Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM has tweeted a note thanking the “state of the record industry” for what he called a “massive royalty check” that he recently received in the mail. Heafy also included a photo of the check in question (see below), which was made out for a whopping amount of $1.31.
TRIVIUM‘s latest album, “In Waves”, sold 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 13 on The Billboard 200 chart — the highest U.S. chart entry of the band’s career. The group’s previous CD, “Shogun”, opened with just under 24,000 units back in October 2008 to debut at No. 23. The effort followed up “The Crusade”, which registered a first-week tally of 31,000 copies in October 2006 to enter the chart at No. 25.