The Black Dahlia Murder have debuted the first new song off their upcoming studio effort Abysmal. You can stream the track, titled “Vlad, Son of the Dragon”, above. Frontman Trevor Strnad said of the new record:

“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. People can expect a more raw and natural sounding TBDM record. It’s the most real and live sounding thing we’ve done since our debut. It has a real energy and urgency to it. We made a conscious effort of having a more lively and dynamic sound and I feel the result is truly excellent. What I hear is my band playing as they do live when I step off the stage at soundcheck. Therefore, this is the real TBDM incarnate.

Expect a relentless world ravaging touring cycle from us for the next couple of years. You’d better start exercising your necks now!”

The new album will be out September 18th on Metal Blade Records. Pre-order the release here.

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