In a documentary filmed during their ‘Don’t Pray For Us’ tour with Asking Alexandria, deathcore outfit Whitechapel talk about what it’s like to be in a touring band. They discuss the sacrifices they have to make to their own lives to bring their music to the fans.
Says the band:
“Explaining the life of a touring musician to someone who doesn’t tour is pretty difficult. We make a lot of sacrifices on the road. Missing our friends and loved ones and stuff like that. Pretty much everyone thinks that it’s just…you go out on tour and every day is the greatest day of your life. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s a life not for many people.”
Most people don’t assume that metal bands are partying in fancy hotel rooms, throwing dollar bills around like it’s confetti, but it still really makes you appreciate any band you’ve ever seen play a show when you take into account everything they have to go through to do live appearances.
The band also mentioned that they are working on new material to follow up their self-titled album, released in 2012. Whitechapel will be hitting the road once again to play Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival in Texas this coming October, after spending the summer playing a string of European festivals.