Gruesome Video Alert: Whitchapel’s “Let Me Burn”

Mich Massie has a penchant for directing disturbing music videos, and he’s damn good at it. He’s already worked with the likes of Cattle Decapitation and The Dillinger Escape Plan to give you a visceral feeling of sickness from the visual onslaught. His latest work is with Whitechapel for their video “Let Me Burn,” and let us tell you that it’s truly gruesome and not for the faint of heart.

Whitechapel vocalist Phil Bozeman explains:

The basis of the video is about a man, his wife, and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and eventually douses himself in gasoline and begs his daughter to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and regrets everything he has done.

Guitarist Alex Wade adds:

It’s our first time trying a story-based video versus a performance video with us playing, and we’re really happy with how it came out. Phil’s idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie’s directing developed a very dark and sinister feel that represents the song well.

Whitechapel will be back on the road beginning February 28th. The tour will take the band from Memphis through the Midwest on their way to Self Help Fest in San Bernardino, California. Self Help Fest is scheduled for March 7th at the Nos Event Center and features The Devil Wears Prada, Pierce the Veil, Stick to Your Guns, The Ghost Inside, and more. For tickets and information, visit The full list of confirmed dates is below, as well as at

Whitechapel Tour Dates:
Brotherhood of the Blade Tour
02/28 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
03/01 St. Louis, MO Firebird
03/02 Merriam, KS Aftershock
03/03 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
03/05 Murray, UT Murray Theater
03/07 San Bernardino, CA NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest)
03/08 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
03/09 Tucson, AZ The Rock
03/10 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Cafe
03/11 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
03/12 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
Spring Tour Dates and Festival Appearances
04/11 Austin, TX Empire Garage *Texas Independent Fest
04/21 Hamburg, DE Markthalle *
04/22 Belin, DE C-Club*
04/23 Munich, De Backstage Werk*
04/24 Zurich, SI Komplex+
04/25 Oberhausen, DE Turbinen Halle+
04/26 Vienna, AT Arena+
04/27 Nuremberg, DE Der Hirsch*
04/28 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp*
04/29 Stuttgart, DE LKA Longhorn*
04/30 Paris, FR Le Trabendo+
05/01 Meerhout, BE Groezrock
05/02 Leipzig, DE Agra+
05/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg The Max+
05/04 Manchester, GB Academy +
*Progression Tour
+Impericon Festival

Rock Hard \m/

More Articles Like This

Have Your Say Leave A Comment