On the Front Line: Meshuggah & The Black Dahlia Murder at Hammerstein Ballroom, May 16, 2019

There is something special about that Hammerstein Ballroom that forever associates it with New York City. It’s cavernous and gorgeous when empty, but becomes a very different place when the lights are low and the crowds roll in. And when the pit opens up, the floor rumbles like a 1 train thundering down the tracks.… Continue reading On the Front Line: Meshuggah & The Black Dahlia Murder at Hammerstein Ballroom, May 16, 2019

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “Phylactery” Playthrough by Parius

AltCtrlToob is proud to present the “Phylactery” Playthrough by Philadelphia’s Parius!  Say that ten times fast and the next beer’s on us…. Seriously though, this Pennsylvania prog-death outfit is making waves with their upcoming release The Eldritch Realm.  Combine the snarl of Black Dahlia with the melodicism and dynamics of Obscura, and you have this immediately appealing… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “Phylactery” Playthrough by Parius

The Black Dahlia Murder and Me: A Conversational Review of Nightbringers and ALBUM GIVEAWAY

What can I say about Black Dahlia?  Hearing Unhallowed for the first time around 2005 or 2006 gave me a whole new perspective on music.  I kept that album in regular rotation for many years, as well as their third album Nocturnal.  My now-ex husband and I even joked about playing “Closed Casket Requiem” at… Continue reading The Black Dahlia Murder and Me: A Conversational Review of Nightbringers and ALBUM GIVEAWAY

Album Review: The Black Dahlia Murder’s Abysmal (Metal Blade)

With new releases from Between the Buried and Me and Cattle Decapitation, 2015 has been quite a stellar year for Metal Blade Records. As the final months of the year roll around, The Black Dahlia Murder returns to the frontline with Abysmal to round out the impressive Metal Blade catalog. Beginning with 2011’s opus, Ritual,… Continue reading Album Review: The Black Dahlia Murder’s Abysmal (Metal Blade)