"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2006
From: Knoxville, TN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Whitechapel News

Below is our complete Whitechapel news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream Available

The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:

Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2013 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...

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GWAR To Tour With A Band Of Orcs

The mighty GWAR is poised to return to the world of man as today the group announces the first leg of the massive "Madness at the Core of Time" world tour, in support of new album, "Battle Maximus," which is out September 17th on Metal Blade Records.

The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale this Friday August 2nd.

Said verbose front-thing Oderus Urungus, "Our loyal slaves have been laboring ceaselessly to create the ultimate GWAR show, and for this they have received nothing but abuse and torment. I know our legions of loyal fans will be delighted to experience a whole new cast of ridiculous characters, all of whom shall meet exceedingly messy ends to the soundtrack of slaughter that our new album shall provide. Get ready world...GWAR is coming!"

GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (which is actually a band of Orcs).

The tour comes after an intense lead-up period, feautring the debut of a GWAR beer and GWAR B-Q sauce, several mini-tours and convention appearances, the second season of Oderus on FEAR.net's sitcom Holliston, and finally the fourth annual GWAR-B-Q. Tickets and more information on the GWAR-B-Q can be found at this location. More...

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Whitechapel Posts Tour Video

Whitechapel's has posted a brand new video update that offers a personal look into the band's lives on the road during the Asking Alexandria tour. Check it out below.

Fans can also subscribe to vocalist Phil Bozeman's channel, which focuses on gaming as well as responses to questions from fans, at this location and to guitarist Alex Wade's official YouTube channel here, which focuses on song play throughs, gear demos, and a home studio tour.

Whitechapel recently finished up a U.S. tour with Asking Alexandria in support of both most recent self-titled full-length album, and the re-issue of debut album "The Somatic Defilement." The band is currently enjoying some time at home before embarking on a European run that will see Whitechapel performing at Germany's Summerbreeze Outdoor Festival and Wacken Festival, UK's Bloodstock, and the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault Festival. More...

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Whitechapel Posts Lyric Video

Whitechapel is currently on tour with Asking Alexandria in support of both the recent self-titled full-length album, and the re-issue of debut album, "The Somatic Defilment."

The band will be highlighting some of the album's fan favorites through a series of lyric videos. The first video to be released, "Devirgination Studies," is making its worldwide debut today on MetalInsider.net. Check it out here or via the player below.

Whitechapel's debut full-length album, "The Somatic Defilement," was placed in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches of West Westside. You can listen to or order the album at this location. Catch the band live:

05/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
05/15 Kansas City, MO Granada Theater
05/16 St Louis, MO Firebird
05/17 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
06/01 Memphis, TN Scion Rock Fest More...

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Welcome To Rockville Expanded Lineup Announced

An expanded band lineup and festival experience has been announced for the third annual Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville - April 27th and 28th 2013 - at Jacksonville’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the beautiful St. Johns River.

As part of the enhanced festival weekend, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will also feature the “Corona Light presents the Downtown Rockville Experience” -a Friday, April 26 pre-party and two after-parties on Saturday, April 27. Admission to the parties is FREE. The Friday, April 26 pre-party will feature Saliva with Evergreen Terrace at Underbelly in Jacksonville.

The Saturday, April 27 after parties include DJ Monk with special guests at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville, and Icey and Robert Goodman at Underbelly in Jacksonville. For full details, visit this location. More...

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Asking Alexandria Posts Tour Trailer

Asking Alexandria has just posted a new teaser trailer for the band's upcoming "Don't Pray For Us" tour with Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed the Prom Queen.

The clip, available below, also features a preview of an upcoming new Asking Alexandria song.


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Whitechapel Announces European Shows

Whitechapel's debut full-length album, "The Somatic Defilement," is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory, and the band has now taken "The Somatic Defilement" and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix and re-master.

Fans can listen and pre-order now at this location, and the album will be released the 12th/15th of April. "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.

Whitechapel has now announced more European dates for the summer. Confirmed details are as follows:

02/08/13 DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
05/08/13 AT – Wien – Szene w/Devildriver
06/08/13 IT – Cervia Ra – Rock Planet w/Devildriver
07/08/13 AT – Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm w/Devildriver
08/08/13 CZ – Josefov – Brutal Assault Festival
10/08/13 BE – Ieper – Ieperfest
11/08/13 UK – Derby - Bloodstock
13/08/13 DE – Köln – Underground
14/08/13 DE – München – Backstage
15/08/13 SK – Nova Bana – Gothoom
16/08/13 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze More...

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Whitechapel To Re-Release Debut Album

"The Somatic Defilement" by Whitechapel, originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper's infamous murders of prostitutes in East London's Whitechapel district. The upcoming 2013 re-release, re-done with producer Mark Lewis, will be released on April 16th, 2013.

Pre-orders are available here, and Metal Blade Records comments:

"Whitechapel's debut full-length album, 'The Somatic Defilement,' is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix, along with a re-master by Alan Douches. The results are staggering and give The Somatic Defilement a modern luster up to the standards of the band's most recent recordings.

"The band's latest effort, the self-titled album that dropped on June 19 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." More...

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Ten More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.

King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
Slayer (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
Dark Funeral
Death Angel
Dying Fetus
Ex Deo
Municipal Waste
The Prophecy
Scar Symmetry

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Unearth Announces Fill-In Bassist For Tour

Unearth will begin 2013 in a big way on tour alongside Whitechapel and Emmure. The "Brothers of Brutality Tour" will begin on January 8th in Knoxville, TN and wraps up February 11th in New York, NY. Unfortunately, Unearth bassist John "Slo" Maggard will not be joining the band on the tour.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps has posted the following update: "John 'Slo' Maggard will unfortunately be sitting out the Brothers of Brutality Tour (Whitechapel, Emmure, Obey the Brave, The Plot In You) this coming January/February. His absence is simply to take care of personal matters at home and is only temporary. Slo will remain a member of Unearth moving forward and is actively involved in the writing process for our next album, which we plan to record and release some time in 2013. Luckily, our long time friend Matt DeVries (Fear Factory, ex-Chimaira) will be taking over bass duties for the tour." More...

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Slayer To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."

The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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"Brothers Of Brutality" Tour Dates Revealed

As was previously announced, Whitechapel will be joining Emmure for the "Brothers of Brutality" tour, and the routing for the trek has now been revealed. The co-headlining tour kicks off January 8th, 2013 in Knoxville, TN and support will come from Unearth, Obey the Brave, and The Plot In You. Details are as follows:

1/08 - Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
1/09 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
1/11 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
1/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
1/13 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
1/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Nile
1/18 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
1/19 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
1/23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
1/24 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/26 - SLC, UT @ In The Venue
1/27 - Denver, CO @ Summit
2/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ Brick
2/03 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
2/05 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
2/06 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
2/07 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
2/08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
2/11 - NYC, NY @ Irving Plaza More...

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Whitechapel Announces Tour With Emmure

Whitechapel has announced the band will be embarking on a North American co-headlining tour with Emmure, dubbed "The Brothers of Brutality Tour" and presented by Revolver Magazine and Rockstar Energy Drink. Support acts will be announced shortly.

Guitarist Alex Wade comments on the collaboration: "We are really excited to announce our co-headlining tour with Emmure. We have been friends with them for quite some time now, and this is something we have always talked about doing, so it's awesome to see it finally come to light. Our first show ever was with Emmure in Nashville, TN before either of us were signed, so it's incredible to see how we have both grown so much in the music industry and are able to come together and put together this co-headlining tour!"

Whitechapel also recently premiered a new music video for "Possibilities of an Impossible Existence" off the band's current, self-titled release. Check out the video via Altpress.com here. More...

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Whitechapel Releases New Music Video

Knoxville, TN sextet Whitechapel has launched a new music video for "Possibilities of an Impossible Existence" taken off the band's self-titled release. Head over to AltPress.com here to check out the new video, which was filmed by the Rockstar Media department with director Strati Hovartos while the band was out touring on 2012's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest.

Guitarist Alex Wade comments: "Collectively as a band we all really love this video. The guys with the Rockstar Media department really did an outstanding job on it. It was shot on Rockstar Mayhem Fest this year with a combination of GoPro and DSLR cameras. I feel it gives a more intimate vibe than just a regular performance video. The video is also in black and white, which reminds me of old Pantera videos, which rules."

In other news, Whitechapel will be re-releasing the band's full-length debut "The Somatic Defilement" via Metal Blade Records in the spring of 2013. Mark Lewis is set to re-mix and re-master "The Somatic Defilement," which was originally released July 31st, 2007 on Candlelight Records.

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Whitechapel Live Footage Available

Rock Hard Live has uploaded footage of Whitechapel performing live at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento on September 27th. Check out the clip below.

Whitechapel's latest self-titled album is out now, and you can also watch a previously posted music video for "I, Dementia' over at this location. In other news, the band recently dropped off an upcoming European tour with August Burns Red and has been replaced by Veil of Maya.

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Veil Of Maya Replacing Whitechapel On Tour

Augusts Burns Red has issued the following announcement about Whitechapel dropping off an upcoming fall European tour and being replaced by Veil of Maya:

"Bad news White Chapel has to drop off our Euro tour due to a family emergency, Good news Veil of Maya is taking their place! Get your tickets now on our tourdates page here!"

Dates for the run, which also features The Devil Wears Prada, are as follows:

10/18 Nottingham UK @ Rock City
10/19 Glasgow UK @ Garage
10/20 Wolverhampton UK @ Wulfrun Hall
10/21 Manchester UK @ HMV Ritz
10/22 Bristol UK @ Academy 1
10/23 London UK @ Electric Ballroom
10/25 Esch Sur Alzette LUX @ Rockhal
10/26 Cologne DE @ Luxor
10/27 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar
10/28 Brussels BE @ AB
10/30 Hamburg DE @ Markethalle
11/1 Arhus DK @ VoxHall
11/2 Goteborg SE @ Brewhouse
11/3 Oslo NO @ Fabrikken
11/5 Stockholm SE @ Klubben
11/6 Malmo SE @ KB
11/7 Copenhagen DK @ Pumphuset
11/8 Berlin DE @ C Club
11/9 Chemnitz DE @ Suedbahnhof
11/10 Warsaw PL @ Progresja
11/11 Krakow PL @ Fabryka
11/13 Frankfurt DE @ Batschkapp
11/14 Munich DE @ Backstage Halle
11/15 Vienna AT @ Arena
11/16 Zurich CH @ Komplex
11/17 Milan IT @ Tunnel Club
11/18 Karlsruhe DE @ Substage
11/19 Paris FR @ Le Bataclan

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Whitechapel Premieres New Music Video

Whitechapel premiered its new music video for "I, Dementia" today on www.theprp.com, which can also be viewed below. The clip, filmed as part of the Scion AV Project for the world's best and most vital metal bands (Scionav.com) was directed by David Brodsky (All That Remains/The Devin Townsend Project). The track appears on the band's latest album, simply entitled "Whitechapel," which is available now on Metal Blade Records.

Check out "I, Dementia" here:

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August Burns Red Posts European Tour Teaser

August Burns Red will be headed off for a headlining European tour in October, which will feature support from Whitechapel and The Devil Wears Prada. The band has posted a video clip online discussing the upcoming dates. Check out the video below.

The dates for the run are as follows: More...

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Whitechapel Posts New Album Track-By-Track

With two weeks remaining before the release of Whitechapel's self-titled new album, singer Phil Bozeman and guitarist Alex Wade have provided an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the new album on AbsolutePunk. Delve into the minds of two members of Whitechapel as they give you the meanings and stories behind the new songs and check out the breakdown at this location.

"Whitechapel" is available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages here, and Loudwire is hosting an exclusive stream of the single "I, Dementia" over here.

In new Whitechapel tour news, the band has just confirmed a string of dates with Hatebreed, All Shall Perish, and Deez Nuts. The tour is scheduled to kick off September 13th in Clifton Park, NY and will run through October 12th in Detroit, MI. Tickets go on sale for fan club members Wednesday June 6th and for the general public on Friday June 8th. A complete list of dates can be found below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1) Make it Bleed
2) Hate Creation
3) (Cult)uralist
4) I, Dementia
5) Section 8
6) Faces
7) Dead Silence
8) The Night Remains
9) Devoid
10) Possibilities of an Impossible Existence More...

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