The Black Dahlia Murder have kicked off their year with “Verminous,” the title track of the forthcoming album.
A flurry of drum beats and frantic snare cracks open the new song and set the tone for what’s to come. Frontman Trevor Strnad then jumps in with his roaring vocals: “Rats and roaches things that crawl / Bringers of our plague to all / Our millions shall be one / In cess and filth the verminous live on.” The song was produced by guitarist Brandon Ellis.
“It’s a very colorful, moody and charismatic album that experiments with new sounds and ideas without losing the cutthroat Black Dahlia edge,” Strnad said of their new record in a press statement.
“There is a lot of minutiae to digest,” he added. “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.”
Verminous is the follow-up to The Black Dahlia Murder’s 2017 LP Nightbringers. Listen to their new song below: