20+ TWITCH CREATORS CELEBRATE ROCKTOBER, TRIVIUM’S IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON ALBUM RELEASE, + FUNDRAISE FOR MUSICARES!
On October 16 and 17, 20 of the top rock and metal creators on Twitch will come together for the first ever Rocktober Relay Raid, a livestream charity event with the goal of raising $15,000 for MusiCares™, the leading music charity supporting the health and welfare of the entire music community.
Each day will feature high energy, 30-minute performances showcasing the best of Twitch’s growing rock community, including both longtime Twitch streamers such as Canadian shredder Chainbrain and famed metal reviewer and content creator Nik Nocturnal alongside metal household names such as Of Mice & Men, Dragonforce’s Herman Li, and more.
The event is free, open to the public, and will take place on each creators’ Twitch channel in sequence through raiding, a Twitch feature that sends all viewers from one channel to the next, amassing viewers throughout the day.
On Sunday, October 17, at 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET, the event will culminate in an exclusive live headline performance by Trivium celebrating the October 7 release of their album In The Court of the Dragon via Roadrunner Records.
The band, whose frontman Matt Heafy has long been an active Twitch Partner, will make a special limited edition album available for purchase by Twitch subscribers only throughout the duration of the stream.
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventative, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct and financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information, please visit here.
Trivium released their ninth full-length, What The Dead Men Say, through Roadrunner Records in 2020. The album was produced by Trivium and Josh Wilbur and debuted at #35 on the Billboard Top 200; at #2 on the Top Current Albums Chart, and at #3 on both the Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top Rock Albums Chart. The band and album were praised by and featured in mainstream outlets like The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Billboard, TechCrunch, and Kotaku, as well as Guitar World, Revolver, Alternative Press, and more.
Trivium released its now-canonical album Ascendancy in 2005. It was recognized as KERRANG!’s “Album of the Year,” achieved a gold certification in the UK, and eclipsed sales of 500,000 worldwide. Metal Hammer placed it in the Top 15 of “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the 21st Century.” It ignited a string of six consecutive Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and five straight Top 3 debuts on the Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, culminating on 2017’s benchmark The Sin And The Sentence. That album elevated the group’s total stream tally past a quarter-of-a-billion. Additionally, “Betrayer” received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance.” Unanimous acclaim followed from Decibel, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, MetalSucks, and Metal Hammer, who dubbed them, “quite simply one of the best bands in modern metal.” Not to mention, they performed alongside Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and many others and graced the main stages of Download, Bloodstock, KNOTFEST, and more. After two decades, eight albums, and hundreds of sold out shows, Trivium actualize the all-encompassing ambition they first set in motion back in 1999. Tenth album In The Court Of The Dragon arrives 2021.