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Whitechapel drummer Ben Harclerode quits the band

Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:24 AM PT

Whitechapel drummer Ben Harclerode has officially confirmed his rumored departure from the group, whom he joined in 2011. Fielding questions regarding his status in the band via Twitter, Harcle had this to say:

"I'm not emotionally invested any longer so its not fair to myself, the band or the fans for me to continue... It was the hardest move I've ever made, but I was truly unhappy with WC and [it] needed to happen."

Ex-The Faceless drummer Chason Westmoreland will fill in for the time being.

[via ThePRP]


8/10/2017 10:33:10 AM
Douche nozzle fcking band.

8/10/2017 10:58:24 AM
CHASON SHREADS! LOOKING FWD TO IT~! fck your negative comments, you guys just copy each other.

8/10/2017 11:09:37 AM
Honestly cannot blame the guy I mean c'mon its whitechapel i'd quit too

8/10/2017 11:09:50 AM

8/10/2017 11:59:26 AM
He's off to do steroids and commit plagiarism with his girlfriend.

8/10/2017 12:12:28 PM
I mean, how many years could you play in a deathcore band and still be able to take yourself seriously lmao

8/10/2017 12:16:49 PM
Such a waste. They never fully used Ben to his potential. Everything after Exile has been exceptionally terrible.

8/10/2017 12:34:02 PM
Hahahaha didn't Chason just split on the faceless right before tour? Not the best choice to let him fill in. I smell a break up soon

8/10/2017 12:41:54 PM
Chason got a fat pay raise

8/10/2017 1:07:42 PM
they just changed their name to Black Chapel

8/10/2017 1:08:10 PM
Bald Chapel. Since Chason is losing his hair at 27.

8/10/2017 1:09:36 PM
every single one of those guys look like they have to take a shit. imagine how much shit these jerks produce in 3 days. Human fckin waste

8/10/2017 1:19:01 PM
At least someone knows that this nu-metal revival is just cancer coming back to style. Quit while you're ahead!

8/10/2017 1:31:08 PM
^ do not play nu-metal/nu-core. that wave has not yet crested either, at least another year. keep up

8/10/2017 1:40:12 PM
Chason digs poop out of his jerk using a drum stick

8/10/2017 1:54:07 PM
"Whitechapel drummer Ben Harclerode makes best decision of his life"

8/10/2017 2:39:09 PM
He banged your mom? Didn't know that.

8/10/2017 3:16:14 PM
^ he banged Chasons mom actually. Then chasons ugly ass girlfriend after

8/10/2017 3:52:29 PM
Named after the court house where singer Fillip "Philly" 'aka Bozo the clown' Bozman, white chapel has been make waves for they selves in a sea of metal surfs up. Says bozo on they drummer death, "well it sad but we got tour next week so we got new drums". Meanwhile the family of the deceased is taking donations for they funural cost but so far have lost 15$. Says Bosman- "it a sad situation"

8/10/2017 4:10:44 PM
No somatic no care

8/10/2017 5:20:36 PM
Love how flagrant his departure is while most dudes in scenecore bands live in an echo chamber and won't admit the genre has stalled

8/10/2017 5:54:21 PM
Gym life bro.

8/11/2017 8:15:24 AM
dude is one of those original geeks (like most members of mid to late 00s 'core bands) who never played a sport and discovered the gym way later on after scene life was out. no credit and cross fit is for posers

8/11/2017 10:46:49 AM
is nobody going to make fun of how they coordinated golf shirts with breast pockets lmfao

they're even lamer than their music has become
-kyle plakmeyer

8/11/2017 1:57:28 PM
make sure your chin is always up Ben..... -Whitechapel

8/11/2017 7:31:12 PM
why do they always have their chin up in photos....it's like the deathmetal photo from knee level and everyone is clenched fist.

8/12/2017 7:02:51 AM
^ chason told me its so they can catch loads on their face better. Its actually the main reason hes joining. He got tired of Keene Ken and Justin sperming his face up and he wants more dudes

8/12/2017 6:39:54 PM
aka yo this shit sucks and everyone knows it