WHITECHAPEL und ihr Drummer Kevin Lane haben sich kürzlich in beidseitigem Einvernehmen getrennt. Das Netz ist dennoch voll mit Gerüchten zu den Gründen der Trennung. Deswegen bezieht Drummer Kevin nun Stellung und beantwortet die Fragen der Fans:
"Over the past years I've had the experience of a lifetime and gotten to travel the world with not only a great band of musicians but some of my best friends. Unfortunately that time has come to an end. My playing had a falling out over the past year, thus I've decided to come home for good and go back to school full time. The past few tours I had the privilege of my good friend Gavin Parsons to fill my shoes and now another phenomenal drummer who I believe will do leaps and bounds of improvement to the band as a whole, Ben Harclerode has moved into the position until the decision for a full time drummer has been made. Thank you to everyone for all of your support."
Gründungsmitglied und Gitarrist Alex Wade fügt hinzu: "It's sad to see Kevin go, he was not just a fellow band member, but like a brother to all of us. I think it is honorable of him to step down to better the band. He is still and always will be an amazing drummer and talented musician; I believe it is just time for a new chapter for Whitechapel. That being said we would like to welcome Ben Harclerode (formerly of Knights of the Abyss) to the band to fill the drumming position. In my opinion he is one of the most solid and talented drummers in modern metal and we couldn't be more excited for him to be playing with us. Ben will be helping us out until we take further measures to decide on a permanent drummer, but that is just something that is not needed right now, nor are we taking submissions. Come welcome Ben on our upcoming headliner and watch him shred his kit!"
WHITECHAPEL kehren im April auf europäische Bühnen zurück!
+ The Acacia Strain
+ Impending Doom
08/04/11 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
09/04/11 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
10/04/11 – UK – Manchester – Academy 3
11/04/11 – UK – Birmingham – Academy 3
12/04/11 – UK – London – Islington Academy
13/04/11 – UK – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
14/04/11 – FR – Paris – Boule Noire
15/04/11 – DE – Köln – Underground
17/04/11 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
18/04/11 – DE – München – Backstage
19/04/11 – DE – Berlin – C-Club
20/04/11 – DE – Hamburg – Logo
21/04/11 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
22/04/11 – BE – Meerhout – Groezrock Festival