This Is Exile

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. This is the band's first album to feature guitarist Zach Householder.

This Is Exile
Cover art by Colin Marks
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 8, 2008 (2008-07-08)
RecordedMarch 2008
StudioBackyard Studios, Milford, NH, US
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerWhitechapel, Jonny Fay
Whitechapel chronology
The Somatic Defilement
This Is Exile
A New Era of Corruption
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard8/10[2]

Release and backgroundEdit

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.[3] Three music videos for songs from the album were released. The video for "This Is Exile" was released on June 18, 2008.[3] 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.

This album marked a change in the group's thematic material; while the two demos and the previous album The Somatic Defilement dealt with the Whitechapel murders, "This is Exile" moved past that and into anti-religious and corruption themes, the latter of which would be expanded up further in the next album.

The song "This Is Exile" is available as downloadable content for Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3.[4] The song is also used in the iPod Touch game, Tap Tap Revenge 3.

Track listingEdit

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

1."Father of Lies"4:04
2."This Is Exile"3:40
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
Total length:43:04


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


Guest musicians
Artwork and design
  • Colin Marks – artwork
  • Whitechapel – artwork concept



Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 118
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[6] 13
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[8] 14


  1. ^ Monger, Christopher. This Is Exile – Whitechapel at AllMusic
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Whitechapel's This Is Exile Lands on Billboard Chart". Blabbermouth. 2008-07-16. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  4. ^ DLC Week of 7/7 Green Day & MAYHEM Fest Pack. Rock Band official website. Retrieved 2009-7-20
  5. ^ "Whitechapel Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Whitechapel Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Whitechapel Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Whitechapel Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.

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