Whitechapel Guitarist Talks New LP


In a new interview, Whitechapel guitarist Zach Householder opened up about the band’s forthcoming LP.

The album is being tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis. Look for it in stores in June through Metal Blade Records.

“Everybody always says, ‘Do stuff more like [2007’s] The Somatic Defilement or [2008‘s] This Is Exile but every album, we always try to do it differently for a change,” says Zach.

“[The new material] probably has some faster stuff like [2010’s] A New Era Of Corruption but it’s definitely got some slower stuff, too. It’s groovier and it’s got more hooks and catches,” he added.

“If you’re a The Somatic Defilement fan, you’re gonna like it, but if you’re expecting [another] The Somatic Defilement, you’re not gonna get it,” says Zach. Come on, dude…just give the people what they want.

“It’s still gonna be heavy. It’s Whitechapel. It’s gonna be angry; it’s very pissed off. I don’t know what else to say… It’s us trying to do it in our own way as opposed to us trying to live up to what people’s expectations are of us. We don’t wanna alienate our fans by any means. It’s just that we want them to sit there and go, ‘OK, well, this band does this one thing, and they do it differently every time.’ So I guess you either like it or you hate it. Even so, if you do it differently the next time, you might gain more fans.”

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