Tragic news for the metal world. Trevor Strnad, lead singer and co-founder of Michigan band The Black Dahlia Murder, passed away today at the age of 41. This information was shared by his colleagues through social networks.
“ It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Pastor of good times, he was loved by all who knew him. A walking encyclopedia of everything about music. He was a hugger, a writer, and one of the best artists in the world. His lyrics filled the world with stories, spells, horror, and fantasy. His life was to be your show “, mentions the publication, accompanied by a black image.
At the end of the post, the band shared the suicide prevention line in the United States, implicitly giving the cause of his death.
No further information is known about it yet but we will share it immediately as soon as the details are available. The band has also not stated if it will continue without the singer.
It’s even sadder news, considering that Trevor Strnad had only just released his new podcast, Symposium of Sickness, via YouTube. His first special guests were the Polish band, Vader.
Born in 2001, The Black Dahlia Murder achieved success throughout its two decades of existence. After adopting the name after the infamous murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947, the band released a first demo titled thanks to another reference: a line from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. That screen that threatened the arrival of darkness, What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse.
They immediately established themselves as one of the most important groups in American melodic death metal thanks to albums like Nocturnal, Deflorate, and the excellent Ritual, material that reached number 31 on Billboard and whose lyrics evoked different spells. His latest album was Verminous, released in 2020.
The Black Dahlia Murder was due to start a European tour in August, where they would perform at festivals such as Leyendas del Rock in Spain and Bloodstock in England. The last time we saw them in our country was on November 18, 2018, at Circo Volador, presenting their then premiere, Nightbringers.
Rest in peace, Trevor Strnad, those gutturals that made us vibrate at Knotfest 2016.