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We spoke with Trivium's Matt Heafy to talk through all things 'Ascendancy', and it turns out there was almost a very surprising bonus track on the album... “I did have another idea for ‘Ascendancy’, and I wonder so much whether it would have been a good idea or not." Matt shared. "When we were about to record it, on the Roadrage tour, I told Robb Flynn, ‘Hey, I’ve had this awesome idea, I want to make a Trivium-ised version of *NSYNC’s ‘Tearin' Up My Heart’ and put it as a secret track on ‘Ascendency’."
"He was like, ‘That’s a horrible idea, don’t do it.’ So we didn’t - but I’ve always wondered if it would have worked. Look at all the heavy bands covering pop songs now!”
The good news is, over a decade later Matt recorded a cover anyway and put it on YouTube. Check it out below: