Black Dahlia Murder - Warning: not for the faint-hearted

Black Dahlia Murder name inspriation - Barnaby 01Heavy metal band from Waterford, Michigan.

The band name is an unsolved mystery: the Elizabeth Short (1924-1947) murder. Elizabeth's lifeless body was discovered lying in an undeveloped part of Leimert Park, Los Angeles. She was badly mutilated, cut in two, and completely bled to death. Her face was set about with a knife, with a deep cut from the corners of her mouth to her ears.

This atrocity intrigued many authors and film makers, leading to a considerable number of books, films and even a computer game.

Mystery solved? That of the band name's origins was no problem, the murder however was never solved.

Active: 2001-present, USA

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