The Black Dahlia Murder reveal Abysmal

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The Black Dahlia Murder will release their seventh album, Abysmal, on September 18.

Guitarist Ryan Knight revealed in February that they were working on the follow-up to 2013’s Everblack.

Now frontman Trevor Strnad says: “It sees the band in a darker, faster and more melancholic place than anything we’ve done to date. It’s wrought with emotion on a scale that we haven’t reached with our previous attempts. It’s dripping with urgency, and an undeniable sincere life and death purpose.”

He adds: “There’s a tremendous pressure to deliver for our fans. I want to wow them every time we come back, and for our new material to keep them excited about us.”

The band have revealed the cover art and a tracklist will follow in due course. They tour Australia and New Zealand later this month before a run of shows across Europe:

Jun 17: Brisbane Crowbar, AU

Jun 18: Perth Capitol, AU

Jun 19: Adelaide Fowlers Live, AU

Jun 20: Melbourne Northcote Social Club, AU

Jun 21: Melbourne Northcote Social Club, AU

Jun 23: Wellington Valhalla, NZ

Jun 24: Auckland King’s Arms, NZ

Jun 25: Cambridge Newcastle, AU

Jun 26: Canberra The Basement, AU

Jun 27: Sydney The Factory, AU

Jun 28: Brisbane Crowbar, AU

Jul 11: Ballenstedt Rockharz Festival, Germany

Jul 12: Warsaw Hydrozagadka, Poland

Jul 13: Wroclaw Liverpool, Poland

Jul 14: Pecs Rockmaraton, Hungary

Jul 15: Munich Kranhalle, Germany

Jul 16: Neukirchen-Vluyn Dong Open Air, Germany

Jul 17: Dour Festival, Belgium

Jul 18: Dieburg Traffic Jam Open Air, Germany

Jul 19: Nilvange Thionville, France

Jul 20: Paris Le Perit Bain, France

Jul 21: Pratteln Mini Z7, Austria

Jul 22: Dornbirn Conrad Sohm, Austria

Jul 23: Pisa The Jungle w/ Suicide Silence, Italy

Jul 24: Tolmin Metal Days Festival, Slovenia