TRAPT, the multi-platinum rock band whose self-titled debut album spawned two #1 Mainstream Rock singles, (“Headstrong” and “Still Frame”), and the alternative rock song of the decade (Billboard), return with their most powerful and dynamic album to date, NO APOLOGIES which was released October 12th by Eleven Seven music.
The album sees the band drawing on their early rock roots beginning with their first single, the anthem, “Sound Off” asking “Have you been heard? Have you been walking around this world misunderstood?”and, promising “we will ask the questions that you fear…” The entire record is chock full of piercingly honest views of today’s society and the hardships that unite us all.
TRAPT is Chris Taylor Brown (Vocals/Guitar), Pete Charell (Bass), Aaron “Monty” Montgomery (Drums) and Robb Torres (Guitar) making his studio debut on NO APOLOGIES.
The band’s third album, Only Through The Pain (released in August of 2008) debuted at #2 on the Top Independent Album chart and #18 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced two Top 20 Mainstream Rock tracks (“Who’s Going Home With You Tonight?” and “Contagious”). Billboard recently named “Headstrong” the #1 Alternative Song and #7 Rock Song of the Decade. For more information on Trapt, please visit the band’s website.
NO APOLOGIES track listing:
1. Sound Off
2. Drama Queen
4. Get Up
5. No Apologies
7. Beautiful Scar
8. Are You With Me
9. The Wind
12. Head Up
Check out Trapt’s new video clip, “Sound Off” below!
Trapt is giving away a free download of their song “Contagious”. Get it here for free!!
Catch Trapt on Tour at one of their following dates:
|Green River, WY
El Paso, TX
Chippewa Falls, WI
Cedar Rapids, IA
San Diego, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
|Stratton Myers Park
Downtown Street Festival
Northern Wisconsin Fair
House of Rock
House of Blues
Last Day Salon
Upper Peninsula State Fair
Cruefest came to Cincinnati on Tuesday August 19th. Trapt took the stage shortly after 5 P.M. and played a collection of songs including “Headstrong”, “Still Frame”, “Stand Up”, “I Believe” and their new single, “Who’s Going Home with You Tonight”.
I thought Trapt was good, but their music is more on the alternative rock side, than hard rock. Out of all of the bands on the Cruefest bill, I thought Trapt seemed a little out of place. They were the least heavy act in Cruefest. Their sound wasn’t the only thing that seemed to greatly differ from the other acts on Cruefest.
The members of Sixx A.M. Papa Roach, Buckcherry and Motley Crue, have more tattoos on their skin than most bands I have seen live. Trapt looked like a clean cut bunch of corporate rockers. Their image has nothing to do with their sound. They were good live, but when comparing them to the rest of the acts on the Cruefest bill, they were nothing more than an o.k. warm up act. They didn’t have the energy of the other bands on this bill. I was glad that I got to see them, and I did enjoy hearing a couple of their songs. Their live performance wouldn’t draw me to another show.
From a business perspective, putting Trapt on this bill makes sense. The band has a solid fan base, and have sold a ton of albums. I hope for Cruefest 2009, they pick some bands that better fit the hard rock genre.
The slideshow below are some of the pictures I took during the Trapt set. Enjoy!
Check out Trapt’s brand new video, Who’s Going Home With You Tonight. This song is on Trapt’s new CD, Only Through the Pain, which is due in stores August 5th.
If you missed the recent interviews on Rockline from Candlebox, The Scorpions, Trapt or Judas Priest, you can listen to the archive interviews at the link below.
In 2005, Trapt released their sophomore effort, Someone In Control. Stand Up is the first of three singles from the album, and hit #3 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart.
Trapt’s new album, Only Through te Pain, will be released August 5th, 2008.
I started compiling the following list of New releases for 2008. This may not be a complete list, but so much great new music has arrived in 2008, so far, I though it would be a good idea to keep a running tab of what has come out, and what is on the way. The releases through August have been confirmed. Releases with a question mark have not been confirmed yet. This list will be updated as more news arrives.
Updated July 9, 2008
Drive By Truckers – Brigher Than Creation’s Dark
Airbourne – Running Wild (U.S. Release)
Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire
Gamma Ray – Land of the Free, Part 2
Ayreon – 01011001
American Speedway – Ship of Fools
Lillian Axe – Love and War (Reissue)
Lillian Axe – S/T (Reissue)
Sleeze Beez – Screwed Blued & Tattooed (Reissue)
Sleeze Beez – Powertool (Reissue)
Stonerider – Three Legs of Trouble
Thieves & Liars – When Dreams Become Reality
Tiles – Fly Paper
Saint Daemon – In Shadows Lost From the Brave
Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation
DVD – Iron Maiden – Live After Death
DVD – Scorpions – Live at Wacken Open Air 2006
DVD – Overkill – Live at Wacken Open Air 2007
DVD – Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous
Three – End is Begun
Pillar – For the Love of the Game
Avantasia – The Scarecrow
UFO – Phenomenon (Reissue)
UFO – No Heavy Pettin (Reissue)
UFO – Force It (Reissue)
Type O Negative – Dead Again (Red Version)
Hurricane – Over the Edge (Reissue)
Hurricane – Take What You Want (Reissue)
Hurricane – Slave To the Thrill (Reissue)
Hericane Alice – Tear the House Down (Reissue)
Baton Rouge – Shake Your Soul (Reissue)
Baton Rouge – Lights Out on The Playground (Reissue)
Wrathchild America – Climbing the Walls (Reissue)
Tangier – Four Winds (Reissue)
Tangier – Stranded (Reissue)
Danko Jones – Never Too Loud
King’s Call – No Alibi
Benedictum – Seasons of Tragedy
Inflikted – Cavalera Conspiracy
Saving Abel – S/T
Steve Stevens – Memory Crash
Firewind – The Premonition
DVD – Zebra
King Kobra – Ready to Strike (Reissue)
King Kobra – Thrill of a Lifetime (Reissue)
Icon – Right Between the Eyes (Reissue)
Black Tide – Light From Above
House of Lords – Come To My Kingdom
Warrior – Fighting For The Earth (Reissue)
Shannon – Angel in Disguise
Whitecross – 1987
Black Crowes – Warpaint
Diamond Head – Borrowed Time (Reissue)
Diamond Head – Canterbury (Reissue)
Fatal Smile – World Domination
Saints of the Underground – Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner
Theory of a Deadman – Scars & Souvenirs
Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad
Dominici – 03 A Trilogy Part 3
Asia – Phoenix
Testament – The Formation of Damnation
The Sword – Gods of The Earth
Dream Theater – Greatest Hit (And 21 other pretty cool songs)
P.O.D. – When Angels and Serpents Dance
Sevendust – Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
In Flames – Sense of Purpose
Kamelot – Ghost Opera: The Second Coming
Ministry – Cover Up
DVD – Axel Rudi Pell – Live Over Europe
Keel – Lay Down the Law (Reissue)
White Lion – Return of the Pride
Circle II Circle – Delusions of Grandeur
Crimson Glory – S/T (Reissue)
Crimson Glory – Transcendence (Reissue)
Tantric – The End Begins
Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I – IV
Iron Maiden – Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989
MSG – In the Midst of Beauty
3 Doors Down – S/T
Bombay Black – Psycho Magnet
Def Leppard – Songs From The Sparkle Lounge
Kip Winger – From the Moon To the Sun
Eden – Oblivion
King’s X – XV
M.ILL.ION – Thrill Of The Chase
Dokken – Lightning Strikes Again
10 Years – Division
Jon Oliva’s Pain – Global Warning
Flotsam and Jetsam – Cuatro (Reissue)
Gun Barrel – Outlaw invasion
Brother Firetribe – Heart Full of Fire
Circle II Circle – Delusions of Grandeur
Southern Gentleman – Valley of Fire
10 Years – Division
Glenn Hughes – First Underground Nuclear Kitchen
Souls of We – Let The Truth Be Known (Featuring George Lynch and London LeGrand)
Disturbed – Indestructible
Bret Michaels – Rock My World
Man Raze – Surreal
Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
Judas Priest – Nostradamus (2 CD Set)
JORN – Lonely Are the Brave
Flotsam & Jetsam – When The Storm Comes Down (Reissue)
Clusterhead – Times of No Trust
Shinedown – The Sound of Madness
Harem Scarem – Hope
Valient Thorr – Immortalizer
The Dogs Divine – Way of Life
Stephen Pearcy – Under My Skin
Tesla – Comin Atcha Live – DVD
Hydrogyn – Deadly Passions
Gypsy Rose – S/T (Featuring David Reece)
Harem Scarem – Hope
Ritchie Kotzen – Live in San Paolo
Silent Rage – Four Letter World
Night Ranger – Hole in the Sun
Jet Black Stare – In This Life
Jesse James Dupree and Dixie Inc – Rev It Up and Go Go
Alice Cooper – Along Came a Spider
Black Sabbath – The Rules of Hell CD Boxset
Black Stone Cherry – Folklore & Superstition
Slipknot – All Hope is Gone
Trapt – Only Through The Pain (Aug 5th)
The Showdown – Back Breaker
Dragonforce – Ultra Beatdown
Extreme – Saudades De Rock (Aug 15th)
Papa Roach – Metamorphisis
Evergrey – Torn
Bullet – Bite the Bullet
Buckcherry – Black Butterfly
Metallica – Death Magnetic
Iced Earth – The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
Starbreaker – Love’s Dying Wish
The Colossal Motley Crue announcement has come and gone. Other than the announcement, of Motley Crue’s new single, Saints of Los Angeles getting an early release on ITunes, and as a download on the Rockband video games, there were no real surprises. Most of the information regarding Cruefest was leaked over a month ago.
Their was no real shock that Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Trapt and Sixx A.M. was going to be on the road with Motley Crue.
Nikki Sixx said the criteria for picking bands for this new rock festival was a) each band had to have some hits, and b) they had to live the rock and roll and lifestyle.
I can’t deny the logic too much. If you are going to go on the road with Motley Crue, you will certainly have to be able to hold your own.
Buckcherry is a solid choice. Especially with their newfound success, with their CD 15.
Sixx A.M. is a no brainer choice since Nikki Sixx is a member of that band as well.
I have read comments by many people questioning the addition of Trapt, and Papa Roach. Most of them are not complimentary.
Aside from Motley Crue, all of the other acts on the bill came from the mid 90’s to the 00’s. This can’t be called an 80’s has been festival, as Motley Crue is the only act from that era of rock.
Is the addition of Trapt and Papa Roach smart marketing? It could be. I don’t know how big the fan bases are for those two bands, but this festival could draw three generations of rock fans, instead of teenagers and twenty somethings that might pay to see this show. Papa Roach and Trapt are two of a short list of rock acts that have managed to sell over a million albums since the year 2000.
Could this be the festival that brings rock back to the mainstream? Time will tell. It is certainly an interesting approach, and I applaud Motley Crue for trying to bring rock back to the masses.
As far as the Saints of Los Angeles single, I didn’t think it was all that great, but you know what, it gets in your head. I bet they will have a hit with this tune!
I will be in the stands when Cruefest hits Cincinnati. Are you going to go?
Please comment and tell me what you think about Cruefest!
This Tour is being billed at The Loudest Show on Earth.
Motley Crue is releasing their new single, Saints of Los Angeles, as a download for the game Rockband for XBox 360 and Playstation 3.
A second stage will be set up at Cruefest, where fans can compete in the game Rockband.
Motley Crue’s new Album, The Dirt, will be released on June 17th.
Motley Crue’s new video, Saints of Lost Angeles premiered during the announcement. The first part of the tour will have 60 U.S dates. They have not decided if they are going to take the tour to Europe or South America, yet.
Here are the tour dates for the 2008 Crue Fest!
Members of Motley Crue’s S.I.N. Club can preorder tickets now!
Jul 01, 2008 West Palm Beach FL US Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jul 03, 2008 Tampa FL US Ford Center
Jul 05, 2008 Charlotte NC US Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 06, 2008 Virginia Beach VA US Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Jul 08, 2008 Wantagh NY US Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 09, 2008 Buffalo NY US Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 12, 2008 Philadelphia PA US Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 13, 2008 Washington DC US Nissan Pavilion Coming Soon
Jul 15, 2008 Detroit MI US DTE Energy Music Theater
Jul 16, 2008 Chicago IL US First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 18, 2008 Indianapolis IN US Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul 19, 2008 Milwaukee WI US Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 20, 2008 St. Louis MO US Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 22, 2008 Houston TX US Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 23, 2008 San Antonio TX US Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 24, 2008 Dallas TX US Superpages.com center
Jul 26, 2008 Albuquerque NM US Journal Pavilion
Jul 27, 2008 Denver CO US Coors Amphitheater at Fiddler’s Green
Jul 29, 2008 Salt Lake City UT US USANA Amphitheater
Aug 01, 2008 Phoenix AZ US Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Aug 02, 2008 Los Angeles CA US Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Haven
Aug 05, 2008 Sacramento CA US Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug 06, 2008 San Francisco CA US Shoreline Amphitheater at Mountain View
Aug 08, 2008 Seattle WA US White River Amphitheater
Aug 09, 2008 Portland OR US Rose Garden Arena
Aug 11, 2008 Vancouver BC CA GM Place
Aug 13, 2008 Edmonton AB CA Rexall Place
Aug 14, 2008 Calgary AB CA Pengrowth Saddledome
Aug 15, 2008 Saskatoon SK CA Credit Union Centre
Aug 17, 2008 Winnipeg MB CA MTS Centre
Aug 19, 2008 Cincinnati OH US Riverbend Music Center
Aug 20, 2008 Cleveland OH US Blossom Music Center
Aug 22, 2008 Boston MA US Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 23, 2008 Holmdel NJ US PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 24, 2008 Uncasville CT US Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 28, 2008 Toronto ON CA Molson Amphitheatre
Aug 29, 2008 Albany NY US Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 30, 2008 Scranton PA US Toyota Pavilion
Aug 31, 2008 Pittsburgh PA US Post-Gazette Pavilion
Motley Crue is going to make their “Colossal” announcement tonight at 7 P.M.
They will kick off Cruefest, in support of their new album, The Dirt with the bands Buckcherry, Trapt, Sixx A.M. and Papa Roach. One date in Tampa, Florida, has already been confirmed by Live Nation.
It has been a while since Motley Crue, has released any new tunes. 2005 to be exact, when the band released 2 new songs, and a cover tune, on their Red, White & Crue compiliation.
Here is the video for Sick Love Song!
and here is a preview of the new Motley Crue song, Saints of Los Angeles.
What do you think of the new Crue tunes?
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH MOTLEY CRUE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, TONIGHT AT 12:05 A.M. EST!!!