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Whitechapel Comments On Split With Drummer Kevin Lane

Recently Knoxville, TN's Whitechapel and drummer Kevin Lane decided to part ways. Kevin offered the following statement to answer fans questions about the split:

"Over the past years I've had the experience of a lifetime and gotten to travel the world with not only a great band of musicians but some of my best friends. Unfortunately that time has come to an end. My playing had a falling out over the past year, thus I've decided to come home for good and go back to school full time. The past few tours I had the privilege of my good friend Gavin Parsons to fill my shoes and now another phenomenal drummer who I believe will do leaps and bounds of improvement to the band as a whole, Ben Harclerode has moved into the position until the decision for a full time drummer has been made. Thank you to everyone for all of your support."

Founding member and guitarist Alex Wade adds: "It's sad to see Kevin go, he was not just a fellow band member, but like a brother to all of us. I think it is honorable of him to step down to better the band. He is still and always will be an amazing drummer and talented musician; I believe it is just time for a new chapter for Whitechapel. That being said we would like to welcome Ben Harclerode (formerly of Knights of the Abyss) to the band to fill the drumming position. In my opinion he is one of the most solid and talented drummers in modern metal and we couldn't be more excited for him to be playing with us. Ben will be helping us out until we take further measures to decide on a permanent drummer, but that is just something that is not needed right now, nor are we taking submissions. Come welcome Ben on our upcoming headliner and watch him shred his kit!"

Whitechapel also has the following upcoming tour dates:

02/11 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
02/12 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
02/13 Richmond, VA The National
02/14 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
02/15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
02/16 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
02/17 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
02/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
02/19 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Downstairs)
02/20 Williamsville, NY Club Infinity
02/21 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/22 Montréal, QC La Tulipe
02/23 Toronto, ON Opera House
02/24 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
02/25 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
02/26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
02/27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
02/28 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
03/01 Lawrence, KS The Granada
03/03 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
03/04 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
03/05 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
03/06 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
03/08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
03/09 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
03/12 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
03/13 San Diego, CA Soma
03/14 Pomona, CA Glasshouse Music Hall
03/15 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
03/19 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
03/20 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/21 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballrooom
03/23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
03/24 Sauget, IL Pop's
03/25 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre

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1. Bens Son writes:

Hi dad!

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2. Mr. Ben writes:

Evening, son

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5. Mikey808 writes:

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6. hellrat writes:

shut the fvck up mikey, and quit horsing around...yer stupid game is quite obvious

now where the fvck are all them breetahded squeeeeeeling piglets?

come on now, lil' bacon bits...ain't ya sad about yer poor lost drummer boi?

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7. metalrox555 writes:

Dear Hellrat,
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8. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Actually....if you hit the ip logged button, it shows you which posts are from the same person, or computer, and mikey apparently had nothing to do with any of that, he just noticed it was funny, so leave him alone lol

the two of you however, have at it!

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9. hellrat writes:

wow FAN, yer pretty sharp these days...a regular damn insider ya are! ;)

nah, its mikeyrox800 or whatever the fvck it is, and his circle jerk boi friends up to their 'clever' mischeif

then there's this SuckingCOX555 fvcking poof, thinkin about my big hammer...tuff luck faggit

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