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

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The Black Dahlia Murder Posts New Song Online

American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has posted a new song online for streaming. The song is taken off its forthcoming new album titled "Ritual." The album will hit store shelves on June 21, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can check out the song "Moonlight Equilibrium" in the player below.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Reveals New Album Details

American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has revealed the details behind its forthcoming new full length album. The new release, titled "Ritual," was recorded with producer Mark Lewis and will hit store shelves on June 21, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. A Shrine To Madness
2. Moonlight Equilibrium
3. On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood
4. Conspiring With The Damned
5. The Window
6. Carbonized In Cruciform
7. Den Of The Picquerist
8. Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere
9. The Grave Robber’s Work
10. The Raven
11. Great Burning Nullifier
12. Blood In The Ink

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Summer Slaughter 2011 Tour Dates Revealed

The full list of dates have been announced for the forthcoming 2011 Summer Slaughter Tour. The touring festival is set to run between July 22nd and August 21st, 2011. You can view the announced dates as well as the festival lineup below.

The Black Dahlia Murder
Whitechapel
Darkest Hour
Six Feet Under
Dying Fetus
As Blood Runs Black
Oceano
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Powerglove

07/22 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
07/23 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
07/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
07/26 Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
07/28 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
07/29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07/30 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
07/31 Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
08/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08/04 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
08/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
08/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
08/07 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
08/08 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
08/09 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/10 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/12 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
08/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
08/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
08/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
08/21 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

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Bands Comment On Summer Slaughter Tour

Metal Blade Records heavyweights The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, and Six Feet Under are all confirmed to head out on the 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by ESP Guitars and Indie Merch Store, which runs from July 21st through August 21st. Headlining the tour this summer is none other than Detroit MI's The Black Dahlia Murder with Knoxville, TN's Whitechapel co-headlining the bill. Rounding out what is sure to be one of the summer's heaviest tours is Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, in addition to a special halftime performance by Powerglove.

What makes the 5th installment of Summer Slaughter so special is that the folks behind the tour are giving fans the opportunity to pick the band that will open the tour. Fans will get to pick from a list of 10 bands and place their vote on the tour's Facebook page here (deadline is April 11th).

Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder commented, "After months in secrecy, it brings us great pleasure to finally reveal our headlining status for this year's Summer Slaughter festivities. It is a great honor to be asked to play with so many talented bands… we had a killer time last round and this year will be no exception. Beers bongs will be had, horns will fly, and legions of metal fans will be left devastated! Bring your daughter to the slaughter… or something."

"We are excited to be a part of this year's Summer Slaughter tour. The past two years we have done big outside festival summer tours so it will be awesome to make it more intimate this summer and do a tour like Summer Slaughter. In 2008 we opened Summer Slaughter and now just 3 years later we will be back playing alongside some great bands and friends. I couldn't think of a more perfect way to return to the Summer Slaughter tour!" adds Alex Wade of Whitechapel.

Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under commented, "We're honored to have the opportunity to share the stage this summer with the best of the best in metal today…all that attend the 5th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will be left six feet under!"

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliners)
Volbeat
Korn
Journey
Foreigner
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Endless Dark
Revoker
Arkona More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival have announced that Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founders Igor and Max Cavalera, have been confirmed for the event. Also added to the bill is Russian folk metal band Arkona. Neither band's performance date has been confirmed as of yet however. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 24th-26th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday:
Scorpions (Headliner)
Volbeat
Journey
Iced Earth
Epica
Parkway Drive
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Heaven Shall Burn
Sepultura
Angel Witch
Kverlatak
The Black Dahlia Murder
FM
Revoker More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Confirms Festival Date

American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has confirmed that it will be appearing at the Austrian edition of Metalfest 2011, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The event will be taking place at Mining am Inn, Austria.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMON AMARTH
SABATON
CRADLE OF FILTH
ARCH ENEMY
WINTERSUN
SAXON
AMORPHIS
EQUILIBRIUM
ENTOMBED
SODOM
WATAIN
PRIMORDIAL
RAGE
EISREGEN
DESTRUCTION
ARKONA
BELPHEGOR
SUICIDAL ANGELS
KALMAH
MERCENARY
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
SECRETS OF THE MOON
KRISIUN
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
THAUROROD
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI
ALCEST
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER
NEAERA

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Triptykon Confirmed For Graspop 2011

Triptykon, the band featuring former Celtic Frost and Hellhammer leader Tom G. Warrior, has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, which will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 24th-26th. The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Rob Zombie And More Added To Graspop 2011

The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Announces European Headline Tour

Swedish melodic death metal act Amon Amarth has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from label mates The Black Dahlia Murder. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

May 13 - Oslo, NOR - Betong
May 14 - Stockholm, SWE - Tyrol
May 15 - Gothenburg, SWE - Tradgarn (no BLACK DAHLIA MURDER)
May 17 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega
May 18 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit 36
May 19 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
May 20 - Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
May 21 - Cologne, GER - E-Werk
May 22 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmarte
May 24 - Munich, GER - Tonhalle
May 25 - Milan, ITA - Limelight
May 27 - Dessau, GER - Metalfest Germany
May 28 - Mining, AUT - Metalfest Austria
May 29 - Pratteln, SWI - Metalfest Switzerland

Amon Amarth has set "Surtur Rising" as the title of its eighth studio album, due for release on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Goatwhore Updates Tour Schedule

Goatwhore has announced three upcoming tours, alongside The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watain. Vocalist Ben Falgoust has commented on the upcoming tour schedule:

"Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, Carving Out The Eyes of God, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months."

Drummer Zack Simmons adds: "This has been a great time touring for this record. We've been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…"

The band's upcoming shows are as follows: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder To Tour With Goatwhore

Waterford, Michigan melodic death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder have revealed the dates for it's upcoming headlining tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from Metal Blade Records label mates Goatwhore and Arkaik.

The Black Dahlia Murder/Goatwhore tour dates:
September 28 – Columbus, OH - Skully’s
September 29 – Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
September 30 – Brooklyn, NY - Europa
October 1 – Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
October 2 – Bucksport, ME - The Kave
October 3 – Quebec, QC - Imperial de Quebec
October 4 – Montreal, QC - Petit Café
October 5 – Ottawa, ON - Ritual
October 6 – Toronto, ON - The Wreck Room
October 7 – Lemoyne, PA - Championship
October 8 – Richmond, VA - Canal Club
October 9 – Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox Laundrolounge
October 10 – Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
October 12 – East St. Louis, MO - Pop’s
October 13 – Des Moines, IA - The Vaudeville Mews
October 14 – DeKalb, IL - House Café
October 15 – Grand Rapids, MI - Mixtape Café
October 16 – Toledo, OH Headliners

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Black Dahlia Murder Announces European Tour

The Black Dahlia Murder has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this August, where they will be joined by soon to be defunct Canadian outfit Despised Icon. The tour is in support of the band's latest studio album, "Deflorate" which was released last year.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Updates Tour Schedule

The members of The Black Dahlia Murder have their bags packed and are jetting over to Japan to start their tour with label mates Unearth. This tour will take them through Japan and to New Zealand before spending a week in Australia. The dates wrap up with a show that features The Black Dahlia Murder with local acts on June 9th at the Loft in Honolulu, HI. The Black Dahlia Murder's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

05/23 Osaka, JP Club Quattro
05/24 Tokyo, JP Club Quattro
05/25 Nagoya, JP Club Quattro
05/28 Christchurch, NZ The Bedford
05/29 Auckland, NZ Kings Arms
05/31 Sydney, AU The Factory Theater
06/01 Brisbane, AU Hifi Bar
06/02 Brisbane, AU Hifi Bar
06/03 Adelaide, AU Fowlers Live
06/04 Melbourne, AU Hifi Bar
06/05 Melbourne, AU Hifi Bar
06/06 Perth, AU Amplifier Bar
06/09 Honolulu, HI The Loft w/ local acts, no Unearth

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Unearth Reveals Fan-Picked Songs

Unearth recently let fans vote on songs for their upcoming world tour setlist. Now the band has revealed the top 18 songs that were voted for by the people after 4760 votes:

My Will Be Done - 271
Zombie Autopilot - 243
Giles - 217
Black Hearts Now Reign - 209
Sanctity of Brothers - 203
Only The People - 201
Endless - 185
The Great Dividers - 177
Crow Killer - 161
This Lying World - 159
This Glorious Nightmare - 156
One Step Away - 148
My Heart Bleeds No Longer - 144
We Are Not Anonymous - 140
Grave of Opportunity - 127
March of The Mutes - 113
The March - 112
Stings of Conscience - 111

The band comments: "At the moment we are unsure how many songs we will be able to play on the shows, but you can bet that the top voted songs here will be played! Thank you all for making the call and getting in a GREAT amount of votes, we appreciate you taking the time out of your day to contribute, to allow us to bring you the best experience possible!"

Unearth is leaving for their tour in about a week to hit Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The latest Unearth tour dates are as follows: More...

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Support Bands Announced for Unearth In Australia

The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth will soon be heading to Australia for a fairly extensive tour, including Perth, Adelaide and even some underage shows. Support acts have just been announced, and are available below.

Monday 31 May – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)
With: Hand Of Mercy and The Storm Picturesque

Tuesday 1 June – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (U18)
With: Wish For Wings

Wednesday 2 June- The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (18+ )
With: State Of Integrity

Thursday 3 June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA)
With: Double Dragon and Universum

Friday 4 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (18+ )
With: Death Audio and The Abandonment

Saturday 5 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (U18)
With: State Of East London

Sunday 6 June – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA (18+ )
With: Make Them Suffer

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Ryan Knight Offering Guitar Lessons

The Black Dahlia Murder guitarist Ryan Knight has issued the following announcement about offering guitar lessons in the Chicago area:

"Hey peoples, Ryan here. I will moving to the Chicago area soon (Lakeview area specifically), and will be giving guitar lessons. Those who are interested in learning technique (palm muting, legato playing, tapping, sweeping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, hammer ons from nowhere), basic theory (scales/modes, intervals, relative major/minor, triads), song/solo structure, ear training, and timing I think will find these lessons quite useful.

"I am a mainly self taught musician myself, and I think this would be a fun opportunity to share what I have learned over the years. Lessons will be 25 for half an hour, and 30 for a full hour. I'm primarily interested in teaching those who consider themselves in the beginner to intermediate levels, but I'm not opposed to advanced students either. If you are interested, please contact me with your info and what you would like to learn here ryanktrade@gmail.com."

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