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START YOUR HUMP DAY WITH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’S RITUAL

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START YOUR HUMP DAY WITH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’S RITUALWe’ve been hyping The Black Dahlia Murder’s Ritual for awhile now, telling you it’s one of the best death metal albums of the year, and probably just one of the best metal albums of the year, period. Well, now you can hear it for yourself — it’s streaming right here. It’s kind of a pain in the ass to get the player going — you need to use Windows Media, or, if you’re a Mac user like myself, Metal Injection tells me you can use Flip4Mac for Quicktime — but it’s totally worth it. There isn’t a bad song on the album. It’s heavy, it’s catchy, it’s epic the vocals are evil and the solos rippin’… it’s basically everything you want from a metal album.

Headbang here, then come back and celebrate BDM’s goodness in our comments section. Ritual comes out June 21 on Metal Blade.

And don’t forget that The Black Dahlia Murder are headlining this year’s MetalSucks-sponsored Summer Slaughter tour, which also features Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, As Blood Runs Black, Powerglove, and Within the Ruins. Dates are after the jump!

Jul. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 23 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Jul. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Jul. 26 – Seattle, WA – King Cat Theatre
Jul. 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Jul. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jul. 30 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Jul. 31 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
Aug. 02 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 04 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
Aug. 06 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 07 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Aug. 08 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Aug. 09 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Aug. 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Aug. 20 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug. 21 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues

-AR

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