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The Black Dahlia Murder set to embark on headline tour this fall
Support to come from All Shall Perish & Cannabis Corpse

Agoura Hills, CA – August 10th, 2011 – Detroit’s melodic death metal outfit THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, who are currently headlining the Summer Slaughter Tour in support of their new album Ritual, will be back on the road this fall on a headline run that sees the band hitting cities not reached on their current tour. Support on the fall tour comes from Oakland, California’s All Shall Perish-currently on The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival - and Richmond, Virginia’s Cannabis Corpse.

RITUAL 2011 North American Tour featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ All Shall Perish & Cannabis Corpse
10/06 Columbus, OH The Bluestone (scaled)
10/07 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
10/08 TBD
10/09 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
10/10 Providence, RI The Met
10/11 TBD
10/13 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10/14 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
10/15 TBD
10/17 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
10/18 TBD
10/19 Lubbock, TX Jakes
10/20 El Paso, TX Club 101
10/21 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
10/22 Tucson, AZ The Rock
10/23 Farmington, NM Top Deck
10/25 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
10/26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
10/27 Des Moines, IA The Wheelhouse
10/28 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
10/30 Lansing, MI The Loft

Released on June 21 via Metal Blade Records, Ritual is a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. Guitarist Ryan Knight has delivered truly searing leads that will without a doubt daze and lay waste the ears of both loyal Black Dahlia diehards and burgeoning fans alike.

In its first week of release Ritual landed at the #29 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Album, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and #9 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. The record entered the UK's Rock & Metal Chart at #20 and #38 in the Indie Chart making Ritual the band's strongest first week release in the UK. In Germany, Ritual entered the German Media Control "Newcomer" charts at #15 and is in the official Media Market charts at #93. In addition, Ritual came in at #32 on Canada's Top 200 Chart, #5 on the Independent Charts and #4 on the Hard Charts.

"surprisingly dynamic…impressive…a creative rebirth for this talented band." Decibel Magazine

"an inexhaustible bout of melodic death metal that juggles more influences than most bands can name and balances effortlessly somewhere between Pantera, Suffocation, and Darkane." Revolver Magazine

"hands down one of the most vicious slabs of metal we’ll get this year." MetalSucks.net

"epic power throughout…a real statement" 4.5/5 stars, Alternative Press Magazine

Keep up to date with The Black Dahlia Murder at the following locations:
http://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
http://www.twitter.com/bdmmetal
http://www.youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv
http://www.myspace.com/blackdahliamurder

http://www.allshallperish.com/
http://www.facebook.com/allshallperish
http://cannabiscorpse.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cannabis-Corpse-Official/104903899597371


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