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, 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”.
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.
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.
TRAPPIST is: Chris Dodge – Bass, Vocals, Brewing Phil Vera – Guitars, Vocals, Fermentation Ryan Harkins – Drums, Vocals, Bottling