This Is Exile

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This Is Exile
Cover art by Colin Marks
Studio album by Whitechapel
Released July 8, 2008 (2008-07-08)
Recorded March 2008
Studio Backyard Studios, Milford, NH, US
Genre Deathcore
Length 43:04
Label Metal Blade
Producer Whitechapel, Jonny Fay
Whitechapel chronology
The Somatic Defilement
This Is Exile
A New Era of Corruption
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

This Is Exile is the second studio album by the American deathcore band Whitechapel. It was produced by Jonny Fay and the band itself and was released on July 8, 2008 through Metal Blade Records. The first album to feature guitarist Zach Householder.

Release and background[edit]

Upon the release of the record, its sales reached 5,900 in copies, which had it enter the Billboard Top 200 chart at position 118.[2] Three music videos for songs from the album were released. The video for "This Is Exile" was released on June 18, 2008.[2] The music video for "Possession" was released on November 18, 2008 and shown on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. The music video for "Eternal Refuge" was released on June 8, 2009.

The song "This Is Exile" is available as downloadable content for Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3.[3] The song is also used in the iPod Touch game, Tap Tap Revenge 3.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Phil Bozeman; all music composed by Whitechapel.

No. Title Length
1. "Father of Lies" 4:04
2. "This Is Exile" 3:40
3. "Possession" 5:04
4. "To All That Are Dead" 3:38
5. "Exalt" (featuring Guy Kozowyk) 3:06
6. "Somatically Incorrect" 3:11
7. "Death Becomes Him" (instrumental) 3:19
8. "Daemon (The Procreated)" 3:13
9. "Eternal Refuge" 3:42
10. "Of Legions" (instrumental) 2:44
11. "Messiahbolical" 7:23
Total length: 43:04


Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.


  • Phil Bozeman – vocals
  • Ben Savage – guitars
  • Alex Wade – guitars
  • Zach Householder – guitars
  • Gabe Crisp – bass
  • Kevin Lane – drums
Guest musicians
Artwork and design
  • Colin Marks – artwork
  • Whitechapel – artwork concept



Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 118
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[5] 13
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[6] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[7] 14


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