Whitechapel Announces New LP Specs, Releases Album’s Lead Single; Celebrates Album Anniversary With Tour

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Whitechapel has announced the release date for its next album, and in anticipation, the band is giving audiences their first preview of the album.

The Valley, the band’s seventh full-length studio recording is currently scheduled to be released March 29 via Metal Blade Records.  In anticipation of its release, the band is streaming the record’s lead single ‘Brimstone‘ online now here.

The Valley was produced by longtime Whitechapel collaborator MArk Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder). The album’s title is a reference to the part of the Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, TV) where front man Phil Bozeman grew up.  Guitarist Alex Wade explained in a recent interview that the album’s title and lyrical themes go a long way toward explaining what Bozeman endured during his years living in the Hardin Valley.

“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,” Wade said.  “I believe 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.”

Bozeman expanded on Wade’s thoughts, saying that the record offers much for audiences to appreciate.

“Sound-wise, it’s all over the place,” Bozeman said.  “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.”

The full track listing for The Valley is noted below.

The Valley track-listing
1. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
2. Forgiveness Is Weakness
3. Brimstone
4. Hickory Creek
5. Black Bear
6. We Are One
7. The Other Side
8. Third Depth
9. Lovelace
10. Doom Woods

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Pre-orders for The Valley are open now.  The album will be available in a variety of formats, all of which are noted below.

–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–transparent red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cream w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black inside transparent orange haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–180g clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange / purple marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blood splattered vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

 

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

As audiences count down the days to the release of The Valley, they can also see the band live on its “Ten Years of Exile” tour, which is being held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s 2008 album This is Exile.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Chelsea Grin, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail

Nov. 3 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
Nov. 4 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
Nov. 5 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Nov. 7 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Nov. 8 – Huntington, WV – V Club
Nov. 9 – Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
Nov. 10 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
Nov. 12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Nov. 13 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Nov. 16 – Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
Nov. 18 – Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Nov. 20 – St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Nov. 21 – Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
Nov. 23 – Wichita, KS – Wave
Nov. 24 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
Nov. 25 – Ft Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
Nov. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov. 28 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Nov. 29 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
Nov. 30 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
Dec. 1 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Dec. 2 – Bend, OR – Domino Room
Dec. 4 – Chico, CA – Senator Theater
Dec. 5 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Dec. 6 – Bakersfield, CA – Bryder’s
Dec. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater
Dec. 8 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Dec. 9 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Dec. 12 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Dec. 13 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Dec. 14 – Memphis, TN – Growler’s
Dec. 15 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Dec. 16 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

More information on The Valley, Whitechapel’s current tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.whitechapelband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Fans of Whitechapel and The Black Dahlia Murder are going to get a very special treat this summer.

The Metal Blade records label mates will embark on a co-headlining tour that will see each play one of its albums in its entirety.  The Black Dahlia Murder is expected to perform its latest full-length studio recording Nightbringers –released October 6, 2017 via Metal Blade Records — while Whitechapel will perform This is Exile — released July 8, 2008 via Metal Blade Records — in its entirety.  That performance is in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its release.

Joining Whitechapel and The Black Dahlia Murder as support for the tour will be Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown and Shadow of Intent.  The tour is currently scheduled to launch June 8 in Chicago, IL and run through July 14 in Oshkosh, WI.  It will also include performances in Knoxville, TN; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX and many other cities.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, Shadow Of Intent

June 8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
June 9 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
June 10 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
June 12 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
June 13 – Rochester, NY – Funk N Waffles
June 14 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
June 15 – New York, NY – Stage 48
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
June 17 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
June 19 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa Theatre
June 20 – Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel
June 22 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
June 23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
June 24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
June 26 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
June 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 29 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
June 30 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 2 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
July 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
July 5 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
July 6 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 7 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
July 8 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
July 10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
July 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
July 12 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
July 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
July 14 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA *
*=The Black Dahlia Murder only

As an added bonus for Whitechapel fans, the band will re-issue This is Exile on LP on June 1 via Metal Blade Records.  The band will also have available a special tour-exclusive edition of the album at the listed shows.  The specs for the album’s re-issues are noted below.

–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)
–translucent root beer brown with smoky black swirls vinyl (limited to 400 copies – USA tour edition)

Pre-orders for the album’s LP re-issue are open now via indiemerch, EMP and eBay.

More information on Whitechapel’s upcoming re-issue is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.whitechapelband.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

More information on The Black Dahlia Murder’s latest album Nightbringer is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.tbdmofficial.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bdmmetal

 

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