Metal Blade recording artist WHITECHAPEL are pleased to announce their return to the UK for nine headline shows in April & May 2020, in continued support of their latest full-length, ‘The Valley’, out now.
Guitarist Alex Wade declares, “We are excited to announce our return to Europe in the spring of 2020 which includes a headlining run in the UK. Support for those shows will be announced soon. We look forward to the Impericon Festivals and supporting As I Lay Dying as well. Grab your tickets now and we’ll see you all in 2020!”
Pre-sales for tickets begin at 9am on Monday 16th December via O2, and 9am on Tuesday 17th December via Live Nation/TicketWeb/Gigs In Scotland. Tickets then go on general sale at 9am, Wednesday 18th December from all good box offices and via various ticketing links below.
UK dates roll out as follows:
Sat 2nd May – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill (get tickets
WHITECHAPEL have additional headline shows in Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as European dates with As I Lay Dying and appearances on Impericon Festivals.
Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), ‘The Valley’ is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it. Watch videos for singles ‘Hickory Creek
‘ and ‘When A Demon Defiles A Witch
‘, or listen to the album in full here
. Get ‘The Valley’ at: https://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel/
What The Press Said About ‘The Valley’:
“Bludgeoning yet beautiful… a 41-minute emotional roller coaster, The Valley was one of 2019’s most intense listening experiences”
“Turning heads, and for good reason.”
“By far their most diverse album, it is also amongst their most disturbing… their confidence in holding back the fury also serves them well, not doing so just to make the heavier parts seem heavier, making the whole thing flow seamlessly, carrying Whitechapel almost effortlessly to the proverbial next level.”
It’s with The Valley that Whitechapel not only provide their best work in years but take the next step up in their artistry.”
Consequence of Sound
“The Valley demonstrates the uniqueness and musicianship of the band’s evolution in the best ways possible. Whitechapel’s most emotional, thought-provoking, progressive, melodic, complex, and perhaps artistic release to date.”
“The Valley is going to knock your fucking socks off. Throw all of your expectations for a Whitechapel album out the proverbial window; The Valley is on a completely different level. Be excited. Be very, very excited.”