GuitarMessenger.com has uploaded a three-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Ryan Knight of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER demonstrates a technique Derek Taylor coined the "Spock Technique," whereby both the middle and ring fingers of the picking hand are used for tapping, while the thumb and index finger hold on to the pick. Check it out below.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's sixth full-length album, "Everblack", 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. 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.
The "Goat Of Departure" clip, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed 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.