Named for the infamous 1947 slaying of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, aka the Black Dahlia, sounds like they should live in Scandinavia, whence originates much of the frenetic brand of death and black metal that inspires them. Formed in January 2001, the group followed their six-song What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse demo with the four-track A Cold-Blooded Epitaph EP, which was released on their own Lovelost Records. With a number of acclaimed concerts appearances like the Milwaukee Metal Fest already under their belts, the group then signed with Metal Blade in 2003 and were soon recording their debut album, Unhallowed. 2005's Miasma and 2007's Nocturnal kept death metal as the group's foundation, though the band began exhibiting an increasingly melodic streak that came to fruition on 2009's brutal, but majestic Deflorate.
The Black Dahlia Murder is such a well-balanced brutal band. I saw them live and went nuts when this bad-ass gorilla started running around the stage during Statutory Ape
by MurderFlakes February 5, 2010
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A metalcore band from Detroit, Michigan with influences from hardcore, metalcore, and Swedish metal.
The Black Dahlia Murder are definitely among the most popular of this genre.
by TrueMetalForever July 8, 2006
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1.Excellent death metal band from Detroit. Recently released the album Unhallowed.

2.A Los Angeles murder case from 1947, unsolved.
Black Dahlia Murder played an awesome set.

Do you know who committed the Black Dahlia murder?
by matt December 14, 2004
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Sorta like the Star Wars kid, minus the huge life-ruining embarassment. Only this kid mimes out a Black Dahlia Murder.

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I just spent like five minutes watching the Black Dahlia Murder kid headbang.
by animatorStrike January 29, 2006
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