"A New Era Of Corruption", the third album from Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL, sold around 10,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 43 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on June 8 via Metal Blade Records, the CD was recorded at Audiohammer studios in Sanford, Florida with acclaimed producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER).
WHITECHAPEL's previous album, "This Is Exile", opened with 5,900 copies in July 2008 to land at No. 117.
Commented the band: "We are excited to have charted on the Billboard 200 again, this time with the release of 'A New Era of Corruption' and are thankful for all of our amazing fans who supported us and bought the CD. This CD will be a huge step forward in our career and we can't wait to see where it will take us."
On ANewEraOfCorruption.com fans are able to view studio videos from the recording process of "A New Era of Corruption", a live video of the band in Australia performing at Soundwave Festival 2010, production videos from "This Is Exile", and a teaser clip for the brand new video for the song "The Darkest Day of Man" filmed in April by famed metal video director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye. Also up on ANewEraOfCorruption.com are all of the band's current tour dates and pre-order deals for the new album.
"A New Era of Corruption" track listing:
02. Breeding Violence
03. The Darkest Day of Man
04. Reprogrammed to Hate
05. End of Flesh
07. A Future Corrupt
08. Prayer of Mockery
09. Murder Sermon
11. Single File to Dehumanization
12. Animus (digital and vinyl bonus track)
Handling artwork for "A New Era Of Corruption" was Brent Elliot White, who previously worked with JOB FOR A COWBOY and CARNIFEX. "Brent absolutely nailed it," states Alex. "The dark and ominous vibe he portrayed with his art fits the mood of the CD perfectly."
"A New Era Of Corruption" features guest vocals from Vincent of THE ACACIA STRAIN on the track "Murder Sermon" and Chino from the DEFTONES on the track "Reprogrammed to Hate".
Phil Bozeman - Vocals
Ben Savage - Guitar/Leads
Alex Wade - Guitar
Zach Householder - Guitar
Gabe Crisp - Bass
Kevin Lane - Drums