The band also announces reschedule 2021 tour dates with As I Lay Dying and Shadow of Intent
Tennessee death metal titans Whitechapel have debuted a brilliantly dark animated music video for “Doom Woods,” from the band’s 2019 full length, The Valley.
Guitarist Alex Wade discussed how the video was well beyond the typical animated video and offered a visual compliment to the closing crescendo of the record.
“While we have some time off from touring, we thought it would be a great time to give a visual representation to the closing track from the album. We were blown away with what the design team was able to create and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. It really gives the track a new depth.”
Working with producer Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), The Valley is a reference to the Hardin Valley, west of Knoxville, where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Wade discusses the personal connection that Bozeman translates so cathartically throughout the album.
“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that,” said Wade.
“I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”
Coupled with the release of the video is the announcement of the rescheduled dates of the band’s Burn to Emerge tour with As I Lay Dying and Shadow of Intent. Tickets already purchased will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
17 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto
18 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theater
19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
20 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
21 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec
25 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
26 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
27 – Destin, FL – Rock Destin
1 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
3 – New York, NY – Gramercy
5 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
6 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
7 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
9 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
10 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
13 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
14 – Wichita, KS – Wave
15 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
16 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
17 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
19 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
20 – Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium