On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their seventh full-length, The Valley, via Metal Blade Records. The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it.
“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,” says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. “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.”
The Valley Track Listing:
01. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
02. Forgiveness Is Weakness
04. Hickory Creek
05. Black Bear
06. We Are One
07. The Other Side
08. Third Depth
10. Doom Woods
Ahead of the release of the album, the band have dropped a new single, “Black Bear”, which you can check out here.