The Black Dahlia Murder

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About The Black Dahlia Murder

Detroit's Black Dahlia Murder, named for the infamous 1947 slaying of Elizabeth Short, aka the Black Dahlia, specializes in blackened Scandinavian-style death metal replete with blastbeats, guttural vocals, and blindingly fast guitar chops. Emerging in 2002, the band issued their debut LP, Unhallowed, to acclaim in the metal press one year later. 2007's Deflorate placed high on the U.S. album chart, and over the next 18 months, Black Dahlia Murder became a mainstay on festival stages across the United States and Europe. 2010's Ritual proved a crucible that precipitated lineup changes and became their highest-charting effort, while 2013's equally celebrated Everblack debuted at number 32 on the Billboard 200. 2015's dynamic Abysmal and 2017's taut and economical Nightbringers showcased a band in complete control of its artistic vision, delivering non-stop onslaughts of aggression, hooks, and melodic leads, while 2020's Verminous found the sweet spot between the group's old-school and progressive tendencies. On May 11, 2022, the band announced the untimely death of lead vocalist and co-founder Trevor Strnad.

Waterford, MI, United States of America
January 2001

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