Whitechapel has made the best of a bad pandemic situation by writing a new album. According to guitarist Alex Wade in an interview with Terry "Beez" Bezer of Knotfest.com, Whitechapel spent the past few months writing and will hit the studio shortly.
"I definitely feel like we got kind of cut short as far as the album cycle for The Valley goes," said Wade. "But we're trying to make the best of it that we can. We had a lot of killer tours and everything lined up this year. But it is what it is, and we just kind of have to roll with the punches.
"We made the best of a bad situation, and we ended up writing another album. So we're gonna be going into the studio this week, actually, and we're gonna start production on that. I think, truly, if we would have ended up going on all those tours that we wouldn't have had the time to dedicate to making the best album possible, but since we were all sitting at home on our ass, we were able to make a really killer record."
Whitechapel recruited drummer Alex Rüdinger for their 2019 album The Valley, as well as having him as their live drummer. Despite all this, Whitechapel has never officially replaced drummer Ben Harclerode who left the band in 2017.