The Black Dahlia Murder’s Brandon Ellis And Alan Cassidy Pay Tribute To The Late Trevor Strnad

The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Alan Cassidy and guitarist Brandon Ellis have paid tribute to their late frontman Trevor Strnad. Cassidy tweeted the following:

Ellis shared a separate post on Instagram:

The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Trevor Strnad Passes Away

The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad has sadly passed away. The band confirmed the heartbreaking news with the following statement:

“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 800-273-8255″

Baest To Release New EP “Justitia” In May, Premiere New Song “Gargoyles” Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad

Baest will be releasing a new EP, titled “Justitia,” on May 27. The effort will feature the following tracks:

01. “Justita” (feat. Aborted’s Sven de Caluwé)
02. “Ecclesia”
03. “Gargoyles” (feat. The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad)
04. “Creature”
05. “Second To None” (cover version)
06. “Genesis” (instrumental version)

The effort’s first single, “Gargoyles” (feat. Trevor Strnad), can be found below:

Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes On The Current State Of Death Metal: “I Despise What This Genre Has Become”

It looks like Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, ex-Cannibal Corpse) isn’t a fan of the current death metal scene. The frontman tweeted the following about the genre after watching Knofest’s recent “Death Metal Round Table” with George “Corpsegrinder’ Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Chase Mason (Gatecreeper), and Alex Jones (Undeath):

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has since invited Barnes to discuss his thoughts on “The Jasta Show,” but he refused:

[via The PRP]

The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad Is Working On A Black Metal Project With Artificial Brain’s Dan Gargiulo

The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad has revealed that he is working on a black metal project with Artificial Brain guitarist Dan Gargiulo. He said the following about that while discussing side projects on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta’s “The Jasta Show“:

“I do have a couple of things brewing right now. I have a black metal band in the works with Dan from Artificial Brain. I’m sitting on like, five songs and trying to work out vocals for that. I’d really love to do a punk band again. Something that’s just easy, you know? Like, musically simplistic. A lot less labor-intensive than The Black Dahlia Murder.”

[via Metal Injection]

Watch The Black Dahlia Murder, Revocation, Etc. Members Cover At The Gates’ “Terminal Spirit Disease”

Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Dave Davidson (Revocation), Nick Cageao (ex-Mutoid Man), and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) recently performed a quarantine cover of At The Gates’ “Terminal Spirit Disease” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Allegaeon Cover Wham!‘s “Last Christmas“ With Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan And The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad

Allegaeon have released a cover of Wham!‘s “Last Christmas.“ The track features Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan and The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad and you can find a video for it below. Allegaeon said the following:

“After the year we’ve all had, what better way to bring some holiday cheer than to listen to some death metal Wham! Put on your favorite sweater, curl up next to the fire with a gallon of egg nog, and enjoy our take on (b)Last Christmas. Stay safe this holiday season ❤”

Abiotic Premiere Video For New Song “Souvenir Of Skin” Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad

Abiotic have premiered a new video for their new song “Souvenir Of Skin.” This track features The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad and it will appear on the band’s new album “Ikigai,” which is set to be released on February 12.

[via Metal Injection]

The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Etc. Members To Guest On New Abiotic Album “Ikigai”

Abiotic have revealed the details for their new album “Ikigai.“ The effort will be released on February 12 and it will feature guest appearances from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Entheos, and more.

“Ikigai” Track Listing:

01. “Natsukashii”
02. “Ikigai”
03. “Covered The Cold Earth”
04. “Smoldered” (feat. Chaney Crabb of Entheos)
05. “The Wrath”
06. “If I Do Die” (feat. Brandon Ellis of The Black Dahlia Murder)
07. “Souvenir Of Skin” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
08. “Her Opus Mangled” (feat. Jared Smith of Archspire)
09. “Horadric Cube” (feat. Scott Carstairs of Fallujah)
10. “Grief Eater, Tear Drinker” (feat. Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The Contortionist))
11. “Gyokusai“

Abiotic guitarist John Matos commented:

“Our intention behind ‘Ikigai‘ was to come back with a vengeance. As it has been over 5 years since our last release, we wanted to put together the most cohesive, diverse, deep, and brain shattering record we possibly could and I feel like we’ve achieved that and more with this album.

Having written this over the course of the last couple of years and finishing this record during a pandemic, the feelings we sought to bring out with this record; pain, grief, desperation, and perseverance are palpable in every note, every chord, and every word, with lyrics touching on topics of suicide, depression, addiction, climate change and the struggle of finding our reason for being.

We wanted to make this record real and relatable in every sense. This album is without a doubt the best material we’ve ever put together, with brand new elements, and a production/mix that has taken our sound to new heights.

The addition of Tony Simone and Kilian Duarte solidified this. We decided to include a variety of guests that we’ve always wanted to collaborate with, like Trevor Strnad, Chaney Crabb, Brandon Ellis, Scott Carstairs, Jared Smith, and Jonathan Carpenter, and are beyond excited for everyone to hear them.

We really wanted to push the boundaries of what fans expect from us while giving them the signature sound we’ve honed in that they’ve come to love. Personally, ‘Ikigai‘ is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, especially after not knowing if the band was ever going to come back. But we’re back. And we’re here to stay.”

Watch The Black Dahlia Murder, Fever 333, Etc. Members Cover Faith No More‘s “Everything’s Ruined”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Faith No More‘s “Everything’s Ruined” with Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Stephen Harrison (Fever 333), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Pere J. Bruno (Sharptooth), Emily Lee (Droneflower, Shearwater), and Jared Shavelson (Boysetsfire, etc.). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“SHINY COPPER PENNIES! This week we covered Faith No More‘s “Everything’s Ruined” so we are very nervous about it and there is absolutely footage of bird’s shitting in reverse in the video. This is our 14th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at