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Whitechapel fail to make Billboard 200 chart for first time since debut

Kin, the eighth studio album from Tennessee deathcore outfit Whitechapel, tallied roughly 4,500 album equivalent units (4,000 in pure sales) in its first week of release in the United States. The total was not enough for Kin to crack the Billboard 200 chart, making it the first Whitechapel album since their 2007 debut to not appear on said chart.

Despite missing the Billboard 200, Kin did manage to land at No. 34 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 3 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart.

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Whitechapel's previous album, 2018's The Valley, sold nearly 6,000 copies in its first week and landed at No. 143 on the Billboard 200, at the time breaking the group's streak of four consecutive albums to debut in the Top 75.

To date, the most commercially successful Whitechapel debut has been Our Endless War (2014), which sold more than 16,000 copies in its first week and bowed at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.

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anonymous 199 days ago

hang it up losers


anonymous 199 days ago

Manboobs are not stoked.


rick_tocchet 199 days ago

Well I never made the honor roll in grade school.


evil_hero 199 days ago

i confused the band's photo with the line up of trainers from the local crossfit gym


evil_hero 199 days ago

maybe they should start a crossfit gym. something else no ones gonna give a shit about either


anonymous 199 days ago

maybe cause it sucks?


anonymous 199 days ago

Maybe metal is just dying….. think of all the bands that have failed to make the top 200 this year alone that always made it every single album… atreyu, born of Osiris, wage war just to name a few. I personally think the way it's tracked is f*cking metal bands now. I mean where in the hell would I go these days to pick up a physical copy of Kin???


lake_flaccid 199 days ago

Crazy, it's almost like a dying deathcore band playing dad tunes wasn't gonna work out


anonymous 199 days ago

WHO GIVES A f*ck


anonymous 199 days ago

unbelievable, wh1te ch4pz deserve to be on that list, they bring the br00tz, have killer haircuts/beards, dress to impress, and should not be cancelled from billboard like they just were.


anonymous 199 days ago

Impending doom is not stoked


anonymous 199 days ago

Whitesnapple is better. Facts under the cap > crappy generic lyrics.


anonymous 199 days ago

Looks like van tours are in the future from here on out if they wanna keep this going.


anonymous 199 days ago

guess its time to put on those pit viper sunglass and record political commentary in your car boys


anonymous 199 days ago

How can these dudes take themselves seriously?


anonymous 199 days ago

Black Lives Matter.


carveyournamein 199 days ago

I thought this band was British.


anonymous 199 days ago

Shitty metalcore is dying poser.


anonymous 199 days ago

Might want to start letting the bass player sing hooks if you want to avoid putting that Arbys hat back on year round.


anonymous 199 days ago

Whitechapel is by far the greatest metal band in the last 40 years. Numbers dont mean shit when it comes down to it. f*ck a popularity contest.


anonymous 199 days ago

All these losers bashing Whitechapel, they're probably all Five flavored fruit punch fan boys


anonymous 199 days ago

Whitechapel is by far the greatest metal band in the last 40 years. Numbers dont mean shit when it comes down to it. f*ck a popularity contest. The fact that you're being sincere makes this so much funnier.


anonymous 199 days ago

So wait, they have had more than one debut?


anonymous 199 days ago

Headline should be Whitechapel fail to make any good music after 2008


anonymous 199 days ago

The bass player of white chapel gabe is the biggest piece of shit I have ever toured with. Without a doubt the epitome of every bad band jock stereotype


anonymous 199 days ago

"Shitty metalcore is dying poser" Dear kid who got into the scene 3 years ago and thinks he's all that and a bag of f*ckin potato chips, Whitechapel isn't "metalcore" they're just boring, and shitty metalcore was never alive. Your comment makes no sense and you should be punished for your stupidity


anonymous 199 days ago

record sales are in the toilet. time for the music industry to call it a day.


anonymous 199 days ago

Notice the effect the death of the scene girl is having on these bands' record sales.


anonymous 199 days ago

Devastating news


anonymous 199 days ago

anonymous 16 minutes ago Devastating news lol


anonymous 199 days ago

Only here to say f*ck webby for spinning a bands failure to chart on an un-important, outdated, useless chart into news.. but he's clearly doing justice for all you puss-wagon neckbeards. That Sheetrock ain't hanging itself.. though, you all should.


anonymous 199 days ago

I actually really enjoy this album! The new melodic presence not only failed to hurt their sound but actually added a long missing element! It's a really dark and personal album.


anonymous 199 days ago

Whitechapel trying to go the Shitknot route.


anonymous 199 days ago

Whats crazy is this album is like their most critically acclaimed, highest meta-critic rating, and the deathcore subreddit is praising it as album of the year. It just goes to show that the same musician aficionados who praise every deathcore/metalcore band for becoming dad rock, are a vocal minority, and not worth changing your sound for. People are talking about how emotional and progressive this album is, but when compared to genres outside of deathcore, it's really not really particularly either of those, and when compared to deathcore, its just lackluster in terms of intensity. Basically, these guys have found a bland center point between alt rock and deathcore, which will appease the crowd who write paragraphs on reddit about "this album saved my life and helped me deal with childhood trauma", and vote on sputnik, but if youre not some sentimental metal soyboy like that, this is gonna be naptime music


anonymous 199 days ago

"I actually really enjoy this album! The new melodic presence not only failed to hurt their sound but actually added a long missing element! It's a really dark and personal album." Just out of curiosity, why do people always say this shit whenever a deathcore band adds clean vocals and rock choruses? Is that REALLY the element that deathcore is missing? I fear for a world where every genre HAS TO HAVE palatable radio rock aspects to them, you will be left with nothing but Kyles listening to music


anonymous 199 days ago

This album is a piss of sheet.


anonymous 199 days ago

Cause album is trash! Mediocre at f*cking best!


anonymous 199 days ago

Maybe they should change their name to BlackChurch and start rapping to get a more diverse fan base


anonymous 199 days ago

Phil is amazing


anonymous 199 days ago

Neckbeards and beer guts couldn't get off the couch fast enough to fart out the dough for this pile of dreck. Oh well…it's too hot today.


anonymous 198 days ago

Mediocre music Mediocre sales


anonymous 198 days ago

"The bass player of white chapel gabe is the biggest piece of shit I have ever toured with. Without a doubt the epitome of every bad band jock stereotype" Pure facts lol


anonymous 198 days ago

This article is crap, just look at spotify plays and you see that deathcore is not dead, but growing. Bands like whitechapel and slaugther to prevail have millions of plays. Where do you get cds nowdays anyway, when you got streaming services............


anonymous 197 days ago

I buy my CD's at the local Media Play or I go to FYE.


anonymous 197 days ago

"The bass player of white chapel gabe is the biggest piece of shit I have ever toured with. Without a doubt the epitome of every bad band jock stereotype" I second this. Not the biggest pos that I've toured with but spot on with the "epitome of every bad band jock stereotype" assessment. The least cool one by far


anonymous 197 days ago

you mean people didn't wanna hear him talk about his parents and imitate maynard for an entire album? shocking





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