Exclusive: The Black Dahlia Murder Premiere New Song, “Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn”

The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new album, Everblack, June 11. In anticipation, the band has partnered with Revolver to stream new song “Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn,” an ode to one of frontman Trevor Strnad’s favorite horror movies, Evil Dead.

In an article previously published on Bloody-Disgusting.com, Strnad recalled the impact of the movie: “I remember the first time I saw Evil Dead… It was at my friend’s birthday party in 7th grade. It was recommended by the same older sister that had gotten us all into punk and heavy metal music…so we knew we were in for the real deal. The movie scared the unholy 13-year-old shit out of us… We were terrified. I remember the possessions really affecting me…the way the people would contort and writhe was disturbing. The possessed had that awful way that they sounded when they spoke and howled…pretty insane as well. The vine rape scene was intense… I love the idea of the forest coming alive…so much so that I wrote a song about it many years later.”

Follow along with the lyrics while listening to the song below.

“Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn”:
Dense dark forest dismal fog a spectral force perverts these woods flight prevails frantic escape the unearthly horrors at each turn they wait wandering roots they creak and move slithering toward what mortal life intrudes terrified eyes opened wide ensnare her flailing limbs to the earth they are tightly tied raped in hatred by vines of thorn by the evil dead to ribbons ripped and torn raped in hatred by vines of thorn pierced from within her child is skewered unborn raped in hatred by vines of thorn twisted in halves in this gruesome tug-of-war raped in hatred by vines of thorn flora possessed suckling the gore untamed kudzu green cocoon inside her flesh their food death prevails gnarled roots entwine syphon the marrows from her splintered spine animate trees shuffle their roots gathering around this late night rendezvous murderous orgy in full bloom her screams they cut the fog this night on sheer terror the seedlings thrive raped in hatred by vines of thorn behold the wrath of the necromicon raped in hatred by vines of thorn lancing her womb the child inside is gorged raped in hatred by vines of thorn broken in two entwined within the growth raped in hatred by vines of thorn necrotized demonic spores you brought this all unto yourselves should not have tampered with this hell opening the book your last mistake these haunted woods shall be thine grave raped in hatred by vines of thorn by the evil dead to ribbons ripped and torn raped in hatred by vines of thorn pierced from within her child is skewered unborn raped in hatred by vines of thorn twisted in halves in this gruesome tug-of-war raped in hatred by vines of thorn flora possessed suckling the gore


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  • http://www.facebook.com/AlbrechtGary Gary Ronald Albrecht

    This is amazing. Makes the wait for the new album even longer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/scot.gould.5 Scot Gould

    Refined to the perfect point. I love Evil Dead; I love the Black Dahlia Murder; And I love where this is going…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Commodore.Chaos Wahkee Thumm

    Sick new song! excited for the new album

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  • http://www.facebook.com/beldaroh Chokogore Sr Hansen



    Nice. I expect nothing less from TBDM.

  • http://twitter.com/padillaerick Erick Padilla


  • http://twitter.com/padillaerick Erick Padilla

    just kiddin’ I loved it. NOT!!!

  • http://twitter.com/padillaerick Erick Padilla

    I’ll download it in pirate bay anyway

    • tezzeret

      You do that you unsupportive cock sucker.

      • phantom_limb_casturbation

        buying albums doesn’t help bands. seeing them on your and buying their merch supports the band.

        • phantom_limb_casturbation


          • tezzeret

            Don’t go full retard on me.

        • http://www.facebook.com/IsDaBaman Evan Baman Brown

          Buying albums helps secure bands a lively hood in the industry. Without good album sales, a band can cease to exist. It’s sad that this is how our industry works, and while the Internet is starting to change this idea, there is still a long way to go before anything changes. I’m telling you to bug it or not cause that decision remains yours, just saying it how it is.

        • fahq

          that is dumb as fuck. the label puts the money up to secure the studio, engineer, producer… the money made from album sales go to paying that loan back to the label. you’re fucking every band over whos album you pirate dumbfuck. this is why metal dies.

    • TodOrcim

      I’ll do the same, however I will buy the vinyl to continue on with the collection and go to their shows.

  • drummerzombie

    Nothing its the same without Shannon Lucas. ):

    • http://www.facebook.com/AlbrechtGary Gary Ronald Albrecht

      I loved Shannon. Such a badass drummer, but, you have to admit the drums in this album are insane. I love it in Into the Everblack.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mackbiddiesinthecities Jason Yelle

        Yeah, this is awesome.

    • memoes

      the drums are O.K. not nearly as good as Shannon’s though, he had way more fills and was a lot more creative in terms of beat, listen to this song again and the drums are meh…at best. a true loss for this band… I hope the rest of the album is a bit more off beat and more craetive with the fills, the drums ar predictable

    • StagnantSoul

      This is Shannon’s drumming. Look up interviews with the new drummer. He says the album was already written. He just learnt the songs and changed some rolls here and there apparantly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.lui.75 Eric Lui

    Fucking metal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zombieslayerjeff Jeff M. Thompson

    this song is the sickness

  • m/ TBDM m/

    great song, but way too happy and bouncy : ( please don’t become one of these poppy tech metal bands guys i love you!

    • Cynick

      the song is called Raped In Hatred by Fines of Thorn….how the fuck is that happy and bouncy? Move along please.

      • Cynick


        • http://www.facebook.com/kkovacs1 Kalman Kovacs

          More of the same

      • Freddler

        The melody is kinda jolly, don’t you think? I get what he’s saying at least. It’s like a rape anthem 😛

        • within my blood

          douchery is upon us… the melody is not jolly. it is metal as fuck! get your heads out of your asses. this song is a very potent ingredient to what seems like will be another cocktail of brutality served up by the BDM.

  • Zaaaaaaack

    This may become one of my favorites from these guys. I already love it. The solo almost sounds like something off of Nocturnal to me. It amazes me the direction these guys can still push in after having two key members gone. I have yet to hear a disappointing BDM record. And we’ve got atleast another 2 years to hear one. Hopefully more.

  • AsPalacesBurn

    All Hail to the Black Dahlia Murder!

  • http://www.facebook.com/romeo.wushu Romeo Wushu

    holy moly tits with honey this fucking owns !!! /,,/ love the riffs , the solo the drums the bass the vocals … Its all just so fucking perfect!!!!!/,,/ cant wait when you guys come to belgium !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.eklund Derek Eklund

    Somehow this band manages to avoid making the same album over and over, and evolve their sound without alienating what they are at their core. I dunno if its the revolving door of musicians or them just being awesome, but I am glad and love their catalog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jered-Lacks/1128197292 Jered Lacks

    i don’t think there is a song by them i don’t like.

    • Dudimus Prime

      Den of the Picquerist is probably the only song I question liking and that’s really only due to the super punk sounding intro.

  • Josh Recreant

    This track is much better than Into The Everblack in my opinion. Fucking love that melody. Thank you Black Dahlia! Hometown #MichiganMetal right here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mick.binner Mick Binner

      I know what you mean. I had to listen to “Into the Everblack” a few times before I really liked it. I liked this song the second I hit the play button.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mick.binner Mick Binner

    Has a pretty similar vibe as “The Window.” I feel like this album is going to be a lot like Ritual, which means it could possibly be my new favorite Black Dahlia album.

    • matthias

      My thought exactly !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Pasas/779329169 Dimitris Pasas

    This is….Relaxing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Th13rRy Thierry De Chantal Maltais

    a song about evil dead movie thats fucking awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/armmageddon Garrett Miranda

    Love the melodic approach on the intro!! keep it up guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.shephard.75 Corey Shephard

    EPIC M/

  • Anarchy666

    YES Please!!! m/

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  • devin

    this sounds heavy as fuck!!! im starting to like these guys even more each time i hear them…..metal is alive!!!

    • Alex

      *melodic as fuck

  • http://twitter.com/spookylove818 kasey

    M/ fuck yeah

  • http://www.facebook.com/romeo.wushu Romeo Wushu

    WE WANT MORE !!!!!!!!!!!! /,,/ !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.bill.35 Rob Bill


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  • http://www.facebook.com/terminallyunique13 Kelly Gonzalez

    This song~~~ m/ <3 m/

  • http://www.facebook.com/Manqaness24 Long Shelton

    In my opinion this sounds kinda weak compared to the other song i have heard. But lets see how the whole album stacks.

  • Balls Mcoy

    every album, they get better.

  • DaBeast

    I come here every day just to listen it ….i love it !

  • Music Fiend

    Ritual will be a hard album to follow and outshine but this is promising.

  • Juan94

    Damn this catchy!! I didn’t think I could love The Black Dahlia Murder anymore then I already did.