California-based alternative metal quartet Trapt was formed in 1995 by group of high school friends. Drawing inspiration from grunge, as well as metal icons like Metallica, Trapt forged their sound on the independent releases AMALGAMATION and GLIMPSE. The band signed to Warner Brothers in 2001, and the label released the band’s self-titled big league debut in 2002, and a following EP and sophomore effort, SOMEONE IN CONTROL, in 2005. The band then gained prominence through their successful singles and widespread touring. In 2007 Trapt signed to Nikki Sixx’s Eleven Seven label, and released a live album, and their third full-length ONLY THROUGH THE PAIN.