Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL will embark on its first-ever European headlining tour in April 2011 with support from THE ACACIA STRAIN and IMPENDING DOOM.
Commented WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade: "We're really excited to headline the U.K. and Europe for the first time. Whenever we have came over, it's always been to support or for festivals. Now we can give our fans the proper headlining show they deserve! We're also really excited to be bringing our friends in THE ACACIA STRAIN and IMPENDING DOOM over as well. Don't miss this tour!"
The dates are as follows:
April 08 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
April 09 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
April 10 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
April 11 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 3
April 12 - London, UK - Islington Academy
April 13 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
April 14 - Paris, France - Boule Noire
April 15 - Köln, Germany - Underground
April 17 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo
April 18 - München, Germany - Backstage
April 19 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
April 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
April 21 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
April 22 - Meerhout, Belgium - Groezrock Festival
WHITECHAPEL's third album, "A New Era Of Corruption", 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.
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".
WHITECHAPEL's "The Darkest Day Of Man" was filmed in April by famed metal video director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye.