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Carcass with The Black Dahlia Murder NZ Tour Announced

Carcass with The Black Dahlia Murder NZ Tour Announced

Chris Cudby / Image: Carcass / Tuesday 5th December, 2023 11:00AM

A name synonymous with uncompromising sonic brutality, UK grindcore / death metal pioneers Carcass are returning to Aotearoa for the first time in nine years, playing three massive dates with Michigan melodic death metal ambassadors The Black Dahlia Murder. Last here touring with Napalm Death, Carcass's innovative use of medical dictionary terms in lyrics / song titles on their early works (including 1988's Reek of Putrefaction and 1989's Symphonies of Sickness) and animal rights activism has been vastly influential in the extreme music world, while their 1993 album Heartwork is regarded as a key release in the development of the melodic death metal genre.

Fronted by vocalist Trevor Strnad (who credited Carcass as a primary influence) until he passed away last year, The Black Dahlia Murder — with guitarist Brian Eschbach now on lead vocals — have nine studio albums to their credit over a two decade plus career including 2020's Verminous. Don't miss both titanic groups playing body-slamming sets in Pōneke, Ōtautahi and Tāmaki Makaurau this coming April...

Carcass with The Black Dahlia Murder

Wednesday 10th April - Wellington, Meow*
Thursday 11th April - Christchurch, Loons
Friday 12th April - Auckland, Galatos∞

Christchurch tickets on sale HERE via UTR
*Wellington tickets via
∞Auckland tickets via

Experience the official video for Carcass' 'Unfit For Human Consumption' from their 2013 album Surgical Steel...

Smash play on The Black Dahlia Murder's 2007 classic 'What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse'...

Take in Carcass' ultra-aggressive 'Corporal Jigsore Quandary' from their 1991 album Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious...

Press release:

Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, CARCASS’s ability to intricately dissect the innards of death metal, and display them for us to sonically understand has been their point of excellence for well over three decades. Whether it was inventing gore-grind or creating the template for melodic death metal, CARCASS has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken.

Since 2001, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have created a musical brute that embraces all the finest qualities of melodic death metal yet does not shackle them, giving them room to constantly evolve and grow. Consistently punishing with a searing visceral intensity, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER continue to inflict a cavalcade of riffs to the table, upping the stakes in technicality, melody, and sheer blunt force trauma.


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Carcass with The Black Dahlia Murder
Thu 11th Apr 7:30pm
The Loons, Lyttelton