NewsOctober 16, 2007 11:16 PM ET6,447 views

Metal Blade Records signs Whitechapel

Official press release: Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Knoxville, TN death/grind metal band Whitechapel. Started in February of 2006, the band quickly gained the attention of the underground scene in the US and Europe with relentless touring and face-melting, neck-snapping tunes. Ever since their inception Whitechapel have been turning heads, whether it be by word of mouth, online, or through their devastating live show. With the line-up of the band at its strongest and best it has ever been, the release of their highly anticipated full-length album, entitled The Somatic Defilement (Candlelight USA), and their freshly inked deal with Metal Blade Records, there is nothing that can stop them now. Look for Whitechapel on tour throughout the rest of 2007 in support of their latest album. Whitechapel's Metal Blade Records debut will be out in stores and online everywhere in 2008. Head over to the bands MySpace page to check out some of the band's current music and to check out upcoming tour dates. "After a long search and many offers we are extremely excited to announce that we are now part of the Metal Blade Records family. We have all grown up listening to bands on Metal Blade so this is a dream come true for us. We are grateful for the opportunity that Brian Slagel, Mike Faley, and everyone else at Metal Blade has given us, and are anxious to see what the future brings. Keep a look out for upcoming information about our debut release on Metal Blade as well as future tour plans. A big thanks to all of our fans, without you we could have never gone this far." - Whitechapel "Whitechapel is an extreme metal band that conjures up the musical brutality of Jack the Ripper himself. With an impressive touring history and DIY attitude, Whitechapel shows great potential for the future and we are pleased to have them on Metal Blade." - Mike Faley, President of Metal Blade Records

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