Travis Smith (born April 29, 1982 in Bainbridge, Georgia) is the former drummer in the metal band Trivium.
He was with Trivium since forming the band in 1999.
Travis is best known for his very fast footwork, and intricate rhythms on the toms, a skill that has been noted several times by music magazines such as Revolver and Modern Drummer as well as by other media.
In Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Awards 2006, Travis received the "Best Drummer in the Universe" award.
The band Matthew Heafy (lead vocals, guitar), Cory Beaulieu (guitar), Brent Young (bass) and Travis Smith (drums) released their debut album, "Ember To Inferno", on Germany's Lifeforce Records in 2004 and caught Roadrunner's attention with their "larger than life, unrestrained rock sound," according to an official press release.
In April 2004 the band inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. Soon after Trivium hit the road on tour in support of God Forbid throughout the U.S.
Trivium's sophomore album "Ascendancy" was issued in 2005.
"Crusade" appeared 2006.....
Trivium's relationship with Smith had deteriorated over the years, and the band had no immediate plans to replace him when he announced in late October 2009 that he would be sitting out the 'Into the Mouth of Hell' tour to take care of "some personal business."
It was not until after the band members started playing with Augusto on the tour that they realized the injection of new blood served Trivium well.