ABIOTIC – Ikigai

As we say goodbye to 2020 which was one of the hardest times in history, that didn’t stop the music scene for creating such wonderful albums to enjoy on our spare time. That being said, I like to present to you not only my first official album review for 2021, but a band who I’m extremely excited to see a huge return being Florida’s Abiotic and their first full-length in over six years with 2021’s The Artisan Era release of […]



It’s hard to believe Michigan’s melodic death metal masters The Black Dahlia Murder have been around for almost two decades into their career and are truly one of the hardest working bands in the extreme metal world. As someone who’s followed them since the days of Nocturnal, I have enjoyed every album they’ve made and became my favorite band in the world of death metal. Three years later, we have the brand new album titled Verminous as the follow-up to […]


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce Their Ninth Album

After being delayed, and a week or so of teases, death metal heavyweights The Black Dahlia Murder have announced their ninth studio album, “Verminous”. The band has released the title track as the first single, which just went live on streaming platforms. The title track of the album is as follows: 1. Verminous 2. Godlessly 3. Removal of the Oaken Stake 4. Child of Night 5. Sunless Empire 6. The Leather Apron’s Scorn 7. How Very Dead 8. The Wereworm’s […]


TESTAMENT Reveal North American Tour

Thrash metal heavyweights Testament just announced their new album, “Titans of Creation,” is coming in April. Today the band revealed a North American tour happening around the same time. Support will come from The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, and Meshiaak. Dates are as follows: 4/20/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren 4/21/20 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey 4/23/20 Houston, TX – House of Blues 4/24/20 Dallas, TX – House of Blues 4/25/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom 4/26/20 […]


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Release New Album In April

According to a new interview with frontman Trevor Strnad, the new The Black Dahlia Murder album is due out in April. Strnad sat down with Pure Grain Audio to confirm the new album window, as well as a new single release happening in early February. In the interview, Strnad also explains that the reason for the long break between albums (three years, instead of the usual two) is that the band kept getting invited to do new tours, and could […]


INSOMNIUM Announce New Album & European Tour

Melodic death metal heavyweights Insomnium have announced both a new album and European headlining tour. Details on the album are sparse, with just a release date, October 4th, known. In November, the band will be touring Europe in support of the album, with The Black Dahlia Murder and Stam1na as support. Dates are as follows: 12.11.2019 (FR) PARIS / Alhambra 13.11.2019 (FR) BORDEAUX / Barbey 14.11.2019 (ES) BARCELONA / Razzmatazz 2 15.11.2019 (ES) BILBAO / Santana 27 16.11.2019 (ES) MADRID […]


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce United States Tour, Ensemble Cast of Opening Bands

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a string of dates in the United States, and includes a whole host of bands playing certain dates of the run. The melodic death metal titans will bring Skeletal Remains and Gost for the whole tour, and Power Trip, Khemmis, Midnight, Pig Destroyer, Ghoul, Havok and Devourment (yes, all of those bands) playing certain dates. Dates, and bands playing those dates, are below: 11/24/2018 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH w/ Gost, Skeletal Remains 11/26/2018 Gabe’s […]


All Guests Revealed For The Upcoming METAL ALLEGIANCE Album “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”

Did you catch Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy & David Ellefson talk about all the guests on the upcoming Metal Allegiance album “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”?? Guests include Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, John Bush of Armored Saint, Bobby “BLITZ” Ellsworth of Overkill, Mark Tornillo of ACCEPT, Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Joe Satriani, Floor Jansen of Nightwish, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth and the return of Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, […]



LIVE AT THE CABOOZE in Minneapolis, MN | July 13, 2018 Easily being one of the most anticipated tours of the summer, The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel teamed up with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aversions Crown, and Shadow of Intent to tour North America. I had the pleasure of attending the final show of the run, and it was an absolute blast. Shadow of Intent opened the show, and for forming as a studio only project, they certainly know how to […]