Tennessee deathcore champions known as Whitechapel have released a simple yet crushing track called “The Saw is the Law”, referring to the saw blade that they use which is another iteration of the circle and stars used on the Tennessee flag. Is the song catchy? Yes. Does it prove that Phil Bozeman still has phenomenal vocal prowess? Yes. Does the band experiment or do they just fall into their own sound that they have rinsed and repeated since “This Is Exile”…..well…that’s for you to decide.
Whitechapel are currently on tour with Asking Alexandria in support of both their most recent self-titled full-length album, and the re-issue of their debut album, The Somatic Defilment. The band will be highlighting some of the album’s fan favorites through a series of lyric videos. The first video to be released, Devirgination Studies, is making its worldwide debut today on MetalInsider.net. In addition to the video, fans can enter to win a signed ESP EC-10 guitar! Watch Devirgination Studies and enter to win now at metalinsider.net.
Whitechapel is going to release the remastered version of their debut album on April 16th and its one that both excites me and has me asking the question, “why?” I mean the album hasn’t been out that long and you would think the guys would rather record new material. Right? Then again, this album was one of the pioneering releases that put deathcore on the map. I bet if you ask a majority of Whitechapel fans, they’ll tell you that this was the album popped their deathcore cherry. Sure there had been groove death metal in the past, but The Somatic Defilement was something special and still is. To this day, its still my favorite release from them.
Aussie deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder have just released their newest album simply entitled “Hate” and it’s a massive punch to the senses. Of course, if you enjoy deathcore, this is a given and is probably already your favorite album of 2013. It’s angrier Whitechapel, it’s atmospheric homicidal music as it creates crime scene after crime scene of blood and guts. “Hate” is just that, pure fucking rage, hatred and fury. These guys take a a genre and ignite a flame under it’s ass and provide some neat twists. It’s not a technical mindfuck like Rings of Saturn, but it’s catchy as hell and it’s thirty six minutes of great headbang material.
The Scion AV
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The Scion Rock Fest has announced its full lineup. Scheduled for June 1, 2013, in Memphis, Tennessee, previously announced groups including Melvins, Municipal Waste and Pallbearer are joined by 17 additional acts including co-headliner Testament, plus Corrosion of Conformity, Whitechapel, Negative Approach and many more.
As always, Scion Rock Fest is a free event, but you must RSVP to attend. The RSVP will open on April 10, 2013, at the Scion AV website.
Here is the full list of Scion Rock Fest 2013 artists:
Death metal titans Six Feet Under have released their new album “Unborn” today and I’ve been jamming it for the past few weeks so I can give you a quality review on release date. It’s heavy, it’s ambient, it’s horror, gore and brutal. Yet, it doesn’t sound like a true Six Feet Under release. Sure Chris Barnes is still growling homicidal lyrics and I feel as if Steve Swanson isn’t even truly writing music anymore. It just feels like a death metal album with Chris Barnes hired on for vocal work.
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Whitechapel shot this footage over the summer for their song “Possibilities Of An Impossible Existence” from their new self titled album released just before Mayhem Fest. This is a multi, multi (No stutter, there are a shit load of cameras being used for this) angle shot with cameras on instruments, mics, buses, groupies as well as some shots from the audience. The video is good however the choppiness gives me a headache. Also, this poses the question…..who came up with the microphone camera idea first? Meshuggah or Whitechapel? I’ve never seen that being used before Meshuggah used it in a recent video, but obviously Whitechapel shot this over the summer way before that video was released. Hmm…
Oh well, if you saw Whitechapel live at Mayhem like I did, this will just make you relive those 5 minutes of sweltering heat and enjoying some good music from the stage.
Here is some Drum Cam footage from behind the kit. Drummer Ben Harclerode plays through each Whitechapel on their set for Mayhem Fest. At this particular day in Chicago, you see Ben in all of his glory and you also can see the other members on stage doing their thing and the crowd getting rowdy. It was a rad time at the Bonner Springs, KS show so it’s fun to relive my experience through this video. Watch the video after the jump.