IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder (1981-2022)


I’m not going to start this write-up and pretend like I have a solution for grief or that I’ve made peace with the fact that Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder is no longer with us. As of this writing, it’s been nearly a week since his passing and frankly, I’m still trying to process that. Telling myself that it can’t be true since I’ve seen Strnad and his bandmates have seemingly all the fun onstage at least seven times.

In time I’ll accept what has occurred. But let’s take a look back.

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CONCERT REVIEW: The Bay Strikes Back Tour: Testament – Exodus – Death Angel live at Newport Music Hall.


The Bay Strikes Back Tour – Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel – brought a massive dose of thrash to the edge of the Ohio State University campus on Wednesday night with their stop at the Newport Music Hall. The tour celebrates the origins of thrash metal stretching back to the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is incredible that these three bands are still standing on the stage and belting out their music for long-time and new fans alike.

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Parkway Drive Has Canceled Their Upcoming Tour with Hatebreed and The Black Dahlia Murder


Australian Metalcore leaders Parkway Drive have canceled their upcoming North American tour. The tour featuring support from Hatebreed and The Black Dahlia Murder, was scheduled to kick off on May 8th in Baltimore, Maryland and include appearances at the Welcome To Rockville and So What festivals. Parkway Drive issued a statement citing burnout. Their fall tour of Europe is still planned.Continue reading


Parkway Drive Books a Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed, and Stick To Your Guns


Parkway Drive has booked their return headline dates in the USA! The tour will feature direct support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed, and Stick To Your Guns! Best of all the band is bringing their legendary full concert staging, with full pyro to the US for the first time ever. The tour kicks off in Baltimore this May and ends in San Francisco. Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am local time at the link below.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Postpones Their Upcoming European Tour with Rings of Saturn and Viscera


The Black Dahlia Murder who just completed a tour of North America with no COVID-19 outbrakes has postponed their upcoming early 2022 headline tour and run of festivals of Europe due to COVID. The band shared a statement on social media to announce it to fans. Rings of Saturn and Viscera would have provided direct support. The band is hoping to rebook at a later date, so there is no info yet about refunds for fans.

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Undeath Streams Rare Track “Diemented Dissection”


Death Metal rising act Undeath has shared a new-ish track – “Diemented Dissection” via Decibel Magazine online. The track originally featured as part of Decibel’s Flexi Series. The track is the bands first new music since their 2020 debut full length – Lesions of a Different Kind (Prosthetic Records). The band, now a five-piece, kicks off their new tourdates this week accross North American tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex and Rivers of Nihil for September and October. Stream the track now!

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Rivers of Nihil Teases New Album and Shares Art for “The Work”


Enigmatic Progressive Death Metal Band Rivers of Nihil have teased a new album, music and music video. The one-minute teaser was shared to YouTube with album artwork popping up in other places such as social media and the Bandsintown app. The ominous shot of the band says “The Work” begins July 27th, apparently when a song/video will drop, like their new album, from Metal Blade Records. It remains to be confirmed if the “The Work” is the single title or album title. The teaser has some pretty dramatic intro music too. They shared a previous teaser a week ago which you can see below. The band will also participate in the Up From The Sewer Tour, headed up by The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, and Undeath.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Books a Headline Tour with After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, and Undeath


Legendary Melo-death band The Black Dahlia Murder will embark on a headline tour of North America as the first foray back to full-time touring. The tour features After The Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, and Undeath as openers. Dubbed “Up From The Sewer Tour 2021”, this will be the first trek in support of The Black Dahlia Murder’s critically acclaimed album, Verminous (review here), released in April 2020 via Metal Blade Records. Ticket presales are available at the two links below.

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GUEST POST: Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord, and Stomach Earth. You can buy Umbra Vitae’s debut album here.Continue reading


GUEST POST: Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord -Top Albums of the Year 2020


 

Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition, we have a list from Mike Mckenzie of Umbra Vitae, The Red Chord, and Stomach Earth. You can buy Umbra Vitae’s debut album here.Continue reading