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TRIVIUM’s MATT HEAFY Says BRUCE DICKINSON Told Him He’d Have A Voice Like RONNIE JAMES DIO

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy recalls meeting two of metal's elite.

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy recently recalled meeting two iconic figures in metal, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and DIO/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

Speaking with Metal Wani about the two sperate meetings, Matt said: “We were interviewed on Bruce Dickinson’s radio show in 2006, [when we were promoting] ‘The Crusade’. And I remember I was, like, ‘I’ve gotta talk to this guy about vocals. I asked him all these questions about vocals, and what he told me in the end was, like, ‘I believe someday your voice will develop to be something like Ronnie James Dio.’ That’s what Bruce Dickinson said to me. I was, like, ‘Thanks, man.’ It stuck with me forever. Then, [in October] 2007, we’re playing [a show in Japan opening for] HEAVEN & HELL and I’m able to meet Dio. I told Dio that same story. I said, ‘Bruce Dickinson said someday I’d have a voice like you.’ Ronnie James Dio laughs, smiles and he goes, ‘You know, Bruce finally admitted I’m one of his heroes.’ And that was kind of the end of that. And we shared a glass of wine together. And that was just a very trippy night.”

You can check out the full interview at this location.

TRIVIUM’s tenth studio album, “In The Court Of The Dragon”, arrived last month via Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in the fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando.