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Below is our complete The Black Dahlia Murder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
After releasing new album "Abysmal" last year and headlining both part I and part II of the massive IndieMerch Tour, The Black Dahlia Murder has announced another headlining trek.
With Fallujah and Disentomb as support, the band plans to play first full-length "Unhallowed" (2003) in its entirety during the run, performing at intimate venues across the USA that haven't seen The Black Dahlia Murder since that debut was released.
Trevor Strnad (vocals) comments: "We are very excited to unleash this absolutely crushing line-up upon you all and to play the much requested 'Unhallowed' album in its entirety. The songs are sounding better than ever before, and we can't wait for you to feast your ears on our debut album as it was meant to be heard. We will also be playing some bangers from our new album, 'Abysmal', and the rest of the catalog...Come out and bring your friends!"
Brandon Ellis will join The Black Dahlia Murder on the road as the band's touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably parted ways with the group.
In regards to his departure, Ryan Knight comments: "After nearly 7 years with The Black Dahlia Murder, I feel the time has come for me to step down and focus on other aspects of my life. The decision to leave was very difficult, yet necessary I feel for me to ultimately be happy and keep moving forward. I feel very lucky to have had the best band-mates/crew (past and present) to traverse the world, guzzle beers, and bring the rock with every night...Thank you guys <3, I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to all our fans for being so cool to me over the years, and all the hardworking people over at Metal Blade Records for their support, and general badassery. In the meantime, I'll still be teaching guitar, working on new music, and just getting pretty domestic in general. Thanks again!" More...
The Black Dahlia Murder will cross the U.S. starting 11/27 to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain. All dates are available below.
New album "Abysmal" is a vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcasing TBDM at its very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks.
The band re-enlisted the services of renowned producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also produced "Everblack," with the sole intent to get away from the overt sonic sterility affecting far too many contemporary metal albums. More...
San Antonio death metal squadron, Abhorrent premieres a new song titled "The Elegance Of Asymmetry" featuring The Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad on guest vocals. The track is taken from the upcoming new album "Intransigence", which will be out in stores November 20th via Willowtip.
Check out now "The Elegance Of Asymmetry" below.
Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste etc.) premieres a new music video for "Rat Shit" below. The band is going to support The Black Dahlia Murder this fall and winter, on this year's edition of the "Indiemerch Tour". Check out all dates after the jump:
"Indiemerch 2015 Tour": More...
Benighted has announced a European trek, dubbed the "Abysmal European Tour," supporting The Black Dahlia Murder.
The tour begins January 14 and covers 8 countries, with a full list of confirmed dates below.
Regarding the forthcoming trek, the band comments: "Europe, are you ready!? We are proud to announce to be main support on the upcoming 'Abysmal European Tour' 2016! Come and join us to have a sick party together!"
Jan. 14 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Jan. 15 Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
Jan. 16 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Jan. 17 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Jan. 18 Leeds, UK- The Key Club
Jan. 19 Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Jan. 20 Dublin, IRE @ Voodoo Lounge
Jan. 21 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Jan. 23 London, UK @ Underworld
Jan. 25 Dunkerque, FRA @ Le Feerailleur
Jan. 26 Toulouse, FRA @ Connexion Live
Jan. 28 Madrid, SPA @ Caracol
Jan. 29 Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz 2
Jan. 30 Lyon, FRA @ O’Totem
Feb. 1 Winterthur, SWI @ Gaswrk
Feb. 2 Graz, AUT @ Explosiv
Feb. 3 Leipzig, GER @ Conne Island
Feb. 4 Hamburg, GER @ Logo
Feb. 5 Eindhoven, NET @ Dynamo
Feb. 6 Antwerp, BEL @ Biebob
Feb. 7 Essen, GER @ Turock More...
The Black Dahlia Murder's devastating new album, "Abysmal," is officially out today via Metal Blade Records. Not only is the album streaming in full over here, but a new music video also drops today for the track "Receipt."
Check it out below. "Receipt" was directed by Robert Graves and produced by Marco De Molinafor Veva Entertainment Co.
The Black Dahlia Murder will return to North America this fall to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Iron Reagan, Harm's Way, and Maruta. The trek will start October 3 and it marks the group's first official Canadian / U.S. tour supporting "Abysmal." More...
All of The Black Dahlia Murder's new album "Abymsal" is now online for streaming ahead of the official September 18, 2015 drop date. Listen in below.
“Once the record started to come together we knew it was going to be something special,” states vocalist Trevor Strnad. “It’s more urgent, it has more dynamics, it’s a more emotive record, and it has a more raw, angry sound to it. It’s still million mile-per-hour death metal, but when you invest so much thought and emotion into what you’re creating you end up with a record that does stand out, and we can hold our heads up high and say yeah, this is our best work.“
The Black Dahlia Murder will return to North America this fall to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Iron Reagan, Harm's Way and Maruta. The trek will start Oct 3 and run through Oct 30. Full dates are available after the jump. More...
The Black Dahlia Murder today officially announces the second headlining leg of the "Indiemerch 2015 Tour," which kicks off November 27th and features Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos and Artificial Brain.
The band's new album "Abysmal" is set for a September 18 release date just before the first leg of the trek kicks off in early October. Vocalist Trevor Strnad had this to say about the upcoming tour:
"It's a pleasure for us to be involved in IndieMerch's anniversary tour, they are the greatest merch company in the world and have been doing right by us for years. We've assembled quite a tour together showcasing some of the most killer bands out there from all walks of extremely heavy music. We are proud to be a part of it and we hope to see your smiling faces in the crowd each night!" More...
The Black Dahlia Murder has a fond appreciation for cannabis culture, and front-man Trevor Strnad now gives us all a very in-depth look into his favorite strains (unsurprisingly including Black Dahlia), best culture spots around the world and why green is good in a new interview with High Times here.
The band also dropped a new track titled “Threat Level Number Three,” which is available below and comes off upcoming full-length album "Abysmal," due out September 18 via Metal Blade Records.
Just For Fun
The Black Dahlia Murder dug up and shared publically drummer Alan Cassidy‘s video project from a past schooling project via the bands social networks. With bandmates like this, who needs enemies…
Check out now Alan Cassidy‘s past school video project "Really Fast Car Ad" below.
The Black Dahlia Murder has released the scathing new track "Receipt,” taken from the band’s upcoming full-length album "Abysmal," which comes out on September 18th on Metal Blade Records. Check it out below.
Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: “The song, ‘Receipt,' is a very personal and emotional one for me. I wrote the lyrics in my darkest hour, when anxiety had bested me and self loathing had come to an ultimate head. I was alone. I felt like I couldn't create anything, and I was about to lose all that in life that I hold dear to me to failure.
"The song was a cathartic release and I hope it can be some kind of help to someone out there who feels the same darkness. I truly love the song and I feel like its one of the best this band has ever written, and I thank you all for listening.”
The Black Dahlia Murder will return to North America this fall to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Iron Reagan, Harm's Way, and Maruta.
The trek will start Oct 3rd and run through October 30th and it marks the group's first official Canadian/U.S/ tour supporting new album, "Abysmal," which comes out on September 18th on Metal Blade Records.
Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: "We are beyond excited to bring this mighty line-up to your Canadian eardrums…what a package! We've combined the grinding holocaust of the reunited Maruta, the sheer rage of hardcore's hellions Harm's Way, the thrashing maelstrom that is Iron Reagan and of course yours truly. No venue shall be left standing in our wake! We'll be playing lots of new tastiness from Abysmal for you, as well as the classics, so bring your friends and get ready to bang your heads off. I am looking forward to drinking a Pils, eating some Poutine and raging out with my friends to the great white north. Fuckin' eh!" More...
The Black Dahlia Murder is returning with new full-length album "Abysmal," which is officially set for a September 18th release.
The band re-enlisted the services of producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also helped produce "Everblack," with the sole intent to get away from the overt sonic sterility affecting far too many contemporary metal albums.
The world's first look into "Abysmal" is via the track, "Vlad, Son of The Dragon," which is streaming now below. Trevor Strnad (vocals) states:
"The new album, 'Abysmal,' is true to The Black Dahila Murder formula, but further down the evolutionary path we began with our 'Ritual' release. It has bigger, more dynamic and developed songs. People can expect a more raw and natural sounding TBDM record.
"It's the most real and live sounding thing we've done since our debut. It has a real energy and urgency to it. We made a conscious effort of having a more lively and dynamic sound and I feel the result is truly excellent. What I hear is my band playing as they do live when I step off the stage at soundcheck. Therefore, this is the real TBDM incarnate.
"Expect a relentless world ravaging touring cycle from us for the next couple of years. You'd better start exercising your necks now!" More...
The Black Dahlia Murder has returned with "Abysmal," which is now officially set for a September 18th release.
The group kicks off a tour of Australia next week with Psycroptic and Colossvs (dates availabel below) and look for brand new music to surface in the coming weeks.
The Black Dahlia Murder will unveil pre-orders and the first track from "Abysmal" on June 24th, but the cover artwork can already be seen below. Trevor Strnad (vocals) states:
"The new album, 'Abysmal,' is true to The Black Dahlia Murder formula, but further down the evolutionary path we began with our Ritual release. It has bigger, more dynamic and developed songs. It sees the band in a darker, faster and more melancholic place than anything we've done to date. It is an album wrought emotion on a scale that we haven't reached with our previous attempts. It's dripping with urgency, and an undeniable sincere life and death purpose.
"It has moments of triumph and moments of utter abandon and defeat. It runs the gamut. If you can't sense the message of despair in a song like 'Receipt' or the title track 'Abysmal,' than you are an unfeeling statue of a person. You speed freaks can also thank the ungodly contribution of our young skinsman Alan Cassidy, as the new album sees us approaching maniacal speeds unseen before in the TBDM catalog. More...
Until Monday, October 13th (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Friday, November 14th (Attila), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast will be advertising ticket giveaways for the two above concerts at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If interested, please submit your full name (matching your ID) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with one of the headlining bands in the email subject.
After introducing the song “Withered” by Canton, Ohio’s brutal death metallers TON, we kick off this week by examining another highly anticipated new album. Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) shines a spotlight on “The Year The Sun Died,” (reviewed here) the third studio album by Seattle act Sanctuary, and first since the group reformed after more than a two-decade split. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the latest offering from singer Warrel Dane (ex-Nevermore) and company.
Next, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) relates his (and likely many other fans’) frustrations over the interminable delays and setbacks befalling the next Veil Of Maya album, including the sudden, unceremonious departure of frontman Brandon Butler smack in the middle of recording.
Finally comes a not-so-serious reaction to the latest work of fine art from Mastodon, a video single titled “Boobs & Butts” (err, “The Motherload”). We’ll let the music, images, and our comments speak for themselves.
Mark your calendars: The Black Dahlia Murder has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream the upcoming October 9th concert at New York City. Fans can tune in on October 9th at 10:25PM ET | 7:25PM PT at this location.
The Black Dahlia Murder is currently on tour with co-headliners Suicide Silence, along with supporting acts Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast. Vocalist Trevor Strnad offered the following comment on the tour:
"We are very excited to finally be able to let the big secret out… our final US tour on the 'Everblack' album will be with none other than Californian titans Suicide Silence. The guys have been homies of ours since we toured together with Cannibal Corpse in South America. We are extremely glad they've chosen to persevere all of the hardship and tragedy and we are proud to call them tour mates and friends. The magic 8 Ball says we're going to party our asses off together and have an awesome, successful tour. Cheers to Suicide Silence and we'll see you all in October!" More...
Slipknot’s Knotfest has announced new details about the onsite attractions and activities for fans at the October 24th - 26th destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.
From the Slipknot-curated Slipknot Museum to an onsite tattoo parlor, flaming carnival games, and even the unforgettable Scent of Knotfest, the festival promises an epic experience for Maggots and metalheads even apart from the five stages of earsplitting music.
Knotfest’s massive lineup features Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and dozens more playing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday.
A Friday night VIP pre-party bash will feature exclusive performances from Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder and more, as well as other activities for those that have purchased VIP or camping packages.
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.
In addition, all Knotfest online ticket purchasers (and those that purchase tickets before October 5th to Slipknot's headline tour with Korn and King 810) will receive a digital download of the new album ".5: The Gray Chapter" delivered 24 hours early.
The following attractions at the festival have now been revealed: More...
All right, let’s get the drill over with. We at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are hosting two upcoming ticket giveaways through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) has to compensate for his barren, metal-scarce South Florida existence somehow.
The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence and Chelsea Grin) plays on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th. If interested, please submit your full name, matching your ID, to email@example.com with one of the headliners in the subject heading.
We properly kick off this week with another round of unsigned talent: Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Threatpoint, a straight-up, honest metal band that combines groove, thrash ’n’ roll, and the best of the American New Wave. Fans of Testament, DevilDriver, Sepultura, and Machine Head should pay close attention.
Opening anthem “Pave The Way” is taken from the band’s 2013 debut “Dead To Rise” (reviewed here), and stay tuned until the end, where we showcase the brand new song “Devil You Know,” taken from sophomore album “Careful What You Wish For.”
Speaking of Machine Head, the wily internet struck again this week, causing a leak that poured first single “Now We Die” (taken from upcoming eighth studio album “Bloodstone & Diamonds”) into the ears of thousands. Like real dudes - and unlike a certain unnamed band that rhymes with Metallica - the band have opted to roll with the punches and encourage you all to listen to, like, and share this song. We have, and you can hear our full thoughts presently.
Next, Kevin offers a review of “Language,” the recently released third studio album by Indianapolis, Indiana prog-heads The Contortionist. In his opinion, the band have gone “full-on Cynic” (or perhaps Opeth) and shed their deathcore outer-garments to the point where Kevin is unsure whether “Language” is even a proper metal record. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as you will hear.
Finally, we conclude with a rather euphoric reaction to the recently released track “At War With Reality,” taken from the upcoming album of the same title by Gothenburg metal pioneers At The Gates - the reformed band’s first studio material since 1995. As with The Haunted’s “Exit Wounds” and Carcass’ “Surgical Steel,” we think it signals a tremendous return, and until In Flames decide to pull their heads from their nether regions and rediscover metal, the melodic death style should be in safe, capable hands.
We’re changing things up this week on the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast. We’ve heard your “I thought this was supposed to be underground!” cries loud and clear, which is why we’ve decided to shut up about Slipknot. For now.
Instead, we’re inviting all unsigned metal and hard rock bands to submit songs to firstname.lastname@example.org, which we’ll feature as intro and outro music. A brief plug will accompany the tunes, so help us keep things underground by helping us help you expose yourself. Not in THAT way.
This week features two songs, “Disconnect” and “Moving Forward,” from Lynchburg, Virginia rockers SingleSide. The tracks appear on the group’s full-length album “Moving Forward” (reviewed here). SingleSide is currently at work on a new album.
Also, if you live in or near South Florida, or have friends there, don’t forget to throw in for our upcoming ticket giveaways through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. The first is for The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th. If interested, please submit your full name matching your ID to the email address above, with one (or both) of the headlining acts in the subject heading.
Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) uses Fear Factory’s recent signing to Nuclear Blast as an opportunity to reflect on the past, bygone greatness of Roadrunner Records, once the standard bearer in all things metal, now a corporate husk of its former glorious self.
[CORRECTION: Mike mistakenly cites Machine Head as still being signed to Roadrunner. They, too, are now in fact signed to Nuclear Blast. He does not regret the error, because the truth only bolsters his point. Stay tuned to hear his full thoughts.]
Finally, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) reacts to recent, admittedly vague, statements by Behemoth leader Adam “Nergal” Darski regarding the future of his band, and has some fun speculating on what might happen down the line.
Before we summarize this week’s MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast, your fabulous co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure), who rather enjoys referring to himself in the third person, is about to lazily copy and paste an important notice from last week… and the week before.
“We,” meaning Token Hispanic co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead), are hosting two upcoming ticket giveaways through Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First comes The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th.
If interested, please fire an email to email@example.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading and your full name (matching your ID) in the message body.
Additionally, if you’re an unsigned metal band with a kickass song you’d like to hear featured as our weekly intro music, we’d like to hear it! Please contact us via the email address above.
Kicking off this week’s topics, Mike relays the recent announcement by Swedish death metallers Bloodbath regarding the upcoming fourth studio album “Grand Morbid Funeral,” due out November 17th on Peaceville Records. He also shares some thoughts concerning the group’s as-yet-unidentified new vocalist, so pay attention.
Next, it’s - put a sock in it - more Slipknot. Hey, activity in the Iowan legends’ camp is newsworthy, so we’re going to discuss it. This sour little tidbit revolves around the band’s revelation that percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan is designing two identical masks for the new rhythm section, deliberately distinct from the rest. Whether this bit of ritualistic “othering” is the start of a Newstedian hazing campaign is yet to be determined.
Bummed about the disappointing new In Flames album? So were we. Which is why this week we’re overjoyed to gush about “Exit Wounds,” the ripping, thrashing, and successful return to form by The Haunted, a Swedish band that’s done what most of us wish In Flames had. Stay tuned to hear our full thoughts; we hope you agree!