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.”

Whitechapel Announce 2021 Christmas Benefit Show

Whitechapel will be playing a Christmas benefit show at The Mill And Mine in Knoxville, TN on December 17. Realm, Chamber, and The Guild will serve as support. Tickets will go on sale on August 13 with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards the Young-Williams Animal Center.

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.”

Whitechapel Share More Footage From New Album Sessions

Whitechapel have shared some more footage from their new album sessions. You can check that out below. The band are currently working on the record with producer Mark Lewis.

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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]