Formed in 2000, this Michigan metal band has been through town at least once before. I know that because I remember writing a blurb about the origins of their name — which relate to the gruesome real-life murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short (pictured) in Los Angeles in 1947. Nicknamed the Black Dahlia by the Hearst tabloids, she was found severely mutilated, and the case has never been solved by the LAPD.

Don’t know why I remember writing that blurb, but I do.

Anyway, the band named after that cold case is in town tonight to play a show at the Exchange¬†with Exhumed and Fuck the Facts (doors 7 p.m., tickets¬†$20 adv.) To give you a taste of The Black Dahlia Murder, here’s the video for their song “Necropolis”.