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Buzznet has posted a new video interview with Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal, where he talks about the new album and his producing career. They've also interviewed John and Bart from The Black Dahlia Murder, who chat about life on the road and off it, and Swedish death metal over a big bag of beef jerky. More...
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have posted the following update:
“We’re sorry to announce that 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and DECREPIT BIRTH have both dropped off the remaining dates of our headlining tour due to bad weather and poor road conditions. Us and HATE ETERNAL will still be making all the shows along with local support. Our good friends in THE RED CHORD will be coming out and joining us for the last 4 shows (Sauget, Chicago, Cleveland Detroit). Again these shows are NOT canceled, we will be there every night! Thanks to everyone who’s come out to any of the shows for all the support.”
THE RED CHORD have issued the following update:
"Following the JOB FOR A COWBOY dates we have added some additional shows including four (4) dates with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATE ETERNAL and DECREPIT BIRTH."
"We are still playing the show on February 11th in Indianapolis, but we have unforunately had to cancel our Pittsburgh show on February 12th. We will back back to Pittsburgh with CONVERGE in April."
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch)
8 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch, Destroy Destroy Destroy)
9 - Joplin, MO - The Foundry (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch)
10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom (with Job for a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch)
11 - Indianapolis, IN - Harrisonn Center For The Arts (with Black Arrows Of Filth And Impurity, Armana Reign)
12 - Sauget, IL - Pops (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys Down Under (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
15 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre (with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth)
3 INCHES OF BLOOD has cancelled its remaining US tour dates with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATE ETERNAL and DECREPIT BIRTH, as well as Canadian dates with RAMMER due to inclement weather and safety concerns.
Cam Pipes said today, "It was not an easy decision to make, but due to the rapidly declining weather in the remaining areas of the tour, we have decided that it would be unsafe to continue touring in these conditions. We have had a great time with all the bands on this tour, so it is especially disappointing to have to cancel our remaining appearances. We are committed to rescheduling the shows when the weather is safer and the roads less treacherous. Sorry to disappoint anybody, but we would rather stay safe and live to play another day."
DEVOURMENT have been added to tomorrow night’s (Jan. 26th) THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER show in Dallas, TX at The Door. Also performing will be 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and HATE ETERNAL. DEVOURMENT replace DECREPIT BIRTH who have had to miss a number of stops on the tour due to drummer KC Howard being sick.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have lined up the following upcoming tour dates with ANIMOSITY and BRAINDRILL:
March 6 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
March 7 - Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
March 8 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
March 10 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
March 11 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
March 12 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
March 13 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Garibaldis
March 14 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
March 15 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
March 16 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
The Black Dahlia Murder will team up with Animosity and Brain Drill for some March touring. The following tour dates have been confirmed:
3/6 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
3/7 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
3/8 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
3/10 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/11 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
3/12 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
3/13 Harrisonburg, VA @ Garibaldis
3/14 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
3/15 Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
3/16 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
3 Inches of Blood have posted a video of them performing "Forest King" live in Buffalo, NY on August 17, 2007 on their MySpace page. Check it out at www.myspace.com/3iob.
The band will be touring the US with The Black Dahlia Murder in January/February 2008. Tour dates are as follows: More...
More dates have been released for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s headlining U.S. tour featuring 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, HATE ETERNAL, and DECREPIT BIRTH:
January 15 - Rochester, NY Club @ Water Street
January 16 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
January 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
January 18 -Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore at TLA
January 19 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 20 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
January 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
January 22 - Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
January 23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
January 25 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
January 26 - Ft. Worth @ The Rockyard
January 27 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
January 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
January 30 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
January 31 - W. Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
February 1 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
February 2 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Februart 3 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
February 4 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
February 5 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
February 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
February 7 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
February 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
February 9 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
February 10 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
February 12 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
February 13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
February 15 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Shannon Lucas has launched his profile at SickDrummer.com where you can check out an interview with him and find various info about this artist.
Just drop by and take a look here
Detroit, MI’s The Black Dahlia Murder entered the Billboard Top 200 Charts at #72 selling over 9600 copies of their latest release Nocturnal which just came out on 9/18/07. The Black Dahlia Murder landed on a total of four Billboard Charts including #7 Hard Music Albums, #20 Rock Albums, and #6 Independent Albums. The Black Dahlia Murder also entered the Canadian charts this week with Nocturnal: #110 top 200 soundscan, #15 loud charts, #15 other label charts!!!
This past week was one of the biggest weeks that metal took precedence in Canada and The Black Dahlia Murder was the lead band taking it even further! With record numbers in attendance, The Black Dahlia Murder played to packed/crowded venues in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg as apart of the Metal Blade 25th anniversary tour. The band also participated at an in-store at HMV in Edmonton, AB to over 150 fans who lined up all morning just to get their autograph and picture of the band.
In other news The Black Dahlia Murder is featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s November 2007 issue which will be on newsstands October 6th.
Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.
A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.
At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.
Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."
Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.
Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.
The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will team up with label mates JOB FOR A COWBOY and THE RED CHORD to kick off their headlining tour throughout November / December 2007.
The tour will be in support of TBDM's upcoming album Nocturnal, due to be released on September 21st (Germany, Austria, Sweden) / September 24th (Europe).
Two new songs, pics, videos and an awesome competition are available here.
Tour dates include:
27 - Zürich, Switzerland - Rohstofflager
28 - Kufstein, Austria - Jugendfabrik
29 - Graz, Austria - Orpheum
30 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room / Planet Music
1 - Budapest, Hungary - Kultiplex A38
2 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
3 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
4 - München, Germany - Backstage
5 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Röhre
6 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebop
7 - Hamburg, Germany - Grünspan
8 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
9 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
10 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
11 - Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
12 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
13 - Sheffield, England - Corperation
14 - London, England - Mean Fiddler
15 - Manchester, England - Academy 2
16 - Colchester, England - Arts Centre
17 - Birmingham, England - Academy 2
18 - Oxford, England - Zodiac
Way Too Loud! recently conducted an interview with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad (vocals) and Bart Williams (bass). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Way Too Loud!: I love the cover for "Nocturnal".
Trevor Strnad: Thank you!
Way Too Loud!: It reminds me of a lot of old-school European death metal, or melodic death metal, or black metal bands.
Trevor: "It's him dude, it's Necrolord, known in the real world as Kristian Wåhlin. The same guy that did AT THE GATES 'Slaughter Of The Soul', DARK TRANQUILLITY 'The Gallery', two DISSECTION records, DARK FUNERAL 'Secrets Of The Black Arts', EMPEROR 'In The Nighside Eclipse'. We sprung for it this time. It was a little steep, and the exchange rate made it worse, because he's from Sweden. We really stoked to be represented in a way that we're all happy with."
Way Too Loud!: I heard that "Nocturnal" was supposed to be less focused on melody, and more on brutality'
Bart Williams: "I don't know about that. I think it's just as melodic, and just as brutal as anything we've done before."
Trevor: "It's further in all directions really. It's still us, but there's a couple new tricks up our sleeve. I think it's the most varied album that we've ever had. It's definitely not 10 of the same songs. It's brutal, Shannon stepped in on the kit, and this is Bart's first record with us, and he's a great bass player, and also an engineer, so having that kind of super-experienced dude in the studio is cool. We've been in the studio a lot now, and it gets easier every time."
Bart: "We're more prepared this time too."
Trevor: "Overall, I think we've been making a better record every time, and that's kind of our mission, to be the better band than we were before. I would say there's some seriously brutal shit, more extreme than anything we've ever done. It's definitely us, and it's melodic as fuck."
Way Too Loud!: Can you perhaps put into words those sideways directions your talking about'
Trevor: "There's some new rhythmic kind of stuff, there's lots of cool footwork that's different for us. There's some stuff that's more streamlined too' It's hard to explain dude."
Way Too Loud!: I know bands like to use those old cliches and everything.
Trevor: "Yeah! And I don't know what to say to make it sound like nothing anyone's ever heard before! (Laughs) But, we're fucking super-happy with it. I think it's the next step in our evolution. We consider ourselves a death metal band, but we want to make a record that has a lot of potency, that plays like a METALLICA record os something. You know, something that's super satisfying on a lot of different levels. I think dynamic wise, I don't think 'Miasma' has as much as this one has. There are some songs, that are just so for the throat. Even lyrically, we stepped it up, and there's a lot of violence. Lyrically, it's a complete return to the 'Unhallowed' style, which pretty much all the kids have been begging for us to do. So, it's cool, because the horror themes got us established in the first place. Obviously we're very comfortable in that kind of thing. We figured that since there's been so many extreme records in death metal, and metalcore, and any kind of crossover, that we just need to make a fucking death record! A real, serious-ass, murderous record. We just elated, waiting for it to leak! (Laughs) So we can hear what people think!"
Bart: "I just want to hear people's reaction."
Trevor: "We're proud fathers over here dude."
Way Too Loud!: So it's gotten to the point where people are expecting leaks?
Bart: "We always expect, I guess."
Trevor: "As soon as the promos go out, it's over."
Bart: "Then people have downloaded it, and they know it."
Trevor: "Whatever. It's part of the deal. It's part of how it goes."
Way Too Loud!: Now I heard your first demo…
Trevor: "(Makes farting sounds) (laughs) Make sure that gets transcribed in parentheses as fart sounds!" (Laughs)
Way Too Loud!: I have to say, that in my interpretation, it really captured a modern sound that a lot of bands are doing today. What led to phasing out those elements? And of course we cannot name what it is, because people always have different interpretations, and nobody of course likes to be labeled anything.
Trevor: "Well, it's metalcore as fuck, dude! (Laughs) Stop beating around the bush about it! (Laughs) We were young, and me and Brian are the only people left from that lineup. That was six years ago. We had no expectations of ever leaving Michigan, it was just for fun. Going in a more metal direction came with just playing a lot, and moving at that velocity, and not playing with so many different tempos. And we also had an influence shift. PRAYER FOR CLEANSING was an influence in the early days, that's the sounds that I think it mirrors the most."
Way Too Loud!: That's certainly a band you'd want to be naming, because they were doing it before everybody else.
Trevor: I think they're good records, and cool for what they are. It's a piece of time. We're all into hardcore too. We came up in a hardcore scene, and we were just playing shows with whoever back then, and we kind of do that now! We take whatever opportunity comes our way, and try to branch out to kids, because so many young kids just don't know what the fucks going on. So we try and go out and recruit some kids, because they're stoked about this shit! There's a whole new turnover of kids into extremity, and it seems to be coming to a boil with the whole deathcore explosion with JOB FOR A COWBOY. There's a lot of stuff between metal and hardcore that's been crossing in ways that it never had before. The blast beat is kind of being revered by youngsters as something to grab onto 'Oh, that's crazy!', the same way breakdowns was the hot thing in the last five years or whatever. It's an interesting time, and we're interested to see what happens. We just play what we want to play, and don't really think too much about it. We used to fight to be called a death metal band exclusively, but it's no longer important to us. We don't care what they're calling us!
For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.
Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:
Friday, Aug 3
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Saturday Aug 4
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE
True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
A brand new THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER track, entitled "What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's new album, "Nocturnal", due on September 18 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Miasma" was recorded with Eric Rachel (who mixed "Miasma") and was mixed by Jason Suecof, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID and BURY YOUR DEAD, among others. A video clip THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER performing a new song, entitled "Virally Yours", live at the Bled Fest 2007 on May 5 at the Skateland Complex in Westland, Michigan has posted at YouTube.
"Nocturnal" track listing:
01. Everything Went Black
02. What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
03. Virally Yours
04. I Worship Only What You Bleed
06. Deathmask Divine
07. Of Darkness Spawned
08. Climactic Degradation
09. To a Breathless Oblivion
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad told MTV.com in January that"Nocturnal" will be "definitely in the same vein as our older stuff. Nothing drastically changed. It's just more tasteful, and some of this new stuff will be faster than the last record. . . There's going to be a lot more soloing than we've done previously. This record's a bit more European-sounding, I think. More so than we already were, if you can imagine that. The solo stuff has a black metal-ish flavor to it. We messed around with that a little bit previously, but some of the songs have a major DISSECTION kind of feel to them."
Lyrically, Strnad said the record will be "more horror-oriented" than "Miasma". "As far as gore and death and stuff like that goes, I mean, that's all been done — into the ground," he said. "I am just trying to do something like that, but with my own flavor to it. There are still ways to repulse people out there — I just need to figure it all out."
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is also working on its first DVD release, which Strnad hopes will include footage documenting the making of the band's next record.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has commented on their upcoming release "NOCTURNAL":
“Hey troops, Trevor here from The Black Dahlia Murder. Just stopping by to tell you about our new album, Nocturnal, which is currently being mastered. From the songs, to the artwork, to the sound quality itself, we could not be more pleased with the results... We are all feeling like proud fathers over here. The album was recorded by Eric Rachel at Trax East, and mixed by Jason Seucof at Audiohammer... it sounds absolutely crushing. It should be just a couple of days before we post a new song on the myspace so you guys can have a taste of the carnage to come. In the mean time, we are gearing up for global destruction... ahem, our tour of the European Festival circuit, as well as our return to the UK. We are very excited to play at Wacken and are very honored to have the opportunity to play in front of so many metal heads. Not to mention our US tour in the fall in support of Cannibal Corpse... on which we will be debuting some new material. Come out and support extreme metal!!!!”
Here are The Black Dahlia Murder's upcoming tour dates: More...
Demiricous and The Black Dahlia Murder are both plotting tentative September release dates through Metal Blade for their respective new albums. While Demiricous have yet to announce a title for their upcoming effort, The Black Dahlia Murder have settled upon "Nocturnal" as the name for their new album.
You can check out the cover art for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s upcoming new album, Nocturnal, online here.
CANNIBAL CORPSE will headline the Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Tour which will also feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD, GOATWHORE, and AEON. The first tour dates to be released are as follows:
September 7 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian
September 11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
September 14 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
September 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
September 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
September 26 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 29 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
October 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
October 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 11 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues