Trivium drummer Travis Smith tells Australia’s Beat magazine he grew up on thrash metal, and now Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is one of Trivium’s biggest fans. Asked how it felt to share stages with his heroes, Smith responded, “It’s an honor to play with bands like [Iron] Maiden and Metallica, but it’s not like a strike of good luck. It’s come from all the hard work we’ve put in, the last six years of busting our ass. They notice how hungry we are. I think they respect that, because we remind them of themselves when they were our age.”
The full interview at beat.com.au has since been removed.