View Full Version : Matt Heafy of Trivium mentioning The Offspring

06-15-2009, 11:05 AM
In the current issue (August 2009) of Guitar World magazine, Trivium guitarist Matt Heafy was asked what was the best live performance he's ever seen. Here's his reply in the magazine:

"It was the Summer Sonic festival in Osaka, Japan, when I was able to stand sidestage for Maximum the Hormone, one of the most-jaw dropping live bands ever. They're like a combination of midperiod Pantera, early Misfits, early System of a Down, early Slipknot, early-to-mid-Nineties punk, like Offspring or Pennywise, and Japanese metal. It was as much fun as it was inspiring. Check them out."

If you have the current Guitar World issue, which features Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong cover, go to page 69 and you'll see Matt mentioning the Offspring.

06-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Just as an adjective. Nothing special. Nothing to get an erection about. Sleep tight.

06-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Wow, The Offspring got mentioned. I mean really. Mentioned. Not praised or anything like that, but mentioned.

06-15-2009, 04:03 PM
The reason I created this thread was to share to the users here.

06-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Well, I guess the story of Trivium's formation is itself praise for the Offspring.

At his High School talent show at Lake Brantley High School (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Brantley_High_School), guitarist Matt Heafy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Heafy) performed cover versions of Metallica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica)'s "No Leaf Clover (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Leaf_Clover)" and "Self Esteem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_Esteem_%28song%29)" by The Offspring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivium_%28band%29#cite_note-1) Vocalist Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band. The pair went over to drummer Travis Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Smith)'s house where they played Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Whom_the_Bell_Tolls_%28Metallica_song%29)". Impressed with Heafy's performance, they accepted him into the band known as Trivium.

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