“The theme of ‘Mark of the Blade’ is a celebration of Whitechapel being together for ten years and the fans that support us no matter what,”states vocalist Phil Bozeman, and after just one exposure to the record’s 11 riveting tracks, a more fitting tribute is unimaginable. Pushing their sound forward with each successive release, the sextet have never allowed anyone outside of their ranks to dictate or influence the music they write. “Mark of the Blade” sees them remain true to their roots while making their most dramatic progression to date, the emphasis falling more on groove than blastbeat-driven death metal violence, as well as venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically.
Metal Wani’s William Richards had a chat with WHITECHAPEL singer Phil Bozeman. Phil discusses upcoming new album “Mark Of The Blade”, his opinion on how WHITECHAPEL stands out among the other bands that have cloned their sound & working with Mark Lewis. Phil also talks about the positive state of mind during the songwriting, why the album is dedicated to the fans, how few songs on close mindedness shaped up through real life situations, growth of Deathcore genre and why they will always be labelled as ‘Deathcore band.
Phil also throws light on singing clean for the first time on the album, what made him do clean vocals and why he feels confident about fans loving his new vocal approach.
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