MORRISON, Colo.—Trivium and Asking Alexandria were two of the three opening acts at Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, on July 14. Body Count was the other opening act, KoЯn was the direct support and Avenged Sevenfold was the headliner.
Matt Heafy is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Corey Beaulieu is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist, Paolo Gregoletto is the bassist and backup vocalist and Mat Madiro is the drummer of Trivium.
An instrumental played and a voice accompanied it, prior to Trivium’s arrival. Shortly after, Gregoletto they appeared on stage and began their performance with “Black”. During the chorus—Heafy was accompanied by Beaulieu and Gregoletto, as they assisted him with backup vocals.
Heafy asked the crowd if they had seen Trivium many times in concert and he followed by asking them how many was their first time. After siding with the majority of the side whom were seeing them for the first time, he dedicated “Anthem (We Are The Fire)” to those who have seen them many times. As the lyrics were projected, the majority of the crowd sang with them.
Trivium went onto end their performance with “In Waves”. Before they went onto perform it, Heafy went onto say he knew the crowd could not mosh and to get creative with their dancing abilities instead. He went onto encourage the crowd to clap along to the beat of Madiro’s drum strikes. They followed suit, as they clapped their hands above their head rhythmically.
“Built To Fall”, “Through Blood and Dirt and Bone”, “Strife”, “Dying In Your Arms”, and “Capsizing The Sea” were also part of Trivium’s set.
Danny Worsnop is the lead vocalist, keyboardist and programmer, Ben Bruce is the lead guitarist, programmer and backup vocalist, Cameron Liddell is the rhythm guitarist, James Cassells is the drummer and Sam Bettley is the bassist of Asking Alexandria.
As soon as the house music faded away, the crowd began to cheer Cassells was the first member of Asking Alexandria to take the stage. The rest of his bands mates arrived, as they raise their hands to the near capacity attendees.
Prior to the fourth song, Worsnop briefly spoke with the spectators. After the song was brought to an end, he showcased his ability to sing a cappella. After showcasing his abilities, the crowd cheered as loud as they could and showed their appreciation.