A New Era of Corruption

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A New Era of Corruption
Studio album by Whitechapel
Released June 8, 2010
Recorded December 27, 2009-March 31, 2010 at Audio Hammer Studios, Orlando, Florida
Genre Deathcore
Length 41:39
Label Metal Blade
Producer Jason Suecof
Whitechapel chronology
This Is Exile
(2008)
A New Era of Corruption
(2010)
Recorrupted
(2011)
Singles from A New Era of Corruption
  1. "The Darkest Day of Man"
    Released:
  2. "Breeding Violence"
    Released:
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A New Era of Corruption is the third studio album by Whitechapel. It was released worldwide on June 8, 2010, through Metal Blade Records. In the USA, just under 10,700 copies were sold in the first week, placing it at No. 43 on the Billboard 200 chart.[1]

History and background[edit]

The recording session for A New Era of Corruption ran from December 27, 2009, to March 2010 with Jason Suecof being the chosen producer.[2] It was announced that the album's recording was completely finished on March 31, 2010. Guitarist Alex Wade said, "I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date." In the same interview, Wade confirmed the release of the album would be on June 8, 2010.[3]

The name of the album is derived from a passage of the lyrics in their song "Possession" which appeared on their previous album, This Is Exile.[3] The album makes A New Era of Corruption the first Whitechapel album that does not have a title track. Chino Moreno of Deftones and Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain make guest appearances on the album, Moreno in the song "Reprogrammed to Hate" and Bennett in "Murder Sermon".[4]

Lyrical themes[edit]

The concepts and lyrical themes of A New Era of Corruption travel into new boundaries and details where previous Whitechapel albums did not. With The Somatic Defilement being a narrative of Jack the Ripper and This Is Exile containing political and anti-religious themes, A New Era of Corruption is the first Whitechapel release that is not a concept album.[3] It generally focuses on negative themes, for example "Devolver" is written within the concept of the devolution in society and how it has crafted "violent and hateful" individuals, while "Breeding Violence" was written about the increasing corruption in society during the post-9/11 times, and "Animus" is about the death of vocalist Phillip Bozeman's mother.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Phil Bozeman, all music written by Whitechapel.
No. Title Music Length
1. "Devolver"     3:58
2. "Breeding Violence"     3:19
3. "The Darkest Day of Man"     3:00
4. "Reprogrammed to Hate" (featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones)   3:45
5. "End of Flesh"     4:03
6. "Unnerving"     3:39
7. "A Future Corrupt" (featuring guitar solo by Jason Suecof)   2:57
8. "Prayer of Mockery"     3:35
9. "Murder Sermon" (featuring Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain)   3:59
10. "Necromechanical" (featuring guitar solo by Jason Suecof)   4:21
11. "Single File to Dehumanization"     4:43
Total length:
41:39

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position
Canada 70
Canada Indie 9
Canada Hard Rock 8
US Billboard 200 43
US Top Rock Albums 12
US Top Independent Albums 3
US Top Hard Rock Albums 5

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