Sunday, September 6, 2009

Matthew Shephard Remembered

Trivium-And Sadness Will Sear(With Lyrics)

Trivium-And Sadness Will Sear(With Lyrics)

Matt Heafy is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Trivium, a heavy metal band where you would ordinarily not expect to find a tribute to Matthew Shephard.

Matt's influences include bands such as Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Iron Maiden, Queen, The Beatles, Muse, Coldplay and Radiohead.

In this vein, the 23 year old artist, born in Japan, and now living outside of Orlando, spun together this moving piece to honor a slain American teenager, killed solely for being gay. It was about eleven years ago next month. I just came upon it, and it is certainly worth sharing.

Especially now that Congress is trying to pass new laws insuring that hate crimes pay a serious price. Here is a link to what the Foundation, still given life by Matthew Shepard's courageous mom, Judy, is doing.

Matthew Shepard Foundation webpage

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