Our Endless War is a ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality; it is also by far WHITECHAPEL‘s most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.
The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.
iTunes, European and Canadian chart numbers saw WHITECHAPEL coming in at:
iTunes (Release Day) Top 200 Current Chart: Peaked at #13 and is currently at #43 (as of 5/02)
iTunes (Release Day) Rock: #1
iTunes (Release Day) Metal: #1
Canadian Top 200: #23
Canadian Hard Music Chart: #4
Canadian Top Digital Album Chart: #21
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Top 200 Current Chart: #11
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Rock: #1
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Metal: #1
German Media Control Charts: #50 (First Time on the German Top 100)
Vocalist Phil Bozeman thanked the fans for picking up the new album:
“Thank you to everyone who supports us and has supported the release of Our Endless War. Without you, this record would have not been possible. We’ve worked so hard to get where we are and it’s crazy to say that Our Endless War is our 5th studio album. Thank you for paving this road for us and continuing on the journey that lies ahead!”
Guitarist Alex Wade added:
“We could not be more excited to announce that Our Endless War has been our most successful charting release of our career. We are unbelievable grateful to our fans who pre-ordered and bought the album first week, without their support we would be nothing. This will be a special album in the WHITECHAPEL catalog, and we cannot wait to see where it will take us in the future!”
During the recording of Our Endless War the band shot a series of behind the scenes and in-studio videos documenting the process. Today the fourth and final episode in the series has been released. This video is a general overview and recap of the making of the record. The members share their expectations and goals for the album in hope that it will help expand their career and take them to the next level. HERE.
The first episode in the series focuses on the pre-production and the band’s writing process for the new album. It can be viewed HERE. The second video showcases each member sharing their part in tracking the riffs that made up the album and can be viewed HERE. The third episode takes a closer looks at lead singer Phil Bozeman’s performance and lyrics on the album. This album is his darkest and most personal material to date lyrically and in the video he explains the meaning behind some of the songs on the album. The clip can be viewed HERE.
WHITECHAPEL‘s lyric video for the song “Our Endless War” can be viewed HERE.
Listen to the first two singles “Mono” and “The Saw is the Law” and pre-order Our Endless Warin exclusive bundle packages at http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel.
When it came to tracking the album the band considered no one beyond Mark Lewis, who helmed Whitechapel. For the artwork, the band turned again to Aaron Marsh, who suppliedWHITECHAPEL with its stark, arresting imagery, but again they wanted to push things to the next level. With the sound maturing the band felt like the artwork needed to reflect that. A new logo was introduced (the old logo is classic Whitechapel, and that’s not something the band plans on getting rid of) however as the band grows and changes they felt like they needed the logo to represent the maturity of WHITECHAPEL.
Our Endless War Track Listing:
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw Is the Law
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship the Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road
11. A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
12. Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track)
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