Children of Bodom/Trivium live in Tempe
By CrpnDeth, News Contributor
Friday, December 2, 2005 @ 2:28 PM
11-28-05 at the Marquee Theater
One of the break out bands of 2005s Ozzfest is Trivium. They are definitely taking
advantage of the Ozzfest exposure as they have just finished one tour, are currently
touring with Children of Bodom, and once this tour ends, they will be back with In Flames.
The young, highly energetic band performed as a seasoned quartet, even though Ascendancy
is only their second album (not counting their recorded demos ).
Trivium formed in 2000 after the band's original singer saw Matt Heafy perform the
Offspring's "Self Esteem" with a drummer at his high 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 going through various lineups, the band finally found guitarist Corey Beaulieu, who
compliments Heafy's precision playing with solid riffs that help anchor the songs.
Numerous bass players came and went before Paolo Gregoletto, who has jammed with Iron
Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, was brought in just in time for the tour with Machine Head.
Feeling so strongly about the group, their music and their dedication to their craft,
Paolo left another group to be a part of Trivium.
When Trivium hit the stage Monday night, they exploded. The packed crowd at the Marquee
Theater in Tempe was ready and waiting. Trivium helped draw a younger crowd for headliners
Children of Bodom, and the energy they brought was definitely felt on stage by the band.
Riff after riff, chant after chant, the crowds favorable reaction to Trivium grew.
The band took great delight in watching the number of bodies increasingly taking part in
crowd surfing. Around the time of the final hammer of Gunshot To The Head Of
Trepidation and Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr the hardcore
Bodom fans finally took notice. Those at the front continue to go off while those waiting
strictly for Bodom seemed to have awakened.
Rumblings in the press have stated that if Trivium continues its frenzied popularity
growth and maintains their hunger, they might take the throne from those has-beens in San
Francisco. Their new album, due out early next year, could prove interesting. While
participating in so many tours back to back, the guys should be careful about overexposure
(remember Linkin Park?).
Trivium set list in no particular order:
The End Of Everything (Intro) / Rain / Like Light To The Flies / Drowned & Torn
Asunder / Ascendancy / Suffocating Sight / The Deceived / A Gunshot To The Head Of
Trepidation / Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
Next up was Children of Bodom.
The bands name originates from a 45-year-old Finnish murder mystery (one of the most
notorious mass murders in Scandinavian history) which took place near the band's home
region. Back in 1960, four teenagers went camping near Bodominjärvi (Lake Bodom). They
were brutally stabbed leaving only one of them, a boy called Nils Gustafsson, barely
alive. The triple murder was never solved. In early 2005, the Finnish National Bureau of
Investigation (KRP) declared the case was solved based on some new analysis on the blood
stains. The trial started on August 4, 2005. On October 7, 2005 Gustafsson was freed of
After a brief break following Triviums performance, a break barely long enough to
wipe the sweat from your head and grab an overpriced beer, Children of Bodom was welcomed
to chants of Bodom! Bodom! Bodom! before the they could even take the stage.
They wasted no time launching in to Living Dead Beat, which is from the new release, Are
You Dead Yet? Following songs included Sixpounder, Silent Night Bodom Night, Hate Me
each offering a solid, flawless performance. There were over the top solos
including some duals where Alexi and Janna stood side-by-side. There were the appreciative
"Fuck yeah!" yells to the crowd and the pit retained its energy previously
ignited by Trivium. All in all, Children of Bodom fans both old and new left
satisfied and sweaty.
The band only has a short time left in the states for this tour before heading back across
the seas. You should definitely see them if there is a show near you. Remaining dates:
02.12.2005 SAN ANTONIO; TX / White Rabbit
03.12.2005 HOUSTON; TX / Meridian
05.12.2005 TAMPA; FL / Masquerade
06.12.2005 ATLANTA; GA / Masquerade
08.12.2005 WASHINGTON; DC / 9:30 Club
09.12.2005 PHILADELPHIA; PA / Trocadero
10.12.2005 WORCHESTER; MA / Palladium
11.12.2005 MONTREAL; QU / Medley
12.12.2005 TORONTO; ON / Opera House
14.12.2005 NEW YORK; NY / Irving Plaza
Children of Bodom setlist in no particular order:
Living Dead Beat, In Your Face, Are You Dead Yet?, Sixpounder, Angels Dont Kill,
Needled 24/7, Chokehold, Hate Me, Bodom After Midnight, Follow the Reaper, Everytime I
Die, Silent Night Bodom Night, Downfall, Hate Crew Deathroll
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