- Trap Them
Infobox musical artist
Name = Trap Them
Background = group_or_band
Alias = 77+K7, Trap Them + Kill Them
Salem, New Hampshire, USA
Years_active = 2001–present
Trash Art!, Deathwish Inc
Associated_acts = Backstabbers Inc
December Wolves Unearth
URL = http://www.trapthem.net
Current_members = Ryan McKenney - Vocals
Brian Izzi - Guitar
Steve Lacour - Bass
Mike Justian - Drums
Past_members = Scott DeFusco
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 lyricstend 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-beatand grindcoredrumming 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 Comicsin 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 Ballouat the God City recording studio and released later that year. The resulting album and single, including a spoken wordpiece 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 punkband Extreme Noise Terrorfor 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 Gemserwho can also be found in other exploitation classics such as "The Bushido Blade" and "Le Notti erotiche dei morti viventi".
*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.)
* [http://www.myspace.com/trapthem Official MySpace]
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