Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TRAP THEM Kick Off European Tour This Week, Post US Tour Blog Vinyl Repress of "Darker Handcraft" Available for Pre-order

TRAP THEM kick off a European tour on Friday, April 1st, supporting Rotten Sound, alongside Gaza, The Kandidate, and Haust. The band will have their new release, "Darker Handcraft," on clear vinyl, exclusively on this tour. TRAP THEM have posted a tour diary of their recent trek to SxSW in Austin along with The Red Chord and Gaza. Check it out, as well as some video from the tour, here.
"Darker Handcraft'" was released in North America on vinyl on March 1st, and on CD and digital on March 15th. Due to popular demand, the vinyl is currently being repressed on black, a transparent green and on a red and yellow mixed wax; the green and red/yellow mix are limited to 100 copies each. Pre-order for this pressing, as well as exclusive T-shirts and the CD are available at the official Prosthetic Webshop.

TRAP THEM recorded "Darker Handcraft" at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath). The album artwork and layout was done by Justin Bartlett (Sunn 0))), The Funeral Pyre).  

Check out the band's European dates, along with US dates to Tejas in Chaos with Converge and Burning Love, here:
4/1        Karlsruhe, Germany - Stadtmitte #
4/2        Koln, Germany - Underground #
4/3        Rosswein, Germany - Juha #
4/4        Prague, Czech Rep. - Exit Chmelnice #
4/5        Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal #
4/6        Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk Kranhalle #
4/7        Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse #
4/8        Mezzago, Italy - Bloom #
4/9        Rome, Italy - Init #
4/10      Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo Werk 21 #
4/11      Paris, France - Glazart #
4/12      London, UK - Underworld #
4/13      Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit #
4/14      Colchester, UK - Arts Centre #
4/15      Tilburg, Holland - Roadburn Festival
4/15      Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix #
4/16      Sneek, Holland - Bolwerk #
4/17      Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang #
4/18      Lyngby, Denmark - Templet #
4/19      Gothenburg, Sweden - Henriksberg #
4/21      Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen #
4/22      Turku, Finland - Klubi #
4/23      Jyvaskyla, Finland - Lutakko #
4/24      Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi #
5/20      Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar %
5/21      Philadelphia, PA - Broad Street Ministry w/ Drop Dead %
5/22      Cambridge, MA - The Middle East w/ Drop Dead %
5/24      Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizons %
5/25      New York City - Santo's Party House %
5/29      Braddock, PA - Unsmoke Systems w/ Drop Dead %
5/30      Chicago, IL - Reggies %
5/31      St. Louis, MO - Fubar %
6/2        Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas
# w/ Rotten Sound, Gaza, The Kandidate, Haust
% w/ Converge, Burning Love

TRAP THEM's sound combines elements of old school Swedish death metal, punk, and d-beat and take influence from bands such as Entombed, Black Flag, Nasum and Tragedy. The band has toured with the likes of Napalm Death, Disfear, Skeletonwitch, Victims, Rotten Sound, Toxic Holocaust and Every Time I Die, among others, and played the Scion Rock Fest, Maryland Deathfest and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The band has previously released two full-lengths and several 7-inches and EPs between Southern Lord, Deathwish Inc and Trash Art. 

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