So here’s some late news that just came to my attention; Trap Them will be playing their last 4 shows this November. The tour was posted (In August – I’m slow okay) with little fanfare or explanation but whatever the reason, we will be loosing one of the gnarliest hardcore bands in recent memory.
I had been listening to their blistering crossover of hardcore and grind for a while but it wasn’t until I saw them live last year that their true ferocity became cemented in my mind. The show I saw was part of North American tour they were doing with Yautja, started immediately after the conclusion of the Euro tour they had just been on.
During one of the dates of their Euro tour, their lead singer broke both his feet after jumping off a speaker. Usually that would be enough to cancel a tour, or at least the next planned one. Not for Trap Them, these guys finished the Euro tour with vocals being conducted from a broken office chair. Then they started the fucking NA tour, like 20-something dates with both feet in casts.
When they finally made it to Toronto the vocalist took the stage in kneepads and did the entire set writhing on the ground like a wounded animal. It is still the single gnarliest set I’ve seen and has established my profound respect for this band and vocalist. Everyone jerked off Dave Grohl for playing shows with a broken leg in a custom made throne but they missed the real badass crawling across the stage and sleeping in a van.
If you were lucky enough to get tickets I envy you. If not you can crank back their entire discography on Bandcamp. RIP.