As you know, Matt Heafy is a huge fan of the heavy metal band Slipknot. The musician loves their style and music. He’s in a good relationship with band members and also the member who passed away at the end of July, Joey Jordison.
However, during a recent appearance on WRIF radio, the musician has commented how Slipknot had an impact on his life and career. He also mentioned the drummer Joey Jordison and told that he’s happy to know him.
When the interviewer asked which musicians’ deaths in the recent past had affected him so much, Matt said: “It’s been so many. There are three I wanna go over. Joey Jordison, obviously. Slipknot’s ‘(sic)’ was the first song Trivium ever played.”
Matt Reveals Slipknot Album That Changed His Life
After revealing the first Slipknot album Trivium ever played, Matt has also touched on the Slipknot album that changed his life. Continuation of his words, he mentioned Joey Jordison and stated that he’s happy to share those stories with him.
“I remember being in middle school and high school hiding my headphones underneath my hair during class to listen to that first Slipknot record,” Matt reveals. “That record changed my life.
“I got to do ‘Family Values’, and Joey Jordison was on that tour, playing drums for Korn. And I’m so happy I was able to tell Joey that. I told Joey those stories, about what an impact Slipknot had on my life.”
Pays Tribute To Alexi Laiho From Children of Bodom
Elsewhere in the interview, Matt has also paid his tribute to the late Children of Bodom legend Alexi Laiho. He expressed that he would not be there if the first three records of Children of Bodom were not released.
“Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom. Just as much as Slipknot is so important to the formative years of Trivium, so is Children of Bodom. Childrom of Bodom might not be a band that listeners are as familiar with, but it’s probably one of most legendary extreme metal bands of all time.
“Their first few records – ‘Something Wild’, ‘Hatebreeder’ and ‘Follow The Reaper’ – I would not be here without. Just as I was saying I would not be here without the first Slipknot record.
“Alexi Laiho passed too young; I think he was around the same age as Joey as well.”