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Whitechapel Members Detained And Fined In Germany

Metal Blade Records has announced that members of Knoxville, Tennessee death metal act Whitechapel were detained in Germany following an incident at their hotel on 4/20 that included mattresses being thrown out of windows and fire extinguishers and alarms being set off. The band has since been released and reportedly fined, and the group was back on the road in time to make the next date in Amsterdam.

Whitechapel is currently touring Europe in support of the band's current release "A New Era of Corruption" with The Acacia Strain and Impending Doom. The Knoxville act will also be devastating the states this summer as a part of the 5th Annual Summer Slaughter, which kicks off July 22nd in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues.

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1. TheFishWasDelish writes:

How ironic that the first show they play after 420 is in Amsterdam.

# Apr 26, 2011 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

WHY WERE THEY RELEASED?!?!?!?!?!

# Apr 26, 2011 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. btbamfav20 writes:

HAHAHA OMFG THAT'S AWESOME!! They should've just ate the brownies i made, they wouldn't have need to smoke so much to set the fire alarms off muaha

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# Apr 26, 2011 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Whitechapel rox writes:

yes their free

# Apr 26, 2011 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. 420 writes:

gooooooddddd c***ttsss

# Apr 26, 2011 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metallix writes:

Shut the f*** up Branded your so annoying bro, your like my little sister that cries about everything. Every single post i see, you get in a pointless argument. I mean, if you dont like the band than keep your opinions to yourself and carry on. There is no reason to make this post (or any) bitter because of you.

Anyways i think its pretty ironic that their first show after 4/20 is in amsterdamn aswell lol

# Apr 26, 2011 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

metallix, noooooooooooooo. fk this sh!tty band!!!! if you dont like what i put, go cry to your fkn mommy about it!!

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 8:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

haha branded
since when did WC get so big? i mean significant bands do this kind of thing, WC probably f@cked themselves finacially for this tour by doing this....what a waste
i'd luv to hear slaggels response

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brandedcfh420 writes:

young guys who think that since they are touring the world they can act like unevolved monkeys!! throw'em out like yesterdays trash! another watered down death metal band!!

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R10 writes:

Branded calling White Chapel death metal is disrespectful to real death metal like Morbid Angel;Obituary;Deicide etc. I would say WC is deathcore. Seen em on Summer Slaughter. Nothing special. Teenagers like em

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

key words were "watered down"!!!! a band that thinks by playing death metal, they are doing something extreme!! jumping on the wagon to ride a gravy train and make poorly imitated death metal!!!

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. metalrox555 writes:

"jumping on the wagon to ride a gravy train and make poorly imitated death metal!"
Yeah of course, cause there's no deathcore fans out there who pick up an instrument and start playing deathcore cause they love the genre... f*cking idiot.

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

they r just the next band to make death metal. its become redundant. each band has to be more death metal than the next. its not about how extreme the music is, is about the how the music affects each person. when every band has the same sound its pointless to even listen!!!.....roll on wagon!!!!!

# Apr 27, 2011 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. btbamfav20 writes:

I get a different feel from listening to WC than say Krisiun. They're both practically the same genre, just 1 has a little more core than the other. And sorry to quote u branded, but u did say "fk this sh!tty band!!!! if you dont like what i put, go cry to your fkn mommy about it!!".
Other people liking WC doesnt mean that we're worse musicians, i just can understand the music better i guess...
For example i dont like Diecide, yes Dying Fetus has about as low vocals and is DEFINITELY being more death metal than their predecessors.

NP: What A Rockin' Heavy Metal Get-Up, Dude! - Slowmotion Apocalypse

# May 1, 2011 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

MOOOOOOMMMY!!!!

hahaahha, WC are nothing special! just some kids who think that by playing extreme music will make them supergods! in reality, just another trendy death metal band!!!

# May 1, 2011 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. TheIronMan writes:

Why are you all getting so pissy about it?

Branded has his opinion, you have yours. Nothing you say/do will change that.

# May 1, 2011 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. metalrox555 writes:

I was just pointing out in one of his reasons that he doesn't like Deathcore or whatever point he was trying to get across had a major flaw in it.

# May 1, 2011 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brandedcfh420 writes:

a major flaw? ok. thats how you see it. im not stressing it.......not trying to sound a$$holish, but im not stressing it. different opininons on an article thread...no worries TIM, its all gravy.....

# May 1, 2011 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. a 40 year old metalhead writes:

Before we get into anything hairy, let me establish that all through my highschool years I listened to 80's swedish death metal and maintain interests in bands like suffocation, entombed, grave..etc. This is basically the disclaimer so that all you elitists out there don't get a hard on when I get into the depth of my points.

When the new wave of death metal came on the scene, I rejoiced. Young people bringing death metal out of the underground and managing to make it sound extreme. PROGRESSION. Something that has eluded death metal as a genre for many years.

Anyway, I'm very sure Whitechapel is heavier than most of these inactive 80's bands with 6 fans internationally the lot of you still masturbate to . Their music sounds like it's professionally produced, old school death metal bands that still produce music today still have that 80's sound quality, it's like they're afraid to progress and it's laughable.

You can label it whatever you want, you just look like a whiney b**** when you fail to acknowledge the new wave of death metal bands are enjoying more success than your precious bands of death metal past.

And now to shoot down any of your arguments to me before they even happen.
1) "They play in drop A to be heavy". Nile plays in drop A...your point?
2)"They have breakdowns to be heavy". Suffocation and Dying Fetus were the first of death metal bands to introduce breakdowns.
3)"Too much alternation between high and low screams". Deicide anyone? Scars of the Crucifix abuses the layered vocal feature more than any new DM band i've ever heard.

The moral of the story is that we all listen to metal, we only use genres to try to seperate things we don't like from what we do, it's immature really.

# May 1, 2011 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brandedcfh420 writes:

""You can label it whatever you want, you just look like a whiney b**** when you fail to acknowledge the new wave of death metal bands are enjoying more success than your precious bands of death metal past.""

never was into death metal to begin with, so your comment is invalid!!

# May 1, 2011 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Cynic writes:

"we only use genres to try to seperate things we don't like from what we do"

Bullsh**. More like the only people who complain about genres are the ones listening to genres that other groups hate. When was the last time you heard anyone cry about someone calling their band doom metal?

"enjoying more success"

I doubt many metalheads care about the success of deathcore bands any more than the success of pop acts.

# May 1, 2011 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cynic writes:

While I'm here, some more points for 40 year old...

It's a fallacy that all progression/change is good, it defies the common sense that you can change something for the worse. Secondly "professional" or "good" production is subjective - would "Transylvanian Hunger" be a better album with "professional" production? Ha, no. Production is about what suits the music not what everyone else is doing.

# May 1, 2011 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

Get the fvck outta here 40 year old Dipsh!t....fvcking twat, come on here with that presumptuous, "authoritive" attitude, and yet have the hypocritical audacity to slather about these imaginary 'elitists'?

And Sh!techapel FVCKING SUCKS....i don't give a fvck what 'genre' they're labelled as...Krauts shoulda sent em to Birkenau and fired up the goddamned oven :)

SuckingCox555, wipe that fvcking dribble off yer lil' faggit chin before you come on here and start insulting people over their OPINIONS that just happen to 'insult' your love for junk bands...fvckin two bit punk, ha!

NP---At the Fvcking Gates---Slaughter of the Soul

# May 1, 2011 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. R10 writes:

Hmm Left Hand Path or Whitechapel? Cookie cutter Deathcore or classic death metal This idiot purist chooses Left Hand Path! That guitar tone! Thanks HR @Cynic for setting 40 year old straight Know it alls eh?

# May 1, 2011 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hellrat writes:

Damnit Big R!! When ya gonna send me yer email so I can send ya some TRUE ELITIST METAL?? Hell, I think we might even have 6 fans in 7 countries (one has certifiable dual-citizenship)

Still on the Limey Ba$$hole Ale kick man...10.99 fer a twelver at Rite-Aid...not too bad eh? Gotta get that Hellrat's Hellacious Homebrew goin soon though!

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# May 1, 2011 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Fuck_A_Name writes:

@40 year old:
Behemoth, Allegaeon, Gojira, Goatwhore, Black Dahlia Murder, Brain Drill, Dethklok, The Faceless, Kataklysm, Obscura, Origin, and Neuraxis are all contemporary death metal bands that use fantastic modern production.

Deathcore bands arent a "progression" in death metal for using good production, theyre just a genre that exists in an age when technology makes audible and clear recording cheap, easy, and standard procedure in the music industry anyway. The tech just wasnt prevalent back when bands released records back in the 80's, at least to underground death metal.

Listen to Slayer's Reign in Blood album. note the Production quality. Listen to World Painted Blood released a short time ago. Notice the difference? Same thing with Morbid Angel in case you havent noticed.

Deathcore IS a different genre, and for all intents and purposes, it's a much easier to create version of death metal. Accept it, because I REEEEAAAALLLY dont feel like typing out the major design differences between deathcore's music and death metal with breakdowns music, to the 3000th person on this site who cant understand the discrimination against the genre whose original intent was to combine death metal and hardcore, but has instead succeded in bastardizing both.

That having been said, Whitechapel is actually the only deathcore band Ive heard so far that actually utilizes pieces of hardcore, death metal, and grindcore as a cohesive unit. If it wasnt for the over-saturization of the genre they belong too, they really wouldnt get the hate theyre receiving. 5 years ago before all this sh** had popped off I heard a demo by Emmure and thought it was halfway tolerable, becasue I didnt realize what they were doing, I just thought it was really heavy amateurish death metal. Now I know better haha

# May 1, 2011 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. R10 writes:

Hey HR i sent you a e-mail youll have to let me know if ya got it. You hit the nail on the head FAN To me 40 yearold came off as elitist. Giving out death metal lessons and sh**. I really dont care about whats somethings called or how popular it is,if it sounds good to my ears ill listen

# May 1, 2011 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. hellrat writes:

10-4 R, gotcha! Can ya get music files on that new thing? I'll send some on over anyway brother!

FAN: thanks for takin up the slack for a lazy bastard like me \m/

fvckin goon, 40 goddamned years of age and still don't know fvcking NOTHIN...now pay attention dumbass, might jist learn yerself somethin! :)

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# May 1, 2011 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brandedcfh420 writes:

WELL, GUESS THE 40 YR OLD SAW THAT HE LOST THIS FIGHT AND DECIDED TO NOT COME BACK!!

# May 2, 2011 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. TheIronMan writes:

A shame :(

# May 2, 2011 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. PANDA writes:

Gosh, I don't see what the big deal is. No need to get bent out of shape over someone's opinions. I'm one of the youngest people on here and I understand the fact that not everyone's gonna like the same sh!t. I like Whitechapel but I also like bands like Death and Morbid Angel. The 40-year-old guy had a good point whether you guys wanna admit it or not. I just don't understand why it's a big deal what kind of band they are. They're making more money in one week than like, any of us will probably ever make in our lives. And you guys can b!tch at me all you want over me stating my opinions but IDGAF lol. You guys aren't gonna bother me with that stuff. It's pointless to get into arguments over sh!t like this. And also, Branded, if someone doesn't like the fact that you get into arguments a lot on threads (which you do and we all know it lol) ignore him. It's probably just some kid being pissy about you bashing bands he likes and whatnot. You're a grown man; you have other sh!t to worry about. Let it go lol. That's not just directed towards you anyhow, if I may add.

Don't get me wrong, I find some of these arguments amusing but some people get really offended by that kinda stuff sometimes. And I realize most of you guys don't care in the first place who you offend but still. This site's up for everyone to appreciate their own sh!t they're into.

And now I shall wait for the insults and b!tching to come hither lol. xD

# May 2, 2011 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. brandedcfh420 writes:

i rather enjoyed it panda!! it was a boring sunday here so i indulged myself and the troll with some pointless online banter!! how are things down your way?!

# May 2, 2011 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. PANDA writes:

Things are fine with me. Going to school, dealing with my family, blah blah blah. You know..

And I just don't see the point of it lol. I mean, trolling is fun and everything but a lot of people take music really seriously. That's just my opinion, though.

# May 2, 2011 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. brandedcfh420 writes:

agreed, thats why when i see people get all philisophical and facist about it,i make sure that they get mad!! i enjoy lighting their fuses!!!!

# May 2, 2011 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. hellrat writes:

Nah Panda, you're alright...but I'll have to disagree about the 40 year old Fvck having a point...what was it? ah right, to illustrate just how frikken misguided he is? well he did do a decent job at that...but who fvckin cares, eh?

I find these bands to be utter opportunistic crap...and again, who the hell cares? The piss-ant philosiphizerzes might, and if they choose to be offended by me slagging off the subjects of their poor tastes...well, fvck em!

I take music pretty fvckin seriously, its a big part of my life...I fvckin love it! But the frikken 'expert' dorks that come pissing and sputtering on here about how sh!t bands are in ANY way supreme? nah, I don't take them seriously at all :)

Anyway...

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# May 2, 2011 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. metalgodsmurder writes:

branded you're a loser who trolls deathcore articles all day and night on metalunderground. whitechapel are metal, people like whitechapel because they're metal. you don't like the metal whitechapel plays, that's cool, but that doesn't mean they play music to ride the gravy train. stop getting all riled up thinking you're some badass metal critic and take a grammar lesson.

# May 3, 2011 @ 4:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. TheIronMan writes:

PANDA:

"You're a grown man; you have other sh!t to worry about"

That's the thing, he doesn't. It's sad, he suffers from not having a life.

THIS IS ALL HE HAS!

*runs off crying*

# May 3, 2011 @ 4:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Cynic writes:

@metalgodsmurder - Whitechapel are deathcore, and whether you call deathcore metal is debatable, even if you're a badass metal critic.

# May 3, 2011 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. brandedcfh420 writes:

@metalgodsmurder: its an open forum to say what i want. and i say WC are a trendy wagon band that decided to play extreme music to make money!

@TIM: you can do better than that!!!! come on i have faith in ya!

# May 3, 2011 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. metalgodsmurder writes:

Not really that debatable. It's cool that you don't like it, I know I only like a handful of -core bands, but just because the genre is beaten over the head and has kids that like it that you don't like, doesn't keep it from being metal. Every single damn genre of metal has been beaten over the head with clone after clone and some mainstream bands that came out of it. So the whole metal elitism thing is rather idiotic. And no, I don't like whitechapel.

# May 4, 2011 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Cynic writes:

Sure it's definitely debatable, I could write a book on the topic. Whether you consider it a subgenre of hardcore, or subgenre of metal, or a fusion genre/genre unto itself is a debatable question whether or not you actually have positive/negative feelings about the genre. Genre's are just descriptions and the definitions of those are moulded by the music community. I repeat this stuff so much...

# May 4, 2011 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Valentine_no_more writes:

Ah Jesus that is crazy.

# May 5, 2011 @ 2:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. TheIronMan writes:

Cynic: You should have a section of the home page saying that.

Branded: I was defending you! Why do you think I let my vulnerable side be exposed? Don't I MEAN anything to you?

# May 5, 2011 @ 4:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. brandedcfh420 writes:

I know you were, i was just saying i have seen you throw way better stuff out there!!! wasnt smacking at you, was saying you have better smart a$$ skills than that!!!!
xxxooo

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