| October 14, 2003|
14 October 2003
| June – July, 2003|
| Thrash metal, Alternative metal|
Trivium albums, Thrash metal albums
Ember to Inferno is the debut album from American heavy metal band Trivium. It was released on October 14, 2003 on Lifeforce Records.
This album is the final release by the band with former bassist Brent Young. Frontman Matt Heafy was 17 years old when the album was written and recorded.
Corey Beaulieu toured in support of the album, but did not play on the album according to the re-release booklet.
The 2004 reissue of the album includes early versions of "The Deceived" and "Blinding Tears Will Break the Skies". Both songs were re-recorded for Ascendancy, with the latter appearing only on the 2006 special edition. "Demon" is taken from the Trivium "blue demo" EP.
"Inception the Bleeding Skies" is "A View of Burning Empires" played in reverse.
On December 2, 2014 it was announced by Matt Heafy on Twitter that Ember to Inferno would be re-released again with new artwork along with the band's early demo EPs. The re-release was officially revealed on October 14, 2016, via Trivium's Facebook page. It was released on December 2, 2016, two years after the initial announcement by Heafy. The re-release is dubbed Ab Initio, Latin for "From the Beginning".
All tracks written by Matt Heafy. All musical arrangement by Heafy and Travis Smith.
TriviumMatt Heafy – vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Brent Young – bass
Travis Smith – drums
Corey Beaulieu – lead guitar on tracks 13, 14
Additional musiciansJason Suecof – keyboards, lead guitar, choir vocals
Alex V. – lead guitar
George Moore – acoustic guitar
Icky – acoustic guitar
ProductionJason Suecof – producer, mixing, engineer
Matt Heafy – producer
Travis Smith – producer
Brent Young – producer
Tom Morris – mastering
1Inception: The Bleeding Skies0:35Ember to Inferno Wikipedia
2Pillars of Serpents4:35
3If I Could Collapse the Masses4:42