Ready to kick off their USA headlining tour this April, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is now launching a new video for the track “Threat Level No. 3”, taken from the band’s recently released album “Abysmal”. Written, directed, and animated by Adam Avilla, the clip can be viewed below.
Avilla comments: “It isn’t often that a band that you have listened to for fifteen years approaches you and wants you to draw four minutes of sheer madness for their new record. It’s insane. Such a great honor. And the song rips!”
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s Trevor Strnad (vocals) comments: “Adam has done an amazing job of bringing the fiendish character behind ‘Threat Level No. 3’ to life in all his despicable glory. This is by far the best video we’ve ever brought forth and the best part of all…You don’t have to look at our ugly faces once!”
This spring, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will tour the USA in support of “Abysmal”, which was released on September 18 via Metal Blade. As an added treat, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will play its first full-length album, “Unhallowed” (2003), in its entirety during the trek, and perform at intimate venues across the country that haven’t seen the band since their debut was released.
Regarding “Abysmal”, Strnad previously stated: “The new album, ‘Abysmal’, is true to THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER formula, but further down the evolutionary path we began with our ‘Ritual’ release. It has bigger, more dynamic and developed songs. It sees the band in a darker, faster and more melancholic place than anything we’ve done to date. It is an album wrought 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. It has moments of triumph and moments of utter abandon and defeat. It runs the gamut.
“If you can’t sense the message of despair in a song like ‘Receipt’ or the title track, ‘Abysmal’, then you are an unfeeling statue of a person. You speed freaks can also thank the ungodly contribution of our young skinsman Alan Cassidy, as the new album sees us approaching maniacal speeds unseen before in the TBDM catalog.”
He continued: “I get a lot of inspiration from our continuing success as a band. There is 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.
“I have had a long, intimate love affair with death metal and I enjoy sharing my continued excitement for it through this outlet. I am still obsessed with the macabre and the darker side of life, and I revel in creating dark lyrical content that makes the listener react in some way. I enjoy straddling the line between fantastic elements and real life horror, as there is constant atrocity all around us in the human experience. You don’t have to look far to find something that is happening in the modern world that can fill ones sails with disgust.”