Trenches band

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Sludge metal, Metalcore, Ambient metal

Years active:

2007-2010, 2012-present

Associated Acts:

Haste the Day, Emery, Spero, The Weakenders, Annaparatus, Upheaval, Drude

Current members:

Jimmy Ryan
Joel David Lauver
Bill Scott
Dyllan Nance

Former members:

Eli Chastain
Phil Hook
Zach Frizzell

Trenches is a sludge metalcore band that originated out of Indianapolis, Indiana in the United States. The band began in 2007 after Vocalist Jimmy Ryan departed from Haste the Day.

History Edit

Trenches began in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2007. Vocalist Jimmy Ryan had previously departed from Haste the Day, on December 30, 2005. By 2007, he managed to bring together Guitarist and Keyboardist Joel David Lauver, Bassist Bill Scott, Guitarist Eli Chastain, and Drummer Phil Hook.[1] The band would perform their first concert in Noblesville, Indiana on November 24, 2007. The band would also perform at Cornerstone Festival in 2008. The band would sign with Haste the Day's label, Solid State Records, and would release their debut album, The Tides Shall Swallow Us Whole, on September 16, 2008.[2]

In 2010, the band disbanded. However, by 2012, the band reunited and began working on a second album, Reckoner. Chastain and Hook would depart in 2014 and 2013 respectively, with Zach Frizzell joining the band on Drums. Despite this, Frizzell departed by 2015. Dyllan Jerome Nance joined the band in November 2017. As of 2019, the band is recording their sophomore album, Reckoner.[3]

Members Edit


  • Jimmy Ryan - Vocals (2007-2010, 2012-present)
  • Joel David Lauver - Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals (2007-2010, 2012-present)
  • Bill Scott - Bass (2007-2010, 2012-present)
  • Dyllan Jerome Nance - Drums (2017-present)


  • Eli Larch Chastain - Guitars (2007-2010, 2012-2014)
  • Phil Hook - Drums (2007-2010, 2012-2013)
  • Zach Frizzell - Drums (2013-2015)


  • Dave Powell - Drums (2013)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • The Tides Will Swallow Us Whole (2008)


  • "The Death of All Mammoths" (2016)

References Edit

  1. "Trenches". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on January 3, 2020.
  2. Cunningham, Christian (October 28, 2008). "Review: The Tide Shall Swallow Us Whole - Trenches". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved on January 3, 2020.
  3. "Trenches". Facebook. Retrieved on January 3, 2020.
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