Hear Black Dahlia Murder’s New Ripper “Child of Night”

Unsplash/Yvette de Wit
Published on:

Death-metal miscreants the Black Dahlia Murder are gearing up to drop their highly anticipated new album Verminous on April 17th via Metal Blade. The follow-up to 2017’s Nightbringers, the LP was announced in February along with the premiere of its bilious lead single and title cut. Today, March 13, BDM have sliced a fresh cut off the gory slab: “Child of Night.” Stream it via YouTube below. Verminous was recorded across two locations and with two producers: at Michigan’s The Pipeyard with former BDM bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams and at the Shred Light District, guitarist Brandon Ellis’ home studio. Tue Madsen (At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity) handled the mixing and Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) mastered the LP, while the sinister cover art was created by Juanjo Castellano (Paganizer, Avulsed, Bodyfarm).

“I think this is the biggest evolutionary leap we’ve ever taken from one album to the next,” BDM vocalist Trevor Strnad commented at the time of Verminous’ announcement. “We stoked the creative fires with 2017’s Nightbringers and it’s gone much further now in Verminous. It’s a very colorful, moody, and charismatic album that experiments with new sounds and ideas without losing the cutthroat Black Dahlia edge. There is a lot of minutiae to digest. Plenty of delicious little Easter eggs woven into the fabric of each song. Each one is a living, breathing entity that will stand on its own as some of the best music this band has ever created.”

Should they not be impacted by Coronavirus restrictions, BDM are scheduled to hit the road with Testament, Municipal Waste and Meshiaak this spring. See the planned itinerary below.

Black Dahlia Murder tour dates with Testament and Municipal Waste:
Apr. 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Apr. 21 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
Apr. 23 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Apr. 24 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Apr. 25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 26 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Apr. 28 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Apr. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr. 30 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 02 – Mexico City, MX Festival (Testament only)
May 05 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
May 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
May 07 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
May 08 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 09 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
May 10 – Montreal, QC @ M’Telus
May 11 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall
May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
May 14 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
May 15 – Columbus, OH ^ Festival (Testament only)
May 16 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
May 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
May 22 – Portland, CA @ Roseland Theater
May 23 – Vancouver, BC (no Municipal Waste)
May 24 – Seattle, WA (no Municipal Waste)
May 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling + Festival (Municipal Waste only)
May 26 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
May 27 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
May 28 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues