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, a video for the new single, “When a Demon Defiles a Witch” (directed by Mathis Arnell – http://www.naughtymantis.com), can be viewed here:

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

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 European Summer Tour 2019:
June 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
June 16 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 17 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
June 18 – London, UK – Islington Academy
June 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 24 – Geneva, Switzerland – Usine
June 25 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
June 26 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
June 28 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air
June 29 – Munster, Germany – Vainstream Rockfest
June 30 – Ferropolis, Germany – With Full Force
July 2 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
July 3 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Club Mixtape 5
July 4 – Bucharest, Romania – Quantic Club
July 5 – Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival
July 6 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
July 7 – Milan, Italy – Dissonance Festival

Whitechapel online: