Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

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"Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr"
Single by Trivium
from the album Ascendancy
Released 2005
Format CD
Genre Metalcore[1]
Length 4:51
Label Roadrunner Records
Writer(s) Matt Heafy, Corey Beaulieu, Travis Smith
Producer(s) Jason Suecof
Trivium singles chronology
Like Light to the Flies
Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr
A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation

"Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" (often abbreviated by fans to "Pull Harder" or simply "Martyr") is a song by heavy metal band Trivium. It appears on their 2005 album Ascendancy and was released as the album's second single in the same year.[2] Metal Hammer named it "one of the decade’s biggest metal anthems".[3]

Live performance[edit]

This song used to be played as the last song in a Trivium live set, however, since 2011, they have finished with the Shogun single "Throes of Perdition", though they did finish with Pull Harder during one special set in Birmingham, England, in June 2011 always. During the Ascendancy tours, the song's verse was screamed, but for a short stint of the tours after the Crusade, the song was sung live in a raspy clean voice as opposed to the recorded version. Since the release of the Shogun, the song is back to being screamed.[4]

At the Roadrunner United 25th anniversary concert back in December 2005, Trivium performed this song live with Machine Head's Robb Flynn on vocals. That concert was released as a DVD called The All-Star Sessions, along with a documentary.[5]


"Pull Harder is a look at a villainous tyrant; one who can simply kill and destroy on will, push his faith upon all, be hated by all other powers around - and still be loved by many that he rules." - Matt Heafy.[6]



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