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The well-respected and legendary BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad has died, aged 41. The Michigan band announced the singer’s death on social media on May 11th. We wish his family and friends all the best at this harsh time. Trevor has done a ton of great things for metal over the years and he will be greatly missed.

No official cause of death has yet been reveale, but the band has posted the following statement alongside the 1-800 number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: ““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.””

Trevor was a beloved and respected member of the worldwide metal community and widely liked for his openheartedness with fans and passion for death metal and horror movies.


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Strnad was a founding member of The Black Dahlia Murder since the band released their demo in 2001. The band was formed in Waterford, Michigan, by Strnad, guitarists Brian Eschbach and Jon Kemppainen, bassist David Lock and drummer Cory Grady in 2002, when they released “A Cold-Blooded Epitaph” EP. Strnad and guitarist Brian Eschbach were the only original members of the band, there have been 11 departures from the group since it formed in Michigan in 2001.

The Black Dahlia Murder released their first LP Unhallowed in 2003 on Metal Blade Records, which has remained their label home to this day. In 2020, Strnad sang on the title track for Undeath’s debut album Lesions of a Different Kind.

A number of people have taken to social media to share tributes.

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