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The Black Dahlia Murder To Release New Album “Verminous” In April, Stream Title Track


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The Black Dahlia Murder‘s new album has been titled “Verminous” and will be out via Metal Blade on April 17th. The band’s guitarist Brandon Ellis oversaw the bulk of the production duties alongside the band for the album at his own home studio, the Shred Light District. The drums however were recorded at The Pipeyard in Plymouth, MI with the band’s ex-bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams overseeing the production. Tue Madsen (Madball, Suicide Silence) was brought on to handle the mixing duties.

Vocalist Trevor Strnad commented of the album:

“I think this is the biggest evolutionary leap we’ve ever taken from one album to the next. We stoked the creative fires with 2017’s ‘Nightbringers‘ and it’s gone much further now in ‘Verminous‘. It’s a very colorful, moody, and charismatic album that experiments with new sounds and ideas without losing the cutthroat Black Dahlia edge. There is a lot of minutiae to digest. Plenty of delicious little Easter eggs woven into the fabric of each song. Each one is a living, breathing entity that will stand on its own as some of the best music this band has ever created.”

Speaking of the inspiration for the title, he offered:

“We, members of our beloved and hidden world of the heavy metal underground teeming just below the surface, are the verminous. The rats and roaches looming in the cracks and crevices of this fallen world. We are the pariahs that the world of normality finds loathsome and obscene. We are the carriers of a plague of knowledge so vile that it could bring the unsuspecting mankind to its knees. Always the underdogs. Our love for this music and what it means to our lives is foolishly underestimated.”

He continued:

“The outside world of religion-warped ‘normalcy’ is the opposing viewpoint. We are the ultimate antagonist to their archaic ways of thought, the dreamers of the nightmares that shake them to their very core. Although we are but lowly vermin to them, the unseen and underestimated, our numbers are millions strong. We cast aside their ways and prefer to take solace in the hidden realm of the underground where the dark fruits of free thought can be enjoyed. We are our own Gods. The responsibility of our actions is ours alone.”

Pre-orders are available here. The record is due to run as follows:

01 – “Verminous
02 – “Godlessly
03 – “Removal Of The Oaken Stake
04 – “Child Of Night
05 – “Sunless Empire
06 – “The Leather Apron’s Scorn
07 – “How Very Dead
08 – “The Wereworm’s Feast
09 – “A Womb In Dark Chrysalis” (Interlude)
10 – “Dawn Of Rats

The title track from the album is currently streaming below, while the band recently announced the below North American tour with Testament, Municipal Waste and Meshiaak:

04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
04/23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04/24 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
04/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/26 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/28 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
04/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/30 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05/05 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
05/07 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/08 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/09 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/10 Montreal, QC – MTelus
05/11 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
05/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
05/14 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
05/16 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
05/19 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/22 Portland, CA – Roseland Theater
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater (no Municipal Waste)
05/24 Seattle, WA -Showbox SoDo (no Municipal Waste)
05/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
05/27 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
05/28 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 07th, keep an eye out here.

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