Metal Community Mourns The Passing Of The Black Dahlia Murder Singer Trevor Strnad

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Yesterday, The Black Dahlia Murder singer, Trevor Strnad, passed away. He was 41 years old.

News of Strnad’s passing came via a statement released from The Black Dahlia Murder social media channels.

Per the statement from The Black Dahlia Murder:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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Trevor was an incredible human being; not only was he a brilliant creative and awesome frontman, but he also had such a tremendous heart. He was as funny as he was kind, and he adored the metal community with everything he had. One of the things that Trevor spent his time doing was supporting the smaller guys – he would write op-eds for other metal publications, or take to his Twitter to shout out a band he was really enjoying. He would also invite smaller bands to tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, believing in those acts and hoping to get them more attention.

Trevor Strnad was, and will always be remembered as, a true metal spirit.

He was the best of the metal community – a true and wonderful light.

Many know of the good Trevor did for this community, and since news of his passing coming out, many metal artists have taken to social media to express their sadness and speak to how much Trevor meant to the metal community. Below, you will find a small sample of the many, many people who cared about Trevor.

Below include statements from members of Rivers of Nihil, 200 Stab wounds, Undeath, Frozen Soul, Trivium, Hatebreed, Amon Amarth, Disturbed, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and that of Metal Blade Records Founder Brian Slagel.



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Words by: Michael Pementel