Early in 2013, Epiphone welcomed Trivium's Matt Heafy to the House of Stathopoulo's distinguished group of artists who have been honored with exclusive limited edition signature models including Slash, Frank Iero, and Joe Bonamassa.
It turned out to be an incredible year for Heafy not only for Trivium's critically acclaimed new album Vengeance Falls but also for the success of his two signature guitars; the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom and the Ltd. Ed. Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom-7 seven-string, both of which sold out shortly after they were released in February 2013.
With another run planned for 2014, Epiphione.com revisits Heafy who kindly took the time to speak us just after returning from a 72-date tour.
Great to talk to you again, Matt. Now that you've spent a year on the road with your Signature Les Paul Customs, take us through the tour for Vengeance Falls. How did it go and how are your guitars holding up?
The Vengeance Falls tour cycle has already spanned multiple countries and continents across the globe. We even just logged about 70-plus shows in North America alone in the past 3 months. So far, the best show of the cycle (if not one of the top ten of our careers) just happened in Japan. Not only were they the most insane crowd we've seen on this record cycle, their chaos was more organized than anyone else could have pulled off: massive, almost cued-up circle pits, jumping, and clapping that looked as if the 20,000 people had rehearsed our set already with us.
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