From there, they joined forces with Drummer Travis Smith and officially formed Trivium, which is Latin for a … History Formation and Ember to Inferno (2000–2004). Their musical style has evolved over the years, ranging from metalcore to melodic death metal, heavy metal, thrash metal and progressive metal. Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida.Formed in 1999, the group originally featured bassist and vocalist Brad Lewter, guitarist Jarred Bonaparte and drummer Travis Smith, all students at Lake Brantley High School. [citation needed] Vocalist Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band. Director, Animator 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. 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. Discography: Ember to Inferno, Ascendancy, The Crusade, Shogun, In Waves. Brad Lewter is on Facebook. Still From “Remembrance” – Interactive, 2011 . Trivium is a Metalcore, Thrash Metal group from United States. Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. The pair went over to drummer Travis Smith's house where they played Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". The band formed in 2000. Vocalist Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band. Shortly after the band's formation, Matt Heafy was enlisted as guitarist by Lewter, after he saw him perform at a school talent show. Join Facebook to connect with Brad Lewter and others you may know. Barely two weeks later, Lewter left the band, and Heafy found himself as the singing and playing front man. Formation and Ember to Inferno (2001 – 2003). 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. July 30, 2008 at 4:50 am () History. 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. Past members include vocalist Brad Lewter (2000), guitarist/bassist Brent Young (2000–2004), drummer Travis Smith (2000–2009) and drummer Nick Augusto (2009–2014). Impressed with Heafy's performance, they accepted him into the band known as Trivium. The pair went over to drummer Travis Smith's house where they played a rendition of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". TRIVIUM. 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