Whitechapel launches video for new single “Hickory Creek”

– March 21st, 2019 –

Artwork by Branca Studio

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th 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.”

For a preview of The Valley, the video for the new single “Hickory Creek” (directed by Mathis Arnell) can be seen now at: youtu.be/Lw6hANHeIaw

To hear the previously released tracks (“Brimstone”, “Black Bear”, “Third Depth”), please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–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 recognize 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

“Chaos and Carnage” 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 online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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Serpents (Ex-Oceano) Premiere New Single “The Winds Of Will”

Serpents – featuring ex-Oceano, etc. guitarist Andrew Mikhail – premiere a new single titled “The Winds Of Will“. Check it out below:

Tells Mikhail of this latest track:

“Every Serpents song is riddled with mystery to be discovered, and this album is no different! Not only does this song tell a story musically, but the lyrics themselves have many parallel story-lines that each “initiate” can grab on to for a truly customized experience. Lovers of extreme music to experienced practitioners of the esoteric, they all come together and take away something worthwhile from this album. ‘The Winds Of Will‘ is an exercise in sonic assault; and at the same time, illumination.

Here, we see our hero is confronted with a sudden and disruptive revelation in the midst of pure bliss; thus returning to bring a destructive change to the world of men.”

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Windhand Posts New Music Video “First To Die” Online

Richmond, Virginia based doom metal outfit Windhand has posted a new music video online for the song, “First To Die.” You can check it out below. The video was directed by Philippe Grenade, while the song comes from the band’s fourth album, “Eternal Return,” which was released in October through Relapse Records.

“The inspiration for the video started with the lyrics, First you die, to be born,” Grenade explains. “I immediately saw the image of a woman suffocated by the crushing anxiety of a metropolis; drowning in the delirium and being forced through some sort of psychedelic death trip and coming out the other side with a new point of view. A psychic death and rebirth. The video expresses anxiety and transformation while honoring the beauty of Windhand’s music.”

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Visigoth Announces European Tour Dates

2018 was the breakthrough year for American Heavy Metallers Visigoth and 2019 is looking just as bright for the Salt Lake City powerforce!

Last week the band launched the video for “Traitor’s Gate” (watch below) and graced the cover of the latest issue of Deaf Forever magazine, now Visigoth is happy to announce a full European run through Europe in May and June! The tour is accompanied by the release of a 7” with two brand new songs. More details on the 7” shortly!

Comments Visigoth: “We are emerging from the abyss with a new two-song 7” that we are looking forward to unleashing onstage across Europe this summer! Of course this is just a foreshadowing of bigger things to come, but we hope that the hordes will be placated – if temporarily – by this humble offering. We’ll leave it up to the listener to explore the unifying theme that ties the lyrics and artwork together, but rest assured that musically not much has changed. Love it or hate it, this is still straightfoward heavy metal done the way we’ve always done it. Without further ado, the road calls once again, and we answer with fervent hunger!”

European Tour 2019:

24/05 – Berlin, DE @ Wolf City Fest
25/05 – Schönenberg-Kübelberg, DE @ Iron Fest
26/05 – London, UK @ Moth Club
27/05 – Newcastle, UK @ Head Of Steam
28/05 – Manchester, UK @ AATMA
30/05 – Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion Complex*
31/05 – Oberndorf/Lech, DE @ Metalheadz Open Air*
01/06 – Villingen-Schwenningen @ Black Forest Festival*
02/06 – Oldenburg, DE @ MTS Records (night 1)*
03/06 – Oldenburg, DE @ MTS Records (night 2)*
05/06 – Aarau, CH @ Kiff*
06/06 – Kassel, DE @ Goldgrube*
07/06 – Hamburg, DE @ Bambi Galore*
08/06 – Bree, BE @ Ragnarok*
09/06 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock Hard Festival**
*w/Resistance
**Visigoth only

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In Flames Posts New “Making Of ‘I, The Mask'” Video Online

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of In Flames thirteenth studio album, “I, The Mask” out March 1st, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).

In this second webisode, singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the production and mixing of their new full-length release and how they managed to make the songs sound more aggressive without sacrificing the big melodies. Furthermore, they speak about the artwork and how social media has influenced their lyrics. Watch the clip below.

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Herod Posts “Fork Tongue” Video, Featuring Carcass Guitarist Bill Steer

Herod have arisen from the ever- prosperous Swiss music scene. Throughout their young 4 years of presence, they have already shared the stage with such acts as Gojira, Crowbar, The Ocean, Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod – Attesting their repute as the bus boy’s of King Herod, serving up whole sides of rare riffs, disposition, beauty and authority.

Initially the brain child of guitarist Pierre Carroz, 2014 saw Herod’s debut release “They were None” via Mighty Music and a subsequent European tour. Following the departure of original vocalist David, former The Ocean (Precambrian) vocalist Mike Pilat was recruited for follow up album “Sombre Dessein”.

Pilat also plays guitar and Herod are now furnished with a supplementary layer of musicality to complement both heaviness and soundscape aspects of their palette. Carcass guitar player Bill Steer makes a guest appearance on “Fork Tongue,” the new track which the band have shared today.

The band comment, “When Michael Pilat (Vocal/gtr) and Pierre Carroz (founder/gtr) worked on the lyrics, they came up with a concept made out of ideas and punch lines Pierre had been collecting for a few months. At that time Pierre was reading the works of a French philosopher (Michel Onfray) who introduced him to the idea of the inescapable end of our civilisation as a Greek tragedy. We all have studied the history of ancient civilizations that have collapsed at some point but it is like we cannot face the idea that we might reach the end of our civilisation that started about 2000 years ago. After brainstorming, they decided to build the lyrics with the concept of the rise & fall of a dictator, which is also a tip of the cap to King Herod.

“Design-wise, Pierre had the idea of the « Shipbreakers” when he saw the documentary “Freightened” (https://www.freightened.com) that talks about the cargo freight which ships 90% of what we consume in social,
economic and environmentally disastrous conditions.

“The artwork and the video clip are made up from footage of “Shipbreakers”, people who dismantle huge container ships which end up mooring to die on Indian or Bangladeshi shores. Herod create a strong musical and visual image of the abysses of the human consumption project, which turns out to be hell on earth for these people whose every day work involves constantly risking their lives to feed their families. And we’re all concerned.

“The idea behind the lyrics is the acceptance of the situation, the confrontation of our denial and the quest of a certain “tragic wisdom” in order to find the light where it is.

“While opening 35 shows for Carcass in 2015, we were delighted to see Sir William Steer playing every night. He’s such a inspiring and thrilling guitar player as well as an humble gentleman. During the recoding process we ask him to record a solo on « Fork Tongue » and we couldn’t believe he accepted.”

Recorded and mixed by Swiss audiophile Julien Fehlman, mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult of Luna, “Sombre Dessein” is an album of staggering riffs, intricate yet groovy polyrhythmic patterns and sheer heaviness. The bi-lingual vocal approach adds an unusual but intriguing aspect to the band’s delivery of their craft.

“Sombre Dessein” is released on 15th February via Pelagic Records.

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Whitechapel launches new single, “Third Depth”

– January 15th, 2019 –

Artwork by Branca Studio

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th 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.”

For a preview of The Valley, the new single “Third Depth” can be heard now at: youtu.be/6LUWVC9jspg

To hear the previously released tracks (“Brimstone” and “Black Bear”), please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–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 recognize 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

“Chaos and Carnage” 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 online:
https://www.whitechapelband.com
https://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
https://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
https://www.instagram.com/whitechapelband
https://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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At The Gates Posts New Music Video “The Mirror Black” Online

Swedish death metal legends At The Gates has released a new music video for the song, “The Mirror Black,” which was released today as a seven inch single and features guest vocals from Rob Miller of Amebix fame. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, who also is also responsible for the artwork duties of the entire “To Drink From The Night Itself” release. The video can be seen below.

At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment :”When we decided that we wanted to release the two Rob Miller tracks on a separate 7″, we felt that ‘The Mirror Black‘ was worthy of its own video. Costin was already excited about the idea, and I explained the basic outlines of the idea of the song. Working with Costin always brings in another dimension to our music and my lyrics; so he did his own interpretation of the main theme of the song. I am super happy with the result, I really think that this is one of the best videos At The Gates have ever done. There are a lot of hidden meanings and other symbolism in this clip, so you can watch it many times and still find new stuff. We as a band are super excited about this release!”

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Beast In Black Posts New Lyric Video “Die By The Blade” Online

Up and coming metallers Beast In Black lie in wait for the release of their sophomore album ‘From Hell With Love’, on February 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. After posting a few album trailers giving the fans an insight into their creative process, the band has released the second single from their upcoming opus today. Watch the lyric video for “Die By The Blade” below.

States Anton, “‘Die By The Blade’ is one of the ‘Berserk’ manga related songs on the album and apart from its very straightforward song title, the lyrics deal with a deeper issue than it might seem at first glance. Music-wise it’s a definite Beast In Black style heavy metal earworm and Yannis’ powerful and emotional all-or-nothing type of performance deserves a special mention!”

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Ravenous Death Premiere New Song “The Sinister Being” From Upcoming New Album “Chapters of an Evil Transition”

Ravenous Death premiere a new song entitled “The Sinister Being”, taken from their upcoming new album “Chapters of an Evil Transition”, which will be out in stores January 21st on Memento Mori.

Check out now “The Sinister Being” below.

Tells Ravenous Death’s drummer Esteban Salcedo, who wrote the track:

“I wanted to create a song with evil riffs and a couple of variations on the drums. Obviously the lyrics had to be according to the music. In fact, the entire album has a concept: it’s the story of a man who was marked by evil at birth. Therefore the songs have a sequence. At this point of the story, the man (nameless) has already embraced the darkness. He has already learned to live with his demons, he is already in the cult and he is ready to fully awake the sinister being that he has cultivated throughout his life. Through the story embodied in the lyrics, he is rejected by society because of that inherent evil that dominates him and all the scum that surrounds him. At first he began to kill for revenge, out of rage towards humanity, but the sinister being now does it for pleasure and to make offerings to his cult. Regarding the music, the ideas came out in a day of inspiration and little by little small arrangements were made. So if you want to hear more and know the whole story of this man, get the album!”

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