Chris Tyler Brown performing with Trapt in 2007
|Origin||Los Gatos, California, U.S.|
|Labels||Eleven Seven Music, Warner Bros.|
|Members||Chris "Hotpants Manlover" Taylor Brown|
Dylan Thomas Howard
|Past members||Robin Diaz|
Aaron 'Monty' Montgomery
Formation and early years (1997-1998)Edit
The band was formed in 1997 when the members met each other in high school in the mid-'90s and shortly thereafter developed an act with vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, guitarist Simon Ormandy, bassist Peter Charell and drummer David Stege.
Amalgamation, Glimpse EP and Warner Bros. Records (1999-2001)Edit
In 1999, Trapt independently released Amalgamation. In 2000, Trapt also independently released Glimpse EP. Also in 2000, David Stege left the band and was replaced by Robin Diaz. In 2001, Trapt signed with Warner Bros. Records. Also in 2001, Robin Diaz left the band and was replaced by Aaron Montgomery.
Trapt starting working on their debut album in 2001. Trapt released their self-titled debut album, Trapt, on November 5, 2002. Their self-titled album featured the band's best known song is "Headstrong" which reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Trapt EP and Someone In Control (2004-2006)Edit
In early 2004, Trapt started to working on their second studio album to release in fall of that year, but got delayed into early 2005, then delayed once again to fall 2005. Also in 2004, Trapt released a self-titled three track EP. The three tracks were Made of Class and Echo from the debut album and the previously unreleased, Promise.
On September 13, 2005, Trapt released the second studio album, Someone In Control. It's single, "Stand Up" reached No. 3 on the US Mainstream Rock chart.
Only Through the Pain (2007-2009)Edit
Their live album, Trapt Live was released in 2007. In 2008, Simon Ormandy left the band and was replaced by Robb Torres. Trapt's third studio album, Only Through the Pain was released on August 5, 2008.
No Apologies and compilation album (2010-2011)Edit
Trapt's fourth studio album, No Apologies was released on October 12, 2010. In 2011, Trapt released a compilation album called Headstrong.
In 2012, Aaron Montgomery left the band and was replaced by Dylan Howard. Reborn was released on January 22, 2013.
re-releases and DNA (2014-present)Edit
On February 7, 2014, Trapt re-released Amalgamation and Glimpse EP. On June 15, 2014, they started working on their sixth studio album. DNA was released on August 19, 2016.
- Chris Taylor Brown – lead vocals (1997–present)
- Pete Charell – bass (1997–present)
- Travis Miguel - lead guitar (2013–present)
- Dylan Thomas Howard - drums (2012–present)
- Trapt Tour (2002-2003)
- Someone in Control Tour (2005-2007)
- Only Through The Pain Tour (2008-2009)
- No Apologies Tour (2010-2011)
- Reborn Tour (2013-2014)
- DNA Tour (2016-2017)