The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 1-20-23

Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #metalnews #interviews #newmusicfriday #vinylcollector #metalmerch #musicnews #metalnews #rocknews

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces “The Verminous Remnant Tour” with Terror, Frozen Soul, Fuming Mouth, and Phobophilic


The Black Dahlia Murder will return to the stage this Spring on “The Verminous Remnant Tour.” The band’s first trek following the tragic death of frontman Trevor Strnad will mark the close of the Verminous touring cycle and introduce a reformed lineup consisting of remaining and returning members of the band. The journey will commence on April 14th with an appearance at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and run through May 26th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Support will be provided by Terror, Frozen Soul, Fuming Mouth, and Phobophilic. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 20th at 10:00 am local time. See all confirmed dates below.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Pouredcast 111: What Bands are on “The Mount Rushmore of Death Metal” – Top 4 Ranked!


We end the year on a chaser episode. Who are the Big Four of Death Metal? If Death Metal had a Mount Rushmore, what bands would be on it? Nik and Keefy rank the best Death Metal bands of all time, checking down from a list of about 30 bands!



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Watch The Black Dahlia Murder Perform Their First Show with Their New Lineup at The Trevor Strnad Tribute Show


The Black Dahlia Murder performed their first show since the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad on May 11th, 2022. The show was a hometown celebration of life for Trevor and tribute to his memory, at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit. The concert marked the debut of founding member Brian Eschbach as vocalist and the return of guitarist Ryan Knight. Support for the show came from Darkest Hour and Plague Years. Watch the full set here;Continue reading

Suicidal Tendencies, The Black Dahlia Murder, EyeHateGod, Incantation, Mizmor, Fuming Mouth and More are Booked for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Philly 2023


Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly has announced its flagship event for 2023, taking place once again at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. Taking place April 14-15, 2023, co-headlining the festival are Suicidal Tendencies (performing a special 40th anniversary set of the S/T album + hits) and the return of The Black Dahlia Murder. Joining them will be EyeHateGod, Incantation, Mizmor, Frozen Soul, All Out War, Undeath, and more! Tickets go on sale this Friday October 21st, 2022.

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The Black Dahlia Murder to Release “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza”


The Black Dahlia Murder will release “Yule ‘Em All: A Holiday Variety Extravaganza!” The holiday special will be available on DVD Digipak, and digital/streaming on November 11th, 2022. Originally set for release in July of 2022, before the heartbreaking and untimely death of beloved frontman Trevor Strnad, you can now watch a trailer with a sample of the holiday madness, right here:

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CONCERT REVIEW: In Flames – Fit For An Autopsy – Orbit Culture – Vended Live at The Crofoot

A hint of that classic autumn smell floated in on a slight breeze last Monday evening as Michigan metalheads gathered in Pontiac to catch the Melodic Death Metal veterans, In Flames. The Crofoot is an entertainment complex located in Detroit’s most northern suburb and is considered a local treasure. Home to three acclaimed music venues, the historic building was an ideal spot to host Gothenburg’s finest and their openers. In Flames has recently re-signed with Nuclear Blast and is getting ready to release their fourteenth full-length album, Foregone (Nuclear Blast) in 2023. To celebrate their new chapter, these Swedish guys brought on their tour the blossoming bands Vended, Orbit Culture, and Fit For An Autopsy. Their excellent choices in support set them up for memorable evenings full of metal mayhem.

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The Top Ten Stories at Ghost Cult This Week

In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week here at Ghost Cult! We went to 12, because fuck it, it’s our list! This week we have new reviews from The Mars Volta, Behemoth, and The Devil Wears Prada, an interview with Mike of TDWP, new album news from In flames, concert reviews from Ghost and Oceano, Part 2 of our Bloodstock Festival 2022 coverage, the new plans for The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegeaon welcomes back a vocalist, a potential farewell show from an influential band, and the tragic loss of a member of the metal family.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Trevor Strnad’s Memorial Held In Detroit



A memorial for The Black Dahlia Murder’s late frontman and metal ambassador Trevor Strnad, was held on Saturday, July 30 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Trevor passed away on May 11th, 2022. The private event was attended by friends, family members, and music industry colleagues of Trevor’s including Brian Slagel and Michael Faley of Metal Blade Records, and Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner. All three posted to social media to mark the occassion. You can read our tribute to him here, and there is still time to purchase a Trevor tribute/charity shirt from Nightshift Merch at the link in the post below.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Releases a Charity Tribute Shirt to Trevor Strnad

Six weeks after the passing of their iconic frontman Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder has released a charity tribute shirt worldwide. All proceeds will help his family cover expenses incurred by Trevor’s death and benefit the Common Ground Resource & Crisis Center. There has been an ongoing outpouring of love and tributes to Trevor from bands, fans, and friends. Please consider picking up this shirt and show your love for one of the best dudes ever to live, as well as a great artist.

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