One of death metal’s favorites, Whitechapel, shared some pretty exciting news: the band will be releasing their seventh studio album this March!
If that wasn’t exciting enough, the group also gave us a taste of what this new album will sound like with the release of a brand new song, “Brimstone.”
Announced today, the band will be releasing their forthcoming album, the Valley, via Metal Blade Records, on March 29.
According to a press released, the title of the band’s new release is in reference to Hardin Valley, which is west of Knoxville, Tennessee, where the band’s frontman Phil Bozeman grew up.
As the release continues, it was revealed that Bozeman uses the location as a backdrop to the album, which features subject matter that deals with some of his personal struggles he had when growing up.
Of the new album, the band’s guitarist Alex Wade said:
“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,” Wade said. “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.”
Listen to “Brimstone” below:
“Brimstone” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album the Valley, out March 29. You can preorder your copy of it here.
The Valley Track List:
01. When A Demon Defiles A Witch
02. Forgiveness Is Weakness
04. Hickory Creek
05. Black Bear
06. We Are One
07. The Other Side
08. Third Depth
10. Doom Woods
Whitechapel are currently on the road with Chelsea Grin, Slaughter To Prevail and Oceano in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of their 2008 album, This Is Exile.
Check out the full list of cities and dates below.
10 years of Exile, Round 2. Tickets available this Friday. pic.twitter.com/BSdv3plwVZ
— Whitechapel (@WhitechapelBand) August 14, 2018
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