WHITECHAPEL premieres new track, “The Void”, via EMP!
On June 24th, WHITECHAPEL will release their sixth full-length, ‘Mark of the Blade‘, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Pushing their sound forward with each successive release, ‘Mark of the Blade‘ remains true to the band’s roots while venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically. For a preview of the album, the new single, ‘The Void’, is now streaming viaEMP!
Alex Wade (guitars) comments: “This track is the opener for the record and it sets the pace nicely for the rest of the CD. It’s a different sound for us but still heavy and aggressive. As you can see from the title track to this, the dynamic between songs on the album is quite different so we hope the fans enjoy all the new sounds we brought to the table on this record.”
For another preview of ‘Mark of the Blade‘, the title track can be heard at:metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the record can also be pre-ordered in various formats.
Reunited with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse), WHITECHAPELhas redefined who they are and what they are capable of with their new album, ‘Mark of the Blade‘. Kicking off with “The Void” – which has a Slayer-esque ferocity that is perfectly suited to the band’s three-guitar attack – the songs that follow all leave a distinct impression, and by the time the rich, dark melodies on “Decennium” bring the record to a close, it’s impossible to deny the emotional weight brought to bear. “It’s the most dynamic record we’ve done, in the sense that one song can be very aggressive while the next one will be softer and sentimental,” guitarist Alex Wade asserts. “At this point in our career and as we grow older, we are taking a more open-minded approach to creating our music, allowing what we think sounds good to evolve naturally, rather than to just write what is expected of us.”
See below for the official track-listing!
‘Mark of the Blade‘ track-listing
1. The Void
2. Mark of the Blade
3. Elitist Ones
4. Bring Me Home
6. A Killing Industry
9. Dwell in the Shadows
Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Ben Harclerode – Drums
Gabe Crisp – Bass