Murder of the Black Dahlia announces show in honor of Trevor Strnad with revised lineup

The Murder of the Black Dahlia will play an oct. 28 show in Detroit, Michigan to celebrate the late vocalist’s life and legacy Trevor Scott Strnad. Co-founding guitarist Brian Eschbach will now take on the role of frontman, leaving the guitar role has given the death metal icons the opportunity to bring the guitarist back Ryan Knight.

The show will be held at Saint Andrew’s Hall and will feature special guests Darkest hour and Year of the Plague.

Stranded died on May 11 earlier this year and his passing was greatly mourned by his countless peerswho not only remembered him as an all-time frontman and lyricist, but for his charming, fun-loving personality and his warm social presence.

In an exclusive interview with Decibelseach of the band members spoke about the tragic loss and guided fans through the internal debate about whether or how The Black Dahlia Murder can continue.

“We spent many days thinking about things like, ‘Is it over?’ None of us wanted it to end. We still feel like there’s a lot left to do,” says Eschbach, “I know Trevor would keep this band going if I went down a deep, dark way and wasn’t here. It’s bigger than us.”

Regarding the lineup and Knight’s return after his four-album tenure from 2008 to 2016, Eschbach continues, “When we finally started talking about it, we thought, ‘Let’s redo it from the inside and see if Ryan wants to come back.’ And I’ll take a crack at 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 perform the music for Black Dahlia Murder with respect and try to do it as well as I can. I’ve heard Trevor perform more than anyone alive.”

“The time I’ve spent with this band is the best time I’ve ever had,” begins Knight, “Being away has given me a lot of time to reflect, and it always occurred to me that to being in BDM is the best. taking my time. I’ve thought a lot about the band while I’ve been away and realized how much value this band has. I almost feel like I let some opportunities slip by 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.”

The new Black Dahlia Murder lineup is as follows:

Brian Eschbach – vocals
Brandon Ellis – guitar
Ryan Knight – guitar
Max Lavelle – bass
Alan Cassidy – drums

Tickets for Oct. The 28 show goes on sale this September. 16 at 10 ET and can be purchased here. Head over to Decibel’s to read the full interview with the members of The Black Dahlia Murder website.

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