“Goat Of Departure”, the new video from Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed last month in the band’s hometown of Detroit. In typical THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER fashion, the video is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER character, and a real, live goat.
Says THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER frontman Trevor Strnad: “It’s our pleasure to release our latest exercise in music video stupidity to you all at long last… We’d like to thank Guiness the Goat for penciling us in and all of the rabid THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER fans for getting wild with us. Press the play button and embrace the glory of the goat!”
“Goat Of Departure” comes off THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER‘s sixth full-length album, “Everblack”, which sold 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Everblack” was released on June 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was handled by Jason Suecof and Ryan Williams, mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York. Frontman Trevor Strnad‘s horror-inspired lyrics persist on “Everblack”, beginning with “In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me”, a reference to the murder from which the band took for its moniker. The cover artwork was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller.