Whitechapel To Release New Album “The Valley” In March, Premiere New Song “Brimstone”

Whitechapel have announced that their new album “The Valley” will be released on March 29. The effort focuses on Phil Bozeman’s rough childhood and it takes its name from the part of Hardin Valley near Knoxville, Tennessee where the frontman grew up. The first single “Brimstone” can be heard below:

Bozeman said the following about the album:

“It’s all about me as a child, and some of it is me looking back on that time from the perspective of now. Also, it’s my interpretation of my mom’s struggles and her different personalities. She had a journal that contained very disturbing and sometimes evil writings, and some of her quotes and a lot of that journal is in the lyrics.”

He also added:

“Sound-wise, it’s all over the place. There’s aggression, and then you’re hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs. It’s mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting. It’s a whirlwind of emotions throughout.”

Guitarist Alex Wade also commented:

“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that. I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

“The Valley” Track Listing:

01. “When A Demon Defiles A Witch”
02. “Forgiveness Is A Weakness”
03. “Brimstone”
04. “Hickory Creek”
05. “Black Bear”
06. “We Are One”
07. “The Other Side”
08. “Third Depth”
09. “Lovelace”
10. “Doom Woods”

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Whitechapel To Launch “Possession” Beer

Whitechapel have joined forces with Elkmont Exchange to create their own IPA called “Possession.” The 4.07% ABV beer is an unfiltered session IPA that was brewed with jalapenos and citrus peels. It will officially launch during a release party at the Elkmont Exchange in Knoxville, TN on October 22.

Whitechapel Recruit Entheos Drummer Navene Koperweis For New Album

Whitechapel have recruited Navene Koperweis (Entheos, ex-Animals As Leaders) to drum on their new album. The group have yet to choose an official replacement for Ben Harclerode, so it is assummed Koperweis was just hired for studio work. The band’s upcoming album is being produced by Mark Lewis and it is expected to be released in 2019.

Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Set For Annihilation Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Annihilation festival. That event will take place on November 16-17 at the Civic Music Hall in Toledo, OH and it will include the following:

November 16: Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, and Settle The Sky.

November 17: The Black Dahlia Murder, Born Of Osiris, Negative Approach, Battlecross, Loser, and Pains.

Whitechapel Announce “This Is Exile” 10th Anniversary Tour With Chelsea Grin, Oceano, & Slaughter To Prevail

Whitechapel will continue celebrating the 10th anniversary of “This Is Exile” on a fall tour with Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail. After the trek, the band plan to hit the studio to finish their new album, which is expected to be released in the spring.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
11/02 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
11/03 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
11/04 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/05 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
11/07 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/08 Huntington, WV – V Club
11/09 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
11/10 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
11/12 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
11/13 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
11/16 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
11/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
11/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
11/20 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
11/21 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/23 Wichita, KS – Wave
11/24 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
11/25 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
11/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/28 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox at The Market
11/30 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
12/01 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
12/02 Bend, OR – Domino Room
12/04 Chico, CA – Senator Theater
12/05 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
12/06 Bakersfield, CA – Bryder’s
12/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater
12/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
12/09 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/12 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/13 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
12/14 Memphis, TN – Growler’s
12/15 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
12/16 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

Lamb Of God, Jonathan Davis, Motionless In White, Etc. Set For 2018 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place on September 1-3 at the DeVault Vineyards in Concord, VA, and it will include: Lamb Of God, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Motionless In White, All That Remains, Puddle Of Mudd, Fuel, Anti-Flag, DevilDriver, Whitechapel, CKY, Saliva, Nonpoint, Texas Hippie Coalition, Orgy, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Upon A Burning Body, Stevie Stone, Slaves, Unearth, Boondox, Tantric, The Veer Union, Motograter, He Is Legend, Shallow Side, The Crowned, Royal Thunder, Awaken I Am, Nine Shrines, Brand Of Julez, Defending Cain, Famz And The Hooliganz, LNV, and Gypsy Road.