Posts Tagged ‘The Black Dahlia Murder’

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR, presented by the upcoming film American Satan, is pleased to announce the full lineup of bands and dates for this summer’s particularly heavy edition of the long running tour now in its 11th year. Headlining the most extreme tour of the summer is Michigan’s very own melodic death metal monsters The Black Dahlia Murder who will release their new untitled album in fall 2017 via Metal Blade Records and will be playing their album Nocturnal in its entirety in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release. Joining TBDM as co-headliners is Maryland death metal trio Dying Fetus whose new album Wrong One to Fuck With comes out on June 23 via Relapse Records. Rounding out the rest of the lineup are The Faceless, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, Origin, Rings of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs, Lorna Shore, and more acts to be announced. Tickets and VIP Packages for THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2017 are available for purchase HERE. View the complete list of dates inside! (more…)

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The Black Dahlia Murder have returned with the much-anticipated, new full-length album Abysmal, which is now officially set for a September 18th release. This vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks. The group kicks off a tour of Australia next week with Psycroptic and Colossvs, so be sure to head over to facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial for all tour dates and look for brand new music to surface in the coming weeks. (more…)

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Carnifex, 2014

I’m not sure there’s any clear way to prepare listeners for the pure aural assault that awaits on Carnifex’s terrifyingly good new album, Die Without Hope (March 4, 2014, Nuclear Blast) (review), but we recently got the inside scoop from vocalist Scott Lewis on the making of the record and the circumstances surrounding the band in the past two years. Calling in from the band’s hometown of San Diego, Calif., Lewis said there was a point when the band’s future was “uncertain.” He said the band had become financially challenged, bringing home as little as $3,000″for an entire year of live shows, mostly due to a “bad record deal.” But now, armed with a new guitarist, new album and new label, Carnifex is a name metal fans should be seeing and hearing a lot of once again. (more…)

The Black Dahlia Murder prepare for a "Ritual"

The Black Dahlia Murder prepare for a “Ritual”

I knew little about The Black Dahlia Murder until 2007’s Noctural and 2009’s Deflorate, but after hearing those albums with their unpredictable nature and deadly combination of intricate playing and all-out evil, I started to get on board. I became a fan after seeing them on 2009’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festvial. It wasn’t long before that tour that guitarist Ryan Knight joined the band and seemed to have a huge impact on the writing and style, making the music more focused and cohesive without sacrificing extremity. (more…)

BDM-deflorateI’m not a musician, but I take great pride in having a good ear for music. I’m way into extreme metal, but The Black Dahlia Murder is a band I could never really fully get into. The frantic and chaotic musical landscape they had laid out on previous albums was almost too much to take in—music for the A.D.D. generation that makes us slightly older guys’ heads spin. I gradually started to take to them with their last release, Nocturnal. And now, more than ever, after witnessing them at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and conducting an entertaining interview with guitarist Brian Eschbach, I am more than willing to give them a chance. After all, it’s what all the cool metal kids are listening to these days, right? (more…)

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)