Whitechapel sound off from the studio
Today Whitechapel has released the second in a series of videos filmed during the recording process of their new self-titled release, which will be released June 19th on Metal Blade Records. The second installment focuses on the recording of the guitar parts for the new album. View part two of the in-studio video series HERE. Look for additional in-studio videos to be released in the coming weeks.
The first video provides an in depth look at the drum tracking process for the album and can be viewed HERE.
Having spent several years lauded as one of the frontrunners in their genre, in 2012 Whitechapel stand as a defining force in contemporary heavy music. Building dramatically on the trademarked bludgeon of their first three releases, with Whitechapel the Tennessean sextet have inarguably delivered their most intense, dynamic, and downright hostile record to date. Drenched in atmospheric darkness, the record is also rife with gripping melodies that drag the listener in to the tumult, willing or otherwise, and across its ten tracks it is infused with an emotional depth that pointedly separates the band from the plethora of two-dimensional mosh-starters that have sprung up in their wake.
The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver), who also handled production duties alongside the band. The album artwork was created by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers Group with art direction provided by Whitechapel.