At his Lake Brantley High School talent show, Matt Heafy performed a cover version of "No Leaf Clover" by Metallica.Singer Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band. Vocalist Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band. Trivium is a Metalcore, Thrash Metal group from United States. Formation and Ember to Inferno (2001 – 2003). The band formed in 2000. Impressed with Heafy's performance, they accepted him into the band known as Trivium. Join Facebook to connect with Brad Lewter and others you may know. Formed in 2000 in Orlando, Florida, Trivium began when Vocalist Brad Lewter witnessed Guitarist Matt Heafy performing a Metallica cover at their high school talent show. Still From “Remembrance” – Interactive, 2011 . Shortly after the band's formation, Matt Heafy was enlisted as guitarist by Lewter, after he saw him perform at a school talent show. Past members include vocalist Brad Lewter (2000), guitarist/bassist Brent Young (2000–2004), drummer Travis Smith (2000–2009) and drummer Nick Augusto (2009–2014). At his middle school talent show at Lake Brantley High School, guitarist Matt Heafy performed cover versions of Metallica‘s “No Leaf Clover” and “Self Esteem” by The Offspring. Director, Animator Their musical style has evolved over the years, ranging from metalcore to melodic death metal, heavy metal, thrash metal and progressive metal. From there, they joined forces with Drummer Travis Smith and officially formed Trivium, which is Latin for a … Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy (born January 26, 1986) is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the American heavy metal band Trivium. Brad Lewter is on Facebook. The pair went over to drummer Travis Smith's house where they played a rendition of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Barely two weeks later, Lewter left the band, and Heafy found himself as the singing and playing front man. History Formation and Ember to Inferno (2000–2004). [citation needed] Vocalist Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band. The pair went over to drummer Travis Smith's house where they played Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". TRIVIUM. July 30, 2008 at 4:50 am () History. Discography: Ember to Inferno, Ascendancy, The Crusade, Shogun, In Waves. Votive Panels from “7: an Interactive Installation” – Mixed Media, 2010 . Born in Japan to an American Marine father and a Japanese mother (the family moved to Orlando when he was one), Heafy met singer Brad Lewter in high school, who invited him to join his two-week old band, Trivium, as guitarist. 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