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Revisiting The Crusade with Matt Heafy

Welcome to this Trivium Podcast Special with Matt Heafy. In this conversation, Pete Bailey speaks to Matt about The Crusade, how the album was written in just six weeks, the level of abuse they got from the press and why it’s the most important album in Trivium’s discography.

The Crusade is the third studio album by Trivium. It was released on October 10, 2006, through Roadrunner Records and was produced by Jason Suecof and the band themselves. The album marked a significant musical departure from the metalcore sound of preceding album Ascendancy, with the band instead bringing their thrash metal influences to the fore.

The Crusade peaked at number 7 in the United Kingdom and was later certified silver in for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. In the United States, the album debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on its release, selling 31,000 copies in the US in its first week. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the United States.

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