Trivium’s Matt Heafy shares acoustic versions of songs from ‘Ascendancy’

Part of a weekly series that reimagines the band’s past albums.

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has shared a four-track acoustic EP featuring songs off his band’s 2005 album Ascendancy on YouTube.

Shared on YouTube, the reworks—featuring only Heafy and his acoustic guitar—strip down the songs “Rain,” “Dying in Your Arms,” “Suffocating Sight” and “Departure.”

The EP is part of a weekly series that began last Friday (January 29), where Heafy revisits select songs from each of the band’s albums—barring 2020’s What the Dead Men Say—and present them in a softer, more intimate fashion.


In the first installment of the series, Heafy shared toned-down versions of three songs off the band’s 2003 debut album Ember to Inferno, namely “Pillars of Serpents,” “Requiem” and its title track. He’s expected to be sharing six more acoustic EPs, with the band’s 2006 album The Crusade coming up next.

Trivium released their ninth studio album What the Dead Men Say in April 2020. It featured tracks such as “Amongst the Shadows & the Stones,” “Catastrophist” and its title track. In June, they joined the likes of Megadeth, Lamb of God and In Flames for a livestream event in place of their postponed The Metal Tour of the Year. The tour has been rescheduled for July 9, 2021.

Listen to the Ascendancy acoustic EP here:


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