Two metal bands are going on a European tour to heat up the cold months.
After a year full of privation and a lean period of live gigs, we can already look forward to Winter 2021: With HEAVEN SHALL BURN and TRIVIUM. Two metal bands are going on a European tour to heat up the cold months.
Heaven Shall Burn can’t wait to get back on stage. After a two year break from concerts, during which they released the epic double album Of Truth and Sacrifice, reaching number one on the German charts, they wanted to get started playing live again in 2020 but the Coronavirus had other plans. They haven’t been able to play their new songs live yet except for a special XR show at the online festival Wacken World Wide. One can assume that they will bring the big guns to present their ninth album live on stage in 2021 and to celebrate their 25th band anniversary.
Band leader Maik Weichert is pleased, “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.”
From the elaborate stage scenery to the unbelievable energy that Heaven Shall Burn displays again and again, every concert is an adventure. Hardly any other German band has impressively tied political and social topics, such as animal and human rights, into the metal scene known for it’s heavy riffs and circle pits. Successful albums such as the Iconoclast Trilogy and Wanderer as well as indomitable anthems like “Endzeit” and “Voice Of The Voiceless” have made Heaven Shall Burn one of the biggest international names in the scene for a long time.
Even their old friends Trivium, one of the most important metal bands of the 21st Century, explain their anticipation of touring together; “Heaven Shall Burn was one of Trivium’s earliest introductions to Hardcore/Metalcore mixed with Melodic Death and Death Metal; with very important lyrics that dealt with society and the world as a whole. We started off on the same record label back in the early 2000’s.”
Their appetite becomes ravenous as the Orlando, Florida natives are finally able to play their new songs. In Spring 2020 Trivium released their ninth album What The Dead Men Say, with the band’s typical mixture of devastating harshness, technical demands, great melodies and irresistible hooks, this new album once again promises great live moments.
Not that there's a lack of promise otherwise. The 2005 album Ascendency is a true classic, following albums such as In Waves and The Sin And The Sentence which turned out to be international chart successes, and also contain guaranteed real mosh pits. Trivium toured last in Europe in 2019 to celebrate their eighth album and 20th band anniversary - now it's time for a return.
Heaven Shall Burn and Trivium will be supported by none other than Prog-Metal TesseracT and Deathcore power Fit For An Autopsy. “To top the line up off two exceptional bands, TesseracT and Fit for an Autopsy, have agreed to join us,” says Maik from Heaven Shall Burn. Trivium agree, “Fit For An Autopsy are some of our best friends on the planet and one of our favorite bands; and TesseracT is a band we’ve been dreaming of touring with. THIS is the tour to bring back touring in Europe.”