Nightbringers

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Nightbringers
Nightbringers Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
GenreMelodic death metal
Length33:16
LabelMetal Blade Records
The Black Dahlia Murder chronology
Abysmal
(2015)
Nightbringers
(2017)
Verminous
(2020)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Press4/5 stars[2]
Metal Injection10/10 stars[3]

Nightbringers is the eighth studio album by American melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. This is the first album to feature Brandon Ellis on lead guitar, replacing Ryan Knight. It was released on October 6, 2017, through Metal Blade Records.[4] Nightbringers became the best-selling, direct-to-consumer pre-order in Metal Blade Records' history[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Trevor Strnad. All tracks written by The Black Dahlia Murder.

No.TitleLength
1."Widowmaker"3:21
2."Of God and Serpent, of Spectre and Snake"3:49
3."Matriarch"3:24
4."Nightbringers"3:35
5."Jars"3:37
6."Kings of the Nightworld"3:13
7."Catacomb Hecatomb"3:37
8."As Good as Dead"3:34
9."The Lonely Deceased"5:06
Total length:33:16

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Trevor Strnad – lead vocals
  • Brian Eschbach – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Brandon Ellis – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Lavelle – bass
  • Alan Cassidy – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Brian Slagel – executive production
  • Jacob Hansen – mixing and mastering
  • Kevin Wight – design
  • Ryan Williams – recording (drums, rhythm guitars, bass)
  • Brandon Ellis - recording (lead guitars)
  • Kristian Wåhlin – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 68
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 136
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 38
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 47
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 97
US Billboard 200[12] 35
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[13] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nightbringers". Metacritic. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder deliver their most refined record to date - Reviews - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. 2017-10-06. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Album Review: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Nightbringers - Metal Injection". Metal Injection. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder releases new album, 'Nightbringers', today". Metal Blade Records. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  5. ^ "THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Teases Cover Art For New Album Nightbringers - Metal Injection". Metal Injection. July 26, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder To Release 'Nightbringers' Album In October; Watch Video For Title Track". Blabbermouth.net. August 22, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "On The Charts: October 15, 2017". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  13. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Black Dahlia Murder Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.