THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announces North American Tour With Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, And Wormwitch


This fall, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark upon a North American trek in support of their upcoming album, Nightbringers, due out October 6th via Metal Blade Records. The tour will run from October 6th through November 11th with a stop at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th. Support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select dates. The journey follows THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER‘s co-headlining jaunt on The Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus, currently underway. Summer Slaughter sees THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER performing Nocturnal in its entirety in honor of the album’s ten-year anniversary. See below for remaining dates.

For a first preview of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER‘s eighth full-length, Nightbringers, a video for the title track can be viewed at: where the album can be preordered in various formats.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, Lorna Shore:
8/23/2017 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
8/25/2017 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
8/26/2017 Agora Theatre And Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
End Tour
w/ Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:
10/06/2017 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/07/2017 Revolution – Lowell, MA
10/08/2017 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/10/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
10/11/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
10/12/2017 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/13/2017 One Center Square – Easton, PA
10/14/2017 The Chameleon – Lancaster, PA
10/16/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/17/2017 Bronson Center – Ottawa, ON
10/18/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/20/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/21/2017 Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN
10/22/2017 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO
10/23/2017 The Slowdown – Omaha, NE
10/25/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
10/26/2017 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
10/27/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK
10/28/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
10/29/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB
10/31/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Exhumed
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Exhumed
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV w/ Exhumed
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ Exhumed #
11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA w/ Exhumed # **
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Exhumed
11/07/2017 Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV
11/09/2017 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/10/2017 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
11/11/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY
# = No Suffocation
* = No Necrot, Wormwitch

Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER prefers to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach, who cofounded the band with frontman Trevor Strnad in 2001, and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album’s title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER‘s output since the very beginning. “Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me,” Strnad explains. “We are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld – such as marriage and monogamy – came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It’s ‘being-the-villain music,’ because we’re the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it’s for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and ‘Kings Of The Nightworld’ are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle.”