METAL BLADE has issued the following:
Last week saw the release of the highly anticipated new full-length album from Knoxville, Tennessee’s WHITECHAPEL. Their self-titled fourth album has been met with critical acclaim and fans are clamoring to see the band perform the new material live. Whitechapel landed spots on five of Billboard’s charts. The album 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.
European and Canadian chart numbers saw WHITECHAPEL coming in at:
Canadian Top 200: #60
Canadian Hard Music Chart: #5
Canadian Top Digital Album Chart: #9
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Top 200 Current Chart: #39
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Rock: #6
Canadian iTunes (Release Day) Metal #1
Germany Newcomer Charts: #9
German Media Markt/Saturn Charts: #99
WHITECHAPEL commented on the initial fan reaction and reception of their fourth album:
“We are really excited about our first week numbers and our charting position on the Billboard 200. It’s further proof that we have amazing fans that support us by still buying physical CDs, or legal downloads on iTunes. A big thank you goes out to ours fans and anyone involved with the making of this record for its success!”
Loudwire is hosting an exclusive stream of the single “I, Dementia” HERE.
Singer Phil Bozeman and guitarist Alex Wade offer their insight on the new album with a track-by-track breakdown exclusively hosted by AbsolutePunk HERE.
WHITECHAPEL filmed a series of videos during the recording process of the new album. The first video in the series provides an in depth look at the drum tracking process for the album. The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album. The third video focuses on the vocal tracking process. All of the segments can be viewed HERE.
Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 WHITECHAPEL stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, withWhitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.
The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by WHITECHAPEL.
Whitechapel track listing:
1. Make it Bleed
2. Hate Creation
4. I, Dementia
5. Section 8
7. Dead Silence
8. The Night Remains
10. Possibilities of an Impossible Existence
WHITECHAPEL will be a part of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival which is set to kick off June 30th in San Bernardino, CA. Following the festival run, WHITECHAPEL will hit the road supporting Hatebreed this September and then hit the UK with August Burns Red in October.
August Burns Red + The Devil Wears Prada + WHITECHAPEL
18th NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
19th GLASGOW – Garage
20th WOLVERHAMPTON – Wulfrun Hall
21st MANCHESTER – HMV Ritz
22nd BRISTOL – Academy 1
23rd LONDON – Electric Ballroom
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