Watch Matt Heafy deliver a poignant rendition of Johnny Cash’s Hurt cover on a Gibson SJ-300 acoustic

In just the past 12 months alone, Matt Heafy has released a new album with Trivium, teamed up with Behemoth's Nergal, MCR's Gerard Way and Emperor's Ihsahn for his black metal side project, Ibaraki, collaborated with KHDK on the In Waves boost pedal, and launched a new range of signature guitars with Epiphone, the MKH Les Paul Custom Origins Collection.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.