On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will releaseWhitechapel‘s ‘The Somatic Defilement’for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:
–Pale Violet-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–Dim Gray-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Cool Gray-Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
It has been a few days, but we are still recovering from an absolutely legendary weekend at Toyota Park. We witnessed several remarkable performances across the rock and metal genres from bands like Code Orange, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Clutch, Body Count, Godsmack, Amon Amarth, Avatar, and more. There were the classic artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, and Metal Church while new comers like Aversed, Whores., Code Orange, Crobot, and more lit it up early in the day. Without these younger bands, there won’t be any of these festivals in the future, so make sure you get out early and support these young talents. The wide variety of bands playing the festival made for an eventful weekend as there was something for everyone attending. Today’s article will be about the performances on Friday. Before I dive into that, I’d like to talk about the other experiences at Chicago Open Air. Continue reading →
*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Chicago Open Air gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*
Today’s artist is Whitechapel.
On Friday, July 14th, yet another massively popular deathcore band hits the Chicago Open Air stage alongside Suicide Silence. Since forming in 2006, Whitechapel has consistently released great, heavy material and evolved slightly throughout each record. Phil Bozeman is considered to be one of the best vocalists in the wide variety of extreme metal with his mind boggling low screams. While being recognized for that, Bozeman also has a pretty solid singing voice. On the new record, ‘Mark of the Blade’, the band incorporates the clean vocals more often on tracks such as “Bring Me Home” and “Decennium”. You can check out the highly emotional video of “Bring Me Home” below. It has been a long time coming for Whitechapel to hit the US festival circuit. I saw them at Rock on the Range and they exceeded expectations. With one of the largest crowds on the third stage that weekend, they delivered a blistering setlist that tightly grasped the crowd for the entirety of the show. If you haven’t seen them already, you’re in for a treat. Continue reading →
Whitechapel was formed early in 2006 in Knoxville, TN. Damn. Ten years ago. Hard to believe that it has been so long since first hearing “TheSomaticDefilement” shortly after its release in 2007. Since then, Whitechapel has developed a huge, devoted fan base with their extreme brand of DeathcoreMetal, made a few line up changes, released five devastating albums and landed in the top ten of the BillboardTop200 with “OurEndlessWar” from 2014. Stepping up their game at every stage of their musical careers, the June 24, 2016, highly anticipated release of “MarkoftheBlade” marks not only a celebration of ten years together as a band but also a musical turning point.
On June 24th, Whitechapel will release their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Reunited with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse), Whitechapel has redefined who they are and what they are capable of with their new album, Mark of the Blade. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. Continue reading →
Tennessee natives Whitechapel are currently finishing up work on their upcoming sixth full-length, (Yes, 6th.)They will head back out on the road next month for their final headlining tour in support of their latest album, Our Endless War. The seventeen-date journey will kick off May 4th in Fayetteville, Arkansas and wrap up on May 22nd in Wilmington, North Carolina. Support will be provided Fit For A King, The Plot In You, and Enterprise Earth.
WHITECHAPEL w/ Fit For A King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth: