The Black Dahlia Murder to return with new album, ‘Abysmal’
The Black Dahlia Murder are set to release their long-awaited new album, Abysmal, on September 18. Pre-orders, along with the LP's lead single, will be available June 24.
"The new album, Abysmal, is true to the Black Dahlia Murder formula, but further down the evolutionary path we began with our Ritual release," explains frontman Trevor Strnad. "It has bigger, more dynamic and developed songs. It sees the band in a darker, faster and more melancholic place than anything we've done to date. It is an album wrought emotion on a scale that we haven't reached with our previous attempts. It's dripping with urgency, and an undeniable sincere life and death purpose. It has moments of triumph and moments of utter abandon and defeat. It runs the gamut. If you can't sense the message of despair in a song like 'Receipt' or the title track 'Abysmal,' than you are an unfeeling statue of a person. You speed freaks can also thank the ungodly contribution of our young skinsman Alan Cassidy, as the new album sees us approaching maniacal speeds unseen before in the TBDM catalog."