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Interview:
Detroit's Black Dahlia Murder reader for next musical caper
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Detroit dark rockers the Black Dahlia Murder have been wanting to tour with California's Suicide Silence for quite some time. And now that it's here frontman Trevor Strnad is anticipating nothing but good things.

"Man, I hope it's huge; it seems like it's going to be," says Strnad, who co-founded TBDM during 2001 in Waterford and has fronted it for six nationally released albums, including 2013's "Everblack." "The pairing of the two of us has been a long time coming and something that mutual fans have wanted for a long time."

And, Strnad adds, "It's definitely advantageous for us to go out there with them, no bones about it. Those guys are a humongous band, very high profile. We did South America with them and raged with them, so it's cool. We made friends with those guys, and this is a good way to do one last lap for the album."

Strnad says he's still enjoying the songs from "Everblack," as well as the fact TBDM has been able to stay on a consistent schedule of releasing an album every two years. "We're pretty much used to this entirely manic pace," he notes. "We're always operating on crunch time when we're writing and stuff, but it's just a part of the program. It's definitely a challenge, but it's what we have to do. You have to stay in the public's consciousness and have fresh stuff coming on a regular basis."

TBDM is about to drop a 7-inch single featuring punk rock covers of fellow Detroit area bands Guyga and Sedition as well as Canada's Left For Dead. And Strnad says the wheels are already turning to have another new album ready on schedule for 2015.

"There's jsut a few riffs floating around but nothing too much right now," he says. "Typically there's nothing written on the road. The guys prefer to write in solitude, I think, in their underwear with their computers. Then they send them to me and I come in in my underwear, too, at my computer by myself and try my best to outdo what I've done before.

"I do like when we start creating stuff. It's always cool to see how the guys have grown in two years. I enjoy that a lot, so I'm looking forward to doing it again."

The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast

Sunday, Oct. 5. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit

Tickets are $20

Call 313-961-8137 or visit www.livenation.com


Web Site: www.livenation.com

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