On April 27, 2023 The Black Dahlia Murder brought The Verminous Remnant Tour to Nashville, Tennessee. Supporting acts for this tour included Terror, Frozen Soul, Fuming Mouth, and Phobophilic. This nearly sold out show has been much anticipated since being announced earlier this year, and metal fans from all around were waiting and ready to go.
As fans packed the retro themed bowling alley known as Eastside Bowl, you could feel the energy was rising for The Black Dahlia Murder. Throughout the venue you could hear fans exchanging stories with strangers of the last time they saw TBDM in concert. Vocalist, Brian Eschbach, had some big shoes to fill since taking over lead vocals after original vocalist Travis Strnad tragically passed in May 2022, one of the most tragic losses the heavy metal community has ever experienced. As the red theater curtain opened, you could see the infamous TBDM backdrop, and the silhouettes of band members before us with green lights dancing across the venue, the fans immediatley lost control chanting “TREVOR,” “TREVOR,” “TREVOR,” as to pay respect to the person who made this amazing band possible. Although this is the first tour since losing Trevor, Eschbach was phenomenal, his stage presence and energy is hard to match, and he really gave fans exactly what they wanted.
During their fifteen song set, we were lucky enough to hear several fan favorites including “Child of Night,” “Unhallowed,” “I Will Return,” and closed out the night with “Deathmask Divine.” Previously noted musical influences include Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, but the largest influence is Carcass, and yet they still have managed to have a unique sound of their own that keeps us begging for more. The Verminous Remnant Tour began April 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will hit major cities including Orlando, Atlanta, Seattle, and parts of Canada before finishing up on May 26th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information on how you can see them live click Here.
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Photos by: BrittMae