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The Black Dahlia Murder

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Michigan, United States (2000 – present)

The Black Dahlia Murder are a band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2000. Their band name is derived from the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as; Black Dahlia, Black Dahlia Murder or BDM.

Current Line-Up:
Trevor Strnad – lead vocals (2000–present)
Brian Eschbach – guitar, (2001–present)
Ryan Knight – guitar (2008–present) (ex-Arsis)
Ryan Williams – bass guitar (2005–present)
Shannon Lucas – drums, percussion (2007–present) (ex-All That Remains)

The Black Dahlia Murder gained their final band line-up in January 2001 and released their first demo entitled What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse, and a four-track EP, A Cold-Blooded Epitaph, the latter of which the group released on its own Lovelost Records. After appearing in concerts such as the Milwaukee Metal Fest, The Black Dahlia Murder signed to Metal Blade Records in 2003.

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, replacing former bassist David Lock. Frontman Trevor Strnad said that Lock was fired for incompetency. Williams was one of two engineers (the other being Walls of Jericho’s Mike Hasty) on the band’s first full-length album, Unhallowed.

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  • The5thcolum

    definitely snag Miasma, it's a solid album. Honestly it's probably my favorite record of theirs still. Nocturnal is decent. It was good enough to get me into the band when it first came out, but their later works are really what made them awesome

    5 hours ago Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Now I have Everblack. Terrific record!

    31 Aug 7:24pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Are the first records by TBDM worth getting? I have Ritual, Nocturnal and Deflorate so far.

    31 Aug 6:37pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    @kommtaus i agree miasma is the best

    26 Aug 3:59pm Reply
  • AtomicoNuclear

    ritual ritual ritual *-*!!!

    25 Aug 8:37pm Reply
  • LawLieTicp

    I love how I visit this shoutbox once every couple months, and the deathcore/melodeath argument NEVER ends... [2]

    14 Aug 1:52pm Reply
  • Bangrunner

    http://www.lastfm.pl/tag/brutal%20melodic%20death%20metal

    13 Aug 5:11pm Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    I love how I visit this shoutbox once every couple months, and the deathcore/melodeath argument NEVER ends...

    11 Aug 6:56am Reply
  • bobo9390

    I love deathcore and this band is definitely not deathcore.

    7 Aug 4:33am Reply
  • buriedbyme

    For TBDM FANS Check out Scorched By The Flaming Goat. Death Metal From Santiago de Chile. www.fb.com/sbtfgofficial And our new single. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_X32Ml4NmI

    2 Aug 10:28pm Reply
  • sunjay140

    I like how the similar artist sound nothing like The Black Dahlia Murder.

    23 Jul 10:20pm Reply
  • Hatekicks

    Единственная нормальная деткор группа

    22 Jul 9:59pm Reply
  • Kommtaus

    Miasma is a work of art! Them lyrics! *.*

    19 Jul 12:46am Reply
  • p2Trix

    Sorry. It's really hard for me to listen this band, vocal hurts my ears becouse its core as fck

    17 Jul 5:15pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    "Great melodic death metal straight from the USA. I was only into classic stuff from Sweden, like At the Gates, In Flames, A Canorous Quintet, Dark Tranquility, Eucharist, Gates of Ishtar, Ceremonial Oath, etc. Looks like people are always confusing themselves, thinking that they are a "-core" band. I think it is because they sound modern, but surely they aren't." This is actually true. they have far more in common with At the Gates than shit like Suicide Silence.

    12 Jul 9:00pm Reply
  • nikphuckerideo

    it's more a question of "I want to listen to this band so they can't be deathcore anymore", the band said they're mdm but at the same time just look at their pictures, there's no escape. Anyway, the music is good fucking tr00s

    8 Jul 2:24pm Reply
  • buttheadstorm

    As much as I love their later material, I still think Unhallowed may be their best album

    28 Jun 11:13pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    Deflorate fuck yeah!

    23 Jun 4:49pm Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    Great melodic death metal straight from the USA. I was only into classic stuff from Sweden, like At the Gates, In Flames, A Canorous Quintet, Dark Tranquility, Eucharist, Gates of Ishtar, Ceremonial Oath, etc. Looks like people are always confusing themselves, thinking that they are a "-core" band. I think it is because they sound modern, but surely they aren't.

    14 Jun 5:57pm Reply
  • parmahn

    So who's seen Fool 'Em All. It was enjoyable but it didn't touch on what actually happened at Warped, and especially in Europe much. I'm sure there was enough footage to add an extra 20-30 minutes onto the DVD that would have made it more worth it. The first DVD was more invasive I reckon.

    8 Jun 11:10pm Reply
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