Whitechapel Announce “The Somatic Defilement” 10th Anniversary Tour With Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, & So This Is Suffering

Whitechapel previously announced that they would be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “The Somatic Defilement” with a new vinyl pressing, and now the band have announced a tour to commemorate the anniversary as well. Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, and So This Is Suffering will serve as support on this run.


Tour Dates:

11/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/11 St Petersburg, FL – State Theater
11/12 Miami, FL – The Ground
11/14 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
11/15 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
11/16 Baltimore, MD – SoundStage
11/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
11/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/19 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/21 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
11/22 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
11/23 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/24 Kent, OH – Outpost Concert Club
11/25 Dayton, OH – OddBody’s
11/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/28 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/29 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
11/30 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
12/01 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
12/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
12/03 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
12/05 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
12/06 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
12/08 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
12/09 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
12/10 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
12/11 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
12/13 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
12/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/15 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
12/16 Knoxville, TN – The Intersection

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Whitechapel To Release “The Somatic Defilement” On Vinyl

Whitechapel will be releasing their debut album “The Somatic Defilement” on vinyl for the first time on September 15. It will be available in the following options:

– black vinyl
– 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)

[via The PRP]

Drummer Ben Harclerode Confirms His Exit From Whitechapel

It looks like drummer Ben Harclerode officially left Whitechapel back in May. He confirmed the news in while responding to a fans on Twitter. The original one has been deleted, but you can see two more below:

For now, the band have recruited Chason Westmoreland (ex-Hate Eternal/The Faceless, etc.)

Concert Review: Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour Feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, & Necromancing The Stone In San Francisco, CA

Last night (March 10), I attended the Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Tour, feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and it was an awesome show!

The supergroup Necromancing The Stone opened up the show with their traditional brand of metal. They were a great opening band, who are worth checking out if you haven’t heard of them. The band’s music is like that of NWOBHM acts with some thrash and death elements mixed in, making them appealing to all types of metal fans. A highlight from their set was their performance of “The Siren’s Call.”

Allegaeon took the stage next for an energetic display of technical melodic death metal. Greg Burgess and Michael Stancel’s guitar work was a sight to see. On top of this, vocalist Riley McShane, who is still relatively new to the group, was also cool to see live with his powerful growls/screams. Highlights from their set include “Of Mind and Matrix” and “1.618.”

After Allegaeon, blackened death metallers Goatwhore came out to, as they say, “fuck [the crowd] with Satan.” They were definetly a contender to be considered the strongest act of the night. Between Sammy Duet’s unbelievable guitar shredding and Ben Falgoust’s vocals/stage banter they really put on a great show. Their whole set was basically a party, which was fitting considering Falgoust was celebrating his birthday, which happens to be today (March 11). Highlights from their set include “FBS,” “Baring Teeth For Revolt,” and “Apocalyptic Havoc.”

Goatwhore wrapped up their set, and made way for deathgrind legends Cattle Decapitation to destroy the stage. They were probably the most brutal band of the night, with frontman Travis Ryan being the main attraction of the group. His insane demonic growls and screams are just something you have to witness live, whether your a fan or not. There was so much intensity in their set, that the energy actually transferred to the crowd for the biggest circle pit of the night. If you’re a fan of extreme metal, you should go watch them live if you ever have a chance. Highlights from their set include “We Are Horrible People,” “Pacific Grim,” and “Forced Gender Reassignment.”

Then it was time for the headliners, deathcore masters Whitechapel. The band used dark lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for their music. This combined with frontman Phil Bozeman’s badass growls, and the band’s heavy riffs/sick breakdowns, made for one hell of a show. The group were also really energetic as well, and were able to keep the audience engaged throughout the night. As far as setlists go, they pretty much performed tracks spanning their whole catalog, offering a perfect balance of old and new. Highlights included their opening track “The Saw Is the Law,” “Our Endless War,” “I, Dementia,” “Mark Of The Blade,” and their encore “This Is Exile.”

Necromancing The Stone Added To Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, & Allegaeon 2017 Tour

Necromancing The Stone have been added to the Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary tour. As previously announced this trek will feature Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon.

Tour Dates:

02/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
02/24 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/27 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
02/29 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
03/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/03 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/04 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The FIllmore
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/14 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/15 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, & Allegaeon Set For Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon have announced a U.S. tour together. The trek was put together as part Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary celebration.

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Tour Dates:

02/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
02/24 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/27 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
02/29 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
03/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/03 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/04 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The FIllmore
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/14 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/15 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues

Whitechapel Premiere “Bring Me Home” Music Video

Whitechapel have premiered a new video for their song “Bring Me Home,” via Metal Injection. This song is from the band’s latest album, “Mark Of The Blade,” which is available now.

The clip is very personal to Phil Bozeman, who had the following to say:

“This video means more to me than any video we’ve ever done. It portrays my struggle through dealing with my dad’s death at the age of 10. The shots of me show me at my darkest moments. Suicidal thoughts, suicide note and feeling alone. The atmosphere of the room we shot this is nailed exactly how I was feeling at the time. Dark, depressed and suicidal.

The shots of the man and young boy portray my bond I had with my dad and how devastated I was when he left. They are presented to be in a dream like state of me remembering him. The last shot is from my dad and mom’s actual gravesite. It’s really awesome to have that authenticity to the video. The final scene is showing that I came out of it alive but no matter what, I will push forward and not give up.”