Deflorate

Deflorate

Studio album by The Black Dahlia Murder

Released
September 15, 2009

Genre
Melodic death metal

Length
34:00

Label
Metal Blade

Producer
The Black Dahlia Murder, Jason Suecof, Mark Lewis

The Black Dahlia Murder chronology

Nocturnal
(2007)
Deflorate
(2009)
Ritual
(2011)

Singles from Deflorate

“A Selection Unnatural”
Released: August 11, 2009[1]
“Necropolis”
Released: September 4, 2009

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Deflorate is the fourth album by American 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 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.[6]

Contents

1 Background
2 Track listing
3 Personnel
4 Album charts
5 References

Background[edit]
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 www.revolvermag.com on September 4, 2009. Necropolis is also a free song on Tap Tap Revenge 3 and was a part of the soundtrack for the 2011 video game Saint’s Row: The Third. 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 listing[edit]
All lyrics written by Trevor Strnad.

No.
Title
Music
Length

1.
“Black Valor”
Eschbach
3:09

2.
“Necropolis”
Eschbach
3:30

3.
“A Selection Unnatural”
Williams, Eschbach
2:50

4.
“Denounced, Disgraced”
Eschbach
3:43

5.
“Christ Deformed”
Williams, Eschbach
3:31

6.
“Death Panorama”
Eschbach
1:54

7.
“Throne of Lunacy”
Knight, Eschbach
3:34

8.
“Eyes of Thousand”
Eschbach
3:13

9.
“That Which Erodes the