Origin: Detroit, MI, USA
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Black Dahlia Murder  


Named for a famous murder case in the 1940's, The Black Dahlia Murder is one of the leading bands in the American branch of melodic death metal, adopting the style first pioneered by luminaries such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, and At The Gates, highlighted by the versatile vocals of Trevor Strnad. They've recorded for Metal Blade steadily since their debut album (Unhallowed) in 2003 and are one of the label's more succesful acts in recent years.

Current Members

Trevor Strnad

vocals

Brian Eschbach

guitars

Ryan Knight

guitars (Arsis)

Max Lavelle

bass (Despised Icon)

Alan Cassidy

drums

Former Members/Guests

John Deering

guitars

John Kempainen

guitars

David Lock

bass

Bart Williams

bass

Cory Grady

drums

Zach Gibson

drums (Abigail Williams)

Shannon Lucas

drums (All That Remains)


Discography



(MCD) A Cold Blooded Epitaph 
2002
  1. The Blackest Incarnation
  2. Closed Casket Requiem
  3. Burning The Hive
  4. ...
  • Trevor Strnad
  • John Deering
  • Brian Eschbach
  • David Lock
  • Cory Grady




Unhallowed 
2003 Metal Blade
  1. Unhallowed
  2. Funeral Thirst
  3. Elder Misanthropy
  4. Contagion
  5. When The Last Grave Has Emptied
  6. Thy Horror Cosmic
  7. The Blackest Incarnation
  8. Hymn For The Wretched
  9. Closed Casket Requiem
  10. Apex
  • Trevor Strnad
  • John Kempainen
  • Brian Eschbach
  • David Lock
  • Cory Grady




Miasma 
2005 Metal Blade
  1. Built For Sin
  2. I'm Charming
  3. Flies
  4. Statutory Ape
  5. Vulgar Picture
  6. Novelty Crosses
  7. Dave Goes to Hollywood
  8. Miscarriage
  9. Spite Suicide
  10. Miasma
  • Trevor Strnad
  • John Kempainen
  • Brian Eschbach
  • David Lock
  • Zach Gibson




Nocturnal 
2007 Metal Blade
  1. Everything Went Black
  2. What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
  3. Virally Yours
  4. I Worship Only What You Bleed
  5. Nocturnal
  6. Deathmask Divine
  7. Of Darkness Spawned
  8. Climactic Degradation
  9. To a Breathless Oblivion
  10. Warborn
  • Trevor Strnad
  • John Kempainen
  • Brian Eschbach
  • Bart Williams
  • Shannon Lucas




Majesty 
2009 Metal Blade




Deflorate 
2009 Metal Blade
  1. Black Valor
  2. Necropolis
  3. A Selection Unnatural
  4. Denounced, Disgraced
  5. Christ Deformed
  6. Death Panorama
  7. Throne Of Lunacy
  8. Eyes Of Thousand
  9. That Which Erodes The Most Tender
  10. I Will Return
  • Trevor Strnad
  • John Kempainen
  • Brian Eschbach
  • Bart Williams
  • Shannon Lucas




Ritual 
2011 Metal Blade
  1. A Shrine to Madness
  2. Moonlight Equilibrium
  3. On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood
  4. Conspiring with the Damned
  5. The Window
  6. Carbonized in Cruciform
  7. Den of the Picquerist
  8. Malenchanments of the Necrosphere
  9. The Grave Robber's Work
  10. The Raven
  11. Great Burning Nullifier
  12. Blood in the Ink
  • Trevor Strnad
  • Brian Eschbach
  • Ryan Knight
  • Bart Williams
  • Shannon Lucas




Everblack 
2013 Metal Blade
  1. In Hell Is Where She Waits for Me
  2. Goat of Departure
  3. Into the Everblack
  4. Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn
  5. Phantom Limb Masturbation
  6. Control
  7. Blood Mine
  8. Every Rope a Noose
  9. Their Beloved Absentee
  10. Map of Scars
  • Trevor Strnad
  • Brian Eschbach
  • Ryan Knight
  • Max Lavelle
  • Alan Cassidy




Fool 'Em All 
2014 Metal Blade


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