Trap Them

Trap Them

Infobox musical artist
Name = Trap Them

Background = group_or_band
Alias = 77+K7, Trap Them + Kill Them
Origin = Salem, New Hampshire, USA
Years_active = 2001–present
Label = Trash Art!, Deathwish Inc
Associated_acts = Backstabbers Inc December Wolves Unearth
Current_members = Ryan McKenney - Vocals
Brian Izzi - Guitar
Steve Lacour - Bass
Mike Justian - Drums
Past_members = Scott DeFusco
Nat Coghlan
Mike Sharp

Trap Them is an extreme metal band based out of Salem, New Hampshire.


Trap Them's influences include hardcore punk bands, such as Black Flag, Born Against, and Tragedy; metal bands like Dismember and Entombed; which those bands' "buzzsaw" guitar tone create the main guitar sound for Trap Them, and experimental bands like Swans. Ryan McKenney's lyrics tend to deal with issues both personal and political, but with Trap Them his approach to lyric-writing has become more abstract. The group's musical style consists of complex and sometimes discordant guitar work and d-beat and grindcore drumming styles.


Trap Them began as a side-project for Ryan McKenney (vocalist of Backstabbers Inc) and Brian Izzi (guitarist of December Wolves) in 2001 while Izzi was beginning his stint as second guitarist for Backstabbers Inc. The two met while working together at Newbury Comics in Salem, NH and immediately became close friends. The band grew into a full-time consideration years later after both men left BSI to focus on other things. McKenney and Izzi later became roommates and began focusing on new material for the band. In 2006, the band reached an agreement with the Trash Art! record label to release a vinyl-only EP and a full-length album to be recorded with Kurt Ballou at the God City recording studio and released later that year. The resulting album and single, including a spoken word piece by McKenney were released in the January and April 2007. In late 2007, Trap Them signed onto Converge's Jacob Bannon's music label, Deathwish Inc.. The toured Europe in early 2008 with The Ocean and Rotten Sound. They worked with crust punk band Extreme Noise Terror for a split EP and toured the U.S.. A new full length album, "Seizures in Barren Praise", is to be released in fall 2008.


Trap Them take their name from the 1977 film by Joe D'Amato called "Trap Them And Kill Them", known also as "Emanuelle E Gli Ultimi Cannibali" and "Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals". The movie features European exploitation queen Laura Gemser who can also be found in other exploitation classics such as "The Bushido Blade" and "Le Notti erotiche dei morti viventi".
*Trap Them
*Trap Them + Kill Them



* 2001 "77K7" (As Trap Them + Kill Them)


* 2007 "Sleepwell Deconstructor" (Trash Art)
* 2008 "Seizures in Barren Praise" (Deathwish Inc.)

ingles and EPs

* 2007 "Cunt Heir to the Throne" (Trash Art)
* 2007 "Séance Prime" (Deathwish Inc.)
* 2008 "Split with Extreme Noise Terror" (Deathwish Inc.)


External links

* [ Official MySpace]

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