December 11, 2023
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The Black Dahlia Murder Will Continue W/ Co-founder Brian Eschbach as new Frontman; Trever Strnad Memorial Show Announced!

In May 2022, we here at reported the tragedy that struck the heavy metal scene worldwide, when the founding The Black Dahlia Murder (Metal Blade Records) frontman Trevor Strnad’s unexpectedly passed away at age 41, due to suicide. And now the influential Detroit Melodic Death Metal elites have made a beyond tough choice to solider on as a band with their co-founder and guitarist Brian Eschbach, taking over vocal duties, as the new official frontman of The Black Dahlia Murder. Guitarist Ryan Knight has rejoined The Black Dahlia Murder too!
“We spent many days thinking things like, ‘Is this over?’” Eschbach answered Decibel Magazine. “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 exclaimed to Decibel Magazine that the “decision to return was easy despite the difficult circumstances.” “The time I’ve spent with this band is the best time I’ve ever had,” he says. “Being away has given me a lot of time to reflect, and it always occurred to me that being in Black Dahlia Murder 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.”
You can read the full Decibel Magazine cover story write-up in regards to The Black Dahlia Murder continuing on as a band through this authentic link here:
If you’re near Detroit, Michigan on Friday, October 28th, 2022. Be sure to attend the Trevor Strnad memorial show being held at Saint Andrews Hall featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour, and Plague Years. TIX are now available here:



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