In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me

Album: Everblack (2013)

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  • The Black Dahlia Murder is an American Metal band from Waterford, Michigan. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, who was often referred to as Black Dahlia. This song, which opens their sixth album Everblack, refers to the incident from which the band take their moniker. Vocalist Trevor Strnad explained: "The opening track is the first actual song we've done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans... they've been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short's rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance... just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of Everblack.

    Elizabeth Short (July 29, 1924 – January 15, 1947) was an American actress who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder in Los Angeles in 1947. She habitually wore black and with her jet black hair the unfortunate victim was given her Black Dahlia nickname from a movie that had appeared the previous year. James Ellroy's 1987 hard-boiled crime novel, The Black Dahlia, was based on the case as was Hollywood Undead's 2008 track, "Black Dahlia" from their Swan Songs album.

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