From Their Own Ashes, The Black Dahlia Murder Rise
From an exclusive interview with Decibel Magazine, Death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder have decided and announced that they will press on after the untimely death of singer Trevor Strnad.
May 0f 2022 The Black Dahlia Murder suddenly came to a halt after the death of their frontman and metal ambassador Trevor Strnad. Fans and fellow musicians alike mourned and responded to the tragedy in letters, social media posts, and tributes all over the planet. As far as the band was concerned, they pulled back. Radio silence and no discussion from anyone as far as anybody to my knowledge saw. Guitarist Brandon Ellis subbed in bands going on tour and made virtual guitar clinics his main focus, Alan Cassidy leaned into hobbies such as Twitch streaming game play and forbade any talk of the band in any capacity during stream sessions. Nothing was heard from bassist Max Lavelle or remaining founding member Brian Eschbach.
"I’ll take a crack on the vocals and see how it goes..." -Brian Eschbach
According to the Decibel Magazine, in their first and only interview since Strnad’s passing, they state that quote, “The Black Dahlia Murder will continue working as a band”.
They told Decibel they spent many days asking themselves whether it was over or not, this band being the only thing that they could do, they decided that it couldn’t be over, not by a long shot. Eschbach decided to put aside his traditional guitar duties and move to lead vocalist in place Trevor.
Not being an easy or light hearted task to take and he tells Decibel, “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.”
In Place of Brian’s guitar, they bring in former member Ryan Knight who was with the band previously from 2008-2016, says he has reflected since his departure, and says it’s easy to rejoin because he had the best of times as a part of the band.
As a part of their comeback, they have planned a Tribute show in their stomping grounds of Michigan for October 28.
With all that said, enjoy some classic BDM from their album 'Deflorate' released on this day in 2009.