The Black Dahlia Murder will return to the stage in Detroit, Michigan, on October 28th at Saint Andrew’s Hall. The event will honor Trevor Strnad, who passed away in May of this year, celebrating his life and legacy and being the first for the group to return to the stage after the frontman’s untimely passing. Support for the event will come from Darkest Hour and Plague Years. Tickets go on sale this Friday (16th) at 10 am ET.
Regarding the band’s future, founding member Brian Eschbach will put down his guitar and take on lead vocals, while guitarist Ryan Knight will return as the new guitarist.
Decibel Magazine recently interviewed the band to discuss their future, which will be featured in the magazine’s November 2022 issue.
Read the excerpt below:
“We spent many days thinking things like, ‘Is this over?'” Eschbach tells Decibel. “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 says 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 BDM 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.”