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Black Dahlia Murder on The Rise of Black Metal


01/30/2008
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(antiMusic) Thrashpit's Billy Gamble recently spoke with Black Dahlia Murder bassist Bart Williams about the band's latest CD, Nocturnal, as well as the rise of death metal, changes within the band, touring, joining the group and more. Here is an excerpt from the new interview:

Thrashpit: Nocturnal is a lot more Satanic than past Black Dahlia Murder, was black metal a big influence on that record?

Bart
: Oh for sure. We all like Dissection. Trevor and I really like the new Watain record. I don't get into all the black metal but there's definitely a chunk I like. Trevor also wanted to do more traditional metal lyrics about goblins, monsters, Satan, all that stuff. So a natural choice for a dark record, we wanted a dark record and Satan is pretty dark. I think Trevor really went out of his way to make sure the lyrics were on point. I think he did a good job. I'm stoked off the themes.

Thrashpit: Do you think death metal is becoming what nu-metal was in the 90s?

Bart
: I hope not. There's always going to be something that is going to be the new thing. I don't know that's a good question. We have to wait and see what happens. There are a lot of kids getting into extreme music right now, especially bands like Job for a Cowboy opening up the doorway to younger fans. The test will be if those metal fans will stick around or if they'll just move to the next thing. Right now metal is bigger than ever, especially death metal and extreme metal in general, and for us it's awesome. We're happy about it. Hopefully it'll last, but if it doesn't we'll keep doing what we're doing. - Read the entire interview

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