Trivium's Matt Heafy shares new Mike Shinoda-produced solo song, In Defiance

Twitch titans Matt Heafy and Mike Shinoda teamed up via the streaming platform to work on the Trivium frontman's surprising, genre-hopping new solo song, In Defiance.

Trivium's Matt Heafy shares new Mike Shinoda-produced solo song, In Defiance
Emily Carter

Back in February, Mike Shinoda confirmed that he'd be taking on production duties on a "weird" track by Trivium frontman Matt Heafy – and now it's finally arrived in all its bold, thrilling glory.

The song goes by the name In Defiance, and was created via Twitch, with Matt handling vocals and music, and Mike then doing his own thing to it on the production side.

“I got Matt’s blessing to get weird with the track," said the Linkin Park man when first announcing the collaboration. "We’re not gonna just make a metal track. We’re not gonna make a Trivium track. If you wanted a Trivium track you could just get a Trivium track. You could go to Matt’s channel and get that.

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"So I’m gonna take his vocal, and even his guitar, and chop them into little tiny bits and run them through a meat grinder and then we’re gonna make a track out of it. I don’t even know what we’re gonna make.

"The track he sent is so… it’s, like, epic!" Mike added. "It’s very, like, Matt standing on a mountaintop with a falcon on his wrist who flies away and collects the bones of enemy clans, enemy warriors.”

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