Talent and charisma are key ingredients for any professional musician, but without dedication and perseverance, many bands quickly fade to black. Then there are those like Orlando, Florida band Trivium, who are so determined, their behavior borders on insanity
Trivium formed in 2000 after the band's original singer saw Heafy perform the Offspring's "Self Esteem" with a drummer at his middle school talent show. The band members chose the name Trivium, which is Latin for the intersection between the three schools of learning; grammar, rhetoric, and logic, because they liked the way it implied an open-mindedness to different styles and summed up their musical aesthetic. After a couple of gigs at parties, the original singer quit the band and Heafy took the wheel.