Japanese-American musician Matt Heafy, best known as the guitarist and lead singer for the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band TRIVIUM, has released his Silence In The Snow acoustic EP, featuring reworked versions of four songs from the group’s 2015 album of the same name and a bonus track.
You can listen to the full EP in the video below!
Songs Featured on the EP :
1. Silence In The Snow
2. The Ghost That’s Haunting You
3. Until The World Goes Cold
4. The Thing That’s Killing Me
– Bonus: Violence Made Of Snow
According to Heafy, there will be an acoustic EP for every record except 2020’s What The Dead Men Say.
TRIVIUM released their ninth album, What The Dead Men Say, on April 24 via Roadrunner Records. That album marked the band’s first release with drummer Alex Bent, who joined TRIVIUM in 2016.
Matt Heafy comments on the album: “What The Dead Men Say is everything that is TRIVIUM. On this album, one can hear the proper ingredients of past, present, and future TRIVIUM. The TRIVIUM sound is having everything the band does — on one album.”
At the end of last year Matt Heafy and popular YouTuber Jared Dines have joined forces for their collaborative EP, Dines X Heafy.
Jared Dines commented on EP: “Matt was pre-internet in the way he launched his career, releasing records, playing shows, and signing to a label. I’m post-internet in the way I launched my career by using YouTube, Facebook, and all of these other video apps. It is interesting to see the crossover, though. Matt has done everything traditionally.
“At the same time, he embraced new technologies instead of shutting them out. By doing this together, we get to be in both worlds,” Dines continued. The EP was recorded in a raw and real manner. So, it has a different element.
“It would be cool to show everyone it does not matter if you are a guitarist from Instagram or you are in a big band, you can do things together. At the end of the day, the goal is simple — we’re just trying to write good songs and create some cool sh*t.”
Matt added: “Streaming actually helped me improve as a singer and as a guitarist because I’m practicing all day in front of people. The culture is very regimented. However, I have always had that mentality, because my mom is Japanese, and my dad was a marine. Now, it is a combination of three things: streaming, training, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
“Those practices made me better at what I do and prepared me to jump into something new. I took a very different approach to Dines X Heafy. It all came very organically without any planning.”