Whitechapel Announce August Headlining Shows

Whitechapel have booked three August headlining shows. Here’s the dates:

08/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
08/11 Battle Creek, MI – Michigan Metalfest
08/12 Louisville, KY – Trixies Entertainment Complex

Prior to that run, the band will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “This Is Exile” by playing it in full on a tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, who will be playing their latest album “Nightbringers” in full.

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The Black Dahlia Murder & Whitechapel Announce Special North American Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, & Shadow Of Intent

The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel have announced a special co-headlining tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow Of Intent. This trek will feature The Black Dahlia Murder performing “Nightbringers” in its entirety and Whitechapel performing “This Is Exile” in its entirety.

Tour Dates:

06/08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
06/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
06/10 Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
06/12 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/13 Rochester, NY – Funk N Waffles
06/14 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
06/15 New York, NY – Stage 48
06/16 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
06/17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
06/19 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa Theatre
06/20 Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel
06/22 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
06/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
06/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Nashville, TN – Basement East
06/27 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
06/28 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
06/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
07/02 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
07/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
07/05 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
07/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
07/07 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
07/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
07/10 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
07/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
07/12 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
07/13 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/14 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA (The Black Dahlia Murder only)

Whitechapel’s “This Is Exile” To Receive 10th Anniversary Vinyl Release

Whitechapel will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “This Is Exile” with a new vinyl reissue. It will be released on May 25 via Metal Blade.

Guitarist Alex Wade commented:

“In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of our career-defining record ‘This Is Exile‘, we will be releasing it in full vinyl format with sleeves and complete artwork. The original vinyl release in 2008 was a picture disc so this will be a true collector’s item for the die-hard Chapel fan. ‘The Somatic Defilement‘ vinyl re-issues went fast last year so be sure to grab one quick!”

Here’s the available options:

– 180g black vinyl

– smoke vinyl (limited to 700 copies – USA exclusive)

– golden vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)

– clear/black/red splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)

– gray marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)

– clear graybrown marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)

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

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.”