The Somatic Defilement
|The Somatic Defilement|
|Studio album by Whitechapel|
|Released||July 31, 2007
April 16, 2013 (reissue)
|Recorded||2007 at The Sound Lair in Knoxville, Tennessee|
|Label||Candlelight, Metal Blade (reissue)|
|Producer||Miah Lajeunesse and Whitechapel|
The cover for the 2013 re-release of The Somatic Defilement.
The Somatic Defilement is the first album by the American deathcore band Whitechapel. The album was released on July 31, 2007, through Candlelight Records and is their only release through this label before their move to Metal Blade the following year. It is the only album to feature guitarist Brandon Cagle.
The album is the only one by Whitechapel to include Brandon Cagle as guitarist. He later left the band, because the injuries he received from a motorcycle accident left him unable to play his instrument. He was replaced by Zach Householder. The intro track, "Necrotizing" contains excerpts from a Stone Phillips interview with Jeffrey Dahmer.
A remixed and remastered edition of the album was released on April 16, 2013 through Metal Blade Records. Re-mixing and re-mastering duties were given to Mark Lewis, whom the band worked with on their self-titled release and their fifth album, Our Endless War. 
|2.||"The Somatic Defilement"||5:19|
|4.||"Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation"||3:33|
|6.||"Ear to Ear"||3:30|
|7.||"Alone in the Morgue"||2:53|
- Gabe Crisp – bass guitar
- Kevin Lane – drums
- Phil Bozeman – vocals
- Alex Wade – guitar
- Ben Savage – guitar
- Brandon Cagle – guitar
- Production by Miah Lajeunesse and Whitechapel
- Mixing and engineering by Miah Lajeunesse
- Mastering by Alan Douches
- A&R by Jamie Graham
- "Allmusic review". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- "About.com review". About.com. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- www.metalunderground.com Whitechapel part ways with guitarist Brandon Cagle
- Jeffrey Dahmer Interview - Extended Footage shown at YouTube.