Trapt formed in the late 1990's in Los Gatos, located in the south of San Francisco's bay area. By 2001, the band had secured a deal with Warner Brothers Records and released their self-titled debut album in November of 2002. By mid-2003, their first single "Headstrong" reached # 1 on both the Alternative and Active Rock charts and their self-titled debut became a multi-platinum album with the help of their second #1 hit "Still Frame" and their third single "Echo" becoming another Top 10 Alternative hit and a mainstay at MTV2.
A couple of years later, after relentless touring, the band found themselves in the middle of their second release in September of 2005. The album is close to reaching Gold status and included the Top 5 Active Rock hit "Stand Up", "Waiting" and "Disconnected (Out Of Touch)". In August of 2008, TRAPT put out their 3rd album Only Through The Pain, somewhat of a concept album it spawned the top 10 hit "Who's Going Home With You Tonight?" and the top 15 hit "Contagious," which was a number one song for KUPD/Phoenix, WIYY/Baltimore, WIIL/Chicago, and KTBZ/Houston among others.
TRAPT went to work on their 4th album a year after Only Through The Pain was released and on October of 2010 gave the Modern Rock world another great album "No Apologies," which included "Sound Off" and "End Of My Rope" the former being another Active Rock hit for the band. TRAPT is in the midst of releasing their 5th album Reborn on Epochal Artist/EMI/Capitol and the first single "Bring It" captured another top spot on the Active Rock charts, followed by the release of their latest single and video, "Love Hate Relationship". The new album has some of the best songs the band has written and a new musical direction. In frontman Chris Taylor Brown's own words, "this record is really a new sound for TRAPT, I've gotten to this point where I feel like rock music today needs to experiment and push new boundaries more than ever before. With Reborn we really wanted to use new sounds and textures electronically and organically using delays, reverbs, synths and a bunch of other techniques we have learned over the years or have heard in our influences. Lyrically, this album is as deep and thoughtful as any album that TRAPT has done in the past." TRAPT's new album Reborn was released January 22nd.