Trivium frontman Matt Heafy recently made an appearance on The Jasta Show. During the episode, the musician made remarks about the metal community and claimed they ostracized his band because of their confidence.
Formed in 1999, Trivium consists of Heafy, Corey Beaulieu, Paolo Gregoletto, and Alex Bent. The band has released nine studio albums throughout their career and is now planning to release ‘In the Court of the Dragon’ on October 8.
Trivium’s guitarist and lead vocalist Matt Heafy is a talented musician who achieved fame with his successful career in the band. He joined Trivium back in 1999 when the band’s former singer Brad Lewter noticed his guitar playing skills. Since then, Heafy has been playing the guitar and doing the vocals for the band.
Matt Heafy talked about Trivium’s presence in the metal music world and commented on the metal community during his appearance on The Jasta Show. In the interview, he claimed that the heavy music world is afraid of confidence.
The musician then said that they truly believed they would be the biggest band in the world back then, and they didn’t shy away from vocalizing this thought. According to Heafy, this resulted in many bands hating and ostracizing them.
Matt Heafy told The Jasta Show that:
“I feel like the heavy music world, people are extremely afraid of – and critical – of confidence. When Trivium came out, 18-19-year-olds saying, ‘We’re gonna be the biggest band in the world…’
That’s why so many bands hated us, shit on us, ostracized us – the press started to turn their backs on us because of that confidence. But that confidence is what sets you aside.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.