Drummer Ben Harclerode leaves Whitechapel
(Photo by Paul Meacham)
If you had the chance to see Whitechapel at Pulp Summer Slam XVII, then consider yourself extremely lucky. That was probably the last time you’ll ever see drummer Ben Harclerode with the band.
Harclerode has confirmed that he has left the band through a series of tweets:
yea dude it was the hardest move I've ever made, but I was truly unhappy with wc and needed to happen. Thank you bro.— Ben Harclerode (@BenHarclerode) Aug 9, 2017
very true. I'm not emotionally invested any longer so its not fair to myself, the band or the fans for me to continue— Ben Harclerode (@BenHarclerode) Aug 9, 2017
For the band’s next shows, drummer Chason Westmoreland (Burning The Mass, ex-The Faceless, ex-Hate Eternal) to play for them.
Harclerode joined the band in 2011, replacing former drummer Kevin Lane. His first release with the band is their acclaimed self-titled, and his last one is their latest album, “Mark of the Blade.”
Relive the Slam by watching our aftermovie below: