Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Release New Collaboration “In Defiance”

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Back in January, we learned that Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda would be collaborating on a new track via their respective highly-successful Twitch channels.

The fruit of those labors is now ripe. “In Defiance” features vocals and guitars by Heafy and production and programming by Shinoda; the duo share songwriting credit.

Heafy calls the track “unlike anything I’ve ever created,” and that’s not hype. It’s not too hard to tell it’s a partnership between the dude who wrote “The Sin and the Sentence” and the dude who wrote “Session,” but I also think that undersells it.

Check out “In Defiance” below. The awesome artwork is by Half Sumo.

This is Heafy’s second unexpected-but-not-unwelcome team-up this month: a coupla weeks ago, he and Richard Marx released an updated version of Marx’s megahit “Right Here Waiting.”

Trivium begin a tour with Megadeth, Lamb of God, and In Flames in August. Dates are as follows:

8/20 Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
8/21 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory [tickets]
8/22 Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
8/24 El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center [tickets]
8/25 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater [tickets]
8/27 Denver, CO @ Ball Arena [tickets]
8/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre [tickets]
8/31 Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center [tickets]
9/1 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/2 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion [tickets]
9/4 Portland, OR @ Moda Center [tickets]
9/5 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/9 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago [tickets]
9/11 Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Festival [tickets]
9/12 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
9/13 Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion [tickets]
9/15 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion [tickets]
9/16 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center [tickets]
9/18 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
9/19 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
9/20 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion [tickets]
9/22 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP [tickets]
9/24 Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre [tickets]
9/26 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis [tickets]
9/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Armory [tickets]
9/30 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage [tickets]
10/1 Laval, QC @ Place Bell [tickets]
10/2 Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron [tickets]

[via The PRP]

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