A Cold-Blooded Epitaph

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A Cold-Blooded Epitaph
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EP by
ReleasedMay 2002
RecordedJanuary 2002
StudioCloud City Studios in Detroit, Michigan
GenreMelodic death metal, deathcore
ProducerMike Hasty
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A Cold-Blooded Epitaph is the first EP by American melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder released in May 2002 on Lovelost Records, it is released as an MCD. This is the band's last release with guitarist John Deering.

"The Blackest Incarnation" and "Closed Casket Requiem" were to be later released on their following, full-length album, Unhallowed.

The EP features the cover of "Paint It, Black", originally performed by The Rolling Stones in 1966.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Black Dahlia Murder, except where noted.

1."Closed Casket Requiem" 4:43
2."The Blackest Incarnation" 4:41
3."Burning the Hive" 4:00
4."Paint It Black" (hidden track; The Rolling Stones cover)Jagger/Richards2:34
Total length:15:58


The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Trevor Strnad – vocals
  • John Deering – lead guitar
  • Brian Eschbach – rhythm guitar
  • Dave Lock – bass
  • Cory Grady – drums
  • Mike Hasty – production, mastering
  • John Strucel – artwork


  1. ^ a b "The Black Dahlia Murder - A Cold-Blooded Epitaph review". Lambgoat. June 11, 2002. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Black Dahlia Murder, The - A Cold-Blooded Epitaph (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved July 21, 2014.