Whitechapel Debut Punishing New Track “Brimstone” From Upcoming LP ‘The Valley’


As if getting ready to kick off night one of their 10 Years Of Exile tour with Chelsea Grin, Oceano and Slaughter To Prevail tonight wasn’t exciting enough, Tennessee deathcore outfit Whitechapel have just dropped some pretty great news.

Coming March 29th, the band will be releasing their seventh studio album titled The Valley – which, according to frontman Phil Bozeman, refers to the to the part of Hardin Valley near Knoxville, Tennessee where he grew up. 

“[The Valley is] all about me as a child, and some of it is me looking back on that time from the perspective of now,” he explains. “Also, it’s my interpretation of my mom’s struggles and her different personalities. She had a journal that contained very disturbing and sometimes evil writings, and some of her quotes and a lot of that journal [are] in the lyrics.”

Continuing where Bozeman left off, guitarist Alex Wade added, “Lyrically, emotionally, melody-wise, there are not many ‘happy’ sounding parts on this record. Our last album, Mark Of The Blade did not sound exactly ‘happy’ either, but the majority of those songs did not have much emotion or vibe behind them, they were just straightforward metal songs. These songs have a darker, more melancholic presentation to them.”

“We have expanded on the sound we created on Mark Of The Blade and created a more cohesive work of art overall,” says Wade. “I believe our fans will be able to hear and appreciate the overall mood and vibe that we created with this record, which applies to every aspect of it, including the artwork. Moreover, we are stronger now as a band than we have been in the past few years, and I hope that we are able to look back on this album and see it as a major transitioning period of our career, in a positive way.”

For your first glimpse into The Valley, be sure to check out Whitechapel’s dark lead single “Brimstone” below. To pre-order the album and grab tickets to see Whitechapel out on tour, head here

Current Tour Dates:

11/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
11/02 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
11/03 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
11/04 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
11/05 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
11/07 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/08 Huntington, WV – V Club
11/09 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
11/10 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
11/12 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
11/13 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
11/16 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
11/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
11/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
11/20 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
11/21 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/23 Wichita, KS – Wave
11/24 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
11/25 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
11/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/28 Spokane, WA – The Pin
11/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox at The Market
11/30 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
12/01 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
12/02 Bend, OR – Domino Room
12/04 Chico, CA – Senator Theater
12/05 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
12/06 Bakersfield, CA – Bryder’s
12/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater
12/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
12/09 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/12 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/13 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
12/14 Memphis, TN – Growler’s
12/15 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
12/16 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine