Having just embarked on a sold-out headline tour of Europe along with Heaven Shall Burn, Grammy-nominated Florida heavyweights Trivium, and their touring friends are marking the occasion with a twist and have come up with a clever way to give their fans some “new” music.

Today, Trivium have shared their cover of Heaven Shall Burn’s “Implore The Darken Sky”. The cover is featured on a split 7″ that the bands are selling on the road and directly to fans while touring Europe together.

Speaking about the track and the German band, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy said:

“In the early days of Trivium, back when we were discovering the many great genres and flavors of heavy music, I knew about the classic greats, I knew about extreme metal, but never before had I heard what HSB was doing. Heaven Shall Burn’s Whatever It May Take album was my first introduction to their brand of metalcore. This fusion of hardcore ethos and metal sounds blew my mind. ‘Implore the Darken Sky’ is not only my favourite HSB song, but the one that taught me so much about a sound that needed to be injected into Trivium.”

Check out the track here:

Heaven Shall Burn previously released their cover of Trivium’s “Pillar of Serpents,” which appears on the Florida band’s first album From Ember to Inferno.

Speaking about the tour, Heaven Shall Burn guitarist Mark Weichert said,

“There has been a strong and special connection between Trivium and Heaven Shall Burn since the earliest days. When we met Trivium for the first time, they were very young but already highly talented youngsters, today they’re a global power of metal. Over the years Heaven Shall Burn and Trivium destroyed small clubs and demolished big arenas together, we had great times together in both Saalfeld and Sydney. We´re proud and touched, that our common history is now being continued and we finally tour Europe with the guys again.”

Check out their cover of “Pillar of Serpents” here:

The UK tour, which sees UK maulers Malevolance joining the bill, concludes this week, with dates as follows:

01/14 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
01/15 – LONDON Eventim Apollo

Artwork for Trivium 2023 European Tour
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