Trivium frontman Matt Heafy spoke in a recent interview with Rock Sound and revealed how he warms his voice before the recording sessions or the shows they’re making for the fans.
As you might already remember, Matt Heafy blew his voice during the 2014 gig of the band and scared the whole metal music community. However, he managed to come back thankfully and also released the newest album with Trivium named ‘What the Dead Men Say’ in April 2020.
In the conversation, Matt stated he started to work with Ron Anderson to repair the damage on his voice and recover from the bottom. He mentioned that Ron is the guy who taught how to sign to the legends like Axl Rose, Chris Cornell, and more.
Also, Ron is the student of Queen legend Freddie Mercury’s teacher, and that’s probably one of the reasons why Matt decided to work with him. Moreover, Matt stated that he had been singing incorrectly in his whole career, and he needed to rebuild everything with the help of Ron.
“What kind of vocal warm-ups do you do?”
Here is what Matt Heafy said:
“When I blew my voice out, I started working with Ron Anderson – I was connected to him from Matt from Avenged Sevenfold.
Ron has taught everyone from Chris Cornell to Axl Rose to Kelly Clarkson; he was taught by Freddie Mercury’s teacher.
And when I blew my voice out, I thought I was done, but what we determined was that I’ve been singing and screaming incorrectly for my entire career. So I had to unlearn everything and rebuild everything, and that’s why I practice and warm up so much.”
“Every singer’s teacher is gonna have a drastically different opinion; some singing teachers – who might be experts, who have incredible students – might hear about my warm-up and go, ‘That’s ridiculous. You don’t need to warm up that much,’ or, ‘That’s too short.’
Every single singing teacher basically acts like their thing is the law, so what’s important is to try a bunch of different methods and see if it works for you.
I’ve heard Bruce Dickinson never really formally trained – didn’t have to warm up; Howard Jones doesn’t really have to do that, Ronnie James Dio didn’t have to do that, Rob Halford – and they’re all incredible.
Guys like me and Matt from Avenged, we need to warm up a lot. His warm-up, I think he does like three hours for a set.”
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