EXODUS and TESTAMENT paid tribute to THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad on the Columbus, Ohio cease of their “The Bay Strikes Again” tour.
At one level throughout EXODUS‘s set Wednesday evening (Could 11) at Newport Music Corridor, singer Steve “Zetro” Souza informed the group: “Earlier than we go any farther, I’ve to dedicate this present to Trevor from BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. One other one, one other nice one we misplaced. So make some noise for Trevor.”
Later within the evening, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy launched the tune “WWIII” by telling the viewers: “We’re gonna play one proper now and dedicate this one to Trevor of BLACK DAHLIA. C’mon, make some noise, all people.”
Video of each dedications might be seen under (courtesy of Singular Imaginative and prescient Productions).
Strnad‘s dying was introduced earlier on Wednesday by his THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bandmates on social media. They wrote: “It’s with deep unhappiness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of fine occasions, he was liked by all that met him. A strolling encyclopedia of all issues music. He was a hugger, a author, and actually one of many world’s biggest entertainers. His lyrics supplied the world with tales and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your present.” The band additionally shared the phone quantity for the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Final November, Strnad shared on social media that he was having a tough time coping with the passing of his mom, who had “died a number of weeks” earlier “very abruptly.” “Even at 40 years outdated, it is nonetheless exhausting,” he wrote. “We have been shut. I really feel like a misplaced little child. Props to the various of you on the market who’ve handled this and made it out the opposite facet.”
In an April 2021 interview with Metallic Injection, Strnad spoke about his battle with melancholy and alcohol dependence. On the time, he mentioned: “On the fee I drink whereas we’re gone on tour, it is simply not sustainable for getting older. Being 40-plus and with the ability to do what I do properly and never appear to be a shithead, I’ve gotta be higher to myself. In order that’s actually the impetus [for quitting drinking]. That is the guts of it. It is not that… I do know I am no enjoyable [when I’m drinking]… It is to the purpose the place I am having 10 drinks a day plus to go on stage. And two weeks into it, I have been hung over each single day. I am chasing that hangover with simply extra liquor, till the top of the tour [by which time] I’ve doubled my consumption simply to get by, principally. And it is not enjoyable — it is disgusting; it sucks.”
Strnad additionally revealed that he was about to endure ketamine remedy as a manner of treating his melancholy. “It is intravenous,” he mentioned. “They pump ketamine into you over the course of two weeks — three days per week for 2 weeks. And so they put you on this euphoric state for a few hours. And ultimately you have carried out it sufficient to the place your mind makes new passageways, new synapses, and also you cease doing these cyclic sort of pondering — self-defeating. I have been quite a bit higher now, however there was occasions when shit received fairly fucking darkish for me over the past two years. You possibly can go there as an emergency if you happen to’re ideating suicide actually crazily — they’ll take you in on an emergency foundation. You are principally excessive as fuck and euphoric as fuck, and so they simply provide you with all these nice chemical substances — you launch all these comfortable chemical substances and stuff like that. And so they simply preserve doing that to you till you sort of rewrite the way in which you suppose.
“Actually, this put the nail within the coffin for me about the way in which I take a look at the world, and it has been heavy as fuck,” he continued, referring to his life through the pandemic. “I really feel like there is not any comfortable ending for any of us in the way in which that we have set the whole lot up — authorities and simply the whole lot. I really feel prefer it’s simply gonna be darker and darker from right here on out. And that is quite a bit for an individual to consider on a regular basis. It principally stole no matter little little bit of innocence I had left or any little blinder I had on to the way in which shit is. It has been heavy, dude. This has been a heavy fucking factor for me… I am arrested by all of this proper now and by my very own emotions. It is simply introduced my anxiousness to an final head, principally. It is to the purpose the place I’ve gotta do one thing.”
Fashioned in 2000, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER — named after the notorious 1947 unsolved homicide of actress Elizabeth Good — had plenty of exhibits scheduled for later this 12 months, together with a Could 20 look at Daytona Seashore, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville competition.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER‘s newest album, “Verminous”, got here out in 2020. It was described in a press launch because the band’s “most dynamic, rousing and emotional launch so far.”