TRAPPIST: Metal Injection Premieres “No Soldier Left Behind” Video; Ancient Brewing Tactics LP Out Today On Relapse Records

[photo by Paul Lee]

Los Angeles-based TRAPPIST today unloads their Ancient Brewing Tactics debut LP through Relapse Records, taking the occasion to release their new official video, “No Soldier Left Behind” through a premiere at Metal Injection.

TRAPPIST is bassist/vocalist/brewer Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), guitarist/vocalist/fermenter Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex- -16-), and drummer/vocalist/bottler Ryan Harkins (co-owner of Grill ‘Em All).

The video for “No Soldier Left Behind” was directed by Alex von Alex stars the members of TRAPPIST and more. With decades of experience and authority, The Sarge is on a mission to save brewskis from being wasted and confront any suspects who would commit such an unthinkable act. Reality TV crews capture the live confrontations, embracing how today’s hops savvy brew culture connect through beer, using it as a catalyst to eliminate annual ale waste, propel a dialogue, and develop community. Compelling and unscripted, “No Soldier Left Behind” is a program filled with forceful purpose, an intense passion for cold ones, and lots of laughs.

Actor/producer/editor Joshua M. Johnson offers, “After being a douche for hire (aka Emmy award winning reality TV producer) for more than a decade, I was thrilled to get a chance to play this role. I am truly honored and hopeful that my brutally honest depiction sheds light on some of the dark realities behind this industry.”

Metal Injection is debuting TRAPPIST’s “No Soldier Left Behind” video RIGHT HERE.

Ancient Brewing Tactics is due out today on CD, LP, and digital platforms. See the “Victims Of A Bomber Raid” video and “Hymn To Ninkasi” lyric video and stream the entire album alongside preorder options at HERE and via digital services HERE.

TRAPPIST has also been added to Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles on December 1st and 2nd, set to perform alongside the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Khemmis, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer, Yob, Power Trip, Skeletal Remains, Necrot, Haunt, and more to be announced, with a wide array of craft breweries set to fill the joint with high quality suds.

12/01-02/2018 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest Los Angeles [info]

Formed in 2014, TRAPPIST has one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER. Picture Discharge-style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by casks, cans, and kegs. Ancient Brewing Tactics deploys twenty-one tracks in thirty-three minutes; booze-induced chaos, bound to knock you on your ass faster than shotgunning a 15% Russian Imperial Stout. The album features guest appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), Steve Brooks (Torche), and Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer). For the ultimate sensory experience, TRAPPIST has recommended a specific beer pairing for listeners to drink along to each song on the album. NO CORPORATE BEER.