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Trivium’s Matt Heafy has turned Wellerman into a metal song, because he’s Matt Heafy

Matt Heafy on Twitch stream
(Image credit: Twitch Matt Heafy)

As the sea shanty craze continues to spiral across the internet, this time the bizarre trend has landed in the capable hands of Trivium’s Matt Heafy, who sang, produced and played along to his own metal version of the Wellerman to over 83 thousand people on Twitch.

Heafy’s version may start off like your usual shanty, but is soon joined by a chorus of blast beats and mammoth riffing, because really, that’s what every sea shanty needs — a good ol’ dosing of heavy metal. 

If you’re wondering what strange memes may be next in the line for the internet to obsess over, maybe check with Matt Heafy, as he already shredded along to Sea Shanty 2 from Runescape two years ago on his YouTube channel

Heafy’s next session will stream this Friday from 10am PT / 1pm ET, where he’ll be premiering his collab with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, who will be producing the track live.

Check out Heafy's sea shanty below:

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.