THE TROPHY started in 2006 as a way for guitarist and composer Todd Wolf to explore a different side of his songwriting. Until that moment Todd had been working on straight HEAVY METAL stud with his band HUMAN FORTRESS. I wrote many songs in the past which were too commercial for my main band Human Fortress. I thought these tracks were to good to get lost on my PC recalls Todd. So he started to look for the right partners to start up a new band and the chance of a lifetime came about when he met with former JADED HEART screamer Michael Bormann.