The Black Dahlia Murder will return on October 6 with their eighth full-length album, entitled Nightbringers. Frontman and co-cofounder Trevor Strnad writes of the album and its themes:
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. 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
Pre-order packages from The Black Dahlia Murder and Metal Blade Records are available here. They have also released a video for the title track from the album.