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Whitechapel lands on international charts for new album, ‘Mark of the Blade’

Whitechapel chart

After recently releasing their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, via Metal Blade Records, Whitechapel has now landed on the international charts for their acclaimed new album:

#1 USA Top Current Hard Music Albums chart
#1 USA Metal iTunes
#2 USA Rock iTunes
#3 USA Top Independent Albums chart
#6 USA Top Current Rock Albums chart
#14 USA Top 200 iTunes
#15 USA Top 200 Current Albums chart
#26 USA Top 200 Current Digital Albums chart

#1 Canada Metal iTunes
#2 Canada Metal chart
#4 Canada Rock iTunes
#15 Canada Top 200 iTunes
#22 Canada Top 200 Albums chart

#2 Germany iTunes
#3 Germany Amazon Downloads
#16 Germany Top 100 Albums chart
#18 Germany Media Markt / Saturn charts
#27 Germany MRC (German Metal-Rock DJ charts)

Guitarist Alex Wade comments: “A big thank you to all the Chapel fans who have picked up this record or plan to – supporting music by buying records is how to keep your favorite bands alive.”

Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (Alt Press), Mark of the Blade was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse) and sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with the resulting 11 tracks. 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. Alex Wade explains, “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.”

To purchase Mark of the Blade in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the video for the latest single, “Elitist Ones”, can also be viewed.

Whitechapel is currently on the road with Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, and many more for the annual Warped Tour; see below for all upcoming dates!

Whitechapel Warped Tour dates
July 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 7 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
July 8 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Salt River Fields
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
Aug. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA – White River
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

Whitechapel line-up:
Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Ben Harclerode – Drums
Gabe Crisp – Bass

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

BEASTMAKER Announces North American Tour Supporting Monolord

Beastmaker promo pic

BEASTMAKER hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock.

 

BEASTMAKER released their debut Lusus Naturae earlier this year via Rise Above Records.  Lusus Naturae is available to order HERE.  In support of their new album BEASTMAKER will be returning to the road in North America this summer.  The band will be providing direct support to Monolord and Sweat Lodge will open.   The tour begins August 5th in Seattle, WA and runs through September 10th in Vancouver, BC.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Says front man Trevor Church regarding the upcoming with Monolord, “We are bringing sin to the lower 48 and Canada. Limited clear green vinyl and exclusive tour design t-shirts. Everyone will go home with the mask of Satan!”

 

Watch their video for the song “The Mask of Satan” HERE!

 

Though Church had the concept for BEASTMAKER as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”

 

BEASTMAKER‘s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture. “I like to make up stories,” Church says simply. “I use horror movies and the occult as influences but rarely directly. For instance, ‘Mask of Satan’ is me paying homage to the great horror film Black Sunday very directly.  On the other hand, ‘You Must Sin’ is about a woman longing for love and finding it in the most bizarre place, but John will tell you it’s a political song. I like to think that people come up with their own interpretations of what the songs mean and let their minds run free.”

 

BEASTMAKER:

8/5: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

8/6: Seattle, WA @ The Shakedown

8/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

8/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room

8/11: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

8/12: Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue Bar

8/13: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad

8/15: Ft Worth, TX @ The Rail Club

8/16: Austin, TX @ Sidewinder (Outside)

8/17: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

8/18: San Antonio, TX @ Korova

8/19: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

8/20: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater

8/21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Kreepy Tiki

8/22: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub

8/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

8/24: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

8/26: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space

8/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

8/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

8/30: Allston, MA @ Great Scott

8/31: Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus

9/1: Toronto, ON @ Coalition

9/2: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop

9/3: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

9/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

9/5: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge

9/6: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge

9/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar

9/8: Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge

9/9: Portland, OR @ Ash Street Station

9/10: Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria

 

 

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Whitechapel launches new video for “Elitist Ones”; releases new album, ‘Mark of the Blade’, today worldwide; kicks off Warped Tour dates

Whitechapel - Elitist Ones promo pic

Whitechapel has unleashed their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, today worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

In conjunction with Mark of the Blade‘s release, Whitechapel has launched a new video for the album track “Elitist Ones”. Directed and produced by Jim Foster (http://red13media.com), “Elitist Ones” can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbANenk8o1o

Jim Foster comments: “As fans of Whitechapel, my entire team and I were stoked when Mike Faley (Metal Blade Records) asked me to write a treatment and direct for the band. As a director, my job is always easier when the band is rippin’…and holy shit are these guys RIPPIN’!”

Today also marks the beginning of the annual Warped Tour, which sees Whitechapel join the likes of Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, and many more for an extensive summer trek. See below for all dates!

Whitechapel Warped Tour dates
June 24 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park Main Street Lot
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – Port of New Orleans (Mardi Gras World)
June 29 – Nashville, TN – The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 30 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 2 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
July 3 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 7 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
July 8 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 9 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 11 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 14 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 22 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 23 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Salt River Fields
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
Aug. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA – White River
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

Reunited with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse), Whitechapel has redefined who they are and what they are capable of with 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. Guitarist Alex Wade explains, “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.”

Mark of the Blade track-listing
1. The Void
2. Mark of the Blade
3. Elitist Ones
4. Bring Me Home
5. Tremors
6. A Killing Industry
7. Tormented
8. Brotherhood
9. Dwell in the Shadows
10. Venomous
11. Decennium

Whitechapel line-up:
Phil Bozeman – Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar
Zach Householder – Guitar
Alex Wade – Guitar
Ben Harclerode – Drums
Gabe Crisp – Bass

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

OTEP Announces “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” North American Tour

Otep - Equal Rights, Equal Lefts Tour

Earlier this spring OTEP released her latest album GENERATION DOOM, via Napalm Records.  The critically acclaimed album debuted at #10 on the Independent Chart, #7 on the Rock Chart and #109 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 

Having recently wrapped up her first North American tour in support of GENERATION DOOM, and not one to rest on her laurels, OTEP is returning to the road this summer with the “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” tour.  The tour begins July 10th in Phoenix, AZ and crisscrosses the US, ending August 28th in Fresno, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.”  This is how mastermind/vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her band have been described and this album proves this truth!

 

Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP has unleashed a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM.

 

GENERATION DOOM can be ordered HERE.

 

OTEP “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts Tour”:

7/10: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red – Mesa

7/11: Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad

7/12: Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live

7/13: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

7/14: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall (Chicago Open Air Kickoff Party)

7/15: Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Live Music

7/16: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre (W/Ministry and Mushroomhead)

7/17: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre (W/ Ministry and Helmet)

7/19: Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s

7/21: Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note

7/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

7/24: Spokane, WA @ The Pin

7/25: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7

7/27: Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s

7/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

7/29: Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls Venue

7/30: Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center

7/31: Billings, MT @ Pub Station

8/1: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

8/3: Madison, WI @ Red Zone

8/5: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys

8/6: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

8/7: Northampton, PA @ The Gin Mall

8/8: Boonsboro, MD @ G Boone’s

8/9: Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall

8/10: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

8/11: Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom

8/12: Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
8/14: Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s

8/15: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater

8/17: Macon, GA @ Cox Capital Theater

8/18: West Palm Beach, FL @ Kelsey Theater

8/19: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre (Tampa)

8/20: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

8/22: McAllen, TX @ Sophie’s

8/23: Dallas, TX @ Trees

8/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

8/26: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck

8/27: Tucson, AZ @ Club XS

8/28: Fresno, CA @ Bullfrogs

 

 

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Revocation premieres lyric video for “Crumbling Imperium” via Loudwire.com

Revocation - Great Is Our Sin

On July 22nd, Revocation will release their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty record to-date: Great Is Our Sin. Today, the band has unleashed a third blistering track from the album – check out the lyric video for “Crumbling Imperium” now via Loudwire.com: http://loudwire.com/revocation-crumbling-imperium-lyric-video-premiere/

For another preview of Great Is Our Sin – and to pre-order the record in various formats! – please visit: metalblade.com/revocation, where the previous singles, “Communion” and “Monolithic Ignorance”, can be heard.

Great Is Our Sin track-listing:
1. Arbiters of The Apocalypse
2. Theatre of Horror
3. Monolithic Ignorance
4. Crumbling Imperium
5. Communion
6. The Exaltation
7. Profanum Vulgus
8. Copernican Heresy
9. Only the Spineless Survive
10. Cleaving Giants of Ice

Reuniting with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Bleeding Through), who also helmed 2014’s Deathless and 2012’s Teratogenesis EP, Great Is Our Sin packs the requisite punch, yet retains the organic feel with which it was conceived. Known for their technical prowess, the band remained dedicated to upping the ante without ever losing sight of the importance of good songwriting. Whilst the lineup has changed over the ten years Revocation has been in existence, David Davidson’s (guitars / vocals) passion has never waned, and they are arguably sounding better than ever as they look toward the future. “We can’t wait to bring these songs out on the road and perform them for different audiences all over the world,” Davidson comments. “‘Great Is Our Sin‘ is a new chapter for the band, and collectively we feel that it is our defining record to date.”

In support of Great Is Our Sin, Revocation will be hitting the road this summer as part of the Summer Slaughter tour, alongside Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After the Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Krisiun, Slaughter to Prevail and Ingested. The trek kicks off July 23rd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and runs through August 21st in Atlanta, GA; see below for all dates!

Revocation Summer Slaughter Tour dates
July 23 – Ft. Lauderdale @ Culture Room
July 24 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
July 26 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
July 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
July 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
July 29 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
July 30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
July 31 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
Aug. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Aug. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Aug. 5 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Aug. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Aug. 8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Aug. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Aug. 11 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Aug. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
Aug. 13 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Aug. 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Aug. 16 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Aug. 17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Aug. 19 – Richmond, VA @ The National (B4BQ)
Aug. 20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
http://www.facebook.com/revocation
http://www.twitter.com/revocation
http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

 

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