Brent Young, former Trivium bassist, dies at 37

He recorded on the band’s debut record, Ember To Inferno.

Brent Young

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Brent Young, the original bass player for American heavy metal outfit Trivium, has died at 37. News of his death was made known by frontman Matt Heafy.

In an Instagram post, Heafy broke the news of the bassist’s death to fans, writing: “We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of Trivium, Brent Young.”

“Having had a couple wonderful years with Brent in the Florida local band scene, doing the Blue demo and ETI [Ember To Inferno] 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.”

Paolo Gregoletto, Trivium’s current bassist, also took to Instagram to pay tribute to Young.

“I met Brent a few times in the past, so I didn’t know him too well. 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,” Gregoletto wrote. “I want to send my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”

Following his departure from Trivium in 2004, Young formed Blacknova with former Trivium drummer Travis Smith.

Smith remembered Young in a statement made to Loudwire saying: “I will forever remember September 25th at 6:48 p.m. 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 passed and is no longer with me.”

He continued: “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.”

As of press time, no official cause of death has been published.

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