Trivium unearth rare demo ahead of re-release; support bands announced

Ahead of the re-release of their catalyst debut album ‘Ember To Inferno’, firebrands Trivium have unearthed a rare demo for fans to get their hands on early. For pre-orders of ‘Ember To Inferno’ (set for release on December 2 via Cooking Vinyl), fans will now receive ‘The Storm’ as an instant grat track.


‘The Storm’ is a Trivium track of legend. It’s been completely absent from the world for ages since it was only very briefly available on ‘Caeruleus’ (Trivium’s “Blue Demo”) which pre-dates any of the band’s albums and harks back to their earliest days.  Frontman & guitarist Matt Heafy was just 16 years old when this was recorded. This demo has been rumoured to be priced at hundreds of dollars on auction websites. The song lyrically is inspired by the Norwegian Oskoreia; a European folk legend that is understood to have inspired black metal’s very creation.  ‘The Storm’ foreshadows the direction that Trivium would eventually take with their more progressive pieces (as seen on the ‘Shogun’ album) – it is a blend of instrumental technicality, melody, and brutality. Hear it now at:


‘Ember To Inferno’ will be released in four configurations, with the deluxe editions containing the band’s earliest recordings: “Ruber” (the “Red Demo”), “Caeruleus” (the “Blue Demo”) and “Flavus” (the “Yellow Demo”). Fans can pre-order all formats online via


The formats available are:

  • Ember To Inferno — Standard CD.
  • Ember To Inferno — Standard Vinyl LP, which is the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on flame marble vinyl.
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio — Deluxe CD, which is the original album with new artwork, plus 13 bonus tracks and expanded booklet in a digipak. The 13 bonus tracks are the band’s earliest recordings – “Ruber” (the “Red Demo”), “Caeruleus” (the “Blue Demo”) and “Flavus” (the “Yellow Demo”).
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio — Deluxe 5LP Box, which is five coloured LPs in a special box including the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on flame marble vinyl, the expanded booklet, a poster, a stencil, and 13 bonus tracks over three LPs. The 13 bonus tracks are the band’s earliest recordings – “Ruber” (the “Red Demo”) on transparent red vinyl, “Caeruleus” (the “Blue Demo”) on transparent blue vinyl, and “Flavus” (the “Yellow Demo”) on transparent yellow vinyl.


Trivium will be back in the UK for headline shows in February! The band can now announce that support will come from respected Brit prog metal group SikTh ( and fast-rising newcomers Shvpes ( Tickets are on sale now for the following:

Sat 11th Feb – DUBLIN Academy

Sun 12th Feb – BELFAST Limelight

Tue 14th Feb – BIRMINGHAM Institute

Wed 15th Feb – MANCHESTER Academy

Thu 16th Feb – GLASGOW Barrowlands

Fri 17th Feb – LONDON Roundhouse

Sat 18th Feb – NOTTINGHAM Rock City


For the full list of European dates, please visit

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