THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have returned with the much-anticipated, new full-length album Abysmal, which is officially set for a September 18th release. This vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks. The band also re-enlisted the services of renowned producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also helped produce Everblack, with the sole intent to get away from the overt sonic sterility affecting far too many contemporary metal albums.
The world’s first look into Abysmal is via the track, “Vlad, Son of The Dragon,” which is streaming now in its entirety at metalblade.com/tbdm. The album’s pre-order bundle packages are also now available at metalblade.com/tbdm.
The group are currently wrapping up a very successful Australian tour with Psycroptic and Colossvs, which is immediately followed by a headlining European tour, so be sure to either see below or head over to facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial for all tour dates.
Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: “The new album, Abysmal, is true to THE BLCK DAHLIA MURDER formula, but further down the evolutionary path we began with our Ritual release. It has bigger, more dynamic and developed songs. People can expect a more raw and natural sounding TBDM record. It’s the most real and live sounding thing we’ve done since our debut. It has a real energy and urgency to it. We made a conscious effort of having a more lively and dynamic sound and I feel the result is truly excellent. What I hear is my band playing as they do live when I step off the stage at soundcheck. Therefore, this is the real TBDM incarnate.
“Expect a relentless world ravaging touring cycle from us for the next couple of years. You’d better start exercising your necks now!”
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Tour w/ Psycroptic, Colossvs
06/25 Cambridge, AU Newcastle
06/26 Canberra , AU The Basement
06/27 Sydney, AU The Factory
06/28 Brisbane, AU Crowbar
European Summer Tour 2015
07/11 Ballenstedt, DE Rockharz Festival
07/12 Warsaw, PL Hydrozagadka
07/13 Wroclaw, PL Liverpool
07/14 Pecs, HU Rockmaraton
07/15 Munich, DE Kranhalle
07/16 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE Dong Open Air
07/17 Dour, BE Dour Festival
07/18 Dieburg, DE Traffic Jam Open Air
07/19 Nilvange, FR Thionville
07/20 Paris, FR Le Perit Bain
07/21 Pratteln, CH Mini Z7
07/22 Dornbirn, AT Conrad Sohm
07/23 Pisa, IT The Jungle w/ Suicide Silence
07/24 Tolmin, SI Metal Days Festival