Trivium Frontman Matt Heafy is Auctioning Off His Metal T-Shirt Collection for Charity
Face it: you’ve got more metal t-shirts than you know what to do with. Old ones, new ones, little ones, big ones, black ones…. and more black ones. You could probably do without a large chunk of them and you wouldn’t even notice they were gone.
That’s exactly the conclusion that Trivium frontman/guitarist Matt Heafy has come to, only instead of selling them on eBay for personal profit he’s decided to auction them off for charity in collaboration with Metal Injection. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools. Offers Matt:
Collecting metal shirts is something I’ve been doing my entire life. To this day, my closet is engulfed in a sea of black metal shirts (black, black metal shirts as well). I’ve been going through my older collection and I realized I have numerous doubles and triples, mutant altered sizes spanning the very tiny and the very large. I hope my old collection brings joy or fills a special spot in someone’s collection, but most importantly I look forward to all the proceeds going to a cause near and dear to me. Metal music isn’t just something we turn on and off, it’s what fuels us and keeps us alive – through good, bad, and ugly.
The auction is being conducted via Metal Injection’s eBay Page, where a total of 78 items are being sold off including not just shirts, but belt buckles, stage boots, sneakers, and more.
Not only is this an opportunity to beef up your own collection — especially, but not limited to, if you’re a fan of Trivium — but you can feel good about doing so knowing that if you’re gonna spend that last bit of your paycheck on an In Flames longsleeve you can’t really afford at least it’s gonna benefit a young kid that’ll grow up to repeat the exact same behavior. The auction ends August 27th, with proceeds going directly to Save The Music by Sept 1st, just in time for the new school year.