The Black Dahlia Murder Was Used as the Detroit Red Wings’ Entrance Music

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Something that boggles the minds of fans is how little metal music is used for soundtracks. We cannot count the number of times we’ve seen a scene in a Marvel movie or an HBO show and thought, Oh, they obviously should’ve used an Amon Amarth track right there, but people are pussies about growling vocals. Thankfully, one group of headbangers decided to cross the line and go for it: American hockey legends the Detroit Red Wings, who recently skated onto the ice to the tune of a track by a band of their countrymen — The Black Dahlia Murder.

As reported by Loudwire, the Red Wings recently took the ice to 30 seconds of “On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood,” a track off of The Black Dahlia Murder’s 2011 album Ritual. It appears that even though the band has since scattered around the country, Little Caesars Arena lighting designer Carrie Heisler has not forgotten them, and subjected the crowd to their grinding classic the other night.

Check out video below via the band’s Instagram:


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And for the record, here’s the original:

Meanwhile, if you want to catch The Black Dahlia Murder live, if not on ice, watch them on tour with Parkway Drive and Hatebreed later this year at the dates below. And to read more hard-hitting, informative stories such as there, make sure to subscribe to our daily newsletter.

5/8 Baltimore, MD @ UMBC Event Center
5/9 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
5/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/11 Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
5/13 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
5/14 Worcester, MA @ Palladium Outdoors
5/15 Montreal, QC – [to be announced]
5/17 Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
5/19 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
5/20 Daytona, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
5/22 Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union
5/23 Cincinnati, OH @ Ovation
5/24 Ft Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Outdoors
5/25 Chicago, IL @ Wintrust Arena
5/26 St Louis, MO @ The Factory
5/28 Dallas, TX @ So What Festival
5/29 San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Outside
5/31 Wichita, KS @ Wave
6/1 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
6/3 Las Vegas, NV @ Theater at Virgin Hotels (no STYG)
6/4 So-Cal, CA @ TBA (no STYG)
6/5 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield (no STYG)


Words by Chris Krovatin