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Trivium fires drummer Nick Augusto

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:11 PM PT / 10,742 views

Trivium has parted ways with drummer Nick Augusto, who joined the band in 2010. Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto has issued the following statement:
To Trivium Fans, Friends and Family: I had asked everyone to make this statement regarding Nick, personally and on behalf of the band because of the history we both have had together as friends and bandmates. There is no easy way to go about parting ways with someone; whether it's in a band or not, but if it is coming directly from one of us, I hope that it will be perceived out of our respect for him. This past Sunday, Matt, Corey, and I decided that it was best to part ways with Nick and to move forward as soon as possible. This decision was not one that we took lightly, given the fact that we are in the midst of a tour, and more importantly, that Nick has been with us for almost 3 and half years. We spoke face to face for about an hour on the bus - first informing him of our decision to move forward, both discussing the situation and how to precede with announcing it, as well as personally thanking him for being there when we needed him as a tech, and then as drummer. I made both those calls to Nick - I asked him if he would be willing to drop everything and come out and be apart of Trivium at a moments notice and he did without hesitation. On stage we all fit well together - I believe we became a tighter and more unified band because of him. There was not a dramatic ending to this, honestly it was quite muted and I am happy to have been able to speak directly and calmly to one another. I believe we all agreed that what started out great "off stage" in the beginning, over time began to fray. It became obvious that things were not going to work out in the long run. We did not want to reach the point where the differences between us became apparent on stage. Being in a band is privilege afforded to us by all of you, and as much as we owe you guys the best show we can possibly give you, we also realize that being out here has to be enjoyable enough for us to continue to do so. We truly wish nothing but the best for Nick and whatever projects he becomes involved in. We will be rooting for him to succeed. I would like to add that as the one who championed Nick to become our drummer 3 and half years ago, I will be the first person to vouch for him as an incredible drummer and as an immense force and presence on stage. The last show together at Carolina Rebellion was a powerful one, and I am happy to say that we ended our time together on such a high and positive note. Lastly, I would like to thank our drum tech Mat Madiro for stepping up to the plate and learning our entire set in 24 hours, allowing us to continue this tour without a hitch. We have always tried to treat both band and crew as family, and the support for Mat from our other crew guys has been amazing, thank you all - Eric, Joey, Sam, Jeremy, and Mike! Another HUGE thank you to Volbeat and their crew for giving us their entire sound check at the Niagara Falls show to allow us to run through the set with Mat. They have been a great band to tour with and this act only further solidified to us what stand up guys they are on and off stage. Nick, thank you once again for the hard work with us, we will always be grateful for the time we spent together with you on the road and in the studio. Thank you all for your support and understanding. Sincerely, Paolo Gregoletto
UPDATE: Augusto has now commented on his exit from the band:
"Thank you so much to all the fans, support throughout the years. This was not my decision but [I'm] eternally grateful. "Thank you ALL for the messages and kind words! New musical adventures will be happening soon. This is not the end."

33 comments


anonymous 5/7/2014 3:16:44 PM

tldr this crap


anonymous 5/7/2014 3:19:36 PM

never commented anything before. don't have much to say.


anonymous 5/7/2014 3:24:43 PM

You couldn't pay me to listen to this band.


anonymous 5/7/2014 3:25:47 PM

I'd say he's better off.


anonymous 5/7/2014 4:21:36 PM

band hires drum tech fires drum tech hires next drum tech.


i_talk_shit 5/7/2014 4:26:06 PM

it's like Spinal Tap.


anonymous 5/7/2014 4:50:03 PM

Good, now he can go back to Maruta.


carveyournamein 5/7/2014 5:13:44 PM

Who?


anonymous 5/7/2014 5:18:11 PM

guess they don't like sharing the insane cash they grab on tours


anonymous 5/7/2014 5:38:52 PM

Pull! Harder! Strings!


anonymous 5/7/2014 5:53:59 PM

crowd sourcing festival to blame??


anonymous 5/7/2014 6:25:54 PM

"Drop everything and join" right that must have been hard.. Dude sucks at blast beats too ;) 666


anonymous 5/7/2014 7:02:34 PM

A tighter and more unified what?


anonymous 5/7/2014 7:59:57 PM

no metalcore no care


anonymous 5/7/2014 8:37:20 PM

didnt read that


Hibuddywazup 5/8/2014 4:22:48 AM

Erick Shute is stoked.


anonymous 5/8/2014 4:36:57 AM

Write a fcking book about it...


anonymous 5/8/2014 6:26:13 AM

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anonymous 5/8/2014 6:45:21 AM

Travis Smith is stoked


anonymous 5/8/2014 7:03:29 AM

"Dude sucks at blast beats too ;)" LOL. bro, do u even blast?


SuckMeBeautiful 5/8/2014 7:07:15 AM

Short version: We don't like him anymore, so we kicked him out.


anonymous 5/8/2014 7:11:32 AM

It's amazing how much crap Paolo crammed into this 'official statement' without telling people what Nick actually did to get fired. Paolo should get into political speech writing. I'm sure it pays better than being in a d-list metal band.


anonymous 5/8/2014 7:15:59 AM

^ which is?


anonymous 5/8/2014 7:33:51 AM

Lesson of the day: if you're a drummer, make sure your drum tech is only good at setting up drums and sucks at drumming. Nick did not learn this lesson even though it's how he got the job in the first place.


anonymous 5/8/2014 9:29:03 AM

neckbeards everywhere are screaming


anonymous 5/8/2014 11:30:56 PM

One of the shittiest bands of all time. Corey was banging Rita (Dimebag's wife) immediately after Dime passed. Matt thinks he's Sting. The band thinks they're Metallica. Such a shit show. Keep selling t-shirts to starry-eyed young metalheads.


anonymous 5/8/2014 11:33:54 PM

Such a good dude. Amazing drummer. Toured with us on a moments notice. Great guy. I'm the reason he was even in this band. I liked him so much that when he denied me access into his jerk, I had to drop him from the band.


anonymous 5/9/2014 1:38:30 AM

GO BACK TO IMPLOSIVE DISGORGENCE AND fck THIS FAIRY SHIT.gay HEAFY IS A BITCH


anonymous 5/9/2014 10:14:30 AM

One of the shittiest bands of all time. Corey was banging Rita (Dimebag's wife) immediately after Dime passed. Matt thinks he's Sting. The band thinks they're Metallica. Such a shit show. Keep selling t-shirts to starry-eyed young metalheads. This


long_insured_now 5/9/2014 11:02:02 AM

One of the shittiest bands of all time. Corey was banging Rita (Dimebag's wife) immediately after Dime passed. Matt thinks he's Sting. The band thinks they're Metallica. Such a shit show. Keep selling t-shirts to starry-eyed young metalheads. ^ dead on In other news, I banged Corey's mom while he was banging Rita. His mom likes rear.


anonymous 5/9/2014 8:56:48 PM

jesus christ, instead of hiring a drum tech maybe you should have hired an english tutor. Precede? I'm pretty sure you mean proceed. And you don't ask someone to be apart of your band. A PART. fck i can't even finish reading this who cares about trivium anyway?


anonymous 5/9/2014 9:19:07 PM

One of the shittiest bands of all time. Corey was banging Rita (Dimebag's wife) immediately after Dime passed. Matt thinks he's Sting. The band thinks they're Metallica. Such a shit show. Keep selling t-shirts to starry-eyed young metalheads. ^ dead on In other news, I banged Corey's mom while he was banging Rita. His mom likes rear. Anyone for a DP on Corey's Mom?


anonymous 5/10/2014 3:32:43 PM

yesss go back to Maruta





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