The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia. The band currently comprises lead vocalist Trevor Strnad, rhythm guitarist Brian Eschbach, bassist Max Lavelle, drummer Alan Cassidy, and lead guitarist Brandon Ellis. Out of the eight studio albums they have released to date, the last seven have charted on the .
Ritual is the fifth studio album by American melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. It was released on June 17 in Europe and on June 21 in North America via Metal Blade Records. It is the band's last record to feature Ryan "Bart" Williams on bass and Shannon Lucas on drums. The album sold 12,960 copies in the United States in its first week of release and debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard 200. The album has sold 51,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.
With their fifth studio album, the Black Dahlia Murder return to working with producer Mark Lewis who lent his studio wizardry to the band’s previous album, 2009’s Deflorate. In the aptly titled On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood, his pained guttural growls sound as if he’s about to upchuck his vital organs.
The Michigan five-piece are at it again, it’s still The Black Dahlia Murder as listeners can expect but there is something different here in ‘Ritual’s’ overall design. Essentially this is an album that shows the bands consistent approach to their music without becoming too much of the same thing.
Ritual by The Black Dahlia Murder, released 21 June 2011 1. A Shrine to Madness 2. Moonlight Equilibrium 3. On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood 4. Conspiring With the Damned 5. The Window 6. Carbonized in Cruciform 7. Den of the Picquerist 8. Malenchanments of the Necrosphere 9. The Grave Robber's Work 10. The Raven 11. Great Burning Nullifier 12. Blood in the In. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
ARTIST: The Black Dahlia Murder ALBUM: Ritual RELEASE DATE: 20/06/11. Metal Blade Europe lbladeurope.