The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Black Dahlia Murder

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Origin = Waterford, Michigan, USA
Genre = Melodic death metal [ [, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER | Rockdetector ] ] Metalcore [ [ Way Too Loud! > The Black Dahlia Murder - Trevor Strnad And Bart Williams ] ]
Years_active = 2000–present
Label = Metal Blade
Associated_acts = Anterior
Current_members = Trevor Strnad
Brian Eschbach
John Kempainen
Bart Williams
Shannon Lucas
Past_members = List of former members

The Black Dahlia Murder (TBDM) is a melodic death metal / metalcore band from Waterford, Michigan. The Black Dahlia Murder is named after the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.


The band played in Ozzfest 2005 and also participated in the Sounds of the Underground tour in 2006, which encompasses both the United States and Canada. They also played at Wacken Open Air in 2007.

Current bassist Bart Williams left his former band, Detroit's Today I Wait, to tour with the Black Dahlia Murder. After touring with the band on their co-headlining gig with Throwdown and their European dates with Liar, he joined the group full-time. Bart was one of two engineers (the other being Walls of Jericho's Mike Hasty) on the band's first full-length album, "Unhallowed".

The band's second album "Miasma" peaked at #118 on the Billboard 200. [ [] . Billboard 200.] Recently, Pierre Langlois left the band for a more secure lifestyle, and the band has finished their search for a replacement drummer and found former All That Remains drummer, Shannon Lucas.

While originally the band had a website at, sometime between late 2006 and early 2007 it went offline and disappeared completely. There are no indications left whether the site will be brought back or not, but for the time being, the band can be found on its MySpace page. Their new album, entitled "Nocturnal", was released on September 18, 2007. The album debuted at #72 on the Billboard 200. [ [] . Billboard 200.]

The Black Dahlia Murder announced on their MySpace that they were going on a U.S. tour with Cannibal Corpse to promote their new album "Nocturnal" and celebrate the 25 years that Metal Blade Records has been in business. They were joined by label-mates The Red Chord, Aeon, The Absence, and Goatwhore.

In January/February 2008, the band embarked on a U.S. headlining tour with 3 Inches of Blood, Hate Eternal, and Decrepit Birth, followed by another alongside Brain Drill and Animosity. They're currently on Hot Topic's "Summer Slaughter Tour" [ [] . [|Heavy Metal] ] with Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Vader, Whitechapel,and Despised Icon.


The Black Dahlia Murder headlined the 2008 Summer Slaughter Tour with Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Despised Icon, Aborted, Born of Osiris, Psycroptic, and Whitechapel. [ [ Summer Slaughter Tour] ] They are currently on US tour with Finland's Children of Bodom and Raleigh, NC's Between the Buried and Me. They were initially announced as "...with special guests" at the start of the tour, though it has since been confirmed by Revolver Magazine that they are on tour. Bands such as Bleed From Within have supported the Black Dahlia Murder, to which they have noted as being one of their favorite bands.


The band's music makes use of the death metal sound, containing elements such as blast beats and fast death metal style. Their sound is influenced by bands such as: Cannibal Corpse , At the Gates, Kataklysm, Morbid Angel, Dissection, and Carcass.Fact|date=December 2007 Vocalist Trevor Strnad alternates between deep, throaty "death metal growls," high pitched shrieking, and "an almost hardcore scream." [cite web
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*On September 18 in Portland, Oregon, in support of their new album's release, BDM had a hot dog eating contest on stage with five members of the crowd. The winner had to choose between $75 credit at the merchandise table, or a mystery box. He chose the merchandise , and they opened the box to see what was inside. It was more hot dogs.

*Only during the month of January 2008, Metal Blade Records released the video of "What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse" from Nocturnal to the Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360.


Demos and EPs

*"What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse" − Demo (2001)
*"A Cold-Blooded Epitaph" − EP (2002)
*"Demo 2002" - Demo (2002)

tudio albums

*"Unhallowed" (2003)
*"Miasma" (2005)
*"Nocturnal" (2007)


*"Funeral Thirst"
*"A Vulgar Picture"
*"Statutory Ape"
*"What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse"
*"Everything Went Black"


Current members

* Trevor Strnad − vocals
* Brian Eschbachguitar, vocals
* John Kempainenguitar, vocals
* Ryan "Bart" Williams − bass guitar
* Shannon Lucasdrums

Former members

* David Lock − bass guitar ("A Cold Blooded Epitaph", "Miasma", current guitarist of [ Supercontinent] )
* Zach Gibson − drums ("Miasma" and live shows)
* Tony Laureano − drums (Stand-In for Japanese shows)
* Jon Deering − guitar (Demo, "A Cold Blooded Epitaph")
* Sean Gauvreau − bass guitar (demo)
* Mike Schepman − bass guitar (Stand-In for first show)
* Cory Grady − drums (demo- "Unhallowed, current drummer for [ Premonitions of War] )
* Pierre Langlois − drums (Stand-In)
* Kevin Talley − drums (multiple live shows as a fill in, current drummer of DÅÅTH)


External links

* [ TBDM] at MySpace
* [ The Official TBDM Merch Store]
* [ TBDM] at Metal Blade Records
* [ TBDM] 's 2nd page at Metal Blade Records
* [ TBDM] at Encyclopaedia Metallum
* [ Interview with Trevor Strnad]
* [ TBDM] at Purevolume
* [ Interview with TBDM] Interview with TBDM (French) on

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