THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: BASSIST BART WILLIAMS SITTING OUT CURRENT EUROPEAN TOUR
Yesterday, the MetalSucks reader known as “Ibo” e-mailed us to say that he attended a Black Dahlia Murder concert in Glasgow, Scotland on January 22 — and that bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams “wasn’t on bass. It was some guy I’d never seen before.” A quick YouTube search turned up fan-filmed footage from the show which confirms that, yes, indeed, Mr. Williams was not the bass player at this show — and, we can therefore presume, the band’s entire European tour:
So is Williams out of the band?
Fret not! According to a video interview with BDM guitarist Ryan Knight that was sent in by another MS reader, Billy G, Williams is just on hiatus. Says Knight:
“He moved out to California… he’s been doing some recording, mixing, mastering bands, stuff like that, so we’ve just been giving him some time off to work right now. He’s still in the band, he’s just not touring with us at the moment.”
So, it would seem, no one has to cry for the loss of Williams right now. No word on who his temporary replacement is yet, but you can watch the aforementioned interview with Ryan Knight below — the discussion regarding Williams’ whereabouts comes at the :25 mark:
And here’s a picture of Mr. Mystery Replacement from the Birmingham show, taken by Samantha Knight of Metal-Discovery.com: