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 Brew ing 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! 

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 


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

Title: Victims of a Bomber Raid

By: Trappist


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