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Trapped In Thought


Trapped In Thought
For Those Who Never Came Home
Self-Released
Release: 21 April 2023

Ruminating over uncertainty, stressful situations, and immersive distractions can put us at war with our thoughts to the point that they become intrusive. Sweeping metalcore outfit, TRAPPED IN THOUGHT, are preparing to unveil their forthcoming EP, For Those Who Never Came Home, on April 21, 2023. The collection is a somber journey through those intrusive thoughts and memories of loss and self-doubt, set on the backdrop of melancholy melodies juxtaposed with fist-to-the-face aggression. This collection arrives with conviction, passion and depth, swaying wildly back and forth between and dark, raw confessions.

After a moving intro, “Sheltered”, the album kicks off with “Exposed”, a track revealing the baggage that comes with “fresh starts” and that nothing is truly free from the pain of before. “Erode Through Me” feels the subtlety of a relationship slipping through our fingers, so gradually it goes unnoticed until it is gone. “Still Sleep” invites you to fight through and start anew. Most heartbreaking is “Brotherhood”, an intimate track about the loss of a best friend. Vocalist Michael Grint shares: “Brotherhood is about one of my best friends passing away in a motorcycle accident. Going from tragedy to pen and paper I knew that this song would fit perfectly for Ryan. Going through the memories that I had of him made me really cherish all the good times that we really had. Knowing that he is at peace and resting gave me reassurance that we will meet again.”

More about TRAPPED IN THOUGHT:

Formed in 2012 by guitarist Stephen Burnett, TRAPPED IN THOUGHT released their first EP in 2014. In 2017, after a hiatus, Stephen restarted the group, recruiting drummer Stefan Bento and former vocalist and good friend Michael Grint. Shortly after, Aric Boland also joined the group, providing additional vocals. TRAPPED IN THOUGHT stepped into the studio in late 2018 in order to record their first EP with this new line-up. Shortly after release, Jake Sweezy joined the group on bass, and the group proceeded to go on a tear through southern Ontario with their electrifying live set. By the end of 2019 the band re-entered into the studio to give a new spin on a track, “Lost Dreams”, off their 2014 EP. “Lost Dreams” was released in February 2020, and shortly after COVID-19 shut the world of music down.

The trials for TRAPPED IN THOUGHT did not end with the onset of the pandemic. After a move up north for Stephen and the departure of Aric from the band, TRAPPED IN THOUGHT again went into hibernation, but the work did not stop. In October of 2022 Stephen returned to his hometown and reunited with the rest of the band. Reinvigorated after the years of social restrictions and lack of live music, the boys of TRAPPED IN THOUGHT are ready to show everyone what they’ve cooked up over the last 2 years.

TRAPPED IN THOUGHT is:

Stephan Burnett (Guitar)
Stefan Bento (Drums)
Michael Grint (Vocals)
Jake Sweezy (Bass)

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Band/Artist location – Cambridge, Ontario
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