In late 2002, Trivium went into the recording studio to record its first high-quality demo disc. A copy of the demo was heard by German label Lifeforce which signed Trivium, and the band entered a studio to record its debut album, Ember to Inferno. The album Ember to Inferno managed to garner the interest of Roadrunner Records representatives, who later signed Trivium to the label. The band then began writing songs for their major label debut.
In 2004, Trivium recorded its second album, Ascendancy, in Audiohammer Studios and Morrisound Recording in Florida. Produced by Heafy and Jason Suecof, the album was released in March 2005. The album debuted at No. 151 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 4 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Later in 2007 the band received their first Gold Record in the UK for more than 100,000 Sales.
In April 2006, after a headlining tour with Mendeed and God Forbid as openers, Trivium entered the studio with Suecof and Heafy producing again. Trivium released The Crusade in October 2006. Debuting at number 25 on the Billboard 200, the album sold over 32,000 copies in its first week of sales. Heafy's vocals had changed from the metalcore scream of the previous albums to clean singing.
Trivium started working on a new album with producer Nick Raskulinecz in October 2007. In September 2008, Trivium released their fourth full-length album, Shogun. The album sold 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, debuting at number 23 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as number 1 in the UK Rock Album Charts. Travis Smith unofficially left the band on the second leg of the "Into the Mouth of Hell We Tour" tour. On February 4, 2010.
In an interview with Guitar World, it was stated that for their fifth studio album, Trivium will move forward by looking back. The group will forgo the complex epic compositions, tricked-out leads and seven-string guitars that characterized its past two albums. Trivium will take an approach similar to that of its second album Ascendancy (2005) by using uncluttered riffs, Drop C# tuning, and more straightforward solos. In Waves was released in August 2011 worldwide, and received generally positive reviews.
Silence in the Snow is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Trivium. It was released on October 2, 2015 through Roadrunner Records. Guitarist Corey Beaulieu cites Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio as the main influences for the album, as well as touring experience with Heaven & Hell back in 2007. He said the title song was written during Shogun sessions but was eventually cut from the final release, as the band thought it did not fit "Shogun's sound." During the album's making, vocalist Matt Heafy worked with vocal coach Ron Anderson in order to improve his voice which he blew in 2014. The result of his training is a more melodic, clean singing style, making Silence in the Snow the first Trivium album not to feature any kind of unclean vocals at all.
What the Dead Men Say is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Trivium. It was released on April 24, 2020 through Roadrunner Records and was produced by Josh Wilbur. On February 25, the band posted a video on their social media pages teasing their new single "Catastrophist", which was released on February 27. Speaking about the album's sound, the frontman Matt Heafy said that "We've found a really great place to exist in this world. We love melodic death metal, we love death and black metal, and we love hardcore. What the Dead Men Say is everything we do on one record."