Whitechapel has debuted their new song recently. You can check out the stream for their song “Brimstone” below. The song is from the band’s upcoming new album The Valley which is due out on March 29th via Metal Blade Records.
Vocalist Phil Bozeman commented on the lyrical themes for the album:
It’s all about me as a child, and some of it is me looking back on that time from the perspective of now. Also, it’s my interpretation of my mom’s struggles and her different personalities. She had a journal that contained very disturbing and sometimes evil writings, and some of her quotes and a lot of that journal is in the lyrics.
Guitarist Alex Wade added:
Lyrically, emotionally, melody wise, there are not many ‘happy’ sounding parts on this record. Our last album, ‘Mark Of The Blade‘ did not sound exactly ‘happy’ either, but the majority of those songs did not have much emotion or vibe behind them, they were just straightforward metal songs. These songs have a darker, more melancholic presentation to them.
Wade also commented on the direction of the album:
We have expanded on the sound we created on ‘Mark Of The Blade‘ and created a more cohesive work of art overall. I believe our fans will be able to hear and appreciate the overall mood and vibe that we created with this record, which applies to every aspect of it, including the artwork. Moreover, we are stronger now as a band than we have been in the past few years, and I hope that we are able to look back on this album and see it as a major transitioning period of our career, in a positive way.