As I Lay Dying Announce U S. Tour With Whitechapel, Shadow Of Intent, Brand Of Sacrifice, & Ov Sulfur

As I Lay Dying have announced a U.S. tour with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent. Brand Of Sacrifice and Ov Sulfur will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Ov Sulfur:

06/10 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
06/11 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
06/12 El Paso, TX – 11:11
06/14 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
06/15 Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
06/16 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
06/18 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
06/19 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
06/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
06/22 Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island
06/23 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater

With Brand Of Sacrifice:

06/24 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/25 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
06/26 Elmira, NY – The L
06/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
06/29 Louisville, KY – Paristown Hall
06/30 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live
07/01 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/02 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
07/05 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
07/06 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
07/07 Omaha, NE – Admiral
07/08 Des Moines, IA – Val Air
07/10 Billings, MT – Zoo Montana
07/11 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
07/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
07/14 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
07/15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
07/16 Wichita, KS – The Wave
07/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Whitechapel Recruit Fill-In Drummer Ernie Iniguez

Whitechapel have once again recruited Ernie Iniguez as a fill-in drummer. He is taking over for Alex Rudinger, who recently exited the group. You can see footage of Iniguez performing with the band during their December 17 show at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN below:

[via The PRP]

Drummer Alex Rüdinger Exits Whitechapel

Drummer Alex Rüdinger has exited Whitechapel. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

Rüdinger commented:

“Whitechapel‘s first show since Covid began is right around the corner. Since I won’t be there, it’s probably time to make this known: A while back, I resigned from Whitechapel. I offered to keep this under wraps until sometime after the album was released. Despite the fact that I’m no longer with them, I’m immensely proud of the new album, and I didn’t want anything to distract from the music / release itself.

There were certainly reasons for this decision, but I’ve always felt that it’s incredibly unprofessional for an artist to divulge all of their issues publicly. All I’m going to say is: A number of things didn’t seem right to me, both professionally and personally, so I decided to move on.

Additionally / for the record: Despite their semi-recent post, I was never a full-time member of the band. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone, but that announcement was made prematurely. It was discussed, but significant details were never addressed. I was never asked to sign anything, nor did I have any knowledge on the inner workings of the business itself. I was treated and compensated as a hired-gun the entire time, including the writing and recording of ‘Kin‘.

At any rate – to any W.C. fans, fret not. They were a band long before I came into the picture, & I’ve no doubts that they’ll find a suitable replacement & keep truckin’ right along. I’m still incredibly thankful that I got the opportunity to play and write with them, and I wish them well.

I’m not entirely sure what’s next for me. In the immediate, I’ll be playing with Light The Torch on the upcoming U.S. tour supporting Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red. I’ve worked with Light The Torch periodically in recent years, and I’m quite looking forward to performing live with ’em. Past that, I guess we’ll see!

& if you’re still reading: Big love to all you people that’ve followed my work over the years (regardless of where I’ve gone!) Things haven’t always panned out the way I imagined, but I’m still so thankful for all of these experiences – good and bad alike. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience ANY of it without you all, so for real – thank you.

That’s all for now, ya’ll. Hope you’re well ❤ ! -Rudi“

Whitechapel Premiere “Orphan” Music Video

Whitechapel have premiered a new video for their new song “Orphan.” This track is from the band’s new album “Kin,” which will be released on October 29. Frontman Phil Bozeman commented:

“‘Orphan’ represents the battle of accepting what reality has given me within the story of ‘Kin’, and the battle between me and my alternate reality’s realm.”

Cannibal Corpse Announce U.S. Tour With Whitechapel, Revocation, & Shadow Of Intent

Cannibal Corpse have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Whitechapel, Revocation, and Shadow Of Intent will open.

Tour Dates:

02/18 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
02/19 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
02/20 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
02/21 Reading, PA – Reverb
02/22 Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian
02/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
02/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/26 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/28 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
03/01 Chicago, IL – The Vic
03/02 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/04 Denver, CO – The Gothic
03/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
03/10 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/11 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
03/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
03/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
03/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/21 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
03/22 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/25 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

Whitechapel Officially Welcome Drummer Alex Rudinger To The Band

Whitechapel have officially welcomed drummer Alex Rudinger to the band as a permanent member. The group issued the following statement:

“Over the past few years our good friend Alex Rudinger has been filling in the drumming spot for live shows, and we figured what better time than now to welcome him as an official member after his stellar performance on our new album ‘Kin‘ [out October 29]. Give him a warm welcome!”

Whitechapel To Release New Album “Kin” In October, Premiere “Lost Boy” Music Video

Whitechapel have announced that their new album, “Kin,” will be released on October 29. A video for the effort’s first single, “Lost Boy,” can be found below:

“Kin” Track Listing:

01. “I Will Find You”
02. “Lost Boy”
03. “A Bloodsoaked Symphony”
04. “Anticure”
05. “The Ones That Made Us”
06. “History Is Silent”
07. “To The Wolves”
08. “Orphan”
09. “Without You”
10. “Without Us”
11. “Kin”

Phil Bozeman said the following about the new album:

“I feel with every album, we learn what worked best on the last one and try to utilize that in our writing. Early in the writing, there was some discussion of the album being like ‘The Valley‘ part II, not literally called that, but in how the songs sound and flow through it. It’s very much a storytelling type record like ‘The Valley‘ was. Musically, we just want to create what we vibe with at the given moment. We write music with how we feel and not what is expected of us, while lyrically the idea of continuing from the story of ‘The Valley‘ was always the goal.”

“It’s a fictional representation of a non-fictional story. I’m coming from a ‘what if’ standpoint. I’m also representing it in a way that conveys a more deep and dark frame of mind. This is all about what I could’ve been, had I decided to take the dark road. For the sake of storytelling, there are supernatural elements in play here as well.”

“…I am being followed by my alternate reality/evil self. It’s the part of me that can’t let go and will go to any heights to find the real me and pull me back into the dark past that I want to move on from.”

He also added the following about the new song, which finds him meeting an alternate version of himself:

“He tries to convince me into going into his reality, which is a false sense of security. He knows I’m at a vulnerable point of my life, and this is a perfect time to pull me in. However, I resist and the alternate me is cast back into where he came from.”

Alex Wade also commented on the record:

“I can’t speak for everyone in the band, but personally, I did feel slightly intimidated at first, wondering if we could summon that kind of magic again, but after hearing some of the demos we were working on, I felt more confident in being able to recreate a similar vibe to ‘The Valley‘ on the new one. I feel like our songwriting is done in layers, and as each layer is created and placed into the songs, they begin to take on a life and personality of their own. So, with each layer, you get more confident in the songs and the impact that they are going to have.”

“It’s still very much a metal album, I don’t think you would hear any of the songs on mainstream radio, but there are elements of the record that have more of a rock and open vibe. We really wanted these songs to breathe and have life and to sound bigger than anything we’ve made so far. We have explored more singing on ‘Kin‘ too. It wouldn’t make sense to have the majority of the fanbase enjoy that sound and then shy away from it.”

“I see more growth and a limitless potential. I think we found a great formula on ‘The Valley‘, and we used that to create another monumental record for our career that I can’t wait for people to hear. We hope to continue to grow our fanbase with this new album, and always seek to move in a positive direction. I’m excited as the pandemic lessens for the touring world to come back to life and to be able to perform these massive songs we have created in the manner they were meant to be heard – live and loud.”

As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel & Shadow Of Intent Cancel North American Tour

As I Lay Dying have officially cancelled their tour with Whitechapel and Shadow Of Intent due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“AILD fans, This may not come as a surprise but due to the global pandemic and uncertain status of live entertainment, we’ve decided to cancel the Burn To Emerge Tour that was set to take place in February/March 2021 with Whitechapel and Shadow of Intent. We feel this is the best course of action given the circumstances and would prefer our fans to have their money back sooner than later. Please contact your point of purchase for refunds. We remain optimistic for a long term solution to the Covid-19 crisis and hope to re-connect with our fans in the near future. In the meantime, please take care of each other.”