Two years removed from the release Whitechapel's self-titled set, the Knoxville, TN sextet have announced the next step in their metal evolution. Dubbed Our Endless War, the band's next album charges our way April 29 through Metal Blade.
It's explained in a press release for the platter, their fifth full-length overall, that writing sessions behind the LP began last February, with the outfit taking their time on crafting "dramatic, incredibly heavy walls of thrilling noise," steered by the band's three-guitar lineup.
Guitarist Alex Wade noted that the album "takes the sound we have been developing over the past eight years of our career and pushes it to new levels," adding that the 12-song set features "dashes of every record we have done so far mixed with the intensity of a new sound." Adding to the mix of old and new, the album was once again produced by longtime studio collaborator Mark Lewis (Kataklysm, Six Feet Under).
Pre-orders for the set are already up for sale over here.
You can groove out to the detuned first single "The Saw Is the Law," which jumps from deft mosh beats to frenetic blasts as Phil Bozeman growls out lines about getting us addicted to the "Deep South heat," down below. You'll also find Our Endless War's tracklisting and some upcoming U.S. tour dates below as well.
Our Endless War:
2. Our Endless War
3. The Saw Is the Law
5. Let Me Burn
6. Worship the Digital Age
7. How Times Have Changed
9. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road
11. A Process so Familiar (Bonus Track)
12. Fall of the Hypocrites (Bonus Track)
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 *
* with Carnifex, Within The Ruins, Cruelhand