THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Perform Entire 'Unhallowed' Album; Band Announces Split With RYAN KNIGHT
February 8, 2016
After releasing their new album, "Abysmal", last year and headlining both part I and part II of the massive IndieMerch Tour, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has announced another headlining trek — this time taking the show back to their roots. With FALLUJAH and DISENTOMB as support, the band plans to play its first full-length album, "Unhallowed" (2003),in its entirety during the run, performing at intimate venues across the U.S. that haven't seen THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER since the debut was released.
Trevor Strnad (vocals) comments: "We are very excited to unleash this absolutely crushing line-up upon you all and to play the much-requested 'Unhallowed' album in its entirety. The songs are sounding better than ever before, and we can't wait for you to feast your ears on our debut album as it was meant to be heard. We will also be playing some bangers from our new album, 'Abysmal', and the rest of the catalog... Come out and bring your friends!"
Brandon Ellis will join THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on the road as the band's touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably parted ways with the group. In regards to his departure, Knight comments: "After nearly seven years with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, I feel the time has come for me to step down and focus on other aspects of my life. The decision to leave was very difficult, yet necessary I feel for me to ultimately be happy and keep moving forward. I feel very lucky to have had the best band-mates/crew (past and present) to traverse the world, guzzle beers, and bring the rock with every night...Thank you guys.”
Trevor Strnad (vocals) adds: "When Ryan first joined the band, he drove from the hospital where his first child had just been born to begin practicing and writing with us, on the eve of the recording of our 'Deflorate' album. In his years with the band, he made a lot of sacrifices to be with us and uphold our insanely demanding touring and recording schedule...He always gave us 100 percent, and for that I thank him. He is an incredible musician and creative force... It was exciting to make new material with him, and his wealth of knowledge has left its stamp on the band's music forever. I always knew that his time in the band would be limited, and it has now come time for him to go home and be with his family. Ryan, being the stand-up dude that he is, told us of his plans to leave the band more than a year ago, and with heavy hearts we began to plan for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's future. We admire that Ryan went to such lengths to make his departure as easy on the band as possible, even going as far as to help us find a talented leadsman in Brandon Ellis — who has been lending us his tremendous guitar skills on the current THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour... Knight is one of my best friends and I wish him the best in everything he does. He will always have a place here in the THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER family. I look back at our time together with nothing but gratitude."
Apr. 8 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody's Music Room Apr. 09 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street Apr. 10 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ Apr. 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft Apr. 13 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (Side Room) Apr. 14 - Amityville, NY - Amity Music Hall Apr. 15 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium **New England Metal & Hardcore Fest** Apr. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory Apr. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - The Voltage Lounge Apr. 18 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's Live Apr. 19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 Apr. 20 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero Apr. 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Apr. 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits Apr. 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social Apr. 24 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive Apr. 26 - Tallahassee, FL - 926 Lounge (formally Pug's) Apr. 27 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco Apr. 28 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Apr. 29 - Houston, TX - Eastdown Apr. 30 - Austin, TX - Mohawk May 01 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Sports Cafe May 03 - Albuquerque, NM - Blu Phoenix Venue May 04 - Tucson, AZ - Club XS May 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge May 06 - Las Vegas, NV - Divebar May 07 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction May 08 - Glendale, CA - The Complex May 09 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza May 10 - Fresno, CA - Strummers May 11 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar Music Hall May 12 - Sacramento, CA - Boardwalk May 13 - Portland, OR - The Analog Cafe and Theatre May 14 - Spokane, WA - The Big Dipper May 15 - Boise, ID - Mardi Gras May 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court May 18 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theatre May 20 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District May 21 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews May 22 - Madison, WI - Frequency May 23 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen May 24 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar May 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater May 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme May 27 - Kent, OH - The Outpost May 28 - Howell, MI - Bled Fest