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Californian post-nu-metal quartet Trapt formed in the '90s while the original lineup were still in high school, where Chris Brown and Peter Charell absorbed the heavy rock sound of Korn, Soundgarden, and Metallica. 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, 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 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 standout gig at the Troubadour one evening in late 2000. Talks of a deal were in the works, but Immortal walked away from 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 "Monty" 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 released their self-titled debut album, featuring their biggest hit "Headstrong," which topped the Billboard rock chart and peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200. The band returned in 2005 with the melodic Someone in Control, which led to tours with bands like Nickelback, Chevelle, and Thousand Foot Krutch. A live album, Trapt Live!, arrived in 2007 on Nikki Sixx's Eleven Seven label. A year later, Ormandy parted ways with Trapt and was replaced by Robb Torres. Their third studio album, Only Through the Pain, followed soon after, produced by GGGarth Richardson (Nickelback, Mudvayne, Atreyu). For their fourth album, the band hired producer Johnny K (Sevendust, Disturbed, Megadeth), and in 2010 released No Apologies. A compilation album, Headstrong, was issued the following year on Cleopatra Records. It featured re-recordings of their singles, remixes, live tracks, demos, and a cover of Depeche Mode's "Policy of Truth." In between releases, Trapt experienced a number of roster changes. Montgomery left the band at the start of 2012, replaced by Dylan Howard. Torres also left the band, his spot temporarily filled by ex-Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel (permanent replacement Ty Fury was recruited in 2014). On 2013's independently released Reborn, the new lineup expanded their sound by adding synthesizers and samples, making it their most ambitious to date. The quartet returned in 2016 with their seventh album, the muscular DNA. ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Neil Z. Yeung
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Headstrong
  3.   Stand Up
  4.   Still Frame
  5.   Sound Off
  6.   Disconnected (Out of Touch)
  7.   Bring It
  8.   Echo
  9.   Who's Going Home With You Tonight
  10.   Contagious
  11.   Human (Like the Rest of Us)
  12.   It's Over
  13.   Love Hate Relationship
  14.   End of My Rope
  15.   Waiting
  16.   These Walls
  17.   Made of Glass
  18.   Lost Realist
  19.   Ready When You Are
  20.   Black Rose
  21.   The Last Tear
  22.   Wherever She Goes
  23.   Hollowman
  24.   The Game
  25.   Stories
  26.   Passenger
  27.   You're No Angel
  28.   Stranger in the Mirror
  29.   Are You with Me
  30.   Stay Alive
  31.   Use Me to Use You
  32.   Repeat Offender
  33.   Strength in Numbers
  34.   Overloaded
  35.   Drama Queen
  36.   Beautiful Scar
  37.   Only One in Color
  38.   Cover Up
  39.   Promise
  40.   Fallen Angel
  41.   Castaway
  42.   Anchor
  43.   Changing Hands
  44.   Livewire (Light Me Up)
  45.   Living in the Eye of the Storm
  46.   Curiosity Kills
  47.   Forget About the Rain
  48.   Wasteland
  49.   Skin Deep
  50.   Bleed Like Me
  51.   Unforgiven
  52.   Tangled Up In You
  53.   Intro
  54.   Too Close
  55.   Get Out of Your Own Way
  56.   Storyteller
  57.   No Apologies
  58.   Product of My Own Design
  59.   When All Is Said and Done
  60.   Getting Even
  61.   Not So Different
  62.   When It Rains
  63.   Policy of Truth
  64.   Get Up
  65.   Influence
  66.   Lost in a Portrait
  67.   Enigma
  68.   Going Under
  69.   Experience
  70.   Everything to Lose
  71.   New Beginning
  72.   The Wind
  73.   Victim

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