In celebration of the tenth anniversary of their “Nocturnal” album, The Black Dahlia Murder has spent the summer playing the record in its entirety to eager fans on their “Summer Slaughter” Tour with Dying Fetus. As if that wasn’t enough to satisfy the appetites of metalheads everywhere, the band will also be releasing a brand new album, “Nightbringers” this fall and heading out on a headlining tour here in the US.  The addition of guitarist Brandon Ellis last year has lit a proverbial fire within the band enabling them to produce some of their finest work to date. BackstageAxxess had the opportunity to chat with frontman Trevor Strnad and get the inside scoop on the upcoming album and tour. Find out for yourself what makes this metal maniac tick and join us for a conversation with the one and only Trevor Strnad.



We would like to thank Nikki Law from Metal Blade Records for setting up the interview with Trevor. For more information on The Black Dahlia Murder including info on the new album “Nightbringers,” please go to: The Black Dahlia Murder.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978.
My top five live shows ever are:

1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome.

2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours.
3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 – The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked!
4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live.
5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.