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Formed in 2014 and consisting of scene legends Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Despise You, ex-Infest, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex-(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (co-owner of popular heavy metal themed burger joint Grill Em’ All), TRAPPIST have one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER (their name gives a nod to the Trappist or abbey ales brewed by Cistercian monks in [mostly] Belgium)! Picture Discharge style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by beer bottles, cans, and kegs.

Now in 2018, TRAPPIST brew forth their debut album Ancient Brewing Tactics, 21 tracks and 33 minutes of booze-induced chaos, bound to knock you on your ass faster than shotgunning a 15% Russian Imperial Stout. TRAPPIST round out their alcohol-fueled blasts with special guest appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), Steve Brooks (Torche), and Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer). The first single from TRAPPIST, “No Corporate Beer”, was hailed by Decibel Magazine as “a pit-churning blast against macrobrews and the sheep who drink them”.

For the ultimate sensory experience, TRAPPIST have recommended a specific beer pairing for listeners to drink along to each song on the album. True aficionados only! Full list is available HERE!

Additionally, TRAPPIST host a regular podcast called “Hour Of The Barbarian” where they drink beer and ramble on about recent trips, tours, shows, food, fucked-up experiences, reminisce on some of the best stories from their previous bands and worldly travels. Listen to the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hour-of-the-barbarian/id1255426076?mt=2

TRAPPIST Is:

Chris Dodge – Bass, Vocals, Brewing
Phil Vera – Guitars, Vocals, Fermentation
Ryan Harkins – Drums, Vocals, Bottling



ARTIST UPDATES
  • TRAPPIST: Premiere “Hymn To Ninkasi” Featuring Tony Foresta (Iron Reagan) via No Echo Photo Credit: Paul Lee Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST presents the new single from their Relapse Records-bound Ancient Brewing Tactics debut LP. The new track, “Hymn To Ninkasi,” features guest vocals by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), and sees its premiere at No Echo with a brief interrogation of the band. Stream “Hymn To ...
  • TRAPPIST: Premiere “Victims Of A Bomber Raid” Video via Revolver Photo Credit: Paul Lee Revolver Magazine has opened a keg of top-tier hardcore from Los Angeles craft beer squad TRAPPIST, and their impending debut LP, Ancient Brewing Tactics, due out August 17th via Relapse Records. The new tune comes in the form of a video for the album’s riotous “Victims Of A Bomber Raid.” Watch the ...
  • TRAPPIST: Announce Debut Album ‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’ Due Out August 17th; Share New Songs via Decibel Magazine Los Angeles craft beer connoisseurs TRAPPIST brew forth their highly-anticipated, debut full-length Ancient Brewing Tactics, due out August 17th via Relapse Records. Stream two songs from the album: “Wolves in the Taproom” and a re-recorded version of the previously released “No Corporate Beer” on Decibel Magazine HERE. TRAPPIST comments on the debut album: “Starting a beer-centric band ...
  • Relapse Launch 2017 Sampler; Partner With Rock To The Future To Donate Proceeds Relapse is proud to partner with Rock to the Future to offer our annual label sampler highlighting another year of incredible music from their eclectic roster, featuring the best dark and heavy music from around the globe. Ranging from death metal, black metal, doom, sludge, and grindcore to hard rock, electronic, synth, industrial, experimental, prog, and more, the ...
  • TRAPPIST: Sign To Relapse Records; Recording Debut Album Photo Credit: Paul Lee Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Los Angeles, CA trio TRAPPIST. Formed in 2014 and consisting of scene legends Chris Dodge (Infest, Spazz, ex-Despise You, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex-(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (co-owner of popular heavy metal themed burger joint Grill Em’ All, ex-Killed In Action), ...
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