What a month it’s going to be. Congrats are in order for the Black Dahlia Murder, as the band’s newest effort, Nightbringers, has been voted by Loudwire’s readers as the October 2017 Release of the Month. It was a highly competitive voting process, with the Black Dahlia Murder leading wire-to-wire, but facing solid competition from Hollywood Undead’s Five and Marilyn Manson’s Heaven Upside Down for much of the month. L.A. Guns’ The Missing Peace, The Darkness’ Pinewood Smile, Sons of Apollo’s Psychotic Symphony, Ne Obliviscaris’ Urn, Trivium’s The Sin and the Sentence and Butcher Babies’ Lilith also put in big numbers during the month.
For the Black Dahlia Murder’s eighth studio album, the group tracked guitars, bass and drums with their former bassist Ryan Williams, while vocals were tracked with Joe Cincotta before turning the Nightbringers album over to Jacob Hansen for mixing and mastering at Hansen Studios in Denmark.
The title of the album is a significant one for vocalist Trevor Strnad, who explained, “Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me. 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.”
He continues, “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.”
Speaking of that title track, it was the first piece of music released to fans. With swirling guitars and in-your-face vocals, Strnad and his BDM bandmates pummel listeners with the ferocity of the song. Meanwhile, the group also serviced a frenetic yet equally brutal track called “Matriarch” just ahead of the album’s release. You can purchase the band’s Nightbringers album with bundle options via the band’s Metal Blade website or via Amazon, iTunes or GooglePlay ahead of the Oct. 6 street date.
Meanwhile, the Black Dahlia Murder will be spending plenty of time on tour in support of the new album. Their touring kicks off Oct. 6 in Rochester, N.Y. and continues through a Nov. 11 stop in Louisville, Ky. Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot and Wormwitch will all spend time with Black Dahlia Murder on the fall run. Then, after a break at the end of the year, the band will resume touring in Europe in February and March of 2018. See all of their scheduled stops here.
Once again, congrats to the Black Dahlia Murder, as the band’s Nightbringers album has been voted as Loudwire’s October 2017 Release of the Month.