Trapt
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Ever since Trapt went on a Twitter tirade over two weeks ago, one of the biggest questions most people had was who they even were and while anyone who does know them knows “Headstrong” is their one notable song, Defiler are making a mock version of the song.

The track arrives right around the time the band threatened to sue a fake Twitter account mocking the band’s actual responses to people lately.

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To backtrack, Trapt caught people’s attention for the first time in years after starting an argument about the U.S. response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

In the days that followed, their official Twitter account went toe to toe with countless bands in metal and hardcore. Everyone from  Kellin QuinnTillian Pearson from Dance Gavin DanceTyler (Telle) Smith from the Word AlivePower Trip and plenty of others joined in.

One would think they would have wised up to the overwhelmingly negative reactions online, but they didn’t and kept things going consistently afterwards.

Then, someone made a fake account mocking the band which some couldn’t tell was any different from the main account.

Now, the parody account seems to have struck a nerve with Trapt’s frontman Chris Taylor Brown sparking him to threaten legal action.

The parody account swapped their name to include two letter A’s instead of one to stand apart but then changed their bio to read “(not to be confused with @traptofficial).”

The saga continues though as Defiler took on a parody version of the band’s big song.

With fantastic lyrics like “I’ll take your 13 fans away They don’t listen to anything but this song anyway” it’s clear this is a gem.

The description video tells exactly why and how the parody track came together too.

“I one take’d these vocals in an hour with my iPhone 6’s voice memo app, and honestly had a lot of fun making this. Many of us are currently confined to our homes due to Covid-19, so I wanted to record this, and hopefully make a few of you laugh or smile in these trying times. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and we do not tolerate bullies or people that spend their free time punching down. Besides, I’m just here for a silly goose time! Love ya. – Jake”

Further down in the description, they take a jab at the lawsuit threats with a clear message to make sure Trapt don’t try to sue them too.

“Under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research.”

You can watch the parody version as well as the original below.

Let us know in the comments below which version of “Headstrong” you think is better.

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