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

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