The Black Dahlia Murder announce first album since Trevor Strnad’s death

Hear Black Dahlia Murder’s new single Aftermath – their first release with Brian Eschbach on vocals following the death of Trevor Strnad in 2022.

The Black Dahlia Murder announce first album since Trevor Strnad’s death
Emily Carter
Marshall Wieczorek

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced details of their 10th album Servitude – their first record since the tragic death of frontman Trevor Strnad in 2022.

With founding guitarist Brian Eschbach now taking up vocal duties in the band, TBDM will release Servitude on September 27 via Metal Blade, and Brian says that the “global outcry following Trevor’s passing has shown us how important the band’s music has been to so many people, and how important it is that we continue in his honour”.

“We put in everything we had, and this is the album that felt right to make,” he continues. “I’m proud of it and proud of the five of us. You can never please everybody, but I know that this music will be a healing and positive force for those who embrace it!”

The Black Dahlia Murder have also shared what’s to come from this new chapter with lead single Aftermath.

“We wanted that one to be heard first because it’s one of the faster songs on the album, if not the fastest,” Brian reveals. “We wanted that very aggressive Black Dahlia melodic death metal feel coming right at you. Lyrically, it’s about a meteor that fucks up the whole planet, but there’s still people living. Kind of like The Walking Dead, but with no zombies – so you get right to how people deal with it. And by the end, they’re eating each other.”

Watch the video for Aftermath below:

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