Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL have announced a headlining tour starting late August with support coming from THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, IMPENDING DOOM, and A DIFFERENT BREED OF KILLER with MOLOTOV SOLUTION on select dates. The headlining run, which has been dubbed the "Bang Your Head 'Til We Raise the Dead Tour", will kick off on August 28 in Seattle, WA and run through September 28 in Knoxville, TN.
Comments WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade: "This is a very exciting time for us and our fans; we will be doing our first headlining tour featuring support from our friends in THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, IMPENDING DOOM, A DIFFERENT BREED OF KILLER, and MOLOTOV SOLUTION on select West Coast dates. We will be playing tons of new tracks off our recently released album, 'This Is Exile', as well as the old favorites you know and love. Hope to see each and every one of you at the shows for fun times and a solid line up of bands!"
The dates are as follows:
Aug. 28 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Aug. 30 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk *
Aug. 31 - San Jose, CA - MACLA *
Sep. 01 - Fresno, CA - The Exit *
Sep. 02 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza *
Sep. 03 - Palmdale, CA - Palmdale Vets Hall *
Sep. 04 - San Diego, CA - Soma *
Sep. 05 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction *
Sep. 06 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction *
Sep. 07 - Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse Theatre *
Sep. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Jillian's
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Sep. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom
Sep. 19 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club
Sep. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stratus Nite Club
Sep. 21 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheelz
Sep. 22 - Manchester, NH - Rockos
Sep. 23 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (Upstairs)
Sep. 24 - Lemoyne, PA - Champion Ship
Sep. 25 - Fredericksburg, VA - KC's Music Alley
Sep. 26 - Wilmington, NC - Lucky's Pub
Sep. 27 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero (no Impending Doom)
Sep. 28 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium (no Impending Doom)
* With MOLOTOV SOLUTION
Metal Injection has posted video footage of WHITECHAPEL's June 28, 2008 performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Watch the clip below.
"This Is Exile", the new album from WHITECHAPEL, sold 5,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 117 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was tracked by Jonny Fay (ex-guitarist of THE RED CHORD) of Backyard Studios in New Hampshire and was mixed by Zeuss, who has produced ION DISSONANCE, EMMURE, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED, SHADOWS FALL and HATEBREED, among others. The cover artwork was handled by Colin Marks, who has previously worked with ABORTED, THE END, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE RED DEATH).
WHITECHAPEL's debut album, "The Somatic Defilement", was released last year via Candlelight Records USA.