Whitechapel Reveals New LP Specs; Unveils Video For Album’s Lead Single

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Whitechapel has a new album on the way.

The Tennessee-based death metal band announced this week that it will release its sixth full-length studio recording this summer.  Mark of the Blade will be released in stores and online on Friday, June 24th.  The album will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records.  In anticipation of its release, the band has unveiled the lyric video for the album’s lead single, which is also its title track.  The video is currently streaming online via the band’s page at Metal Blade Records’ website.

 

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

 

 

Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) manned the boards for the 11-song record.  It is not the first time that he has worked with the band.  He also helmed the band’s self-titled 2012 album and its follow-up, 2014’s This Endless War.  Guitarist Alex Wade discussed the changes that listeners can expect from the band this time out with the press, noting the dynamic contrast of the songs and the role of the band members’ personal growth in the album’s sound.  “It’s the most dynamic record we’ve done, in the sense that one song can be very aggressive while the next one will be softer and sentimental,”  he said.  “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”   The album’s complete track list is noted below.

Mark of the Blade track-listing
1. The Void
2. Mark of the Blade
3. Elitist Ones
4. Bring Me Home
5. Tremors
6. A Killing Industry
7. Tormented
8. Brotherhood
9. Dwell in the Shadows
10. Venomous
11. Decennium

Whitechapel will hit the road this summer in support of Mark of the Blade beginning May 4th in Fayetteville, AR and currently ends on May 22nd.  Fit For A King, The Plot in You, and Enterprise Earth.  After it wraps that tour, it will take some time off before joining up on the annual Van’s Warped Tour beginning June 24th in Dallas, TX.  The band’s run on the Warped Tour goes through August 13th in Portland, Oregon.  Both tour schedules are noted below.

 

 Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Fit for a King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth

May 4 – Fayetteville, AR – Georfe’s Majestic Lounge
May 5 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
May 6 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
May 7 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Cafe
May 8 – Wichita, KS – Rock Island
May 10 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
May 11 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
May 13 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
May 14 – Reading, PA – Reverb Concerts
May 15 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
May 17 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 18 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
May 19 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
May 20 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
May 21 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
May 22 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s by the Sea

Whitechapel Warped Tour dates
June 24 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park Main Street Lot
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – Port of New Orleans (Mardi Gras World)
June 29 – Nashville, TN – The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 30 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 2 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
July 3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 7 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
July 8 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Salt River Fields
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
Aug. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA – White River
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

 

More information on Mark of the Blade is available online now along with all of Whitechapel’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.whitechapelband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

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Whitechapel Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy:  Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Whitechapel is heading back out on the road this spring.

The veteran TN-based metal outfit has announced that it will embark on one more group of live dates in support of its most recent full-length studio recording Our Endless War (2014).  The upcoming tour schedule launches Wednesday, May 4th and runs through Sunday, May 22nd.  Fit For A King will join the band as support on the tour along with Enterprise Earth and The Plot In You.  The tour launches in Fayetteville, Arkansas and wraps up in Wilmington, NC.  More dates will be announced as the band is also planning on touring this summer in support of its as-yet untitled sixth album.  The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on that record.  Mark Lewis returned to helm this record after manning the boards for Our Endless War.    The band’s current list of dates is noted below.

 

Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Fit for a King, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth

May 4 – Fayetteville, AR – Georfe’s Majestic Lounge

May 5 – Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom

May 6 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective *

May 7 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Café

May 8 – Wichita, KS – Rock Island

May 10 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music

May 11 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s

May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache

May 13 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions

May 14 – Reading, PA – Reverb Concerts

May 15 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611

May 17 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

May 18 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall **

May 19 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

May 20 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger **

May 21 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

May 22 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s by the Sea

*=Whitechapel, Fit for a King, Enterprise Earth only
**=Whitechapel, The Plot In You, Enterprise Earth only

 

More information on Whitechapel’s upcoming tour is available online now with all of the latest updates on its next album and all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://whitechapelband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

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Cancer Bats confirmed for Demon Hunter Tour

AGOURA HILLS, CA–One of Metal Blade Records’ newest bands has made a big announcement.  Toronto based Cancer Bats has announced that it will be heading out on tour this Summer with one of Christian metal’s biggest acts in the one and only Demon Hunter.  This announcement comes fresh off the heels of the release of Cancer Bats’ fourth full length studio release, “Dead Set on Living.”  “Dead Set on Living” is also the band’s first album on Metal Blade Records.

This Summer’s tour with Demon Hunter will kick off July 26th in Portland, Oregon, and take the bands down the west coast and into the midwest, ending in Boise, Idaho on August 5th.  Also along for the ride will be Bleeding Through, Willows, and The Plot in You.  Demon Hunter’s tour is in support of its newly released album, “True Defiance.” 

More information on Cancer Bats is available online at http://www.metalblade.com/cancerbats, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cancerbats and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cancerbats.  Fans can pick up Cancer Bats’ new album directly on Metal Blade at http://www.metalblade.com, on iTunes, Amazon and at any local retailer.