Whitechapel launch video for new single “When a Demon Defiles a Witch”

Whitechapel video pic
On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their seventh 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”.

Watch the video for “When a Demon Defiles a Witch” (directed by Mathis Arnell) below.

Click here to pre-order the album 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)
• opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
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• orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
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• clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
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* 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”.

US Tour Dates 2019:
4/18/2019 Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ
4/19/2019 Palladium - Worcester, MA
4/20/2019 Reverb - Reading, PA
4/23/2019 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
4/24/2019 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
4/25/2019 Conrod Music Hall - Chicago, IL
4/26/2019 Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
4/27/2019 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
4/28/2019 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
4/30/2019 The Oriental Theater - Denver, CO
5/02/2019 UC Theatre - Berkley, CA
5/03/2019 House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
5/04/2019 The Pressroom - Phoenix, AZ
5/05/2019 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
5/07/2019 The Complex - Springfield, MO
5/08/2019 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
5/09/2019 Rock Box - San Antonio, TX
5/10/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
5/11/2019 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
5/12/2019 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA
5/13/2019 Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
5/15/2019 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/16/2019 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL
5/17/2019 Ramkat - Winston Salem, NC

European Tour Dates 2019:
15/06 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
16/06 Donington, UK – Download Festival
17/06 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
18/06 London, UK – Islington Academy
20/06 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
21/06 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
22/06 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
24/06 Geneva, SWI – Usine
25/06 Kiff, SWI – Aarau
26/06 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
28/06 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
29/06 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest
30/06 Ferropolis, GER – With Full Force
02/07 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/07 Sofia, BUL – Club Mixtape 5
04/07 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
05/07 Novi Sad, SER – Exit Festival
07/07 Ljubljana, SLO – Gala Hala
07/07 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival

Weblinks:
www.whitechapelband.com
www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal