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Black Dahlia Murder Guitarist John K Leaves The Band

Trevor Strnad, the vocalist of The Black Dahlia Murder has posted the following message online:

"On the eve of our December tour with friends MISERY INDEX and SOILENT GREEN, we in The Black Dahlia Murder are faced with a heartbreaking dilemma: John K(guitars) has abruptly left the fold and refuses to accompany us on the tour. We are left with no choice but to carry on with the dates as a four-piece. The remaining members of the band apologize for these unprofessional circumstances, but we feel that it is best to go through with the tour and not disappoint the other bands as well as the fans who are looking forward to these shows. Please come out and show some Black Dahlia love in our hour of need."

Tour dates are as follows:

December
1 - Iowa City, IA - Picador
2 - Witchita, KS - Oz Cafe
3 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
5 - Boise, ID - The Venue
6 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
7 - Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards Cabaret
9 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
10 - Calgary, AB - The Warehouse
11 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
12 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Hall
13 - Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
15 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon
16 - Quebec City, QC - L' Anti
17 - Montreal, QC - Le National
18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
19 - London, ON - The Embassy

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1. rmjcdude111 writes:

GREAT! Four more left till we eliminate another deathcore sh** pile!

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RedrumSyndrum writes:

anyone else not surprised? this band is cursed

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KanadianKoRn writes:

this blows :(

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalmayhem writes:

he was one of the 3 original members left in the band, and he was a very good player. i have heard that there are some egos in this band though. that sucks. to post #1. in my opinion these guys are one of the few bands to come out in the age of metalcore and not play watered down, breakdown layden garbage. yeah they are biting at the gates big time, but come on. there is no way you can label them death core.

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CannibalRich writes:

am i the only 1 who enjoyed rmjcdude111's comment?

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

probably. Aside from the fact that nothing in their music labels them as core other than the fact they're american and play melodic death metal.

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Gunface138 writes:

f***ING NOOOOOOOOOOO

BDM are one of my favorite bands... like i listen to them EVERY DAY. f***ing sh**, John kicked so much a$$ in that band...

I hope John ends up in another band and makes it awesome... or he f***ing gets back into BDM where he belongs. dammit.

# Nov 29, 2008 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XJCTEALX writes:

ok before you talk sh** about music, learn your genres...black dahlia is not deathcore by any means idiot..

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 1:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

They WERE metalcore. I find it funny how many bands such as Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, Job For A Cowboy etc. started out playing metalcore/deathcore and are now making a transition to the metal equivalent. I mean, bands change during their lifetime but I've never seen such a forced jumping-ship as this to cover up the past.

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. redlightsaberterror writes:

mmmmmm that suck such a brutal band the only pit i have ever left cuz i was seeeing double after taking a brutal elbow to the temple lol but wow man one of my favorites... drummer off the chain (yea "off the chain like that one" Ebonics) lead and other Guitar brutal so sick and fast clean licks
singer trips me out he has a tat on his stomach that saz hart burn lol funny

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 6:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, the stuff I heard was definitely deathcore. Haven't heard them lately to say if they've gotten away from it though. There really has become a very fine line between metalcore/deathcore and mdm these days, since many metalcore bands started using mdm riffs and styles basically. Some bands skirt the line so closely it's hard to tell the difference.

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. FocusShift writes:

My basic complaint is that they don't ever really use riffs that belong to metalcore or deathcore outside of their original EP and demo and yet still carry the stigma of being "core". The only usage of breakdowns are in intro's and they've since done away with those. They might be blatantly ripping off Dissection and ATG but it's preferable to actual metalcore.

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. metalrox555 writes:

This really sucks. I like them a lot and I think they're a great band.
By the way, I think they're definitely deathcore but without the breakdowns.
And also, I see we have more elitists *cough cough* rmjcdude111

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dmasa writes:

meh....

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. 001 writes:

Anyone labeling them as any kind of 'core' should pull the c***s out of their ears. If you think TBDM followed a similar path as Trivium, take said c***s, put one in your ass, and then just swallow the other one.

# Dec 1, 2008 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Txmetalhead writes:

Notice how poster guy #1 - makes an ignorant comment - leaves abruptly - and doesn't back up his claim that BDM is metalcore. Good job of weeding out this moron. Just another troll coming out to the light....lol. I don't see BDM as metalcore, but I am no expert on their style of playing. Sounds like melodic death to me.

# Dec 1, 2008 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Necropolis writes:

My ears don't really care what genre it is, I like the music they make. Nocturnal was a pretty decent release. Bummer to hear the news, but hopefully they can bounce back stronger.

# Dec 1, 2008 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Gunface138 writes:

Yeaaaa I'd call it Melodic Death. There's very little core in their songs... and those guys know their sh**. They're straight death metal, none of that core sh**.

# Dec 6, 2008 @ 4:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. acacia writes:

i wish ppl would shut the f*** up about all this core sh** theres no such thing its just media bullsh** label stuff as usuall, music is music, and bdm are a great band

# Dec 6, 2008 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cynic writes:

The only people I ever hear say that are people trying to stop a band being labeled metalcore or nu-metal. No one ever complains about being called doom metal!

# Dec 6, 2008 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Gunface138 writes:

Some bands don't mind the metalcore label, because they are actually a fusion of metal and hardcore punk. Himsa is like that, they f***ing rule but they're metalcore. You can actually hear the punk influences, especially in John Pettibone's vocals. Their last album was more MDM influenced but their early sh** was definitely punky.
BDM just doesnt sound very punk-influenced to me.

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XWigglesX writes:

Too bad. They were fair decent. Would love to see them.
Compare, or at least try and compare TBDM to a deathcore band like Suicide Silence or Annotations of an Autopsy. Not deathcore at all.

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 3:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. bbristowe writes:

f*** me, I didn't know they came to Van. f***in tits.

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 5:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. am a greasy mosher writes:

all u pulling black dahlia down, get a f***in life. just coz none of u c***s can play sh** hot music like them. u bastards.

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. androphobic writes:

that is pretty gay. being in a band does raise a lot of tension. but i agree that they are just another band. they could be one of the top twenty of the genre they play (what ever the f*** you genre freaks want to put it in) but it is just another band that already reached its top and hit the bottom haha and yes i enjoyed the first comment haha

# Dec 17, 2008 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. WeRemember_666 writes:

That is weak...im not a big fan of metalcore but BDM is one of the best bands i have ever heard nd now they are down a man.

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