Mike of “Robb’s Metalworks” conducted an interview with Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER when the band played at Backstage Live in San Antonio, Texas on August 20, 2011 as part of the “Summer Slaughter” tour. You can now watch the chat below.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will embark on its first headlining tour of 2012 in March. Support on the trek will come from NILE, SKELETONWITCH and HOUR OF PENANCE. The tour kicks off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Intersection and wraps on April 20 in Worcester, Massachusetts at the New England Metal Hardcore Festival.
“Ritual”, the latest studio album from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, sold 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Deflorate”, opened with around 12,000 units to enter the chart at No. 43.
Released on June 21 via Metal Blade Records, “Ritual” is a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. Guitarist Ryan Knight has delivered truly searing leads that will without a doubt daze and lay waste the ears of both loyal BLACK DAHLIA diehards and burgeoning fans alike. Music for “Ritual” was recorded in early 2011 in Detroit, Michigan, with Mark Lewis (DEICIDE, UNEARTH) and the band producing. The vocal-recording sessions and mixing took place at Audiohammer in Sanford, Florida with Jason Suecof (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, ALL THAT REMAINS) at the helm.