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Black Dahlia Murder recruits Arsis guitarist

Friday, December 19, 2008 11:10 AM PT


During a new interview with our friends at Hardtimes.ca, singer Trevor Strnad announced that The Black Dahlia Murder has added Arsis guitarist Ryan Knight to their line-up, effectively replacing departed guitar player John Kempainen.

Strnad had the following to say about Knight: "He shreds man... I'm so excited to fucking play this kid. We've toured with [Arsis] before and we know he's cool. It's hard, because we love Arsis, but he was already leaving them... Some people were gonna hook him up with Deicide, but we swept him just in time."

The entire interview can be viewed here.


41 comments


12/19/2008 11:17:46 AM
First Post.

12/19/2008 11:18:07 AM
gay

12/19/2008 11:21:08 AM
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12/19/2008 11:28:05 AM
fck man arsis is soooooo much better.

12/19/2008 11:30:19 AM
Should have joined Deicide.

12/19/2008 11:30:56 AM
cant complain, i've been a BDM fan since they first started. he would probably be better off playing in my all time favorite band though, emmure.

12/19/2008 11:32:49 AM
now maybe all the solo's wont sound exactly the same.

12/19/2008 11:37:38 AM
we also flipped the trailer for real the other day, sorry the van didn't roll too guys.

12/19/2008 11:38:00 AM
I'm so excited to fcking play this kid.

12/19/2008 11:38:32 AM
lol @ brian hahahaha, way to disappoint lambgoat man.

12/19/2008 11:40:17 AM
well i like both bands, so there.

12/19/2008 11:40:59 AM
brianeschbach 12/19/2008 11:37:38 AM we also flipped the trailer for real the other day, sorry the van didn't roll too guys. whatever dude, Im excited for you guys. BDM is about to get even sicker.

12/19/2008 11:57:51 AM
Kid? isnt this guy like in his late 20s early 30s? if im thinking of the right arsis guitar player (not malone) unless they replaced the other guitar player who is not malone.

12/19/2008 11:58:21 AM
and yeah arsis is pretty kick ass

12/19/2008 12:00:03 PM
Didn't know he was leaving Arsis, but fck this means BDM's leadwork is actually going to rule for once. This dude shreds fcking hard.

12/19/2008 12:29:25 PM
Should've went with Deicide IF its even true.

12/19/2008 12:46:19 PM
Dudes band before Arsis, The Knife Trade, was better than any of the ones he is or will be a part of.

12/19/2008 12:52:30 PM
meh

12/19/2008 1:02:50 PM
Ryan Knight is a God. Congrats bro, but no Deicide ?!??

12/19/2008 1:04:51 PM
OMG we might actually hear solos now that aren't minor scale exercises

12/19/2008 1:26:25 PM
Sweet news man. I always liked this band

12/19/2008 1:37:54 PM
fckin sick man..ryan is a shredder and will fit right in

12/19/2008 2:08:13 PM
shit band, no care

12/19/2008 3:35:44 PM
God Bless you guys, you're about to get better. And deicide will burn in hell, everyone please quit praising that horrible uninfluential band.

12/19/2008 3:43:58 PM
gay Band

12/19/2008 4:03:28 PM
sgd54.., I'm doing research study on christian homos.... When did you know you were gay was is it when the priest ass beatd you or did your parents just touch you too much?

12/19/2008 4:40:24 PM
This will be interesting.

12/19/2008 4:41:19 PM
would've waited for the deicide hook up

12/19/2008 5:14:56 PM
what a piss poor career choice.

12/19/2008 5:31:17 PM
*mr. burns voice* excellent.

12/19/2008 6:14:47 PM
haha congrats Ryan. I remember when we first started listening to BDM. Definitely can't wait to hear the improvement. Thrash.

12/19/2008 7:19:21 PM
good move for both parties involved..smoke weed

12/19/2008 11:21:26 PM
Should have joined Deicide. BDM should have just broken up. Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda. But everything sucks.

12/19/2008 11:49:21 PM
well, they'll be unstoppable now. can't say I'm not stoked to hear a new album.

12/20/2008 4:13:01 AM
And thus the revolving door of Arsis members continues to spin.

12/20/2008 8:50:35 AM
hey. you up top...shutup.

12/20/2008 7:14:42 PM
sgd54 12/19/2008 3:35:44 PM God Bless you guys, you're about to get better. And deicide will burn in hell, everyone please quit praising that horrible uninfluential band. - Respect your elders you little christ turd.

12/20/2008 7:46:23 PM
arsis sucks enough c-ck i guess

12/20/2008 9:31:57 PM
Arsis shit was lame I hope that dosent transcribe over to bdm

1/7/2009 5:35:56 PM
cancel europe tour and write a new album

1/14/2009 9:30:22 PM
Wait. Doesnt Arsis really only have two members who write and then just tour with more? Either way. Arsis will still be good.