Hear WRISTMEETRAZOR's skull-cracking new song "Trepanation" | Revolver

Hear WRISTMEETRAZOR's skull-cracking new song "Trepanation"

Lead single off upcoming 'Degeneration' LP

Wristmeetrazor have announced their third album, Degeneration, the followup to their great 2021 album Replica of a Strange Love. It's the band's first album with guitarist Nate Billmyer and bassist Userelaine, and it was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Randy Lebeouf (The Acacia Strain, Dying Wish, etc).

The first single is "Trepanation," which finds Wristmeetrazor at their darkest and heaviest. The song arrived accompanied by a vivid, very-Nineties-style music video.

Watch and listen above.

Vocalist Justin Fornof said they chose "Trepanation" as the first single because "it summed up the new direction of the record in the most aggressive way possible."

"The song is the reflection of a dream I had a few days before flying to New Jersey to record, I had dreamed that I was in some sort of nightmarish cooking show that had me cut off my own hand, boil and eat it," he commented. "Afterwards I looked at the stump where my hand was and felt phantom movements."

"The record is about misanthropy and being driven beyond nihilism to hate, this song is my self-internalization of that. Pain seeks more pain, at least in my experience."

Degeneration comes out March 29 via Prosthetic and is available for pre-order now.

This article was originally published on BrooklynVegan.com and has been edited by Revolver.