Original Trivium Member Brent Young Has Died


Original Trivium member Brent Young, who was in the band until 2004 and switched from guitar to bass in 2001, has passed away. Young performed on the band’s head-turning debut, Ember to Inferno.

Fellow founding member and current frontman/guitarist Matt Heafy shared the news via social media over the weekend, saying:

“We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of Trivium, Brent Young.

“Having had a couple wonderful years with Brent in the Florida local band scene, doing the Blue demo and ETI together, the very first European mini-tour and first USA tour together – I have nothing but amazing memories of a wonderful person.

“Our hearts and condolences go out to all of Brent’s family and friends.”

Current bassist Paolo Gregoletto, who took Young’s spot in 2004 shortly after the release of Ember to Inferno, added:

“I met Brent a few times in the past, so I didn’t know him [too] well. But I have played a lot of songs he recorded on Ember to Inferno live and he was a big part of the early years of the band. I want to send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”

Young had joined former Trivium drummer Travis Smith in a new outfit called Blacknova in recent years.

On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, our thoughts are with Young’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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