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.
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. 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.
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.
- 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)
- The Tides Will Swallow Us Whole (2008)
- "The Death of All Mammoths" (2016)