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

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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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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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The Black Dahlia Murder Choose Album Title

HE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have set "Miasma" as the title of their new album, tentatively due next summer via Metal Blade Records.

"The new album is now halfway written, and completely destroys anything we've done prior," vocalist Trevor Strnad writes. "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."

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More King Diamond, Nile, Black Dahila Murder Dates

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour headlined by KING DIAMOND. Also appearing on the bill will be NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Apr. 15 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Apr. 19 – New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 20 – New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 22 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr. 23 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
Apr. 24 – Worchester, MA @ Metal Fest at the Paladium
Apr. 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Apr. 27 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 28 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Apr. 29 - St. Louis, MO / Sauget IL @ Pop's
Apr. 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
May 02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
May 05 – Seattle, WA @ The Fenix
May 06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
May 07 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
May 08 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
May 09 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
May 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 13 - El Paso, TX @ Club Xscape
May 14 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
May 15 – McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real
May 17 – Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom
May 18 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room
May 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
May 21 – Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade

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Napalm Death Vocalist Sends Holiday Greetings

Birmingham’s Napalm Death wrapped up the 15-day European ‘X-Mass Festivals’ tour with Marduk, Finntroll, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Belphegor Sunday Dec. 19th. Vocalist Barney Greenway sends everyone from the tour and the band’s loyal fans this holiday message:

What a great way to finish the year in the company of some dear bands and people out in Europe on the X-mass Fests. Napalm now has some amusing new friends in the shape of the young-and-chunky Black Dahlia Murder, and the guys from Finntroll are such darlings, I would take them home to meet my parents...

I hope everyone has a good holiday. I'll be having a good one in the non-religious sense and just enjoying the fact that people-who-would-be-assholes at least attempt to not be assholes for at least, ooh, five days or so. I raise a glass to all you guys and gals who have supported Napalm during this special year, and hope that life gets better for those infinitely less fortunate than me. I hope that the forthcoming year exposes and takes to task those who suppress and take away human rights in the civil and bodily sense. Truly, fuck 'em.

Hopefully you guys will have heard a few select chunks about our forthcoming album "The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code" (street date: April 22). What more can I tell you? Well, it's a ripper - fast, progressive and a nice bit of art-noise. With Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta and Jeff Carcass along for the ride, we hope it'll take your heads off - or at least get you thinking with them. Cheers.

The band will be performing two shows in England in January 2005, for information click here. Century Media released Napalm Death’s record label debut "Leaders Not Followers: Part 2" in Oct. 2004. They followed its release with an extensive North American tour supporting Cannibal Corpse. Look for the band’s new album "The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code" in stores April 22, 2005.

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Napalm Death Special Show Details

More details unfold about Napalm Death's special show to present their forthcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” live in Bochum:

UK’s grind-legend will be supported by labelmates Heaven Shall Burn and Maroon. Furthermore, Century Media’s new p&d partner Alveran Records added Belgium’s Do Or Die and Germany’s End Of Days to the billing. Presale for the tickets has already begun, so be sure you get your ticket for EUR 12,00!
Jan. 22 Bochum, D @ Matrix

For the UK, it will be Napalm Death's first live performance in a year and a half.
Jan. 24 London, UK @ Underworld
Booking: MAD Tourbooking

Both dates will see special shows by Napalm Death focussing on “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” long before it’s release in April 2005.

After the release of their highly acclaimed covers album “Leaders Not Followers: Part 2,” Napalm Death are currently thrashing Europe’s stages on the X-Mass Festivals with Finntroll, Marduk, Vader, The Black Dahlia Murder and Belphegor: More...

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Premonitions Of War Finds Drummer

Less than two weeks after parting ways with drummer Dustin Schoenhofer, Premonitions Of War have now found a replacement. The group has added former The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Corey Grady to their line-up. Grady will begin rehearsing with the band prior to their upcoming touring with Walls Of Jericho. Coincidentally, Schoenhofer has now gone on to replace Alexei Rodriguez in Walls of Jericho.

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