We've got less than 48 hours until the Black Dahlia Murder unleash their ferocious new album, Nightbringers. We've already heard the thunderous title track, as well as the rap-metal mongrel "Matriarch"; today, in advance of the record's October 6th release date, the death-metal mainstays have unveiled "Kings of the Nightworld," a thrilling rager off the forthcoming LP. Filled to the brim with chugging grooves and ostentatious wailing solos (courtesy of their new lead guitarist Brandon Ellis, who enlisted last year), the cut provides a reliable dose of the fun-spirited fury we've come to expect from the Michigan band.
According to Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad, "Kings of the Nightworld" isn't quite as sinister as it seems: Like the album writ large, it's intended as a celebration of free well, rather than a love letter to the man downstairs. "Death metal is for free thinkers," he explains. "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."
Later this month, the Black Dahlia Murder will set out on a massive North American tour behind the album, supported by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch and more. Come February, they'll head across the Atlantic for a run of European dates with Cannibal Corpse. Check out their whole itinerary below.
The Black Dahlia Murder tour dates:
Oct. 06 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall !
Oct. 07 - Lowell, MA - Mill City Ballroom !
Oct. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Chance Theater !
Oct. 10 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom !
Oct. 11 - Teaneck, NJ - Debonair Music Hall !
Oct. 12 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live !
Oct. 13 - Easton, PA - One Center Square !
Oct. 14 - Lancaster, PA - The Chameleon !
Oct. 16 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques !
Oct. 17 - Ottawa, ON - Bronson Center !
Oct. 18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House !
Oct. 20 - Joliet, IL - The Forge !
Oct. 21 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's !
Oct. 22 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall !
Oct. 23 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown !
Oct. 25 - Ringle, WI - Q & Z Expo Center !
Oct. 26 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret !
Oct. 27 - Regina, SK - The Exchange !
Oct. 28 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite !
Oct. 29 - Calgary, AB - Marquee !
Oct. 31 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater !
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven @
Nov. 02 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall @
Nov. 03 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Vinyl at Hard Rock @
Nov. 04 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theater !
Nov. 05 - San Bernardino, CA - KnotFest &
Nov. 06 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red @
Nov. 07 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Cafe !
Nov. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom !
Nov. 10 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco !
Nov. 11 - Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub Concert Hall !
Nov. 12 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater !
Feb. 09 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum %
Feb. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega %
Feb. 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers %
Feb. 12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben %
Feb. 13 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret %
Feb. 15 - Kolding, Denmark - Godset %
Feb. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan %
Feb. 17 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall %
Feb. 18 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix %
Feb. 20 - Kassel, Germany - 130bpm %
Feb. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Palac Aropolis %
Feb. 22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club %
Feb. 23 - Munich, Germany - Backstage %
Feb. 24 - Magdeburg, Germany - Factory %
Feb. 25 - Stuttgart, Germany - im Wizemann %
Feb. 27 - Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine ^
Feb. 28 - Milan, Italy - Live Club ^
Mar. 01 - Grenoble, France - Belle Electric ^
Mar. 02 - Toulouse, France - Le Metronum ^
Mar. 03 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27 ^
Mar. 04 - Madrid, Spain - Penelope ^
Mar. 06 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2 ^
Mar. 07 - St. Etienne, France - Le Fil ^
Mar. 08 - Caen, France - Cargo ^
Mar. 09 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix ^
Mar. 10 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik ^
Mar. 11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo ^
Mar. 13 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront ^
Mar. 14 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz ^
Mar. 15 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC ^
Mar. 16 - Bristol, UK - Bierkeller ^
Mar. 17 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City ^
Mar. 18 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town ^
! w/ Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch
@ w/ Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch
& w/ Exhumed, Decrepit Birth
# w/ Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch
$ w/ Suffocation, Decrepit Birth
% w/ Cannibal Corpse, No Return
^ w/ Cannibal Corpse, In Arkadia