Trepanation (album)

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Trepanation
Studio album by American Head Charge
Released July 18, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Industrial metal, alternative metal
Label Independent
American Head Charge chronology
Trepanation
(1999)
The War of Art
(2001)

Trepanation is the first album composition by the industrial metal band American Head Charge, released independently by the group on July 18, 1999.

Album information[edit]

They subsequently signed to producer Rick Rubin's American Recordings, releasing their major label debut, The War of Art, two years later on August 28, 2001. Trepanation refers to a form of surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull, thus exposing the dura mater in order to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases, though in the modern era it is used only to treat epidural and subdural hematomas.

The debut album contains the earliest recordings of AHC, where they formulate their industrial metal sound (which they continued to do so on later albums). This is American Head Charge's only album with Peter Harmon on drums. After he left, keyboardist Chris Emery became the new drummer of the band, and roadie Justin Fowler replaced Emery on keyboards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Reach and Touch (*)"   Hanks, Heacock 4:32
2. "Different"   Hanks, Heacock 3:40
3. "Seamless (*)"   Hanks, Heacock 4:18
4. "Fall (*)"   Hanks, Heacock, Rogers 4:44
5. "Never Get Caught (*)"   Hanks, Heacock, Rogers 4:19
6. "What"   Hanks, Heacock 3:32
7. "When I Failed (^)"   Hanks, Heacock 5:49
8. "Stature (^)"   Hanks, Heacock 4:08
9. "To Taste Acid (^)"   Hanks, Heacock 3:13
10. "Feel the Curtain"   Hanks, Heacock 3:16
11. "We Believe (*)"   Hanks, Heacock 3:34
12. "Desertion"   Hanks, Heacock 5:15
13. "Pushing the Envelope (*)"   Hanks, Heacock 3:16
14. "Pretty Face"   Hanks, Heacock 8:11

Tracks marked with a (*) means they also appear on the band's major label debut, The War of Art (although in different incarnations). Tracks marked with a (^) means they also appear on the band's 2007 DVD/CD Can't Stop the Machine. On the inside booklet, in the customary acknowledgments section, the band collectively declare: "No Thanks To: any Minneapolis local music publications (you know who you are...) that have ignored and/or continue to ignore the hardcore/industrial/rapcore scene. Take your Replacements memories and shove them up your collective asses."

Personnel[edit]

  • Cameron Heacock - Vocals
  • Chad Hanks - Bass, Guitar, Programming
  • Chris Emery - Keyboards, Sampling
  • David Rogers - Guitar
  • Peter Harmon - Drums

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