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Whitechapel debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the video for the song ‘Hickory Creek,’ which is featured in the band’s new album The Valley. The powerful new video, which is in memory of Theresa Leslie Bozeman — front man Phil Bozeman’s mother — debuted Wednesday.
The video follows what is inferred to be a young Phil and his mother following a violent motor vehicle collision following the pair’s fleeing from a seemingly very bad situation at their home. The song is just as dramatic in its musical approach, presenting a side of the band that has rarely, if ever, been displayed.
The video for ‘Hickory Creek’ is just the latest video to premiere from The Valley. The band premiered the video for its most recent single ‘When A Demon Defiles A Witch‘ on Feb. 20.
The band debuted the record’s third single ‘Third Depth‘ Jan. 15. ‘Black Bear‘ and ‘Brimstone‘ preceded its debut on Dec. 13 and Nov. 1 respectively.
Produced by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), mixed by David Castillo and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Norah Jones, The Eagles), The Valley‘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
4. Hickory Creek
5. Black Bear
6. We Are One
7. The Other Side
8. Third Depth
10. Doom Woods
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The album is available now in a variety of formats, all of which are noted below.
–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!
Whitechapel will tour in support of The Valley this spring starting Apr. 18 in Sayerville, NJ. The almost month-long tour is scheduled to run through May 17 in Winston-Salem, NC and feature performance dates in cities, such as Dallas, TX; Pontiac, MI and Berkley, CA. the tour’s current schedule is noted below.
“Chaos and Carnage” tour dates
w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground
Apr. 18 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Apr. 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Apr. 20 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Apr. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Apr. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
May 2 – Berkley, CA – UC Theatre
May 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
May 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 7 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
May 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
May 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
May 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 17 – Winston Salem, NC – Ramkat
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