Album info
ReleaseSeptember 18, 2007
GenreMelodic death metal
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerJason Suecof

Nocturnal is the third album by heavy metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. Nocturnal was released by Metal Blade Records on September 18 2007. Nocturnal is the first album to feature new bassist Bart Williams, who replaced Dave Lock, and drummer Shannon Lucas, who replaced previous touring drummer Pierre Langlois.


The name of the second track "What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse", is taken from the name of the band's first initial release of the same name, which in turn is a quote from the 1988 video game Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, the song is featured on the soundtrack for the video game Saints Row 2 and as downloadable content for Rock Band. The song "Virally Yours" is about a man who gets a job at a hospital just to be around the dead. Kristian Wåhlin did the cover art for the album. The end of the song "Nocturnal" features an audio clip from the movie The Monster Squad. The song "Deathmask Divine" appears to be inspired by the story of Carl von Cosel.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Everything Went Black" - 3:17
  2. "What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse" - 3:50
  3. "Virally Yours" - 3:02
  4. "I Worship Only What You Bleed" - 1:59
  5. "Nocturnal" - 3:12
  6. "Deathmask Divine" - 3:37
  7. "Of Darkness Spawned" - 3:22
  8. "Climactic Degradation" - 2:39
  9. "To a Breathless Oblivion" - 4:57
  10. "Warborn" - 4:40


The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Trevor Strnad - vocals
  • Brian Eschbach - rhythm guitar
  • John Kempainen - lead guitar
  • Ryan "Bart" Williams - bass guitar
  • Shannon Lucas - drums
  • Executive Producer: Brian Slagel
  • Produced & Mixed by Jason Suecof
  • Engineered By Mark Lewis & Eric Rachel, with assistance by Eric Kvortek
  • Vocals Engineered By Kyle Neeley (also assistant engineer)

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