Whitechapel To Enter The Studio This Week To Work On New Album

It looks like Whitechapel will be entering the studio this week to work on their new album. Guitarist Alex Wade recently confirmed the news during an appearance on Knotfest.com‘s “Mosh Talks With Beez.”

Wade said the following while discussing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:

“I definitely feel like we got kind of cut short as far as the album cycle for ‘The Valley’ goes. But we’re trying to make the best of it that we can. We had a lot of killer tours and everything lined up this year. But it is what it is, and we just kind of have to roll with the punches.

We made the best of a bad situation, and we ended up writing another album. So we’re gonna be going into the studio this week, actually, and we’re gonna start production on that. I think, truly, if we would have ended up going on all those tours that we wouldn’t have had the time to dedicate to making the best album possible, but since we were all sitting at home on our ass, we were able to make a really killer record.”

Wade also added the following about Phil Bozeman’s increased use of clean vocals on the group’s latest album “The Valley” and how it will influence the new music:

“I definitely feel like ‘The Valley’ opened up kind of like a floodgate of options for us to be creative and new avenues that we can explore, so there’s definitely gonna be quite a bit of that on the new record. But no worries — there’s still gonna be tons of heavy material, classic kind of Whitechapel sounds.

I think that’s what’s great about the point that we’re at in our career, is that not only can we kind of recreate those old sounds to keep the die-hard fans happy, but we can also venture into newer sounds that can potentially put us in front of a newer audience.”

He continued:

“Whatever we do, we always to make sure that it comes from a genuine place. We never want to write something that feels forced. Like, if we write something and it’s just not really fitting the vibe of what we’re going for, we have no problem scratching it. We’re not the type of band to try to create a sound like that to just try to get bigger, or something like that. For us, it was a very natural progression.

Obviously, in the music that we’re creating, you can hear heavy influences of Tool and A Perfect Circle and stuff like that, which, those have been Phil’s favorite bands since he was 14 or probably even younger. It’s not like we’re just coming out of the woodwork with this sound, saying, like, ‘Oh, this is our new sound.’ This is definitely something that we’ve been interested in for quite a while, so it’s good to see us kind of bring it to fruition.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Whitechapel Premiere Animated Video For “Doom Woods”

Whitechapel have premiered an animated video for their song “Doom Woods.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Valley.” Alex Wade commented:

“We are excited to release the animated video for ‘Doom Woods‘ off our 2019 release ‘The Valley‘. While we have some time off from touring, we thought it would be a great time to give a visual representation to the closing track from the album. We were blown away with what the design team was able to create and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. It really gives the track a new depth.”

As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent Tour Rescheduled For 2021

As I Lay Dying have postponed their spring tour with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place early next year.

Tour Dates:

02/17 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
02/18 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theater
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/20 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
02/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
02/25 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
02/26 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
02/27 Destin, FL – Rock Destin
03/01 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
03/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/09 Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
03/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
03/13 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
03/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
03/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/16 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
03/17 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/20 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium

As I Lay Dying commented:

“To all of our US fans,

We want to officially inform you that all of the May and June tour dates from our Burn To Emerge US tour have been postponed and rescheduled. We suspect this comes as no surprise given all that’s been going on with the pandemic.

The new rescheduled dates will take place in February & March of next year, and we’re excited to be able to keep the same lineup with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent. All the new dates are listed below.

Your tickets will be honored for the postponed shows. However we understand if some of you are unable to attend the new dates. Anyone who wants a refund can begin the process at your point of purchase.

We are still working on a rescheduled date during our Feb/Mar tour for Richmond, VA, so unless you need an immediate refund please hold onto your tickets until further notice.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support. Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

with love and gratitude,
As I Lay Dying“

Whitechapel Share Acoustic Version Of “Hickory Creek”

Whitechapel have shared an acoustic version of their song “Hickory Creek.” The original version of the track is from the band’s latest album “The Valley.” Phil Bozeman commented:

“If any song could have an acoustic version, it would be ‘Hickory Creek‘. This was enjoyable on so many levels for us to make, and we hope you share that same joy during these hard times.”

Whitechapel Cancel European/UK Tour

Whitechapel have cancelled their European/UK tour with Dyscarnate and Vexed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“With the cancellation of many shows and tours due to measures imposed by governments to control the spread of Coronavirus, we regretfully inform our fans that our entire upcoming Europe/UK tour has been cancelled. We apologize for having to make this decision but the safety of our fans, the crews working the shows, and ourselves is what is most important at this time. These shows will not be rescheduled and refunds for tickets to our headliner are available at the point of purchase, stay safe and healthy and we will see you all soon!”

As I Lay Dying Announce Spring Tour With Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent

As I Lay Dying have announced a spring headlining tour. Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
05/21 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
05/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/23 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
05/24 Austin, TX – Emo’s
05/26 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
05/28 Destin, FL – Rock Destin
05/29 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
05/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
06/01 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
06/02 Richmond, VA – The National
06/03 New York, NY – Gramercy
06/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
06/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
06/09 Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
06/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
06/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06/12 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/13 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
06/14 Wichita, KS – Wave
06/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
06/16 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
06/17 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
06/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/20 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Whitechapel Recruit Dyscarnate & Vexed For UK/European Headlining Dates

Whitechapel have announced that Dyscarnate and Vexed will be opening for them during their headlining UK/European shows. Here’s the dates:

04/22 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik
04/23 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
04/24 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/25 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
04/26 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/28 Colchester, UK – Colchester Arts CEntre
04/29 Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
04/30 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
05/01 Bristol, UK – Thekla
05/02 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
05/03 London, UK – Scala

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Whitechapel Performing “Forgiveness Is Weakness,“ “Brimstone,” & “When A Demon Defiles A Witch“ Live In Los Angeles

Revolver have shared pro-shot footage of Whitechapel performing “Forgiveness Is Weakness,“ “Brimstone,” and “When A Demon Defiles A Witch“ during their November 19, 2019 show at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA. You can watch that below:

Whitechapel Announce European/UK Tour

Whitechapel have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/10 Vienna, AUT – Arena Wien (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/11 Leipzig, GER – Messe (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/12 Warsaw, POL – Progresja (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/13 Wroclaw, POL – A2 (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/15 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/16 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli (feat. As I Lay Dying, Emmure & Une Misere)
04/17 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/18 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/19 Munich, GER – Zenith (‘Impericon Festival‘)
04/22 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik
04/23 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
04/24 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/25 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
04/26 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/28 Colchester, UK – Colchester Arts CEntre
04/29 Stoke, UK – The Sugarmill
04/30 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
05/01 Bristol, UK – Thekla
05/02 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
05/03 London, UK – Scala

Whitechapel Announce October Headlining Shows

Whitechapel have announced some October headlining shows. Here’s the dates:

10/12 Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
10/14 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Hall
10/15 Houston, TX – Secret Group
10/16 Tyler, TX – Click’s Live
10/17 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

These shows will take place right before the band’s tour with Atreyu, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate and Santa Cruz.