Tragic news for the metal community. Trevor Strnad, the vocalist, and co-founder of The Black Dahlia Murder from Michigan died today at the age of 41. His co-workers disseminated this information over social media.
“We regret to inform you of the demise of Trevor Scott Strnad. He was a beloved son, brother, and Pastor of good times to all who knew him. A wandering encyclopedia of all things musical.
He was a hugger, a writer, and one of the best performers of all time. His lyrics brought stories, magic, horror, and fantasy to the globe. His life was supposed to be your show, “the magazine states, along with a dark picture
Although the reason for his death has not been revealed, there is a suicide prevention helpline at the bottom of the page, since everything indicates to the vocalist taking his own life.
During his twenty-year tenure with the band, Strnad released nine albums, the most recent of which being Verminous from 2020. Yule ‘Em All, the band’s live DVD, was set to be released on July 1 through Metal Blade.
The Black Dahlia Murder, which debuted in 2001, has been a huge hit over the past two decades. After naming themselves after the horrific murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947, the band produced their first demo, which was titled after another reference: a line from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.
What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse, that screen that promised the arrival of darkness. They quickly established themselves as one of the most prominent American melodic death metal bands, owing to albums such as Nocturnal, Deflorate, and the superb Ritual, which charted at number 31 on Billboard and included lyrics that invoked various incantations. Verminous, their most recent album, was released in 2020.