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WHITECHAPEL announce Welcome to Hell Tour hitting the road this February!
Headline run to include support from The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I declare war

Presale begins on December 10th!

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. Ė December 08, 2010 Ė Knoxville, TNís WHITECHAPEL are pleased to announce the Welcome to Hell Tour that kicks off in the bandís hometown on February 10 and finishes up in Memphis, TN on March 25. Joining WHITECHAPEL on the bandís headline run are The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I declare war. Guitarist and founding member Alex Wade comments; ďWe are very excited to announce our first major market headliner in support of ĎA New Era of Corruptioní dubbed the Welcome to Hell Tour. It will be a big one for us so we chose really solid support bands that are not only our good friends but great bands as well. Given the lineup, this is surely to be the heaviest tours of 2011 so donít miss it!"

Live Nation, Decibel Magazine & ThePRP.com Presents the Welcome to Hell Tour featuring WHITECHAPEL w/ The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, and I declare war
Feb 10 Knoxville, TN Valarium
Feb 11 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Feb 12 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
Feb 13 Richmond, VA The National
Feb 14 Springfield, VA Jaxx
Feb 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Feb 16 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre
Feb 17 Albany, NY Northern Lights
Feb 18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Feb 19 Worcester, MA The Palladium (downstairs)
Feb 20 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
Feb 22 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Feb 23 Toronto, ON Opera House
Feb 24 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Feb 25 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Feb 26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Feb 27 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Feb 28 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Mar 01 Lawrence, KS The Granada
Mar 03 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Mar 04 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Mar 05 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Mar 08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Mar 09 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 11 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
Mar 12 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Mar 13 San Diego, CA Soma
Mar 14 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Mar 15 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
Mar 19 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mar 23 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Mar 25 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre

Fans can purchase tickets for the Welcome to Hell Tour beginning Friday December 10 at the following location: http://whitechapelband.com. And donít forget to pick up the FREE official WHITECHAPEL iPod App that includes the bandís latest music, videos, photos, news, and tour dates! Get your free WHITECHAPEL App at the iTunes store.

Official sponsors of the Welcome to Hell Tour:
Decibel Magazine - http://www.decibelmagazine.com/
The PRP - http://www.theprp.com/
Live Nation - http://www.livenation.com/
ESP Guitars - http://www.espguitars.com/
Rockstar Energy Drink - http://www.rockstar69.com/
Merch Now - http://new.merchnow.com/

Follow WHITECHAPEL at the following locations:
http://whitechapelband.com
http://www.thediseased.com/
http://aneweraofcorruption.com/
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
http://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/ WhitechapelTV
http://www.myspace.com/whitechapel

WHITECHAPELís latest release, A New Era of Corruption, entered Billboard Magazine's Top 200 Chart at #43 in its first week of release. A New Era of Corruption also debuted at #2 on the Hard Music Core Stores Chart, #3 on the Independent Albums Chart, and #5 on the Hard Music Albums Chart. In addition to breaking the charts in the states, A New Era of Corruption also charted in Canada coming in at #70 on the Current Albums chart, #9 on the Indie chart, and #8 on the Hard chart.

A New Era of Corruption marks the band's 3rd full-length album and 2nd for Metal Blade Records. Check out what press has had to say about the band's latest, and to date greatest, release A New Era of Corruption, which the group co-produced with infamous metal producer Jason Suecof at Jason's Orlando, FL based Audiohammer Studios:

"while there's a familiar sense of disgust spewed all over this third album, there's been some evolving back at the deathlab. It's easy enough to play fast and hard in death metal Ė easier still to make that all you do, but as Devolver's ceremonious opener builds intensities, leveling the blows with a calculated malice for maximum damage, the band sound deadlier than ever." 8/10, Decibel Magazine

"Say what you like about the way death metal has evolved, but to deny that Whitechapel are both insanely heavy and technically dazzling would be churlish petulance. They hinted at this level of bone-powdering brutality on their first two albums, but have slipped into a higher gear for their third, more than justifying their status as one of the few bands snapping at the heels of Job for A Cowboy…overall this is the sound of Whitechapel maturing and realizing their own considerable potential, with much precision, power, and simplicity." 8/10, Terrorizer Magazine

"The band presents a truly mixed palette with progressive asides, tempered harmonies and arrangements that take surprising yet complimentary avenues… Whitechapel now appear unconcerned with all-out heaviness, in its place they have sampled the breadth of their genre creating a metal record both balanced and deep." Rock Sound Magazine

"Sharp guitar melodies and serrated hooks augment the brawn without diluting it, and this new side of the band adds a superb twist to their already well-established fury." 3/4, Kerrang! Magazine

"a sound so thick you could bite into it… Whitechapel are leading the next generation of extreme." Metal Hammer Magazine

"Every band has their signature album. Slayer has Reign in Blood, Cannibal Corpse has Vile, Pantera had Cowboys from Hell. A New Era of Corruption is Whitechapel's masterpiece." 5/5, TheNewReview.net

"A New Era Of Corruption is more complete and more focused… Whitechapel has become the Behemoth of deathcore." MetalReview.com

"a deadly, lumbering and ultimately trend-free beast" Noisecreep.com

"What Whitechapel will put out this year is nothing short of some of the grimiest metal sludge to ever breach the Billboard chart, a three-guitar wall of sound bolstered by vocalist Phil Bozeman's rasp." Albuquerque Journal

"Corruption, venom and hatred. Tons of blastbeats. Stomach-churning guitar riffs. Itís kind of shocking that the new Whitechapel is better than their last, namely because This Is Exile was amazing." The Hartford Advocate

"there is no getting away from the fact that, as far as modern death metal goes, there are no better exponents of this breakdown laden mayhem than this triple-guitar monster." Planet-Loud.com

"The band's new album, A New Era Of Corruption, is eleven songs of being pummeled in the face with an iron pipe." CraveOnline.com

Whitechapel is:
Phil Bozeman - Vocals
Ben Savage - Guitar/Leads
Alex Wade - Guitar
Zach Householder - Guitar
Gabe Crisp - Bass
Kevin Lane - Drums



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