Welcome to hell -- on your ears, at least. Whitechapel will lead the charge of deafening decibels this February when they embark on the aptly-titled Welcome to Hell Tour with the Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin and I Declare War in tow.

Of the Whitechapel tour dates, guitarist Alex Wade said, "We are very excited to announce our first major market headliner in support of 'A New Era of Corruption' dubbed the Welcome to Hell Tour. It will be a big one for us so we chose really solid support bands that are not only our good friends but great bands as well. Given the lineup, this is surely to be the heaviest tours of 2011 so don't miss it!"

This tour is going to make mincemeat out of your ear drums.