Today, February 26, 2014, deathcore juggernauts Whitechapel announced their fifth full-length album, and also revealed the album’s track list and artwork. The new album, Our Endless War, will be released on April 29th in North America.
Make sure to check out the brutality of the first single, “The Saw Is The Law,” in the player above. Note Phil Bozeman‘s wicked flow starting at 1:19 in the song — it’s really addictive to the ears. If you like what you’re hearing, you can pre-order the new album via www.metalblade.com
About the new album, guitarist Alex Wade said:
We are excited to announce our fifth full length studio album, Our Endless War. In typical Whitechapel fashion, this CD takes the sound we have been developing over the past eight years of our career and pushes it to new levels. We want each record we release to sound different, and this one is no exception. With dashes of every record we have done so far mixed with the intensity of a new sound, this record is sure to please fans of Whitechapel, old and new.
When it came to tracking the album the band considered no one beyond Mark Lewis, who helmed Whitechapel. “Making the self-titled record went so well, we loved the way it came out, our label loved the way it came out, and our fans kept telling us that it was our best sounding record so it would have been stupid not to work with him again!” laughs guitarist Alex Wade.
For the artwork, the band turned again to Aaron Marsh, who supplied Whitechapel with its stark, arresting imagery, but again they wanted to push things to the next level. “With the sound maturing we felt like the artwork needed to reflect that. We also introduced a new logo – our old logo is classic Whitechapel, and that’s not something we plan on getting rid of, but as the band grows and changes we felt like we needed the logo to represent the maturity of this new Whitechapel.”
Leading up to the release of Our Endless War, Whitechapel has confirmed a string of dates, see below, including an appearance at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. More dates including a North American co-headlining tour are in the works and will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to as new info becomes available.
Our Endless War Track Listing:
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw Is the Law
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship the Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road
11. A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
12. Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track)
Whitechapel Tour Dates:
Tour w/ Carnifex, Within The Ruins and Cruelhand
04/16: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/17: Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
04/18: Worcester, MA @ Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Fest*
04/19: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
04/20: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
04/22: Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
04/23: Columbia, SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
04/24: Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
04/25: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
04/27: Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Rock Hard \m/