Chelsea Grin Share Music Video For New Song “Forever Bloom” Featuring Late The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Trevor Strnad

Chelsea Grin have premiered a new video for their new song “Forever Bloom.” The track, which features the late Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), is from the first half of the band’s new double album, “Suffer In Hell.” That effort will be released on November 11. The second half, “Suffer In Heaven,” will be released on March 23. Guitarist Stephen Rutishauser commented:

“‘Forever Bloom‘ is a fast-paced song with a whimsical edge to it, paying homage to some of our metal roots. The video accompaniment should let you know that it isn’t all evil and darkness in the world of metal. Of course, we were very grateful to have our friend Trevor feature on this song — RIP to a legend.”

Cage Fight Share Lyric Video For “Eating Me Alive” Featuring Late The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Trevor Strnad

Cage Fight (TesseracT, ex-Eths, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their song “Eating Me Alive.” The track, which features the late Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), appears on the band’s self-titled debut album.

Vocalist Rachel Aspe commented:

“Over COVID I was looking for a new project and releasing covers for something to do, but also to hopefully connect with other musicians. When I released my cover of ‘Statutory Ape‘, Trevor picked up on it and shared from The Black Dahlia Murder‘s pages, and it got a lot of attention. Trevor messaged me to say he loved it, and hoped that I’d find a band off the back of the cover. Not long after James [Monteith, guitar] contacted me about Cage Fight and the rest is history.

Had it not been for Trevor‘s support Cage Fight may never have happened; it was a huge honour to have him guest on this song and it meant the world to us. He was one of the greatest supporters of the scene and new music, and is truly missed. RIP Trevor.”

Bassist Jon Reid added:

“‘Eating Me Alive‘ is about the day-to-day struggles and challenges with mental health that are so prominent to so many people and how the sorrow and loneliness can have a tangible effect. This is something personal to us and we wanted to let people know that they are not alone. We can all have these feelings and that most importantly there is help out there, and we can all find something special. We have chosen to release this on World Mental Health day as a sign of solidarity.”

Late The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Trevor Strnad Featured On New Morning Again Song “Resignation”

The late great Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) is featured on a new Morning Again song titled “Resignation.” That track will appear on the band’s new EP “Borrowed Time,” which is expected to be released in November.

The Black Dahlia Murder To Return With New Lineup, Announce Trevor Strnad Tribute Show

The Black Dahlia Murder have confirmed that they are planning to move forward following the death of their frontman Trevor Strnad. Guitarist Brian Eschbach will now be taking on vocals for the band, while Ryan Knight will be returning on guitar. The new lineup will be paying tribute to Strnad during a special show with Darkest Hour and Plague Years at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI on October 28.

Eschbach told Decibel Magazine the following about their decision to continue:

“We spent many days thinking things like, ‘Is this over?’ None of us wanted it to be over. We still feel like there is a lot left to do. I know Trevor would keep this band going if I went down a deep, dark path and weren’t here. It’s bigger than us. When we finally started talking about it, we thought, ‘Let’s remake it from within and see if Ryan wants to return.

And I’ll take a crack on the vocals and see how it goes.’ I can’t go out there and do Trevor’s voice or try to be him. I can only execute the music of The Black Dahlia Murder with respect and try to do it the most justice I can. I’ve heard Trevor perform more than anyone else alive.”

Knight also commented:

“The time I’ve spent with this band is the best time I’ve ever had. Being away has given me a lot of time to reflect, and it always occurred to me that being in BDM is the best use of my time. I’ve thought a lot about the band while I was away and realized how much value this band has. I almost feel like I let some opportunities slip, being away from the band. So, it feels great to be back and like everything has come full circle. I’ve realized how much I love being in this band.”

Guitarist Brandon Ellis continued:

“It was the only way it could work. Brian has been the president and mastermind of the band from the beginning. He’s our leader. For him to take over as the face and frontman of the band is the only option. We are all so thankful that there is a path that seems to make sense.

Because if we don’t continue this band, all of this music and all of these songs—everything we worked on with Trevor for over 21 years—just goes away. That didn’t seem like an option. This is the only way forward that is authentic, respectful and genuine. We have five guys that are and have been The Black Dahlia Murder. No one on the planet knows this band like Brian.”

Ellis also had the following to say about losing Strnad:

“People felt like, ‘This guy sees who I am and we are friends forever now.’ The next time he saw them, he would remember exactly who they were and what they talked about. People just felt this intense connection to him. When one of your friends dies, you go through all of these things in your head. I wondered if I was more like Trevor if he would still be around.

Maybe he would have known how appreciated he was. You always hear people saying, ‘Check on your friends,’ or ‘Tell people you love them.’ Everyone just goes back to their life. I’ve learned something from this and will forever be a different person. Everyone needs to realize life is fragile.

Your friends might be struggling, and you might not even know it or understand it. But you can still help. If there is any way that this tragedy can help move forward, it’s understanding that this guy was such a positive force in people’s lives and uplifted people’s lives. But even he was struggling.”

Eschbach added:

“I don’t have any doubts about what we’re doing. We are making the best out of a shitty, horrible situation. We are the people to do it. It’s always a challenge to write a new album, but it will be a different challenge this time to keep this legacy alive without Trevor. We aren’t going to start writing a bunch of political songs.

In the early days, we would always talk about horror comics. We wanted to tell dark and scary stories. That was the foundation of it, and will stay the same. [Second-guessing] is going to happen. We’re a big band. Some people will reject it just hearing about it, but this is just something we have to do. This is us, and we can’t stop it. If that bums them out, well, that bums us out, too. But we can’t stop doing it.”

The Black Dahlia Murder’s Alan Cassidy Reflects On The Band’s Final Tour With The Late Trevor Strnad

The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Alan Cassidy has taken to social media to reflect on the first anniversary of the band’s “Up From The Sewer” tour, which kicked off in September 2021. Sadly, the trek ended up being the group’s last with their late frontman Trevor Strnad.

Cassidy said the following:

“It’s been a year since I was last on tour with my band. This was the start of “getting back to normal” and getting back into the routine but it wasn’t. We played huge rooms every night with new and old friends in the bands on the package and had a better than expected tour selling out half of it by the end that left us feeling in our element and on top of the world.

We got to play our new material for the first time on a tour, hang with friends we hadn’t seen in almost 2 years, hang together as a band smoking, snacking, listening to music, and joking as usual. We got to have our pre show “sippin’ time” warm up hangs with Trevor providing the pre show motivational music. We had our first band DMT experience in Vegas, and some good day off hangs and family dinners.

There were a lot of great experiences, memories, and friends made from that run. So many unpredictable things out of our control have happened since then that none of us could have seen coming but the things we could do I think we took advantage of: Enjoying our time together and letting each other know we loved each other. As cheesy as it sounds it was important because we didn’t have those next tours together and didn’t see one another until May when we found out about Trevor.

2022 was nothing like what we expected but neither was this tour and it ended up being one of the best and most appreciated tours getting to do what we love again with the people we love and having familiar but new experiences together. I only wish I would have taken more pictures and video and really taken in every second of it even more. You never know what will happen and only now do I understand that’s why it’s so important that we enjoy what we have when we have it and let those people we love know it as well. #theblackdahliamurder #family #upfromthesewertour”

[via The PRP]

Revocation Premiere New Song “Re-Crucified” Featuring George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) & The Late Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)

Revocation have premiered a new song titled “Re-Crucified.” The track, which features George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) and the late Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), will appear on the band’s new album “Netherheaven,” which will be released on September 9.

Revocation’s Dave Davidson commented:

“Normally we tend to close our albums with a more epic style of song, but with this record, I wanted to go in the opposite direction and end with a complete ripper. Inspired by ‘Dante’s Inferno’, this song is meant to feel like a journey through hell, and due to the story-like nature of the lyrics, I enlisted the vocal talents of Trevor Strnad and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher to aid in our journey into the abyss.

Tragically, I received word of Trevor‘s passing immediately after we had finished filming the music videos for ‘Netherheaven‘, and I was completely devastated by the news. Trevor was a close, personal friend of mine, and his passing was a terrible loss, not only for myself, but for the entire metal community.

I’m proud that I could be a part of Trevor‘s immense and storied legacy in some small way. His performance along with George‘s are two of the highlights of the record for me. Rest in power Trevor, you will be sorely missed but your legacy will never die.”

New Benefit Shirt Launched For The Late Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)

A new benefit shirt has been launched for The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad, who recently passed away at the age of 41. Fans can purchase the shirt HERE. The band issued the following statement:

“We thank all Trevor‘s friends, family, and The Black Dahlia Murder fans around the world for the massive outpouring of support during this time. The Strnad family has approved this official memorial t-shirt in his honor. All proceeds will help his family cover expenses incurred by Trevor‘s death and benefit the Common Ground Resource & Crisis Center. Tees are available now from Night Shift in the US, Probity in the UK & Direct Merch in Australia. Special thanks to Mark Riddick (illustration), Nathaniel Shannon (photograph) & Spearhead Illustration (logo) for generously donating the art for this t-shirt.”

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: