The Black Dahlia Murder reveals details for new album, 'Nightbringers'
On October 6th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their eighth full-length, Nightbringers, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the title track can be viewed at: Metal Blade Records. - where the album can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--Standard Digipak (10-Panel "Cross") CD
--Limited Edition Digipak (10-Panel "Cross") CD w/ 5 Bonus Tracks (EU Exclusive)
--Cassette (USA Exclusive - limited to 500 Copies)
--Split Translucent Red / Black Vinyl (USA Exclusive - 800 Copies)
--Translucent Red (USA Exclusive - 600 Copies)
--Translucent Red w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive - 300 Copies)
--Clear w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive - 300 Copies)
--White / Red Marble Vinyl (USA Exclusive - 200 Copies)
--180g Black Vinyl (EU Exclusive - 1000 Copies)
--Translucent Red / Black Marbled Vinyl (EU Exclusive - 500 Copies)
--White Vinyl (EU Exclusive - 300 Copies)
--Opaque Red / Black Splatter Vinyl (EU Impericon Exclusive - 200 Copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, The Black Dahlia Murder prefer to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach - who co-founded the band with front-man Trevor Strnad in 2001 - and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic The Black Dahlia Murder, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album's title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to The Black Dahlia Murder's output since the very beginning. "Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me," Strnad explains. "We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld - such as marriage and monogamy - came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It's 'being-the-villain music', because we're the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it's for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and 'Kings Of The Nightworld' are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle."
2. Of God and Serpent, Of Spectre and Snake
6. Kings of the Nightworld
7. Catacomb Hecatomb
8. As Good as Dead
9. The Lonely Deceased
The Black Dahlia Murder is currently co-headlining "The Summer Slaughter Tour" with Dying Fetus, plus Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs and Lorna Shore as support. This USA trek sees The Black Dahlia Murder performing Nocturnal in its entirety, for the album's 10-year anniversary - making this one show not to be missed! See below for all dates, with more to be announced soon!
"The Summer Slaughter Tour" dates
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs, Lorna Shore
Aug. 22 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
Aug. 23 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 25 - The Majestic - Detroit, MI
Aug. 26 - Agora Theatre and Ballroom - Cleveland, OH