Like clockwork, it’s been two years, and The Black Dahlia Murder are back yet again with another new album on the way. Abysmal will be hitting the record store shelves on September 18th via Metal Blade Records and is sporting what could be the sickest cover art the band has put out to date! It’s grandiose, gory, and reminiscent of something you’d see coming out of the more brutal side of death metal. Could this mean that TBDM are straying away from their more traditional, melodic roots and sounding more like Suffocation and Deeds of Flesh?

“It sees the band in a darker, faster and more melancholic place than anything we’ve done to date,” says Trevor Strnad, the vocalist of the band (read our interview with Strnad here). “It’s dripping with urgency, and an undeniable sincere life and death purpose.”

We’re only left with the cover art for now, with no announcement of any sort of single or track-listing in sight. It’s inevitably only a matter of time, and most of us on staff here can’t wait to hear what the band has in store for us next. If you happen to be in Australia or Europe, you can catch the band out on tour with groups like Psycroptic, Colossvs, and hitting up many of the major festivals during the summer season! Dates are posted below:

Tour w/ Psycroptic, Colossvs
06/17 Brisbane, AU @ Crowbar
06/18 Perth, AU @ Capitol
06/19 Adelaide, AU @ Fowlers Live
06/20 Melbourne, AU @ Northcote Social Club
06/21 Melbourne, AU @ Northcote Social Club
06/23 Wellington, NZ @ Valhalla
06/24 Auckland, NZ @ King’s Arms
06/25 Cambridge, AU @ Newcastle
06/26 Canberra , AU @ The Basement
06/27 Sydney, AU @ The Factory
06/28 Brisbane, AU @ Crowbar

European Summer Tour 2015
07/11 Ballenstedt, DE @ Rockharz Festival
07/12 Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
07/13 Wroclaw, PL @ Liverpool
07/14 Pecs, HU @ Rockmaraton
07/15 Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
07/16 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE @ Dong Open Air
07/17 Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
07/18 Dieburg, DE @ Traffic Jam Open Air
07/19 Nilvange, FR @ Thionville
07/20 Paris, FR @ Le Perit Bain
07/21 Pratteln, CH @ Mini Z7
07/22 Dornbirn, AT @ Conrad Sohm
07/23 Pisa, IT @ The Jungle w/ Suicide Silence
07/24 Tolmin, SI @ Metal Days Festival



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