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Whitechapel Launch Video for ‘When a Demon Defiles a Witch’

TRACK TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM ‘THE VALLEY’ OUT MARCH 29

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their seventh full-length, ‘The Valley’, via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), ‘The Valley’ is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it.

“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that,” says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. “I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

Watch the video for ‘When A Demon Defiles A Witch’ (directed by Mathis Arnell) below:

To hear previously released new tracks, ‘Brimstone’, ‘Black Bear’, and ‘Third Depth’, please visit: http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel.

The album can be pre-ordered at the above link in a number of formats, including:

  • digipak-CD
  • box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster, with or without tshirt/vest)
  • clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
  • transparent red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies *Indie Retail Exclusive*)
  • opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
  • opaque cream w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
  • black inside transparent orange haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
  • orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
  • 180g clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
  • clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • white / orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • orange / purple marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
  • blood splattered vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available

Anyone throwing ‘The Valley’ on for the first time will immediately recognise it as the work of Whitechapel, yet as has been the case with each release, there is also evolution in play. “Sound-wise, it’s all over the place,” Bozeman states plainly. “There’s aggression, and then you’re hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs. It’s mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting. It’s a whirlwind of emotions throughout.”

‘The Valley’ track-listing:

1. When a Demon Defiles a Witch

2. Forgiveness Is Weakness

3. Brimstone

4. Hickory Creek

5. Black Bear

6. We Are One

7. The Other Side

8. Third Depth

9. Lovelace

10. Doom Woods

The band return to the U.K. in June to play Download Festival plus headline shows in Cardiff and London. For the full list of current tour dates, see below.

“Chaos and Carnage” US tour dates:

w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground

Apr 18 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Apr 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium

Apr 20 – Reading, PA – Reverb

Apr 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater

Apr 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre

Apr 25 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

Apr 26 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot

Apr 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

Apr 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze

Apr 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater

May 2 – Berkley, CA – UC Theatre

May 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom

May 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

May 7 – Springfield, MO – The Complex

May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

May 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box

May 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live

May 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

May 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

May 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

May 17 – Winston Salem, NC – Ramkat

Whitechapel European Summer Tour 2019:

Jun 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain

Jun 16 – Donington, UK – Download Festival

Jun 17 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach

Jun 18 – London, UK – O2 Islington Academy

Jun 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell

Jun 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop 

Jun 22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest

Jun 24 – Geneva, Switzerland – Usine

Jun 25 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff

Jun 26 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum

Jun 28 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air 

Jun 29 – Munster, Germany – Vainstream Rockfest 

Jun 30 – Ferropolis, Germany – With Full Force 

Jul 2 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert

Jul 3 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Club Mixtape 5 

Jul 4 – Bucharest, Romania – Quantic Club 

Jul 5 – Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival 

Jul 6 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala Jul 7 – Milan, Italy – Dissonance Festival

www.whitechapelband.com

www.metalblade.com/whitechapel

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