Today Whitechapel have released the second in a series of videos filmed during the recording process of their new self-titled release, which will be released June 19th on Metal Blade Records. The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album. Both videos can be seen below.
Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 Whitechapel stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with 'Whitechapel' the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date.
Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.
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The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by Whitechapel.
The first single from Whitechapel entitled 'Hate Creation' is available for streaming exclusively here:
'Whitechapel' track listing:
1. Make It Bleed
2. Hate Creation
4. I, Dementia
5. Section 8
7. Dead Silence
8. The Night Remains
10. Possibilities Of An Impossible Existence
Returning to their rightful place on the road, the band are enthused to take these new songs to their rabid fan base. Whitechapel are currently on tour with Miss May I, After the Burial, Within the Ruins, and The Plot in You as part of the 'Recorruptor'. Immediately following the tour, the band is set to play at this year's Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ on May 18th. Whitechapel will also be a part of this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival which starts June 30th. A complete list of all tour dates can be found below.
The 'Recorruptour' w/ Miss May I, After the Burial, Within the Ruins, The Plot In You
5/15: Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
5/16: S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
5/17: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
5/18: Asbury Park, NJ @ North Beach
6/26: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
6/27: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival w/ Slipknot, Slayer, As I Lay Dying
6/30: San Bernadino, CA @ San Manuel Theater
7/1: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/3: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/4: Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/5: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound**
7/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
7/7: Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
7/8: Englewood, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater
7/9: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion**(w/ The Devil Wears Prada)
7/10: Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
7/11: Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13: Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
7/14: Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
7/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
7/20: Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21: Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/22: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
7/24: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/26: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon**(w/ Upon a Burning Body, I the Breather)
7/27: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/29: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/31: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1: Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe**
8/3: Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
8/4: Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/5: Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theater
**Headline shows. Not a part of Mayhem Fest
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