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School chums Chris Brown and Peter Charell absorbed the heavy rock sound of Korn, Soundgarden, and Metallica during the mid-'90s. Both were music geeks and naturally flirted with the idea of getting a group together. Casual gigs in school motivated them even more, leaving Brown and Charell to design what would become Trapt. In 1997, fellow guitarist Simon Ormandy joined the band. The trio recorded its own demo and landed gigs in and around the suburbs of southern California. Within a year, Trapt were opening up for the likes of Papa Roach, Dredg, and Spike 1000, but high-school graduation loomed ahead. Trapt's second album, Amalgamation, was self-released in 1998, but the band's dynamic was shifting. Ormandy and Brown were attending classes at UC Santa Barbara by fall 1999 while Charell was several hours away at UC Santa Cruz. The band met up on weekends for rehearsals and shows, and also managed to issue another record, Glimpse, in early 2000 with hopes that a record label would notice. As luck would have it, Trapt impressed those at the Immortal label after a stellar gig at the Troubadour one evening in late 2000. Talks of a deal were in the works, but Immortal dropped the band after eight weeks. Each member eventually dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles to focus solely on Trapt. Seattle native Aaron Montgomery joined to play drums, and after a 9/11 benefit show, Warner Bros. offered the band a deal in late 2001. A year later, Trapt prepared their proper debut, and a self-titled EP appeared in spring 2004. The band returned in 2005 with Someone in Control. A live album released in 2007 -- simply titled Live -- was their first for Nikki Sixx's Eleven Seven label. A year later they teamed with producer GGGarth Richardson for their third studio album, Only Through the Pain. For their fourth album, the band went into the studio with producer Johnny K, and in 2010 released No Apologies. For their next album the band expanded their sound by adding synthesizers and samples, making their fifth album, Reborn, their most ambitious album to date. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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    Xtreme Alt Rock
    3 songs

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    5 songs

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Headstrong
  3.   Stand Up
  4.   Sound Off
  5.   Disconnected (Out of Touch)
  6.   Still Frame
  7.   Bring It
  8.   Echo
  9.   Who's Going Home With You Tonight
  10.   Contagious
  11.   End of My Rope
  12.   Love Hate Relationship
  13.   Waiting
  14.   Living in the Eye of the Storm
  15.   Black Rose
  16.   These Walls
  17.   Hollowman
  18.   Made of Glass
  19.   Too Close
  20.   Storyteller
  21.   Ready When You Are
  22.   Bleed Like Me
  23.   Wasteland
  24.   Enigma
  25.   Stay Alive
  26.   Stories
  27.   Victim
  28.   Livewire (Light Me Up)
  29.   Curiosity Kills
  30.   When All Is Said and Done
  31.   Get Up
  32.   Wherever She Goes
  33.   Cover Up
  34.   Influence
  35.   Lost Realist
  36.   Are You with Me
  37.   The Game
  38.   You're No Angel
  39.   When It Rains
  40.   Going Under
  41.   Only One in Color
  42.   Everything to Lose
  43.   Product of My Own Design
  44.   The Wind
  45.   The Last Tear
  46.   Skin Deep
  47.   New Beginning
  48.   Get Out of Your Own Way
  49.   Strength in Numbers
  50.   Experience
  51.   Policy of Truth
  52.   No Apologies
  53.   Drama Queen
  54.   Beautiful Scar
  55.   Forget About the Rain
  56.   Repeat Offender
  57.   Promise
  58.   Lost in a Portrait
  59.   Stranger in the Mirror
  60.   Use Me to Use You
  61.   Overloaded
  62.   Alibi
  63.   [CD-Rom Track]
  64.   Patience
  65.   Perfect Dream
  66.   Avelyn (Acoustic)
  67.   Only in One Color

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