Whitechapel’s New Album To Feature Some Melodic Vocals (Updated)


Update – April 07th 10:40am:

Guitarist Zach Householder has now said there’s no clean singing on the album.

Original Story:

It looks like Whitechapel‘s forthcoming new album will find numerous members of the band taking some chances. Guitarist Alex Wade recently told Revolver:

“I’m not gonna say the whole record is chuggy, but a lot of it is. And there are also passages that have a lot of atmosphere, as well as clean parts that let the songs breathe before we come back with something really heavy. If you’re playing really fast and you try to throw in a bunch of different guitar parts it just sounds like mush. But when you’ve got one guy barreling right down the middle and the other two complimenting the riff, it opens up new opportunities.”

In addition to broadening their guitar pallette, it looks like frontman Phil Bozeman will also be trying his hand at some clean vocals:

“We all thought it was really cool how Randy [Blythe] from Lamb Of God wasn’t afraid to try some manly melodic vocals on their last record [VII: Sturm und Drang]. So Phil’s diving into that a little and seeing where it goes. He’s actually got a great singing voice.”

Recording sessions for the effort recently wrapped with producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver). A summer release on Metal Blade is expected.

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