Saint Andrew’s Hall is one of Detroit’s hot spots for catching a good show. The Live Nation owned venue hosts all genres and caters particularly well to the heavier ones. Last week, Deathcore sweethearts, Lorna Shore brought their The Pain Remains Tour to town to support their new album. This month-long, stateside run is every ear gauged kid’s dream. With an impressive span of openers to add incentive, there is a reason why this show sold out.
A hint of that classic autumn smell floated in on a slight breeze last Monday evening as Michigan metalheads gathered in Pontiac to catch the Melodic Death Metal veterans, In Flames. The Crofoot is an entertainment complex located in Detroit’s most northern suburb and is considered a local treasure. Home to three acclaimed music venues, the historic building was an ideal spot to host Gothenburg’s finest and their openers. In Flames has recently re-signed with Nuclear Blast and is getting ready to release their fourteenth full-length album, Foregone (Nuclear Blast) in 2023. To celebrate their new chapter, these Swedish guys brought on their tour the blossoming bands Vended, Orbit Culture, and Fit For An Autopsy. Their excellent choices in support set them up for memorable evenings full of metal mayhem.
A memorial for The Black Dahlia Murder’s late frontman and metal ambassador Trevor Strnad, was held on Saturday, July 30 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Trevor passed away on May 11th, 2022.The private event was attended by friends, family members, and music industry colleagues of Trevor’s including Brian Slagel and Michael Faley of Metal Blade Records, and Broken Hope guitarist Jeremy Wagner. All three posted to social media to mark the occassion. You can read our tribute to him here, and there is still time to purchase a Trevor tribute/charity shirt from Nightshift Merch at the link in the post below.
Six weeks after the passing of their iconic frontman Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder has released a charity tribute shirt worldwide. All proceeds will help his family cover expenses incurred by Trevor’s death and benefit the Common Ground Resource & Crisis Center. There has been an ongoing outpouring of loveand tributes to Trevor from bands, fans, and friends. Please consider picking up this shirt and show your love for one of the best dudes ever to live, as well as a great artist.
I’m not going to start this write-up and pretend like I have a solution for grief or that I’ve made peace with the fact that Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder is no longer with us. As of this writing, it’s been nearly a week since his passing and frankly, I’m still trying to process that. Telling myself that it can’t be true since I’ve seen Strnad and his bandmates have seemingly all the fun onstage at least seven times.
In time I’ll accept what has occurred. But let’s take a look back.
Ho holy shit, did you catch The Black Dahlia Murder’s holiday livestream? I hope you did because it was a Christmas miracle. Aptly titled “Yule `Em All,” this was definitely not your typical livestream (or Black Dahlia show, for that matter.) Jam-packed with the bands’ trademark sense of humor and brutal riffage, the night was fueled by holiday joy and metal mayhem.
Technical Deathmetallers Allegaeon has shared a new cover and hysterical video for the modern Christmas classic – Wham! Holiday anthem of lost love “Last Christmas.” The track features special guests Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation and Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder.
Taking their name from the brutal unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, appropriately monikered Michigan death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder unleash a slightly different kind of visceral hell on Verminous (Metal Blade), their ninth full-length studio album.Continue reading →
Ghost Cult caught up with The Black Dahlia Murder frontman and international ambassador for metal Trevor Strnad for a new interview. The bands’ new album Verminous releases on April 17th, 2020 via Metal Blade Records, and Trevor is understandably stoked! We chatted with Trevor about how he is dealing with the coronavirus quarantine, the new album, how the band continues to expand the songwriting chops, how underrated Alan Cassidy is as a drummer, past TBDM drummers, how he strives to add new elements to his vocals and lyrics every album, their approach to pre-sales merch, Trevor’s love for Dungeons and Dragons and why they have themed roll playing merch, his work on The Obiuarist column for Metal Injection, feeling like he has a responsibility to support metal, Bandcamp, horror movies, Game of Thrones, and more. Pre-order Verminous here!
In a post to Twitter, The Black Dahlia Murder frontman Trevor Strnad reports he has finished his work writing the bands new album. As we previously reported, the band is set to spend the summer in the studio recording their new album, due out late in 2019 or early in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. The band spent the last few years touring behind their stellar 2017 album Nightbringers. Who is primed for a new album from TBDM? We are! Continue reading →