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Watch Trivium Frontman Matt Heafy Cover Slipknot’s New Single Solway Firth

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has covered – and completely reimagined – Slipknot’s new single Solway Firth.

Just over 24 hours after the release of Slipknot’s incredible new single Solway Firth, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has covered – and completely reimagined – the track.

No stranger to a cover or two (including Slipknot’s previous We Are Not Your Kind single Unsainted), the Trivium vocalist and guitarist has adapted Solway Firth pretty much in record time, with fans on his Twitch page requesting him to cover it almost instantly.

This cover was recorded during KiichiChaosKaraoke – a time where subscribers of my Twitch page choose a song for me to learn; timing down the pick by 5 minutes – auction-style,” explains Matt. “Once picked, the song has to be learned and performed in its entirety – immediately – no matter how long it takes.”

Given there’s nine members of Slipknot, each of whom playing their own intricate part, Matt’s solo cover with an acoustic guitar is obviously nothing like the original; instead, he’s transformed Solway Firth into a pretty ominous-sounding acoustic number – all the more impressive given how quickly he had to learn it. Bravo, sir.

Check it out below.

Slipknot’s huge U.S. tour with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth is set to kick off this month.

The band recently announced an “immersive exhibit” that will be available to attend at the shows, detailing a journey “from throughout the band’s history complete with instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe and personal never-before-seen items”.

Catch Slipknot live at the following dates this year.

July

26 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
27 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater

August

1 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
3 Albuquerque, NM @ Sleta Amphitheater
4 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
6 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
10 Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
11 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
16 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
18 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
20 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
21 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
24 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
25 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
27 Mansfield, MA @ The Xfinity Center
28 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
31 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

September

1 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
3 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
4 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6 Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
7 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

And see them supporting Metallica at the following, before their two Knotfest shows at the end of the year:

October

17 Perth, AUS @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, AUS @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
24 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, AUS @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, AUS @ QSAC
31 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium

November

2 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium
30 Mexico City, Parque Deportivo Oceanía @ Knotfest

December

6 Bogota, Colombia @ Knotfest

Posted on July 24th 2019, 10:59am
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