Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder’s vocalist, dead at 41

Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder’s vocalist, dead at 41

It’s bad news for metal fans. Trevor Strnad, the vocalist and co-founder of The Black Dahlia Murder from Michigan, died today at the age of 41. His coworkers disseminated the information over social media.

“It is with great sadness that we announce Trevor Scott Strnad’s passing. He was a beloved son, brother, and Pastor of Good Times to all who knew him. A walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge

. He was a hugger, a writer and one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics filled the world with stories, spells, horror and fantasy. His life was to be your show,” the publication mentions, accompanied by a black image.

The cause of his death is unknown

Although the reason for his death has not been made explicit, at the end of the post there is a suicide prevention helpline, because everything points to the fact that the vocalist has taken his own life.

Strnad recorded nine albums with the band during his twenty-year career, being Verminous from 2020 the last of them. The band was scheduled to release a live DVD Yule ‘Em All on July 1 via Metal Blade.

The Black Dahlia Murder, one of the pillars of the New Wave of American Heavy MeBorn in 2001, The Black Dahlia Murder reaped success throughout their two decades of existence. After adopting the name because of the infamous murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947, the band released a first demo titled thanks to another reference: a phrase from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. That screen that threatened the coming of darkness, What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse.

They immediately positioned themselves as one of the most important American melodic death metal bands thanks to albums like Nocturnal, Deflorate and the excellent Ritual, material that reached number 31 on Billboard and whose lyrics evoked different incantations. Their last album was Verminous, released in 2020.

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