Album info
ReleaseSeptember 15, 2009
GenreMelodic death metal
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerThe Black Dahlia Murder, Jason Suecof, Mark Lewis

Deflorate is the fourth album by American melodic death metal band, The Black Dahlia Murder. Released through Metal Blade Records on September 15, 2009. It is the first release by the band to feature current lead guitarist, Ryan Knight.

The album sold 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release and debuted at position #43 on the Billboard 200.


Deflorate is the first album to feature new guitarist Ryan Knight, who replaced John Kempainen. Trevor has stated in an interview that the album has more of a "classic feel" and that the drums have more of a "live sound". Trevor has also touched on the lyrical subjects of some songs, such as "I Will Return" being about cryogenic freezing. The third track of the album, "A Selection Unnatural", was uploaded for stream on July 7, 2009 at the Revolver website. The cover art was painted by Tony Koehl. The album comes with a bonus DVD titled "We're Going Places (We've Never Been Before)" that contains tour footage from around the world as well as in-studio recording footage. A video for "Necropolis" was made available at on September 4th, 2009. Necropolis is also a free song on Tap Tap Revenge 3. The album reached to #43 on the Billboard 200 in one week.

According to the lyric booklet, the album's outro solo is credited to producer Jason Suecof.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Black Valor" - 3:09
  2. "Necropolis" - 3:30
  3. "A Selection Unnatural" - 2:50
  4. "Denounced, Disgraced" - 3:43
  5. "Christ Deformed" - 3:31
  6. "Death Panorama" - 1:54
  7. "Throne of Lunacy" - 3:34
  8. "Eyes of Thousand" - 3:13
  9. "That Which Erodes the Most Tender of Things" - 3:01
  10. "I Will Return" - 5:35


The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Brian Eschbach – guitar
  • Ryan Knight – guitar
  • Shannon Lucas – drums
  • Trevor Strnad – vocals
  • Ryan Williams – bass guitar

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