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Formed: 2000
From: Detroit, MI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 26

This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) reintroduces our ticket giveaway for Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After the success of our DevilDriver giveaway in June, we’re inviting South Florida residents (or any able/willing to attend) to see The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast on Monday, October 13th. If interested, email podcast@metalunderground.com with subject heading “Black Dahlia Murder,” and submit your full name matching your ID.

Even if you can’t make it, lend us a hand and share our giveaway far and wide on social media; the more popular it gets, the more we can spread this experiment nationwide and to a venue near you.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) weighs in with a rather prickly and pessimistic insight on the longterm effects of Internet culture on the music/metal scene, specifically the downsides (and there are always downsides).

The downloading issue has been talked to death, but Mike sees some mass psychological implications at work here as well, and they do not bode well for the future. His hypothesis: due to the increased platform the Web offers to egoistic, insecure, and often talent-starved amateurs, there will never again emerge a tremendously popular, universally loved rock ’n’ roll band, much less a metal band. Listen in to hear his full thoughts on the matter.

Finally, Kevin offers a detailed review of the new self-titled album from Darkest Hour, which boasts a new rhythm section and a potentially divisive new direction in style - although Kevin puts up a passionate and justified defense on the album’s behalf. Do you agree?

Listen in here, subscribe via iTunes and RSS, offer feedback if you’re so inclined, and enjoy!

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Knotfest Adds New Stage, 10 More Bands

Slipknot’s very own Knotfest has revealed additional bands for the October 24th - 26th destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

Featuring Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, and Anthrax, the Knotfest lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.

See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about Knotfest's Stage 004. As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience.

Slipknot recently posted a first new song in six years, “The Negative One,” which immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 Chart. You can check it out at this location. More...

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Suicide Silence Announces New Tour

Suicide Silence will soon be touring with The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, and Alterbeast. Dates are available below, and Suicide Silence's Mark Heylmun comments:

"It has been way too long since we headlined in the good ol' US of A and it's an honor to be co-headlining with our friends in Black Dahlia. It doesn't matter how long your hair is, what your girlfriend looks like, or if you make it into work the next day... Come out and party with us!"

10/03/14 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/04/14 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/05/14 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
10/06/14 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/07/14 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
10/08/14 Paradise - Boston, MA
10/09/14 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10/10/14 Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
10/11/14 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD (+ MACHINE HEAD)
10/13/14 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/14 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/15/14 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/17/14 House of Blues - Houston, TX
10/18/14 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/19/14 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX (+ WHITECHAPEL, BEARTOOTH)
10/21/14 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
10/22/14 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
10/23/14 Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
10/24/14 San Manuel Amphitheater - Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/14 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA (no SUICIDE SILENCE)
10/26/14 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/28/14 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/29/14 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/14 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces New Tour Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder will be returning to the road in September for a select number of shows. These dates, which feature openers Lorna Shore, begin on September 16th.

Immediately following these shows, The Black Dahlia Murder will begin a next big North American tour, the announcement for which is slated to officially land next week. For now, catch the band live on these dates:

w/ Lorna Shore
09/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
09/17 Iowa City, IA Gabe's
09/18 St. Louis, MO Firebird
09/19 Champaign, IL The Highdive
09/20 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre

"Fool 'Em All," the second DVD release from Detroit, Michigan's The Black Dahlia Murder, was released on May 27th, 2014. More...

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A389 Recordings Streaming Digital Compilation

A389 Recordings is streaming a new "digital mix tape" compilation feature 54 tracks of hardcore and metal! You can listen to the all the songs below, or download a copy of the compilation at Bandcamp here. The full track listing can be found after the jump.

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TBDM Announces DVD Meet And Greet

The Black Dahlia Murder will release the "Fool 'Em All" DVD next week, which follows the previous "Majesty" DVD. Director Robbie Tassaro captured the band on tour for another installment of absurdity and hilarity: this time around, put on your 3D glasses (included in the package!) to experience the band in stereoscopic 3D in select scenes throughout the DVD.

"Fool 'Em All" is scheduled for release on May 27th in North America. On the day of release, vocalist Trevor Strnad and guitarist Brian Eschbach will be making an exclusive appearance at the world famous Grill 'Em All in Alhambra, CA.

The guys will be hanging out with fans and playing the DVD in its entirety on the screens in the restaurant. Fans in attendance will also have a chance to win merch, as well as purchase copies of "Fool 'Em All." The event kicks off at 7pm.

Trevor Strnad comments: "We Fool 'em… you Grill 'em!!! Looks like we've quite the party brewing at the badass new location of Grill 'Em All! I've seen the truck on TV and I'm so totally glad I get to shove some of their drool-inducing burgers down my hatch… they are even making a special TBDM burger exclusive to the evening's event. All in attendance will be subjected to the viewing of our hilarious new DVD, "Fool 'Em All!" while they gorge themselves into oblivion on the finest meat they can swallow. Come say hello to Brian and myself, we'll be the ones with ketchup in our beards!" More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Releasing New DVD

The Black Dahlia Murder is set to release a brand new DVD next month: "Fool 'Em All" is the band's second DVD and follows the previous "Majesty" release.

Once again, director Robbie Tassaro captured the band on tour for another installment of absurdity and hilarity. This time around, put on your 3D glasses (included in the package) to experience the band in stereoscopic 3D in select scenes throughout the DVD.

"Fool 'Em All" is scheduled for release on May 27th in North America. Fans can pre-order a copy at this location. You can also catch the band live:

06/13 Ysselstein, NL Jera On Air
06/14 Castle Donington, GB Download Festival
06/15 Chelles, FR Les Cuizines
06/16 Toulouse, FR Connexion Live
06/17 Madrid, ES Boite Live!
06/18 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz3
06/20 Kauhajoki, FI Nummirock Festival
06/22 Clisson, FI Hellfest
06/23 Geneva, CH L'Undertown
06/24 Lucerne, CH Konzerthaus Schüür
06/27 Montabaur, DE Mair1 Festival
06/28 Hamburg, DE Logo
06/29 Dessel, BE Graspop Metal Meeting
07/01 Köln, DE MTC
07/02 Augsburg, DE Kantine
07/03 Prague, CZ 007 Strahov
07/04 Rojtzschjora, DE With Full Force Festival
07/05 Münster, DE Vainstream Rock Fest
07/06 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival More...

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Carcass Heartwork Plays on Heart Strings at Mohawk

The line to get into Mohawk was split in half between minors and adults. Although The Black Dahlia Murder has more than a decade under its 30-something beltline, the band is still a hot commodity among young listeners. The older demographic spawned by Carcass and Gorguts wasn't always welcoming to the 'core kids and their icons, TBDM; however, in terms of attendance, Decibel Magazine was onto something when they squeezed together, and I do mean squeeze, these disparate bands.

Baltimore, Maryland upstarts, Noisem provided a jolting dose of death/thrash. Featuring tracks culled from their recent "Agony Defied" album, the A389 recording artist played fast and spurned on oncoming body-mass wall. Standing on the first balcony, I often found myself checking out the bang bodies below. Long-hairs and spiked dos came together, often in a brutal-yet-loving fashion.

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Gwar Announces More Australian Shows

As they continued to prepare the Scumship for war, the unstoppable force known as Gwar has announced two Australian headline shows in addition to appearances at this year's Soundwave Festival.

The first show is set for Wednesday February 26th in Sydney at The Factory Theater and the second show is set for the following night Thursday February 27th in Melbourne at 170 Russell.

Supporting the Scumdogs on these two dates of devastation are Amon Amarth, Satyricon, and The Black Dahlia Murder.

"The sickest, heaviest, most beastly bands of this years Soundwave will be joining forces to create the most hideous noise ever," said notorious asshole Oderus Urungus, lead singer of Gwar and despoiler of the planet Remulak. "It's an amazing line-up and I fully expect to see mounds of flaming corpses where once stood smiling fans."

Catch Gwar live:

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

Australian Headline Dates With Amon Amarth, Satyricon and The Black Dahlia Murder:
2/26: Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theater
2/27: Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell

Japanese Invasion:
3/6: Osaka, Japan @ Big Cat
3/7: Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces New Tour Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder has just announced the band is returning to Europe this summer, performing at festivals and clubs in June and July including Download Festival, Graspop Metal Meating, With Full Force, and more. The confirmed dates are available below.

The Black Dahlia Murder comments: "This summer is going to be another awesome European adventure! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the festivals as well as the more intimate headlining shows. You had better start doing some neck exercises now to prepare for the molten melodic metal onslaught… Lookout Europe! Here we come!"

13/06/14 NL - Ysselstein - Jera On Air
14/06/14 UK - Castle Donington - Download Festival
15/06/14 FR - Chelles - Les Cuizines
16/06/14 FR - Toulouse - Connexion Live
17/06/14 ES - Madrid - Boite Live!
18/06/14 ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz3
20/06/14 FI - Kauhajoki - Nummirock Festival
22/06/14 FI - Clisson - Hellfest
23/06/14 CH - Geneva - L'Undertown
24/06/14 CH - Lucerne - Konzerthaus Schüür
27/06/14 DE - Montabaur - Mair1 Festival
28/06/14 DE - Hamburg - Logo
29/06/14 BE - Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
01/07/14 DE - Köln - MTC
02/07/14 DE - Augsburg - Kantine
03/07/14 CZ - Prague - 007 Strahov
04/07/14 DE - Rojtzschjora - With Full Force Festival
05/07/14 DE - Münster - Vainstream Rock Fest
06/07/14 DK - Roskilde - Roskilde Festival

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Carcass, Gorguts To Play Decibel Magazine Tour

With two triumphant star-studded national tours under its bullet belt, Decibel Magazine is raising the (bloody) stakes for the upcoming third cross-country domination.

This spring, Decibel Magazine is proud to bring you the reanimation of death metal demigods Carcass alongside melodeath powerhouse the Black Dahlia Murder, technical death metal heroes Gorguts, and emerging death/thrash squad Noisem. Dates are available below.

Carcass will be touring in support of comeback album "Surgical Steel" (reviewed here), while Gorguts is out now with latest full-length "Colored Sands" (reviewed here). More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Headlining Shows

The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on a headlining tour across North American this Fall. Joining the run are Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem (10/24-11/19), and Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27).

The tour will begin on October 24th in Cleveland, OH and ends on November 27th in Flint, MI. The confirmed list of shows is available below.

"Everblack," the band's new album, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age). The Black Dahlia Murder's new music video for "Goat of Departure" was also recently made available, and can be seen right here. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Posts Play Through Video

The Black Dahlia Murder posted a play through performance video featuring the track "Into the Everblack." The song appears on the band's latest LP for Metal Blade "Everblack," which is available now.

The video features Brian Eschbach (guitarist), Ryan Knight (guitars), Max Lavelle (bass), and Alan Cassidy (drums). Check it out here:

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Aborted To Support The Black Dahlia Murder

Aborted will be hitting the road in Europe this coming September/October 2013 as direct support to The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour dates are as follows:

Sept 18: Bochim, Germany @ Matrix
Sept 19: Paris, France @ L'Empreinte
Sept 20: London, UK @ Islington Academy
Sept 21: NQ Live @ Manchester, UK
Sept 22: Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Sept 24: Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Sept 25: Enschede, Holland @ Atak
Sept 29: Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Sept 30: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Little Vega
Oct 01: Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
Oct 02: Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Oct 04: Munich, Germany @ Hansa 39
Oct 05: Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
Oct 06: Vienna, Austria @ Szene
Oct 07: Milan, Italy @ Tunne
Oct 08: Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kofmehl
Oct 09: Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
Oct 10: Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp

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The Black Dahlia Murder Posts New Music Video

The Black Dahlia Murder has unleashed a brand new music video for "Goat of Departure." The video, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed in the band's hometown of Detroit, MI last month

Trevor Strnad adds: "It's our pleasure to release our latest exercise in music video stupidity to you all at long last… We'd like to thank Guiness the Goat for penciling us in and all of the rabid TBDM fans for getting wild with us. Press the play button and embrace the glory of the goat!"

The Black Dahlia Murder's new album, "Everblack," debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200. The cover art for "Everblack" was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller with Weta Workshop, whose recent projects include The Hobbit, Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, and more.

Recording was completed 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, while mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Streaming Full New Album

The Black Dahlia Murder will be releasing six full-length album, "Everblack," in North America on June 11th. In celebration of the album's release, and the kick off of the Van's Warped Tour, the band is now streaming "Everblack" in its entirety for a limited time.

The stream is available now via Metal Blade or in the player below, and will remain active until 9:00 AM EST Sunday morning. A list of upcoming tour dates can also be found after the jump. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Streaming New Album Clips

The Black Dahlia Murder has already released three songs from new album "Everblack." Beginning today, fans can preview a clip from each track on the album via Decibel Magazine or in the player below.

"Everblack" will be released on June 11th in North America and on June 7th/10th in Europe. The cover art for "Everblack" was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller with Weta. Recording was completed 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, while mastering was completed by Alan Douches at West Westside. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Streaming New Song

The Black Dahlia Murder has partnered with LoudWire.com to stream a brand new song from new upcoming album "Everblack." Fans can listen to "Goat of Departure" at LoudWire.com or via the player below.

Vocalist Trevor Strnad reveals the concept behind the track: "This song is about how the goat came to represent Christian evil and the origins of the infamous 'horns' metal hand sign."

The Black Dahlia Murder's sixth full-length album, "Everblack," will be released on June 11th in North America and on June 7th/10th in Europe. A listing of upcoming tour dates is also available after the jump. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Posts Live Footage

The Black Dahlia Murder has released a live clip from the band's Columbus, OH show on November 9th, 2012. Fans can watch Trevor Strnad, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy perform "Moonlight Equilibrium" below.

The Black Dahlia Murder's brand new album, "Everblack," will be released in less than a month. You can check out the new song "Rape in Hatred by Vines of Thorn," an ode to one of Trevor Strnad's favorite horror movies, Evil Dead, at this location.

The Black Dahlia Murder will be touring in support of "Everblack" all summer long as part of the Van's Warped Tour. Dates can be seen after the jump. More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Streaming New Track

The Black Dahlia Murder's brand new album, "Everblack," will be released in less than a month. The band has partnered with Revolver Magazine to stream another song from the album - listen to "Rape in Hatred by Vines of Thorn," an ode to the movie Evil Dead, via Revolvermag.com or in the player below.

In an article previously published on Bloody-Disgusting.com, Strnad recalled the impact of the movie: "I remember the first time I saw Evil Dead… it was at my friend's birthday party in 7th grade. It was recommended by the same older sister that had gotten us all into punk and heavy metal music… so we knew we were in for the real deal. The movie scared the unholy 13 year old shit out of us… we were terrified. I remember the possessions really affecting me… the way the people would contort and writhe was disturbing. The possessed had that awful way that they sounded when they spoke and howled… pretty insane as well. The vine rape scene was intense… I love the idea of the forest coming alive… so much so that I wrote a song about it many years later."

The track listing for "Everblack" is:

1. In Hell Is Where She Waits for Me
2. Goat of Departure
3. Into the Everblack
4. Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn
5. Phantom Limb Masturbation
6. Control
7. Blood Mine
8. Every Rope a Noose
9. Their Beloved Absentee
10. Map of Scars More...

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