They began playing at local venues in 1997 before any members had graduated high school.
The band received a great response and a positive buzz soon started to grow.
The group is composed of lead singer Chris Taylor Brown, lead guitarist Robb Torres, bass guitarist Peter Charell, and drummer Aaron "Monty" Montgomery.
In 1998, still before graduation, they were already opening for up-and-coming fellow acts like Papa Roach.They recorded and released their first CD, Amalgamation in 1999, which they sold at their live shows.The members of Trapt met in high school in the mid-'90s and shortly thereafter developed an act with Chris Taylor Brown (vocals), Simon Ormandy (guitar), Peter Charell (bass), and David Stege (drums).The band's first few rehearsals were in Ormandy's guest-house, which had a party-like atmosphere with its loft overlooking the living room.She returned to film in 1999 for Inspector Gadget, as the gadget-master's niece, Penny. In the summer of 2000, Trachtenberg took up the role of Dawn Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
She remained in the role until the show ended in 2003.After several rehearsal absences and negative feedback the band decided to let David go.While attempting to find a suitable replacement, the band signed to Warner Bros.Since Buffy, she has returned to film, with the recent Euro Trip, co-starring Scott Mechlowicz and Travis Wester and directed by Jeff Schaffer.She also had a recurring role in the HBO series Six Feet Under as Celeste, a spoiled pop star for whom Keith Charles serves as a bodyguard.Their second release, the Glimpse EP, came in 2000, and another EP, 2001's self-titled Trapt, served as the band's demo.