The Murder Black Dahlia ( BDM ) is an American metal band from Waterford, Michigan. The group's name is inspired by the unresolved murder of a young American actress, Elizabeth Short, nicknamed The Black Dahlia, in 1947. The group consists of singer Trevor Strnad, guitarists Brian Eschbach and Ryan Knight, drummer Alan Cassidy, and bassist Max Lavelle. Of their six studio albums, the last five have reached the Billboard 200, including the last, which started at 32> place.
The Black Dahlia Murder since its inception at the end of 2000, changes his training until January 2001. The group released a demo entitled What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse , and a four-track EP, A Cold-Blooded Epitaph , released on the label Lovelost Records. After appearing at concerts such as Milwaukee Metal Fest, The Black Dahlia Murder signed to Metal Blade Records in 2003>. Current bassist Ryan "Bart" Williams leaves his old band, Detroit's Today I Wait, to tour with Black Dahlia Murder. After touring with the band alongside Throwdown and European dates with Liar, they joined the band full-time, replacing bassist David Lock. Singer Trevor Strnad explains Lock's departure for incompetence>. Williams is one of two sound engineers (with Mike Hasty from Walls of Jericho) on the band's first studio album, Unhallowed .
The second album of the group, Miasma is marketed on August 12, 2005 and reached the 118> place of Billboard 200>. After the promotional tour for Miasma, drummer Zach Gibson leaves the band with Pierre Langlois. While Gibson joins Abigail Williams, Langlois leaves the group to find a better way of life, and the group ends up finding a replacement, the drummer of the band All That Remains, Shannon Lucas. The group participates in Ozzfest 2005.
Their third album, titled Nocturnal, was released on September 18, 2007. The album debuted at Billboard 200. The Black Dahlia Murder announces via MySpace their next promotional tour alongside Cannibal Corpse for their new album "Nocturnal" and to celebrate 25 years of Metal Blade Records label. They are joined by other members of the label including The Red Chord, Aeon, The Absence, and Goatwhore.