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Trapt [May. 10th, 2004|06:41 pm]
the lesserknownbands saluted
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Trapt was formed in the suburban town of Los Gatos in California in the mid 1990s. This nu-metal band was created by high school friends Chris Brown (vocals, guitar) and Peter Charell (bass). Both men were fans of Korn, Metallica, 311, Pink Floyd, and Sound Garden. They began playing cover songs at high school parties. Simon Ormandy (guitar) soon joined the group. Trapt began practicing at the new guitarist’s guest house. In 1997, Trapt compiled their songs and placed it on a cd, which they sold at their concerts. In 1998, the men graduated high school. Although they separated; Brown and Ormandy attending UC Santa Barbara and Charell going to UC Santa Cruz, they stayed in contact and kept the group together. By 1998, Trapt was opening for bands such as Papa Roach, Dredg, and Spike 1000. They soon released another cd entitled Amalgamation. The cd was comprised of old demos and new material. The quartet began to realize that they wanted to focus solely on the band. Thus, they dropped out of school. They created a cd entitled Glimpse and re-located to Los Angeles, California. At that time they added drummer Aaron Montogermery to the group. In 2000, Trapt performed at the prestigious Troubadour. Shortly after their performance they were approached by a representative from Immortal Records. Immortal Records soon lost interest in the group. Trapt’s big break, however, came in 2001 when they were signed to Warner Brothers Records. They released their debut major label cd entitled Trapt in 2002. The album was produced by Rage Against the Machine producer Garth Richardson. The album contained twelve original songs and the singles “Headstrong,” “Echo,” “Still Frame,” and “Enigma.”