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Matt Kiichi Heafy

About The Author

Matthew Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese American musician, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band Trivium. He is an avid gamer, practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and food connoisseur. 

Matt streams daily on his Twitch channel "matthewkheafy," displaying the behind-the-scenes work it takes to stay in shape for guitars and vocals. Playing Trivium songs by request, every day is a new show made by the fans, for the fans. 

Some of Matt's notable accomplishments include hosting the first ever Full Metal Gaming Village at Wacken Open Air, competing against ninja in the Twitch Rivals Summer Skirmish, competing and celebrating the opening of Full Sail's Esports Arena, created Shroud's Theme Song, Being Streamlabs top streamer merch seller of all time, being in the top 100 most subscribed to channels on Twitch, leading the charge as the pioneer of music streaming on Twitch (also partnering with Twitch to make the official how-to guides on streaming music on Twitch's Help Page.)


Matt has co-founded the Metal & Honey Foundation. The Metal & Honey Foundation supports the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children. One hundred percent of the proceeds directly benefit the music therapy program. Trivium's ninth full-length album, What the Dead Men Say, is available now via Roadrunner Records. 

Books by Matt Kiichi Heafy