Head over to WHITECHAPEL’s YouTube channel to check out a brand new video update from the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet that offers a personal look into the band’s lives on the road during theAsking Alexandria tour and stay tuned to the band’s website for an announcement coming soon. Fans can also subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman‘s channel, which focuses on gaming as well as responses to questions from fans, at youtube.com/phillybo1985 and to guitarist Alex Wade‘s official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/
WHITECHAPEL recently finished up a successful US tour with Asking Alexandria in support of both their most recent self-titled full-length album, and the re-issue of their debut album, The Somatic Defilement. The band is currently enjoying some time at home before the group embarks on a European run that will see WHITECHAPEL performing at Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air and Wacken Festival, UK’s Bloodstock, and the Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Festival to name a few. See the band’s full tour listing below.
08/02 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/03 Karlsruhe, DE New Noise Festival
08/05 Wien, AT Szene w/ Devildriver
08/06 Cervia Ra, IT Rock Planet w/ Devildriver
08/07 Dornbirn, AT Conrad Sohm w/ Devildriver
08/08 Josefov, CZ Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Ieper, BE Ieperfest
08/11 Derby, UK Bloodstock Open Air
08/13 Köln, DE Underground
08/14 München, DE Backstage
08/15 Nova Bana, SK Gothoom Festival
08/16 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze
08/17 Hamburg, DE Germany Rawk Attack Festival
08/18 Overhausen, DE Devilside Open Air
The Somatic Defilement, originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper’s infamous murders of prostitutes in East London’s Whitechapel district. This 2013 re-release sees the band tasking producer Mark Lewis to painstakingly bring the six year old recording to today’s standard.
The band’s latest effort, the self-titled album Whitechapel that dropped on June 19, 2012 in North America, debuted at #47 on the Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #2 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Core Stores) and #64 on the Top Digital Album Chart.
Whitechapel was one of the most well received albums of 2012, with critical acclaim from some of the most respected music outlets including The New York Times, Alternative Press, and Metal Hammer. The album also claimed bragging rights as the iTunes UK Metal Album of the Year for 2012!
“They build unforgiving walls of riff, and unpleasant ones too. Pleasure’s not the point, though. There is a militaristic certainty to Whitechapel’s work, which activates the true thrills of masochism.” New York Times
“The band’s best album yet by a wide margin.” 4/5, Alternative Press Magazine