Travis Miguel has been the rhythm guitarist for Atreyu since 2000, but during the band’s three-year hiatus in the early 2010s, Miguel served as the lead guitarist for Trapt. In a new interview, the musician looks back at his time in the newly polarizing band, sharing that he wouldn’t join Trapt today, but doesn’t regret his time with the group.
Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown spent much of 2020 arguing on Twitter, getting into heated exchanges while supporting then-President Trump’s COVID response, blaming George Floyd in-part for his own death, defending sexual relationships between underage teenage boys and adult women, praising neofascist group the Proud Boys and more.
A large portion of the rock and metal world revolted against Chris Taylor Brown, while drummer Michael Smith says he quit Trapt due to Brown’s online behavior. Brown refutes his former drummer’s claims.
“I don’t have any ties to that band,” Travis Miguel tells the BREWtally Speaking Podcast. “I was never even really officially in the band. I just acted as the touring guitarists for like a year, year and a half.