TRIVIUM Frontman Explains Why He Likes Wearing Girls' Jeans

March 27, 2007

Writer/author Joel McIver recently interviewed TRIVIUM in California for the cover of Total Guitar magazine, Europe's biggest-selling guitar title. Guitarists Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu took the opportunity to clear up some rumors surrounding the band in the magazine (out on March 28). With unprecedented access to the band, McIver followed them backstage, on stage and on their tour bus and was able to gain an insight into their lifestyle which has not been previously reported. Some excerpts from the feature follow:

On touring nightmares:

"You get the microphone smashed in your face. People steal stuff from your dressing room — fans, or just people who don't like you. You get hit with stuff on stage. Once there was a huge hole in the stage which I fell into — I got my whole body stuck in it. I fucked my leg up, but I had to play anyway."

On dealing with the press:

"Last week we did this demeaning fucking interview where the journalist was trying to start shit between us and Robb Flynn [MACHINE HEAD]. He was saying 'So, you guys are a hype band — what do you think of that, Robb?' That's a fucked-up question — we're not a hype band."

On their detractors in the metal scene:

"Whenever anything gets big — a politician, a movie star, anyone — it happens. Anyway, there are a lot of people who do like us, and all publicity is good publicity. Someone could say 'TRIVIUM is shit' but at least the word 'TRIVIUM' is being used.”

On Heafy's taste in trousers:

"When we started out and I was travelling in a van, I lost a shitload of weight and got really skinny. So I started wearing girls' jeans because my legs were so thin, and I think baggy nu-metal jeans look like shit."

Visit to buy the issue (TG161, April 2007).

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