The Black Dahlia Murder have revealed it all. Their sixth full-length album, titled Everblack, will be released on June 11th in North America and on June 7th/10th in Europe by Metal Blade Records. The album art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller and is available for your eyes to feast on below. Furthermore, the band has released the album's first single "Into The Everblack" which is streaming now here.
The album recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. Trevor Strnad's horror-inspired lyrics persist on Everblack, beginning with "In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me", a reference to the murder from which the band took for their moniker.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad elaborates on the lyrical concepts: "The opening track is the first actual song we've done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans... they've been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short's rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance... just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of Everblack. Subterranean flesh-farming vampires, vine rape, Jeffery Dahmer, amputation... it's all here! With this sixth slab of sickness I tried my best to honor the band's legacy and write lyrics that will keep the legions of horror fiends perspiring with fear."
01. In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me
02. Goat Of Departure
03. Into The Everblack
04. Raped In Hatred By Vines Of Thorn
05. Phantom Limb Masturbation
07. Blood Mine
08. Every Rope A Noose
09. Their Beloved Absentee
10. Map Of Scars
This does feel somewhat bland at times, but then really fresh at times. I am gonna have to give this one a few listens to decide a real opinion, but i can safely say that I like it and intend to get the album lol.