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

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Black Dahlia Murder Guitarist Arrested

The Black Dhalia Murder guitarist Brian Eschbach was arrested for indecent exposure while filming footage for FUSE TV’s Uranium on July 23rd at Ozzfest in Pittsburgh, PA. Brian was given Uranium host Juliya’s camcorder and was walking around the second stage area interviewing random bands and fans when someone pulled his towel off, which happened to be the only thing he was wearing. The police immediately seized Brian and escorted him away to a holding cell on site where he was detained for about 30 minutes before being let go with a citation. Luckily FUSE’s Uranium was onsite and caught everything on camera which will be aired not only on Uranium and Metal Asylum, but also on a FUSE special on Ozzfest. MTV News was also at Ozzfest and you can catch both The Black Dhalia Murder and As I Lay Dying in their coverage of the festival ten to the hour every hour or watch it on MTV Overdrive right now by going to MTVNews.com, and at the bottom of the page click overdrive. Here’s what Brian had to say about his brush with the law in Pittsburgh, “I’d like to start off by saying that it feels good to be free. Of coarse its weird saying that when this incident just draws so much light on how much injustice there is in America and how much general lack of freedom we really have. But it feels good to be back on tour rocking with my band mates… and word up to all my boys in cell A and I hope to see you all again soon.”

*FUSE Ozzfest special airs this Friday 8/5 @ 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST
*Metal Asylum on Monday 8/8 @ 8:00pm PST/11:00pm EST
*Uranium Ozzfest special airs Friday 8/19 @ 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST

In other news The Black Dahlia Murder have been making huge waves with their latest release "Miasma" which entered the top 200 Billboard charts for their first week of sales at 119 selling just under 10,000 copies. They also landed the number 1 position in the Billboard Heat Seekers chart, the number 5 position on the Billboard Independent chart, and the number 14 position on the Billboard Top Hard Music chart. Fans and critics alike have been hailing "Miasma" as one of 2005’s best metal albums.

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More Dates Added To Black Dahlia Murder Tour

More dates for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's upcoming headlining tour, which also features BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, and INTO THE MOAT, have been released:

September 23 - Buffalo, NY @ Icon
September 24 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 25 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
September 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
September 28 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
September 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
September 30 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
October 1 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
October 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room
October 3 - Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
October 4 - Denver, CO @ Rock Island
October 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
October 24 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
October 26 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
October 27 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

More dates are expected to be released shortly.

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Black Dahlia Murder, Bury Your Dead Detained @ Ozz

Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Brian Eschbach was detained by police during Ozzfest's Pittsburgh stop and ticketed for obscenity. As the bearded axeman explained, "I was helping out someone else with a camera and a microphone and I got my towel taken [from me], which was the only thing I had on at the time, and I was apprehended." But he wasn't the only person busted by the authorities that afternoon. Bury Your Dead guitarist Slim B. was also arrested for crashing one of the Ozzfest golf carts. "I was too fast, too furious," he explained. "I shouldn't have been driving at all, and I made a boo boo. I took a hard right which happened to be a hard left and ended up eating sh--." Slim B. sustained facial and arm scrapes in the accident.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Make Billboard 200

The Black Dahlia Murder’s sophomore album "Miasma" has made it's way to 119 on the Billboard top 200 during it's first week of sales. Selling around 10,000 albums. The band also landed the #1 spot on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart, which celebrates new artists’ releases. In addition The Black Dahlia Murder made 5 on the
Billboard Independent chart and 14 on the Billboard Hard Music chart.

Vocalist Trevor Strand stated, “We feel that the new record is more intense than the last on every front. I would almost say less accessible than "Unhallowed". It’s awesome to see that our fans are growing right along with us, musically speaking, and are accepting the record with open arms”.

The band is currently making their rounds with Ozzfest and have been well received, “The fans have been coming out in droves, yet at the same time, we’ve been reaching a lot of new people, which is very important to us. We get to speak for a genre that is highly overlooked with this opportunity, and possibly save people from Nu Metal damnation.”

Black Dahlia Murder is also touring with It Dies Today and the Haunted on their off-dates and will be headlining a fall tour. Here are all of the current tour dates including Ozzfest and off-dates: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Tour After Ozzfest

The Black Dahlia Murder, Between The Buried And Me, Cephalic Carnage and Into The Moat have unveiled the first batch of dates for their coming tour together. Here's the schedule:

September 23rd Buffalo, NY - Icon
September 24th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
September 25th New York City, NY - Knitting Factory
September 26th Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
September 28th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
September 30th Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
October 01st Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
October 02nd Minneapolis, MN - Ascot Room
October 03rd Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
October 04th Denver, CO - Rock Island
October 05th Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
October 24th Nashville, TN - Exit/In
October 26th Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater

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Black Dahlia Murder Video To Premiere On HBB

Be sure to tune into Headbangers Ball this Saturday evening 7pm PST/10pm EST to catch the world premier of The Black Dahlia Murder’s first video off their upcoming release Miasma, in stores July 12. The video for the track “A Vulgar Picture” was filmed in Downtown LA by director Matt Bass (The Esoteric). If you miss this weekend’s premier of the video or you just really, really want to see it again tune in to Headbangers Ball next Saturday, July 16th, as they will be re-airing it.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Drummer Injured In Fight

Oak Park thrash metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER were forced to cancel band practice last Friday after drummer Zach Gibson's involvement in alcohol-fueled fisticuffs outside of a small party at his Taylor home. According to Zach, 19, a drunken man, whom he had never met, was making inappropriate advances toward Zach's significant other. It was at this time that Zach asked the inappropriate party to exit the building. Outside, Mr. Gibson was allegedly "swung upon" by the drunken man, and was forced to retaliate. The next morning Zach's hand was reportedly "huge" and he "couldn't hold a drumstick," resulting in the rehearsal cancellation.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's new album, "Miasma", is scheduled for release on July 12 release via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded with Eric Rachel (NORA, ATREYU, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BURNT BY THE SUN, EVERY TIME I DIE, GOD FORBID) and Andreas Magnusson (formerly of SCARLET) at Trax East studios in New Jersey. The band have been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Ozzfest alongside AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, IT DIES TODAY, and many more.

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Ozzfest 2005 Summer Sampler Track Listing Revealed

The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.

Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:

OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"

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Ozzfest Off-Dates For The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder have firmed up their "Ozzfest" off-date schedule, it is as follows:

July 16th Montreal, QC - Medley (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 18th Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 20th Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra (Feat. The Haunted, Bury Your Dead, It Dies Today)
July 22nd Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's (Feat. Shadows Fall, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 25th State College, PA - Crowbar (Feat. Shadows Fall, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 29th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (Feat. The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 01st Cleveland, OH - Peabody's (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 05th Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts (Feat. Shadows Fall, In Flames, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 09th Ft. Collins, CO - Starlight (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 19th San Diego, CA - Soma (Feat. Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Arch Enemy)
The bands new album "Miasma" is set for a July 12th release date through Metal Blade

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:

Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:

July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :

July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall

In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA

Rob Zombie with Mastodon:

August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Iron Maiden with Mastodon:

July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.

It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.

GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.

The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).

Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...

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New As I Lay Dying, The Black Dahlia Murder Tracks

Ozzfest.com has uploaded brand-new tracks from AS I LAY DYING ("Meaning in Tragedy") and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ("A Vulgar Picture"). You can check them out at this location.

"Meaning in Tragedy" comes off AS I LAY DYING's upcoming CD, "Shadows Are Security", due on June 14 via Metal Blade Records (June 20 in Europe). "A Vulgar Picture" is taken from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's forthcoming album, "Miasma", due on July 12 via Metal Blade Records.

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New Black Dahlia Murder Album/Tour

Black Dahlia Murder have just finished mixing their new album, Miasma, with Eric Rachel (Nora, Atreyu, God Forbid) and Andreas Magnusson (ex-Scarlet) at Trax East in New Jersey. Black Dhalia Murder will be starting the King Diamond/Nile tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and finishing in May. Then Black Dahlia Murder will head out to play the second stage of Ozzfest. Tracklisting for Miasma is as follows:

1. Built for Sin
2. I'm Charming
3. Flies
4. Statutory Ape
5. A Vulgar Picture
6. Novelty Cross
7. Vice Campaign
8. Miscarriage
9. Spite Suicide
10. Miasma

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The Black Dahlia Murder Finish Mixing New Album

The Black Dahlia Murder just finished up mixing with Eric Rachel (Nora, Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Burnt By The Sun, Every Time I Die, God Forbid) and Andreas Magnusson (formerly of Scarlet) at Trax East in New Jersey and kicked off the King Diamond, Nile tour in Ft Lauderdale, FL. After the tour finishes up in the end of May the band will be home for about a month before heading out on Ozzfest to play the infamous second stage along side As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, It Dies Today, and many more. Their new album "Miasma" will hit streets on July 12th, 2005 just days before the start of Ozzfest in Boston, MA. Stay tuned for more information and tour updates from the band!

Here's track listing for Miasma:

1. Built for Sin
2. I'm Charming
3. Flies
4. Statutory Ape
5. A Vulgar Picture
6. Novelty Cross
7. Vice Campaign
8. Miscarriage
9. Spite Suicide
10. Miasma

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.

Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.

Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.

Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.

Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.

Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?

Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.

"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."

Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...

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Black Dahlia Murder Start Writing New Material

While The Black Dahlia Murder are now seven songs into the writing process for their upcoming new album "Miasma", the re-release of their "A Cold Blooded Epitaph" has seen some snags and as such has been delayed for the foreseeable future. More on that can be found over at www.theblackdahliamurder.com

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Over 40 Bands Confirmed For NEMHF

The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:

Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Tour and Record Update

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor has checked in with a huge update. You can read it, in all its glory, below:

"Hey kids, we've got a brand new site for that ass. It's been a long time in the works, but lucky enough for us we've found ourselves a kick ass webmaster by the name of Mike. You can contact him with any ideas/concerns for making this shit better. We should finally be up to date, as Dave and I are finally on the goddamn Internet again.

For those of you who are wondering what blast master Cory Grady has been up to, he has now joined the ranks of the world's most dangerous band, Premonitions of War. Stop by their site and show Cory some love (http://www.premonitionsofwar.com).

We just got back from a tour of Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, Fintroll, Vader, and Belphegor. It was a pretty interesting experience. Big horns to anyone that came out to show BDM love.

Just before we head into the studio, we have five days of support for the almighty Suffocation. Cattle Decapitation and Behemoth will also be thrashin'. Look to the shows section for more details.

As for now, we're recording a new demo to show to Metal Blade and Andreas Magnusson. It will only exist on the lost form of Mini Answering Machine cassettes, so you goons won't be able to see what we are up to until its time to strike. The new album, Miasma, is now halfway written, and completely destroys anything we've done prior. We are very proud of the new songs, and are sure that our fans will not be disappointed. The direction of the new shit is noticeably heavier and far more intricate than our previous work. The album will be recorded in a dark scary basement of Richmond, VA, beginning March 10th with Andreas Magnusson (of Scarlet fame) at the helm. The album will then be mixed in April with the infamous Eric Rachel at Trax East studios, NJ. If all goes as planned Miasma will be available in the early summer months. We'll be out with King Diamond and Nile before the disc drops, kicking off another year of perpetual touring by your favorite road warriors.

The heavily delayed "A Cold Blooded Epitaph" is now off at the pressing plant, and should be available in about two months. I apologize to those of you who have been waiting for this deluxe release. It has been
Re-mastered by Scott Hull, and features live bonus tracks (which will be the worlds first recorded glimpse at The Zach Dahlia Murder) and a live video from a killer set at The Palladium in Worchester, MA. The brilliant Mark Riddick, who finally captured the essence of The Black Dahlia Murder in visual form, handled the cover art. We are 200% satisfied with the end result, and are eager to have them in our dirty paws. We'd like to thank Guy at Blackmarket for being so patient and helpful with the project. We are excited to be a part of such an amazing young label.

For those of your who are artistically inclined and looking to make a few bucks, we are in dire need of some shirt designs. Send us your resumes. Serious inquiries only (therocklock@hotmail.com)

We'll be working on the site constantly, and should have a web store up in a bit, as well as some new photos.

Stay Metal,


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