On May 11th the metal world lost another amazing musician when The Black Dahlia Murder announced that their vocalist Trevor Strnad had died by his own hand at the age of 41. Since news of Trevor’s death broke, countless artists have paid tribute to him via social media. New York death metal upstarts Undeath has released a very emotional online memorial regarding Strnad’s passing and you can read it below:
“We love you so much, Trevor.
“Thank you for your passion, your generosity, your humor, your immense talent and your indomitable spirit.
“When this band was nothing — just Kyle, Matt and I rolling around in Kyle’s astrovan, too broke to even buy a tuner pedal – you were the first person to ever ride for us. When we needed someone with a killer voice to bring ‘Lesions’ home, you were the first and only name on our list. I know I’ve thanked you a billion times for all this, but I wish I got to tell you at least one more time how much you changed our lives.
“You took us out on the first big tour we ever did and gave us experiences that we will all cherish and remember for the rest of our lives. That meant everything to us. It still does. It always will.
“To everyone else: hold your people close. Never let them forget how much you love them. How important their life is to yours. We’re all that we have.
“Rest easy, Trevor. As long as there’s a young metalhead out there getting introduced to the good stuff by someone even the tiniest fraction as cool and inspiring as you, you’ll never really be gone.”