Ben Harclerode left Whitechapel in 2017 and the band has since recruited drummers like Chason Westmoreland (ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Burning The Masses, etc.) and Anthony Barone (ex-Aegaeon) for their live shows.
Whitechapel has now hit the studio with Mark Lewis and have not chosen to take along any of their live drummers. Instead, They’ve brought on Navene Koperweis (Entheos, Fleshwrought, ex-Animals As Leaders) to knock out the drum tracks. At this time, Koperweis appears to only be a studio hire and not an official member of Whitechapel.
Maybe you’ll hear some of the new material as an encore on Whitechapel’s coming This Is Exile tour with Chelsea Grin and Oceano. Whitechapel is aiming to have their new album out in 2019.