Listen: Matt Heafy is teasing a very metal Ed Sheeran cover

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has teamed up with singer-songwriter Jonathan Young for a crushing cover of Ed Sheeran’s I See Fire, from 2013’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

Listen: Matt Heafy is teasing a very metal Ed Sheeran cover
Emily Carter

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has taken to Twitter to preview a very metal Ed Sheeran cover.

Teaming up with Jonathan Young, the pair will be dropping their crushing rendition of I See Fire “very soon”. As you can hear from the raging bridge – ‘And as the sky is falling it crashed into this lonely town / And with that shadow upon the ground I hear my people screaming out’ – it’s a much different take on the 2013 ballad, which was originally featured on the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

Can’t wait for the full version – but in the meantime, enjoy this…

Catch Trivium on their upcoming Deadmen And Dragons tour at the following:


2 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House + Event Center
3 Portland, OR – Roseland
4 Vancouver, BC – Vogue
6 Calgary, AB – MacHall
8 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings
9 St. Paul, MN – MYTH
11 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12 Chicago, IL – Radius
14 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Hall
15 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
16 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
18 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
19 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
21 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
22 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
23 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
25 Toronto, ON – Rebel
26 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
29 New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
30 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
31 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore


2 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
4 Houston, TX – House of Blues
5 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
6 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
8 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
9 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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