Gig Coverage: Trivium played a sold-out Saint Vitus

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Florida heavy metal troop Trivium are currently knee-deep in a co-headline run with Tremonti as part of the 2015 edition of the “HardDrive Live Tour,” which hit Long Island at The Emporium two Sundays ago (9/20). At some point during the ongoing trek, Trivium added a special one-off show at Brooklyn’s 350-capacity Saint Vitus Bar for September 24. Tickets undoubtedly sold-out in no time.

Hardcore fans, who were lucky enough to snag tickets to the intimate gig, piled into the tiny venue on Thursday night on the eve of Pope Francis‘ much talked about NYC visit. Fortunately the pontiff’s local takeover was confined to the midtown Manhattan area, making traveling to the Greenpoint, Brooklyn rock spot surprisingly painless. With no opening support and a sense of excitement in the air, the show started promptly at 9:30pm with Trivium making their way through the thick crowd and towards the venue’s cramped stage, while the Ihsahn-composed “Snøfall” intro blared through the PA.

Without hesitation, the band jumped straight into the night’s first track, the riffy “Silence in the Snow,” off of their upcoming LP of the same name (out 10/2 via Roadrunner). With slight stage banter here and there, the gang continued through their 75-minute set, shredding through a total of 12 tracks, which included fan-favorites such as “Down from the Sky,” “Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr” and “Built To Fall.” The mosh-pit frenzy crowd was also treated to new songs “Until the World Goes Cold” and “Blind Leading the Blind,” before the guys concluded their set with the title-track to their 2011 effort, In Waves.

Trivium‘s stint aboard the “HardDrive Live Tour” continues through the end of October (see all remaining dates here). Check out exclusive pics and full video from Vitus, as well as a just released stream of Silence in the Snow, below…

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