Florida band TRIVIUM have laughed off claims they have "stolen" from rock legends Metallica, insisting their critics are just "deluded".
Frontman MATT HEAFY and his band have managed to turn their negative comments into something of an advantage after years of backstabbing and criticism from journalists, music fans and other bands.
He says, "They say we're deluded, they say we're crazy, they say we suck, they say we stole s**t from Metallica. But all that they're doing is giving us free publicity.
"Even if you say 'Trivium sucks!' You're still saying 'Trivium.'"