THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Premiere New "Matriarch" Single

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

New Album, Nightbringers, Becomes Best-Selling Direct-To-Consumer Pre-Order In Metal Blade Records' History

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On October 6th, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release their eighth full-length, Nightbringers, via Metal Blade Records - which has already become the best-selling direct-to-consumer pre-order in the label's storied history! For a preview of Nightbringers, the new single, , can be heard now below.

To watch the video for the album's title track, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm - 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."

Nightbringers track-listing

  • "Widowmaker"
  • "Of God and Serpent, Of Spectre And Snake"
  • "Matriarch"
  • "Nightbringers"
  • "Jars"
  • "Kings Of The Nightworld"
  • "Catacomb Hecatomb"
  • "As Good As Dead"
  • "The Lonely Deceased"
This October/November, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark on a North American trek in support of Nightbringers, along with SUFFOCATION, DECREPIT BIRTH, NECROT, and WORMWITCH. See below for all dates.


  • 10.6 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
  • 10.7 - Lowell, MA - Mill City Ballroom
  • 10.8 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theater
  • 10.10 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
  • 10.11 - Teaneck, NJ - Debonair Music Hall
  • 10.12 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
  • 10.13 - Easton, PA - One Center Square
  • 10.14 - Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon
  • 10.16 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
  • 10.17 - Ottawa, ON - Bronson Center
  • 10.18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
  • 10.20 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
  • 10.21 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
  • 10.22 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
  • 10.23 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
  • 10.25 - Ringle, WI - Q & Z Expo Center
  • 10.26 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
  • 10.27 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
  • 10.28 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
  • 10.29 - Calgary, AB - Marquee
  • 10.31 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
  • 11.1 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven w/ Exhumed
  • 11.2 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall w/ Exhumed
  • 11.3 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Vinyl @ Hard Rock w/ Exhumed
  • 11.4 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theater * w/ Exhumed
  • 11.5 - San Bernardino, CA - KnotFest ** w/ Exhumed
  • 11.6 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red w/ Exhumed
  • 11.7 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Cafe
  • 11.9 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
  • 11.10 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
  • 11.11 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub Concert Hall
  • 11.12 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater

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