The Black Dahlia Murder Premieres New Song “Matriarch” From Upcoming New Album “Nightbringers”

The Black Dahlia Murder premieres a new song entitled “Matriarch”, taken from the upcoming new album “Nightbringers”, which will arrive in stores October 06th.

Check out now “Matriarch” below.

Nightbringers by The Black Dahlia Murder

In other news, the band will team up with Cannibal Corpse, No Return and In Arkadia on the below European/UK tour early next year:

With No Return:

02/09 Hannover, GER – Musikzentrum
02/10 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
02/11 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
02/12 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
02/13 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
02/15 Kolding, DEN – Godset
02/16 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/17 Geiselwind, GER – Music Hall
02/18 Bochum, GER – Matrix
02/20 Kassel, GER – 130bpm
02/21 Prague, CZE – Palac Aropolis
02/22 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
02/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/24 Magdeburg, GER – Factory
02/25 Stuttgart, GER – im Wizemann

With In Arkadia:

02/27 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
02/28 Milan, ITA – Live Club
03/01 Grenoble, FRA – Belle Electric
03/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
03/03 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
03/04 Madrid, SPA – Penelope
03/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
03/07 St. Etienne, FRA – Le Fil
03/08 Caen, FRA – Cargo
03/09 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
03/10 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
03/11 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
03/13 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
03/14 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/15 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
03/16 Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
03/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/18 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town

Cannibal Corpse only:

03/19 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli (no The Black Dahlia Murder)
03/20 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse (no The Black Dahlia Murder)
03/22 Belfast, IRE – Limelight 2 (no The Black Dahlia Murder)

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NECROT: Bay Area Death Cult Prepares For North American Live Takeover With The Black Dahlia Murder; Blood Offerings Out Now On Tankcrimes

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The Black Dahlia Murder premieres new single, “Matriarch”, via Alternative Press

– September 19th, 2017 –

New album, ‘Nightbringers’, becomes best-selling direct-to-consumer pre-order in Metal Blade Records’ history!

On October 6th, The Black Dahlia Murder will release their eighth full-length, Nightbringers, via Metal Blade Records – which has already become the best-selling direct-to-consumer pre-order in the label’s storied history! For a preview of Nightbringers, the new single, “Matriarch”, can be heard now at the Alternative Press Facebook page: facebook.com/altpress

To watch the video for the album’s title track, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm – where the album can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Standard Digipak (10-Panel “Cross”) CD
–Limited Edition Digipak (10-Panel “Cross”) CD w/ 5 Bonus Tracks (EU Exclusive)
–Cassette (USA Exclusive – limited to 500 Copies)
–Split Translucent Red / Black Vinyl (USA Exclusive – 800 Copies)
–Translucent Red (USA Exclusive – 600 Copies)
–Translucent Red w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive – 300 Copies)
–Clear w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive – 300 Copies)
–White / Red Marble Vinyl (USA Exclusive – 200 Copies)
–180g Black Vinyl (EU Exclusive – 1000 Copies)
–Translucent Red / Black Marbled Vinyl (EU Exclusive – 500 Copies)
–White Vinyl (EU Exclusive – 300 Copies)
–Opaque Red / Black Splatter Vinyl (EU Impericon Exclusive – 200 Copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, The Black Dahlia Murder prefer to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach – who co-founded the band with front-man Trevor Strnad in 2001 – and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic The Black Dahlia Murder, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album’s title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to The Black Dahlia Murder‘s output since the very beginning. “Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me,” Strnad explains. “We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld – such as marriage and monogamy – came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It’s ‘being-the-villain music’, because we’re the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, 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.”

Nightbringers track-listing
1. Widowmaker
2. Of God and Serpent, Of Spectre and Snake
3. Matriarch
4. Nightbringers
5. Jars
6. Kings of the Nightworld
7. Catacomb Hecatomb
8. As Good as Dead
9. The Lonely Deceased

This October/November, The Black Dahlia Murder will embark on a North American trek in support of Nightbringers, along with Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, and Wormwitch. See below for all dates.

The Black Dahlia Murder tour dates
w/ Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch

Oct. 6 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Oct. 7 – Lowell, MA – Mill City Ballroom
Oct. 8 – 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. 1 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven w/ Exhumed
Nov. 2 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall w/ Exhumed
Nov. 3 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock w/ Exhumed
Nov. 4 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater * w/ Exhumed
Nov. 5 – San Bernardino, CA – KnotFest ** w/ Exhumed
Nov. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red w/ Exhumed
Nov. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 10 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Nov. 11 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Nov. 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
*= no Suffocation
**= no Necrot, Wormwitch

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Artillery releases new video for “When The Magic Is Gone”

– September 18th, 2017 –

Full European co-headline tour with Onslaught to kick off this week

Danish power thrash metallers Artillery have just released a new video for the song “When The Magic Is Gone”, taken off the band’s latest album, Penalty By Perception. To watch the video, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=81wETP1KNlc

Artillery comments: “Our new video ‘When The Magic Is Gone’ is a song about death and grief, it is a very personal song which shows the more mellow side of Artillery. The video was recorded in Norrebro, Copenhagen by Terkel Christensen (Aggressive Art) who is an old friend of Artillery.”

On Sept. 23rd, Artillery will start their co-headline tour with Onslaught. Artillery will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their Terror Squad album on this run, playing 5-6 songs from that album, plus new songs from their latest album Penalty By Perception, as well as some more classics. See below for dates.


Thrash Till Death Tour
w/ Artillery, Onslaught, Exarsis, Chronosphere

Sept. 23 – Helvete Club – Oberhausen, Germany
Sept. 24 – Hedon Club – Zwolle, Netherlands
Sept. 25 – De Verlichte Geest – Roeselare, Belgium
Sept. 26 – Roxy Concerts – Flensburg, Germany
Sept. 27 – Garage Deluxe – Munchen, Germany
Sept. 28 – Moonlight Music Hall – Diest, Belgium
Sept. 29 – Fuizenfest – Riel, Netherlands
Sept. 30 – Kiehool Burgum – Burgum, Netherlands
Oct. 2 – Schwarzer Adler – Tannheim-Egelsee, Germany
Oct. 3 – Escape Metalcorner – Vienna, Austria
Oct. 4 – 7er-Club – Mannheim, Germany
Oct. 5 – Musigburg – Aarburg, Switzerland
Oct. 6 – Dada Live Club – Pavia, Italy
Oct. 7 – Revolver Music Hall – Venice, Italy
Oct. 8 – Borderline – Pisa, Italy
Oct. 9 – Sala Utopia – Zaragoza, Spain
Oct. 11 – SMAC de La Gespe – Tarbes, France
Oct. 12 – Sala Upload – Barcelona, Spain

Artillery will also tour Denmark in November together with Impalers and with a different setlist – see below for dates!

Artillery tour dates
w/ Impalers

Oct. 13 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen
Nov. 3 – Konfus – Esbjerg, Denmark
Nov. 4 – Pitstop – Kolding, Denmark
Nov. 10 – Ungdomshuset – Fredericia, Denmark
Nov. 11 – TBA
Nov. 18 – Von Hatten – Randers, Denmark
Nov. 24 – Kontrast – Herning, Denmark
Nov. 25 – Sonderborghus – Sonderborg, Denmark
Dec. 1 – Templet – Lyngby, Denmark
Dec. 2 – TBA

To preview and purchase Penalty By Perception, please visit: metalblade.com/artillery

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RAM announces new album, ‘Rod’

– September 14th, 2017 –

Releases lyric video for first single, “Gulag”

Swedish heavy metallers RAM will release their striking new album, Rod, on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records! To watch the lyric video for the first single, “Gulag”, please visit: metalblade.com/ram – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Jewelcase CD
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–orange red vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–flame splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red brown marbled vinyl (ebay-exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–transparent orange vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on orange-brown/black-marbled vinyl and digipak CD, plus a flag, a back patch, a photo card (hand signed by all members), and the Monuments Of Masters 7″ featuring covers of Venom (“In League With Satan”) and Exciter (“Beyond The Gates Of Doom”).
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

RAM comments about Rod: “We are very proud to release our fifth studio album entitled ‘Rod‘. On this album for the first time ever we wrote a conceptual story over 6 songs, something that we always wanted to do but never got right. This album contains probably our most epic moments to date but it is still definitely Heavy Metal Tyranny!”

Regarding the first single, “Gulag”, RAM adds: “‘Gulag’ has a definite old-school European Heavy Metal vibe to it. The song shines a light on the hypocrisy of collectivism, and takes a stand for the one who lives and thinks for one self, not for ideology or dogmas of the masses. As one can see in the lyric video for the song most members of RAM were raised during the golden age of home computers!”

Rod track-listing
1. Declaration of Independence
2. On Wings of No Return
3. Gulag
4. A Throne at Midnight
5. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus
6. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor
7. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be
8. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death
9. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms
10. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes

RAM line-up:
Oscar Carlquist: Vocals
Morgan Pettersson: Drums
Harry Granroth: Guitar
Martin Jonsson: Guitar
Tobias Petterson: Bass

RAM online:
http://ram-metal.com
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Ensiferum launches “making of” documentary video for new album, ‘Two Paths’

– September 14th, 2017 –

Tomorrow (September 15th), Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, Two Paths, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a “making of” documentary video for the album, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=iaUE85WKTPw. Fans can also watch the video live now at facebook.com/Ensiferum – where a live stream of the forest green-marbled vinyl edition of Two Paths will take place afterwards.

For another preview of Two Paths, the previous singles (“King of Storms”, “For Those About to Fight for Metal”, “Way of the Warrior”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Germany exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Nuclear Blast)
–golden yellow vinyl (Austria exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Napalm Records)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Levykauppa)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (China exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Yamin Records)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

Two Paths track-listing
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present Two Paths live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Ensiferum online:
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http://www.ensiferum.com
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Metal Blade Records launches Halloween promotion

– September 14th, 2017 –

New Halloween and Dia de los Muertos shirts, plus Metal Blade logo-axe, King Diamond “Halloween (live)” vinyl, “corpse paint” makeup kit and more now available via metalbladestore.com

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos artwork designed by Anthony Clarkson (Devin Townsend Project, Fear Factory, etc.) / anthonyclarksonart.net

To celebrate this year’s Halloween, Metal Blade Records has now launched a new line of merchandise, music, and toys – including:

–Halloween and Dia de los Muertos shirts
–23-inch tall, 9-inch wide Metal Blade logo-axe
–Black-and-white “corpse paint” makeup kit
Cattle Decapitation snuff-DVD, The Flesh Is Of No Use, featuring three Mitch Massie music videos: Monolith of Inhumanity‘s “Forced Gender Reassignment”, plus The Anthropocene Extinction‘s “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot) – Censored” and “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot) – Uncensored” – included in a plastic evidence bag (limited to 1000 copies)
King Diamond “Halloween (live)” die-cut-pumpkin-shaped 7″ vinyl (limited to 1000 copies):
SIDE A
1. Halloween (Live from Deadly Lullabyes Live)
SIDE B
2. Sleepless Nights (Live from Deadly Lullabyes Live)

To purchase your Halloween merch and collectibles now, please visit: indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords

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Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, Portals Into Futility was a journey for us to write, and hopefully a journey that also presents itself to the listener. The record is a catharsis of a great deal of anxiety, pain and suffering, seeking to be both an escape from those realities and a meditation on them. From the […]

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Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

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CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway

– an irrepressible combination of 70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell… – Metal Hammer Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west […]

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the […]

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