If you guys haven’t heard, the CEO/Founder of RR, Cees Wessels is leaving the label 17 months after the completion of its sale to the Warner Music Group. Concurrent with his departure, approximately 36 staff members were let go, their places will be taken over by WMG staff.
On Twitter today (April 26th) Matt Heafy was expressing some true emotions. It’s quite sad that this had to happen. Although Trivium might not have been effected directly, it is still a terrible thing. I, for one, am happy that Heafy stood up to the plate and was supporting people from RR who have been supporting him and his band for years.
This summer, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be playing the Trespass America Festival, their first tour since the return of original vocalist, Jesse Leach. The additional acts include TRIVIUM, EMMURE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOD FORBID, POP EVIL and BATTLECROSS. The tour dates can be found below.
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Heafy does not know formal music theory, and was almost completely self-taught. However, he does know how to read sheet music, but can only apply it on the saxophone. “Self taught for quite a bit of it, did lessons on and off for maybe two or three years, but I do not know anything formal music on guitar. I do on saxophone though…but that doesn’t help me on guitar