Black Dahlia Murder Announces Spring Tour w/Fallujah & Disentomb

The Spring of 2016 is going to smolder now that the news about The Black Dahlia Murder’s new tour is making the rounds. The band is going to be hitting 45 different venues in the month and a half trek and as you will learn more about below, doing their full “Unhallowed” album as well. Check out the official Press Copy we received here at the Metal Command HQ and then I will close out with some additional thoughts.

Tour - Black Dahlia Murder - Spring 2016

The Press Release:
After releasing their new album, Abysmal, last year to critical acclaim and headlining both part I and part II of the massive IndieMerch Tour, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has announced another headlining trek – this time, taking the show back to their roots. With Fallujah and Disentomb as support, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER plans to play their first full-length, 2003’s Unhallowed, in its entirety, performing at intimate venues across the US that haven’t seen the band since their debut was released.

Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments: “We are very excited to unleash this absolutely crushing lineup upon you all and to play the much requested Unhallowed album in its entirety. The songs are sounding better than ever before, and we can’t wait for you to feast your ears on our debut album as it was meant to be heard. We will also be playing some bangers from our new album, Abysmal, and the rest of the catalog…Come out and bring your friends!”

In related news, Brandon Ellis will join THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on the road as the band’s touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably parted ways with the group. In regards to his departure, Knight comments: “After nearly seven years with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, I feel the time has come for me to step down and focus on other aspects of my life. The decision to leave was very difficult, yet necessary I feel for me to ultimately be happy and keep moving forward. I feel very lucky to have had the best band-mates/crew — past and present — to traverse the world, guzzle beers, and bring the rock with every night. Thank you, guys. I’d like to give a huge thank you to all our fans for being so cool to me over the years, and all the hardworking people over at Metal Blade Records for their support, and general badassery. In the meantime, I’ll still be teaching guitar, working on new music, and just getting pretty domestic in general. Thanks again!”

Strnad adds: “When Ryan first joined the band, he drove from the hospital where his first child had just been born to begin practicing and writing with us, on the eve of the recording of our Deflorate album. In his years with the band, he made a lot of sacrifices to be with us and uphold our insanely demanding touring and recording schedule. He always gave us one-hundred percent, and for that I thank him. He is an incredible musician and creative force. It was exciting to make new material with him, and his wealth of knowledge has left its stamp on the band’s music forever. I always knew that his time in the band would be limited, and it has now come time for him to go home and be with his family. Ryan, being the stand-up dude that he is, told us of his plans to leave the band more than a year ago, and with heavy hearts we began to plan for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s future. We admire that Ryan went to such lengths to make his departure as easy on the band as possible, even going as far as to help us find a talented leadsman in Brandon Ellis — who has been lending us his tremendous guitar skills on the current TBDM tour. Knight is one of my best friends and I wish him the best in everything he does. He will always have a place here in the TBDM family. I look back at our time together with nothing but gratitude.”

Tour Dates:
4/08/2016: Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH
4/09/2016: 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
4/10/2016: The Champ – Harrisburg, PA
4/11/2016: The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/13/2016; Higher Ground Side Room – Burlington, VT
4/14/2016: Amity Music Hall – Long Island, NY
4/15/2016: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/16/2016: Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
4/17/2016: The Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
4/18/2016: Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
4/19/2016: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
4/20/2016: Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
4/21/2016: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/22/2016: Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
4/23/2016: The Social – Orlando, FL
4/24/2016: High Dive – Gainesville, FL
4/26/2016: 926 Lounge – Tallahassee, FL
4/27/2016: Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
4/28/2016: Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
4/29/2016: Eastdown – Houston, TX
4/30/2016: Mohawk – Austin, TX
5/01/2016: Jakes – Lubbock, TX
5/03/2016: Phoenix Venue – Albuquerque, NM
5/04/2016: The Rock – Tucson, AZ
5/05/2016: Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
5/06/2016: Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
5/07/2016: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
5/08/2016: The Complex – Glendale, CA
5/09/2016: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
5/10/2016: Strummers – Fresno, CA
5/11/2016: Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
5/12/2016: Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
5/13/2016: Analog Theatre – Portland, OR
5/14/2016: The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
5/15/2016: The Shredder – Boise, ID
5/16/2016: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
5/18/2016: Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
5/20/2016: The District – Sioux Falls, SD
5/21/2016: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/22/2016: Frequency – Madison, WI
5/23/2016: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
5/24/2016: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/25/2016: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
5/27/2016: The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
5/28/2016: Bledfest – Howell, MI

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be touring in support of Abysmal, which was named one of the best albums of 2015 by Metal Sucks, Metal Injection and Metal Insider, among many others.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Speaking candidly I’ve never had a bad time at a BDM show based on the overall energy and ferocity that they put out on the stage. If you enjoy this kind of stuff, then you definitely want to be a part of this particular tour when it comes rolling through your town and as I’ve noted there are about 45 chances to do so. Some of the venues are close enough for you to follow the bands along for a couple of additional nights and get your maximum dose of Death Metal and you know Trevor would love to see you again and again. I’m also pretty stoked to see Mr. Ellis shredding that axe since he has been a player whose work I’ve enjoyed in bands like Arsis and several others for a few years now. Good luck with the new gig Brandon. Now I’ve only ever seen Fallujah once before and they are solid but I’ve not a second of background on Disentomb to offer thoughts on but if I get to the show in Brooklyn you can be rest assured I will solve that part of the larger musical puzzle. What do you readers think of this tour? As far as I can tell, your concert attendance finances are going to be kept in play on numerous occasions so best ask the boss for extra shift hours. Let me know your thoughts about this one in the comments section below.

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