WHITECHAPEL releases album artwork & track listing for 'A New Era of Corruption'
Whitechapel is gearing up to hit the road this spring with Job for a Cowboy and Cattle Decapitation (Gaza and Revocation on select dates) and this summer on the Vans Warped Tour Twenty Ten
New music video with director David Brodsky in the works!
Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL is pleased to release the cover art and track listing for their 3rd full-length release (second for Metal Blade), A New Era of Corruption due out June 8th via Metal Blade Records. "The album is finally 100% complete and we couldn't be more excited. I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date," comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade. Alex continues; "Some of you may notice that the title of the new record, A New Era of Corruption, is a line from the song 'Possession' off of our last album This Is Exile. We wanted to name the CD this to bring a little flavor from 'This Is Exile' into the new CD, as well as I think the name represents this new age of extreme metal that we are currently rising in. The album is not a concept record like This Is Exile was. It just has its own general theme and each song deals with its own topic track by track."
2. Breeding Violence
3. The Darkest Day of Man
4. Reprogrammed to Hate
5. End of Flesh
7. A Future Corrupt
8. Prayer of Mockery
9. Murder Sermon
11. Single File to Dehumanization
Bonus Track Animus available only on digital and vinyl versions of A New Era of Corruption
Handling artwork for A New Era of Corruption is Brent Elliot White who has also handled cover artwork for bands like Job for a Cowboy and Carnifex. "Brent handled the artwork for the record and absolutely nailed it. The dark and ominous vibe he portrayed with his art fits the mood of the CD perfectly," states Alex.
A New Era of Corruption features guest vocals from Vincent of The Acacia Strain on the track Murder Sermon and Chino from the Deftones on the track Reprogrammed to Hate. Alex elaborates; "Vincent has been a long time friend of the band and we have always talked about him doing guest vocals on one of our records, so naturally his style of vocals fits our music perfectly and sounds great. We're honored to have Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno on our record. All of us are huge Deftones fans so it's pretty surreal for us. He absolutely killed his part on the album and it's everything I envisioned it would be. Plus it's cool that Chino was so opened minded to do vocals on something so extreme; I think that it sounds fantastic."
In support of the upcoming release of A New Era of Corruption, WHITECHAPEL is hitting the road to play about 30 dates, most of which are with label mates Job for a Cowboy and Cattle Decapitation including stops at the New England Metal & Hardcore fest and the California Metal fest. Then come the summer, WHITECHAPEL will be on the road as a part of the Vans Warped Tour Twenty Ten.
"We have some killer tours coming up in support of the new record, the first one being with Job for a Cowboy and the second one being Vans Warped Tour. The JFAC tour will be cool as it will be in smaller rooms with a more intimate setting with the fans. This is something we haven't done in a very long time so it will be awesome to go back and do some shows like that. Then we will be doing the complete opposite and playing to thousands of people a day on the Vans Warped Tour so we are very excited and honored to be a part of that."
Last but certainly not least, WHITECHAPEL is set to film their first music video for the track 'The Darkest Day of Man' off of A New Era of Corruption. The band will once again be working with famed metal video director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye and will be shooting in April. Stay tuned to MetalBlade.tv and Whitechapel's MySpace page for more details.
04/17 Toledo, OH Headliner's w/The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, and more
04/24 Worcester, MA The Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
Tour w/ Job For A Cowboy, Cattle Decapitation, Gaza
04/25 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
04/26 Columbus, OH Skully's
04/27 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
04/28 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
04/29 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/30 Montréal, QC La Tulipe
05/01 Toronto, ON Opera House
05/02 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
05/03 Madison, WI Orpheum Stage Door
05/04 Elgin, IL Mad Maggies
05/05 Sauget, IL Pop's
05/07 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre w/Earth Crisis, First Blood, Thick As Blood
Tour w/ Son Of Aurelius
05/09 Reno, NV The Underground
05/10 Roseburg, OR Riversdale Grange
05/12 Modesto, CA Modesto Virtual
05/13 San Francisco, CA The Parkside
05/14 Fresno, CA Club Retro
05/15 Pomona, CA California Metal Festival w/Fear Factory, and more
Tour w/ Job For A Cowboy, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation
05/16 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
05/17 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
05/18 Seattle, WA El Corazon
05/19 Pocatello, ID ICON
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
05/21 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
05/22 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
05/23 Wichita Falls, TX The Hanger
05/24 Austin, TX Emo's Inside
05/25 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
05/26 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
05/27 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse Music Venue
Whitechapel stands out in today's overcrowded metal scene due in part to their ability to fuse memorable and even groovy riffs with crushing breakdowns, tremolo picking at neck breaking speeds, and incredibly evil and dissonant sounds. Their songs demand repeated listens and gang vocals at shows are common place. This is Exile, the band's Metal Blade debut, was unleashed on July 8th, 2008, and debuted at #118 on the Billboard top 200 charts, #2 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers, and #14 on Billboard's Top Independent albums. An accomplishment that is impressive for veteran artists, much less a relatively brand new metal act.