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What Happened To Trevor Strnad? Black Dahlia Murder’s lead singer Passed away at 41

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Trevor Strnad

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Trevor Strnad’s death, according to the Michigan group, has left them devastated. They claimed he was a music encyclopedia who was loved by everyone. Brandon Ellis, the band’s main guitarist, described Trevor as “one of the most fascinating and funny people on the planet.” Trevor was also described by Ellis as his biggest supporter and lyric creator.

He was also honored by the who’s who of metal music. Matt Heafy of Trivium described him as a “contemporary metal icon.” Robb Flynn of Machine Head noted how wonderful he was and mentioned that Trevor Strnad appeared on his show approximately ten months ago and expressed his struggles with depression.

When was Black Dahlia Murder Band was established?

The Black Dahlia Murder band was formed in the year 2000 and named after the unsolved murder of brilliant and ambitious actress Elizabeth Short. Judas Priest, Pantera, and Metallica have all influenced them. After releasing several indie EPs in 2003, they signed with Metal Blade Records. In 2020, they released Verminous, a song that depicted metal fans as carriers of a cultural plague.

Trevor Strnad

Brian Eschbach and Trevor were the only members of the Black Dahlia Murder that remained constant. “Ritual,” their most successful album, reached No. 31 on the US Billboard chart.

About Trevor Strnad

Trevor Strnad was a huge admirer of fantasy and horror films and considered metal and horror to be a good way to release bad energy. Trevor did concede, though, that being the sole metal fan in his teenage group was alienating. He used to go to record stores and marvel at all the songs adorned with skeletons, dragons, and artwork chevaliers. Trevor grew enthralled with it and knew it was his actual calling.

He claimed that the common individual could not recognize the value of his culture or their surroundings. He also believed that people underestimated metal fans’ devotion and how it had changed him.

In a recent interview, he stated, “I want my 40s to be wonderful,” as well as his desire for The Black Dahlia Murder to live on for another 20 years.


Ankita Khanrah is a second-year student of the Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme at the School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar.

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