WHITECHAPEL announce full European tour for October 2012! New album 'Whitechapel' out June 19th!
American extreme metal giants WHITECHAPEL have announced a full European tour for October and November of 2012! The Tennessee outfit will be supporting AUGUST BURNS RED and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.
WHITECHAPEL's guitarist Alex Wade adds: "We're really excited for this tour. It will be our first proper European club tour since Trivium in 2010. We're eager to get back and play some new songs off of our new self-titled record!"
AUGUST BURNS RED
+ THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
26/10/12 DE Kφln Underground
28/10/12 BE Brussels AB
30/10/12 DE Hamburg Markthalle
31/10/12 DE Mόnster Skaters Palace
01/11/12 DK Aarhus Voxhall
02/11/12 SE Gothenburg Brewhouse
05/11/12 SE Stockholm Klubben
06/11/12 SE Malmφ KB
03/11/12 NO Oslo Fabrikken
07/11/12 DK Copenhagen Pumpehuset
08/11/12 DE Berlin C-Club
09/11/12 DE Chemnitz Sόdbahnhof
10/11/12 PL Warsaw Progresja
11/11/12 PL Krakow Kwadrat
13/11/12 DE Frankfurt Batschkapp
14/11/12 DE Mόnchen Backstage Halle
16/11/12 CH Zόrich Komplex
17/11/12 IT Milan Tunnel Club
18/11/12 DE Karlsruhe Substage
19/11/12 FR Paris Le Bataclan
More dates will be announced shortly!
WHITECHAPEL will release their new, self-titled album June 19th in North America and June 15th/18th via Metal Blade Records in Europe.
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, with Whitechapel 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 is available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages HERE.
Loudwire is hosting an exclusive stream of the single I, Dementia 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 and can be viewed HERE. The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album and is available for viewing HERE. The third video focuses on the vocal tracking process and can be viewed HERE.