Trevor Strnad, the singer for the Black Dahlia Murder, has died. But how is the festival created each year?
Trevor Strnad, the singer of The Black Dahlia Murder, a melodic death metal band from the United States, has died. The band has issued an official statement stating that suicide is the most likely cause of death. Strnad was a 41-year-old man.
Strnad's death was announced by the band in an Instagram post from their official account on Wednesday.
"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad, beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all who met him," the post said. A walking encyclopaedia of musical knowledge
Strnad, guitarists Brian Eschbach and Jon Kemppainen, bassist David Lock, and drummer Cory Grady formed The Black Dahlia Murder in Waterford, Michigan, in 2002, when they released the EP "A Cold-Blooded Epitaph."
In 2003, they released their first studio album, "Unhallowed," followed by eight more.
There was no mention of a cause of death. The band ended the message with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's phone number.