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), 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.
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”. Listen now and download for free via the recently released Relapse Records 2017 Label Sampler (www.relapsesampler.bandcamp.com).
TRAPPIST are currently recording their as of yet untitled debut full-length titled at guitarist Phil Vera’s Veracuda Studios in Los Angeles. A Spring 2018 release is expected via Relapse. The band commented on their forthcoming debut and signing to Relapse:
“Clearly the whole Relapse staff were more drunk than us when they agreed to sign Trappist, but the good part is we’ve always wanted to be label mates with Velcro Overdose.”
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
Chris Dodge – Bass, Vocals, Brewing
Phil Vera – Guitars, Vocals, Fermentation
Ryan Harkins – Drums, Vocals, Bottling