A lot can happen in ten years. Celebrating their decennium this year, Whitechapel commemorate the moment with their brand new ripper Mark Of The Blade. With subject matter ranging from personal issues to the more inclusive fierce fan base the band have developed. Regardless of whatever genre you might be in, to be carrying on for ten years deserves a pat on the back. However Whitechapel are special kind of entity, one that has since grown with each release. Pushing their sound forward, whilst remaining the same. Getting flack for the incorporation of (shock horror) clean vocals on their latest album, it seems that these are just minor issues that fans will of course get their heads around. Catching the band on their Never Say Die headline run of shows we were able to speak to guitarist Ben Savage about just what Mark of The Blade means to the band and of course their fans.
Identity, one of the most important aspects of truly establishing a following. Changing their formula with the polarising self titled record Whitechapel are no strangers to experimentation. Having released Our Endless War back in 2014 the band were beginning to refine their already somewhat iconic sound. Having celebrated their tenth anniversary performing a sense of identity is now more important than ever. Returning in 2016 with Mark of The Blade, Whitechapel state their claim as true pioneers of the Deathcore genre.