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

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