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Trapt Is Not About the Image

The members of the band Trapt say they aren’t about image. Only one tiny picture of the band is on their recent CD “Trapt,” and it’s still difficult to tell them apart.

Bass player Pete Charell and singer Chris Brown said they wanted to add a little mystery to their major-label debut, and they want listeners to focus on the music.

“We pretty much don’t even look like we’re in a band,” Charell said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We don’t wear leather pants and studs all over the place. We just kind of look like most of the kids that come tour show.”

Brown said the edgy, metal-tinged music is not meant to seem too angry.

“There’s not one song on our record I’m complaining. I always look for the positive side,” Brown said.

The band, from Los Gatos, Calif., recorded its first CD in 1997 and has members have come and gone since. The group signed with Warner Bros. records and released “Trapt,” in 2002. The album was recorded in Vancouver, B.C., with producer Garth Richardson, known for his work with Rage Against The Machine.

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