The passing of The Black Dahlia Murder singer Trevor Strnad has hit the metal community hard. From fans to other fellow metal artists, Trevor was loved by many in this community.
In the wake of Trevor Strnad’s passing, a petition has been started to make sure that the The Black Dahlia Murder singer gets the recognition he deserves.
The petition is titled:
The Grammys to Include Black Dahlia Murder Vocalist Trevor Strnad in “In Memoriam” Segment
Bradley Zorgdrager, of Banger TV and Exclaim!, started the petition on Change.org. The description associated with the petition reads as follows:
“The Grammy Awards have a longstanding blindspot for metal, recently snubbing influential metal figures Joey Jordison (Slipknot) and Jon Zazula (Megaforce Records) from their In Memoriam segment.
“The metal community just lost a hugely influential and universally loved member, Trevor Strnad, best known as vocalist of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as for his encyclopedic knowledge of metal and fun-loving, kind spirit.
“Grammy producer Ken Winston apologized for leaving people out, and we as a metal community demand — nay, kindly ask as he would want us to — Trevor Strnad’s inclusion in next year’s ceremony.
“The outpouring of love seen from the metal community is unparalleled, as Trevor and his band introduced countless people to death metal, thereby altering thousands if not millions of life trajectories. Their music has saved lives directly and indirectly through inspiring others. And at the end of the day (or the end of a show), he was always there with a huge smile to welcome anyone into the community.
“I’m sure Trevor likely wouldn’t mind either way, but we as a community beg you to please honour our brother.”
At the time of this writing, the petition has a little over 2900 signatures of its requested 5000. We metalheads can totally get more than 5000 signatures on this petition.
Trevor Strnad loved metal – he was metal. He did so much for this community. Let’s make sure the world knows of his greatness.
You can check out the petition via this link here.
Words by: Michael Pementel