Though primarily focusing on punk and pop rock, the Vans Warped Tour has always included a handful of metal acts. 2013’s lineup, though, got considerably heavier thanks to one new addition.

The Black Dahlia Murder, letlive. and Stick To Your Guns are among the newly announced groups for next year’s Vans Warped Tour. Also confirmed this past weekend were Hawthorn Heights, Hands Like Houses, Anarbor, and Wallpaper. The Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad had the following to say about their new Summer plans:

“We in The Black Dahlia Murder look forward to seeing you and your friend’s fancy haircuts this summer at the Vans Warped Tour. I think it’s safe to say that all of us in TBDM have attended this tour at various points and have fond memories of this great American punk rock freak show. This time, we shall be the freaks… the sore thumb poking at your eyeball. We are proud to be the fastest, craziest, and most evil band that has ever played Warped Tour… hundreds of bands will enter, one band will leave. Us. We will emerge from the rubble like the giant cockroach men we are. See ya this summer… let’s get warped!!!”

Previously announced bands for the bill include Go Radio, I See Stars, Woe Is Me, Like Moths To Flames, Big Chocolate and The Story So Far. Like we said before, there have been plenty of metal or heavier bands on the Vans Warped Tour in the past. However, The Black Dahlia Murder definitely do stand out as one of the heaviest to appear on the tour in a while (if not ever). It’ll be interesting to see who else will be confirmed for the tour, and if the death metal group from Detroit will remain the most brutal group on the bill.