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

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