Zero, Darkest Hour, Death Angel, Devil Driver, Djerv, Dog Eat Dog, Do Or Die, Dying Fetus, Emmure, Endstille, Enslaved, L Esprit Du Clan, Exodus, Extinction Of A Mankind, Gamabomb, Girlschool, Glorior Belli, H2o, Hoods, Integrity, Lizzy Borden, Madball, Merrimack, Molly Hatchet, Nasum, Origin, Pentagram, Sacred Reich, Saint Vitus, Suicidal Angels, Taake, Vomitory, Walls Of Jericho, Year Of No Light, Yob, Aborted, Alcest, All For Nothing, Amenra, Anaal Nathrakh, Aosoth, Arcturus, Asg, Avulsed, Benediction, Colour Haze, Crashdiet, Darkspace, Death Before Dishonor, Dimmu Borgir, Disembowelment, Dyse, From Ashes Rise, Haemorrhage, Hour Of Penance, In Extremo, Monkey 3, Napalm Death, Necros Christos, Orange Goblin, Oranssi Pazuzu, Rompeprop, Solstafir, Spudmonsters, Strife, The Devil’s Blood, Thou, Ufomammut, Unexpect, Vanderbuyst, Victims, Vulture Industries, Winterfylleth.
Hellfest 2012 Photo Gallery
by Shawna Luehring
Staff Writer –
May 12, 2012 at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO
The annual tradition started and carried on by the Kansas City radio station 98.9 the Rock moves into its 20th year. Celebrating the anniversary with 55,000+ fans at this year’s event was featured headliner Shinedown, Slash with Myles Kennedy, Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah, Volbeat and many more.
Like past shows, the artists split the time performing on two stages: Monster Energy Stage and the Jeremiah Weed Stage. Fifteen bands performed and delivered 12 hours of music at the largest one-day music festival in the U.S. Except for a little rain during Adelitas Way’s set and a brief power outage that caused Chevell to cut its set short and Slash to perform with no stage lighting, the concert was uneventful when compared with shows from the last few years.
Highlights of the concert included the debut of Denmark’s Volbeat, whose first appearance in Kansas City brought the crowd to their feet, and Hellyeah, dubbed “America’s heavy metal supergroup,” closed out the second stage with some serious hard rock. With such as a large crowd on hand, the promoters added large, enhanced HD video screens on each side of the Monster Energy, and the Jeremiah Weed stage was larger this year, standing a towering 10 feet tall.
Monster Energy Stage (Main):
Theory of a Deadman
Slash (and Myles Kennedy)
Five Finger Death Punch
Jeremiah Weed Stage (Second):
Art of Dying
Black Stone Cherry
KC Rockfest 2012 Photo Gallery
by Cameron Edney
Guest Staff Writer –
February 26, 2012 at Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia
Soundwave Festival presents metal bands that make the rounds to three regions of Australia. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and punk.
Bands appearing at this years event included: System of a Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, A Day To Remember, Bush, Machine Head, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Trivium, Alter Bridge, Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Paradise Lost, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Biohazard, In This Moment, Kittie, Cherri Bomb…
Locations for the event:
Brisbane, 25 February 2012, RNA Showgrounds
Sydney, 26 February 2012, Olympic Park
Melbourne, 2 March 2012, Melbourne Showgrounds
Adelaide, 3 March 2012, Bonython Park
Perth, 5 March 2012, Claremont Showgrounds
Soundwave Festival 2012 Photo Gallery
by Mark Allen
To claim that the modern thrash/metalcore world would not be the same without Trivium’s presence would be to give them way more credit than they deserve. But to dismiss them as a pox that should be purged from the heavy music community is an unfair trivialization of their accomplishments. While hardly the first band to merge murderous metalcore ferocity with marketable melodic overtones, Trivium nonetheless ranks among the upper echelon at dealing out death metal growls and throat-rupturing screams while simultaneously incorporating clean singing and hooky choruses.
In Waves, their latest studio offering, finds the band sticking to the sound and style that has served them so well for so long, seeing no reason to muddy up the waters, content to give their legions of fans exactly what they want without pushing any boundaries; in other words, this is exactly what you want to hear from Trivium. It doesn’t shatter the high expectations set by the band’s last album, Shogun, but neither does it leave those expectations a crushed, bloody, mangled mess of roadkill. About the only people who will feel like pouting after hearing In Waves are those with zero tolerance for screams/growls in metal (and really, if you’re that person, why are you even bothering with Trivium?) and those who consider radio-friendly hooks from a heavy metal band to be an unholy abomination about on par with the Devil himself strolling into the Vatican and pissing on the nearest crucifix. All others are cordially invited to partake of this impressive melodic metalcore banquet and should not go away hungry.
Musically, this is unmistakably Trivium. Even their detractors have never been able to call them technically deficient. The ripping riffs, slaying guitar solos, and new drummer Nick Augusto’s powerhouse percussive performance prove that, for all their wooing of the mainstream, Trivium is a band who know how play. Granted, the playing on In Waves is a little tighter, focused, and less intricate than on Shogun, as this is a slightly more commercial release, but be it with guitar, bass, drumstick, or microphone, these guys are no slouches.
As already stated, Trivium likes to have one foot planted on mass-market turf and the other planted in a metal maelstrom. The former is exemplified by “Watch the World Burn” and “Black,” which are served straight up with less screams and growls than a Sesame Street episode, while the latter is given its righteous due with songs like “Dusk Dismantled” and “Chaos Reigns” in which clean vocals are as unwelcome as barnyard porn at a Bible Baptist convention. It’s no easy task—some might even say ill-advised—to satisfy both the Hot Topic teens and the serious headbangers at the same time and the fact that Trivium pulls it off with such ease is testimony to their skill. Some waggle-fingers may accuse them of selling out, but if this is what sellout sounds like, let us pray that selling out is the next big trend in modern metal. Somebody send the mosh pit a memo: a little melody is okay.
In the end, what In Waves does is merge melodic marketability with full-throated metal aggression. It is intensity and catchiness wrapped up in the same cocoon and happy to be bed mates. Roaring rhythms coexist with studio polish that is slicker than cold rain on a hot-waxed car. Piercing screams perch alongside lengthy sections of clean singing. Neck-snapping riffs reside next to hellacious hooks sharp enough to be stored in a tackle box. If bands like All That Remains, Demon Hunter, In Flames, and Killswitch Engage are part of your collection, then Trivium belongs there too. This is one of the best modern heavy/thrash albums of 2011 and if Trivium can keep up this level of quality, they stand a good chance of making major waves in the metal world for years to come.
Genre: Thrash / Metalcore
Matt Heafy (lead vocals/guitar)
Corey Beaulieu (guitar)
Paolo Gregoletto (bass)
Nick Augusto (drums)
1. Capsizing the Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception of the End
4. Dusk Dismantled
5. Watch the World Burn
7. A Skyline’s Severance
8. Built to Fall
9. Caustic are the Ties That Bind
10. Forsake Not the Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind
Label: Roadrunner Records
Hardrock Haven rating: 8/10
August 7, 2009 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
by Steve trager
Fans of pure metal have found themselves with the newest edition of summer festivals simply called Mayhem Festival. It is similar to one the greatest tours ever to roam across America, which is “Ozzfest.” Mayhem Festival certainly has kept the doors opened to one of the best-known genres in music, which is Heavy Metal. Last year’s initial run with Mayhem was an indication that we can still rock out in the hardest way with some of the greatest bands on three stages for one decent priced ticket.
This year’s Mayhem Festival definitely cranked up the word “Heavy” with a brutal line-up that turned most pits into total chaos during such sets like Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Trivium and God Forbid.
The nice feature about Mayhem Festival is that you have three stages, loads of music, and rockstar bling for those who always want to make a fashion statement to the rest of the world. Last year’s festival had a great line-up that could have very well been just a one-time slot of Mayhem. But the response from last year brings us to the second annual Mayhem festival. It featured great sets from well-known artists like veteran thrashers Slayer and the rock shock anti-Christ himself, Marilyn Manson, who closed out the main stage.
For most of us who endure the heavier side of metal, there were bands like Job for A Cowboy, WhiteChapel and Behemoth that can grab your attention once the music kicks in. Everyone likes something different when it comes to music in general. While I might dislike some of the bands that played on the Hot Topic stage, it still was an incredible experience to see a long list of bands that certainly hold the record for mosh mayhem.
Perhaps each set could have been longer for bands like God Forbid, Trivium, All that Remains, and Bullet for My Valentine, which opened the main stage, the fans still get the packing punch we have always come to expect at a metal show.
I still have to give props to Killswitch Engage for their stage attire at a metal show. Even dressed slightly unusual for head bangers delight, front man Howard Jones still has that voice that can go through you like a lighting bolt. I especially enjoyed Dio’s “Holy Diver“ cover, which was filled with anger and great guitar work and the balls-to-the-wall vocals makes that ‘80s classic truly come alive as only Killswitch can do so well live.
Slayer also out did a great show, captivating their finest works as an old-school thrash band that they are. Slayer is a true metal band that has never changed its sound and never has sold out for radio success but has kept a cult following all these years in the true genre of pure metal. Even Manson played a great quick set; however, I am not much of a big fan. Music fans always like something different, and that makes them unique. This is an indication that Mayhem Festival will be around for a long time (we can all hope).
The Great: Bullet for My Valentine, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, God Forbid, and Slayer.
Hot Topic / Extreme Metal Stage:
Black Dahlia Murder
Job for A Cowboy
Jagermeister Music Stage:
Beyond The Star
All That Remains
Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage
Bullet For My Valentine