rosthetic Records’ has signed Seattle’s Trap Them. The band’s sound combines elements of old school Swedish death metal, punk, and d-beat and takes influence from bands such as Entombed, Black Flag, Nasum and Tragedy. Trap Them has spent time on the road with Napalm Death, Disfear, Skeletonwitch, Victims, Rotten Sound, Toxic Holocaust, and Coliseum, amongst others and has appeared at Maryland Death Fest & New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. (In fact, Mark “Barney” Greenway of Napalm Death was quoted as saying, “Trap Them restored my faith in extreme music.”) Before entering the studio to record their Prosthetic debut, due in the first half of 2010, the band will be releasing an EP through Southern Lord Records.
The band commented, “After a few months of very positive talks, we are proud to announce we have signed with Prosthetic Records. This is a step forward for the band and a move that opens up a lot of doors that we have not yet explored in the last three years of distortion. Prosthetic has been supportive of Trap Them’s modus operandi for quite some time, just as we have a great respect for the high standards in which their label is run.
We would like to thank Tre, Jake and all the rest of the Deathwish Inc. family for working so hard the last few years, releasing our records and helping us stay on the road as much as we possibly could. We felt honored to have them invest as much time in this band as they did and we greatly appreciate the efforts they made to treat us as a band they believed in.
This is the first step in the next progression of Trap Them and we extremely excited that it involves Prosthetic. We’ve built this beast on depression, desperation and blasphemy and there is literally no ending point in our sights. We function by the expression, “Go heavy or go home,” be it how we write our music, how we approach our tours, or how we live our lives. The days won’t stop and we’re ready to rage. See you all soon.”
Trap Them has released several seven inches and EPs and two full lengths, the latest being “Seizures in Barren Praise,” on Deathwish Inc. which made Decibel and Terrorizer’s year end top 40 lists, in 2008.
Los Angeles based Prosthetic Records was founded in 1998 and has released albums by acts such as Lamb of God, All That Remains, Kylesa, The Acacia Strain, Landmine Marathon, Gojira, Book of Black Earth, Skeletonwitch and Testament and many more.