Matt Heafy (Trivium) reacts to Roadrunner Records layoffs

April 27, 2012
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Trivium frontman Matt Heafy took to twitter yesterday to offer his thoughts on the recent layoffs at Roadrunner Records. Yesterday it was announced that 36 staffers at the label would be losing their jobs, 16 in the United States, as new parent label Warner Music Group worked to shift some of its responsibilities to WMG employees.

Heafy had some kind words for the label's now-former employees as well as some harsh words for those engaging in music piracy. Check out his comments below and let us know what you think.



Written by Bryne Yancey

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