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Whitechapel post “Hickory Creek” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:14 AM (PST)

Whitechapel have managed to combine being deathcore kings with a strain of Alt/Nu Metal influence in recent albums, and the new record The Valley finds them nuancing their sound to new highs and evil depths. It is already being called one of their all time best releases and is certainly intense. I would say it could certainly be up in their top 3 records. Their 7th full length, it releases March 29th and is arguably the biggest release of the month from a heavy band.

Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it.

“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that,” says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. “I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

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After recently completing their massive summer co-headliner with The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel will head out on the road again this November/December, to embark on their “Ten Years of Exile” USA tour, commemorating the 10th anniversary of This Is Exile. Featuring Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail as support, this trek will also see Whitechapel perform This Is Exile in its entirety, plus a selection of other songs – and will be the last run of shows before the band returns to the studio to finish recording their upcoming album, due out spring 2019 via Metal Blade Records. See below for all dates!

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Knoxville deathcore heavyweights Whitechapel are kicking off a co-headlining tour with The Black Dahlia Murder.

The tour begins on June 8 and will run through July 13. Whitechapel will be playing This Is Exile in its entirety in celebration of the album’s tenth anniversary, while The Black Dahlia Murder will be playing Nightbringers in its entirety.

Support on the tour will be provided by Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow Of Intent.

Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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WHITECHAPEL will kick off their North American headlining tour this Friday. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the band’s The Somatic Defilement release, the A Decade Of Defilement tour will run from November 10th through December 16th and find WHITECHAPEL performing select tracks from The Somatic Defilement, some of which have not been played since the album’s release. Support will be provided by Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, and So This Is Suffering. See below for all confirmed dates.

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Whitechapel entering studio; release “Untold” mini-documentary

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:46 AM (PST)


Tennessee deathcore stalwarts Whitechapel just never seem to rest. After releasing the live CD/DVD set The Brotherhood of the Blade in October, the band is releasing the mini-documentary Untold which shows the ‘less talked about aspects of touring’.

Whitechapel is also preparing to enter the studio to record their sixth album.

Check out Untold and comments about recording the sixth album here.

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Whitechapel to release “The Brotherhood of the Blade” DVD

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PST)



On October 30th, Whitechapel will unleash their new feature length video release, The Brotherhood of the Blade, which follows the sextet on tour and at home, and dives deep into the hearts and minds of one of metal’s brightest acts. Featuring an exclusive documentary, The Brotherhood of the Blade stands as a glimpse into the band’s world, into each member’s outlook, and the changes they’ve experienced over the past near-decade on the road. Shot and directed by Mathis Arnell for Naughty Mantis, with live show audio recording, mixing, and mastering by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis, this CD/DVD set is an audio/visual apex that fans won’t want to miss.


To view the trailer for The Brotherhood of the Blade and to reserve your copy of the CD/DVD, please visit HERE.

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SLAYER, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice have all been announced for Mayhem. While there is no band as mainstream as last years headliners Avenged Sevenfold on here this year, the main stage has a lot to offer.

Tickets are On Sale Beginning Friday April 17, 2015 at 10:00am Local Time

General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees for the first 72 Hours of Onsale (while supplies last). Not bad for 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE. I’d pay that to see just Sister Sin’s wild and razor edged rock show alone.

The main stage will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning thrashers Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, and The Devil Wears Prada. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner Whitechapel as well as Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice. Nice to see Code Orange on this tour as they will give even the main stage acts a run for their money. And I can’t wait for Jungle Rot to hammer down some real death metal on the unsuspecting.

Kerry King, guitarist of ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE headliners Slayer states, “I don’t know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON’T FUCKIN’ MISS IT.”

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Whitechapel have a new video for the very dark and tragic “Let Me Burn”, perhaps their most brutal offering yet as a single. Fans of Cannibal Corpse’s recent “Kill Or Become” or other metal videos combining disturbing imagery and intense sounds will likely be pulled in.

Vocalist Phil Bozeman explains: “The basis of the video is about a man, his wife and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and eventually douses himself in gasoline and begs his daughter to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and regrets everything he has done.”

Guitarist Alex Wade adds: “It’s our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us playing and we’re really happy with how it came out. Phil’s idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie’s directing developed a very dark and sinister feel that represents the song well.”

Check out the video, currently hosted by Bloody Disgusting, at THIS LOCATION.

The undisputed leaders of deathcore are on tour now.

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Whitechapel Wednesday: This Is Exile “lost” interview

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:33 AM (PST)


Phil:  Technicality is good but catchiness is what makes songs remembered. I just like it to be pissed. (Fall, 2008)

While they have made better records since, This Is Exile remains my favorite of the Deathcore rulers Whitechapel. Perhaps it is nostalgia from when I first discovered the band and they had a fresh sound that hadn’t been done worse by countless imitators like nowaday, maybe it is because it still has their coolest record art or maybe it is because I fondly recall this funny interview I did with the band around the time …Exile was released.  The following piece was originally published years back in the much missed AMP Magazine (now some dude has a blog with that domain name…lame). It was my first online piece for AMP and thus exists nowhere else now, as that sites awesome content and backend of data is no longer in “cyberspace”. I had great times with AMP and still work with former editor Lisa Root at New Noise Magazine these days. Kinda crazy how time flies and to think I also did the last ever live review of a show for that magazine (a Converge piece done with photog Missmagpi).

Yesterday I was watching the erotic coming of age struggle for empowerment movie About Cherry and remembered I fucking worship Heather Graham (who plays an older lesbian in the film who works in adult entertainment)…which made me remember I had this interview somewhere in the depths of my old sent messages folder from years ago. Time to get it back out to the public! Click HERE and recall when Whitechapel were still on the rise.

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WHITECHAPEL are debuting their new video for the title track from Our Endless War. The video features life performance footage and was directed by Naughty Mantis.

Guitarist Alex Wade on the video:
“We’re pleased to release our live video for the title track from Our Endless War. This video was shot over the past few tours and shows the intensity of our live show. We hope to see you all at our upcoming tour with DevilDriver!”

Watch the vivid and intense “Our Endless War” video at now (or below to watch on our site).

Two weeks ago WHITECHAPEL‘s fifth album Our Endless War, was released. This album is WHITECHAPEL‘s most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.

Click HERE to get your death core on.

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Whitechapel post 2nd in studio video clip

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM (PST)


The anticipation continues to build as the release date of WHITECHAPEL’s new album Our Endless War draws nearer.  In a little less then three weeks on April 29th the band’s fifth full-length record and fourth for Metal Blade Records will be released. Our Endless War is a ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality; it is also by far WHITECHAPEL’s most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

During the recording of Our Endless War the band shot a series of behind the scenes and in-studio videos documenting the process.  Today the second video from the recording sessions has been posted.  This episode focuses on the tracking sessions for the album. It showcases each member sharing their part in tracking the riffs that made up the album.

Our Endless War is available in exclusive pre-order bundle packages HERE. The first two singles “The Saw is the Law” and “Mono” can be streamed there as well.

WHITECHAPEL have scheduled a string of shows leading up to the release of Our Endless War from April 16th – April 27th that includes an appearance at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.  These dates will begin April 16th in Columbus, OH and run through April 27th in Birmingham, AL.  These shows feature support from Carnifex, Within the Ruins and Cruelhand.

Following those shows, WHITECHAPEL will take part in a co-headline tour DevilDriver.  Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For an Autopsy.  The tour runs from May 17th in Denver, CO through June 23rd in Austin, TX.

For tour dates and to see the in studio madness, click HERE. Schwing!

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Album Review: Whitechapel – Our Endless War

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 11:57 AM (PST)

Whitechapel are back with album number five, Our Endless War.

The album opens with a kind of generic instrumental 1:21 build up that you might expect from As I Lay Dying or any number of bands, but as soon as the title track kicks in with downtuned glory, this motherfucker is on. The title track deals with America going down the tubes, “sweet land of idiocracy” and invites us to “take back our justice for all”. It is refreshing to hear this kind of metal not mentioning killing women or whatever for a song. The band have definitely grown and this is their most realized and exciting work since the bleak as heck This Is Exile (2008), when they really started to break out. The newest record combines more solid songwriting with their early brutality for a true synthesis of Whitechapel madness. This band, like them or not, are here to stay and really represent the new metal generation for tons of kids.

Whitechapel have inspired rabid fandom since the beggining, with some of the most dedicated followers in extreme metal. Check out Phil Bozeman’s recent job on the Mitch Lucker Memorial DVD  on “Unanswered” to see dude’s ability to really connect to an audience (plus he gets points for repping a Kylesa shirt). Phil is a solid frontman and the band really care about metal. There is a reason Suicide Silence and Whitechapel blow away other “deathcore” bands in sales, and thankfully they are the most talented of the bunch. That said, the vocals on this album are louder than anything else, so much so that at times they nearly drown out the band. The plus side is you can understand the growled lyrics more than some previous releases, but there are many times you just wish the music could breathe more. Kind of a weird mix.

Click HERE to read the full review.

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Whitechapel & DevilDriver announce co-headlining tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM (PST)


Tennessee death metallers Whitechapel are teaming up with the powerful DevilDriver to tear across North America.

If this tour doesn’t already sound awesome to you, know that the line up will be rounded off with Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy.

This is what Whitechapel had to say about the tour:

“We’re stoked to announce our tour with good friends DevilDriver. We’ve played several shows with them before and really enjoy performing and hanging out with them and believe that combining together to make one big brutal tour only made sense. Rounding out the rest of the bill are other incredible acts Carnifex and Revocation, with two hot up and coming death metal bands Rivers of Nihil and Fit for an Autopsy. Can’t wait to take this tour across the country and decimate every city!”

Check out tour dates as well as videos for “Mono” and “The Saw Is The Law” here.

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Whitechapel premiere new song “Mono”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:18 AM (PST)


Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

So far just one of the bone crushing tracks from Our Endless War have been made available for public consumption, but now WHITECHAPEL are ready to unleash the second single from their forthcoming release. the online home of Alternative Press Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song “Mono”. Check it out HERE.

“We’re excited to release another new song from our upcoming fifth studio album Our Endless War titled “Mono”. This song is faster paced and more aggressive compared to the first single “The Saw is the Law”, which demonstrates the dynamic as a whole between the songs on the CD. No two songs sound alike and we’re stoked to get this CD into the hands of our fans on April 29th”, says guitarist Alex Wade.

Our Endless War will be released April 29th in North America via Metal Blade Records. Listen to the first offering from Our Endless War and pre-order the album, in exclusive bundle packages at

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Whitechapel announce new album!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM (PST)


Knoxville heavy hitters Whitechapel are preparing to deliver onto the unexpecting masses a new tome of pure death metal monstrosity.

Today it was announced that Our Endless War, the band’s fifth studio album, will be unleashed on April 29 in North America via Metal Blade Records.

Prepare to be pummeled by their new single, “The Saw is the Law”, here.

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