Former Trivium Bassist Brent Young Has Died

Via Matt Heafy's Facebook. Young is on the left.
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Sad news today, as Brent Young, the bassist who played on Trivium’s debut album Ember to Inferno, has died. His passing was announced this weekend by the band, who paid tribute to Brent via social media.

“We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of Trivium, Brent Young,” wrote frontman Matt Heafy on his Facebook. “Having had a couple wonderful years with Brent in the Florida local band scene, doing the Blue demo and ETI together, the very first European mini-tour and first USA tour together – I have nothing but amazing memories of a wonderful person. Our hearts and condolences go out to all of Brent’s family and friends.”

We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of Trivium, Brent Young.Having had a couple…

Posted by Matthew kiichichaos Heafy on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Drummer Travis Smith, who played in the band alongside Young, commented, “I will forever remember September 25th at 6:48pm. This is when I received the most saddening, heartbreaking phone call I’ve ever received. My brother and best friend for the past 27 years has past and is no longer with me. Brent you will forever be missed and loved. I cherish every memory we have together. We shared so many great times and monumental moments in our lives together and I feel we still had so many more to go. You will forever be with me and so many others. Heaven received a beautiful person yesterday and you will forever be missed. I love you. Rest In Peace.” (Via Blabbermouth)

“I met Brent a few times in the past, so I didn’t know him too well,” added Trivium’s current bassist, Paolo Gregoletto. “But I have played a lot of songs he recorded on Ember to Inferno live and he was a big part of the early years of the band. I want to send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”

A cause of death for Young has not yet been revealed.

Everyone at The Pit sends their heart out to Young’s family, friends, fans and collaborators during this difficult time.


Words by Chris Krovatin