Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad Bemoans State Of The Music Industry

Trevor Strnad

In what very well could have been his next Deadspeak entry, the Black Dahlia Murder’s frontman Trevor Strnad goes on a tear about the state of the shitty music industry.

Guess someone just got some sort of memo.


The band have an album called Everblack dropping June 11.

In a Facebook post, Trev says “We have almost 1,000,000 likes on here. Will we sell 1,000,000 copies of Everblack? Fuck no! The reality is that 98% of you ‘fans’ are going to be content to steal the album and in turn we get nothing… a laughable fragment of the ‘likers’ will actually be cool and pick it up.”

Like me. Despite everything, I’ll still buy myself a copy of the new Black Dahlia Murder. Because I’m fucking class.

“It’s not about the money, the reality is that we get chump change for CD (and digital) sales BUT WE NEED TO SELL THEM TO EXIST! If there are no record sales the music industry will stomp us out like a bug and it’ll be completely over… the sales show them ‘how relevant’ we are.”

Which is a sad fucking state of affairs.

“If you don’t buy the albums they’ll determine that there is no demand for TBDM, and there won’t be any more awesome concerts, tours, DVDs nor new music. Sure we understand you may really love our tunes, but if you haven’t paid for them, it’s a total loss to us… all the love in the world isn’t going to mean shit in the end. We need your support and every two years I am going to ask the same thing of you and make the same goddamn argument.”

I smell a crowd-funding campaign in this band’s very near future.

“Think of it like a vote… If you’d like to see us continue our reign of terror over the metal world, you’ll pick up a copy of Everblack. It’s as simple as that. – Trevor on behalf of The Black Dahlia Murder.”

Pre-orders are available here.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.orton.71 Andrew Orton

    Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls (Obscure reference, and for that I’m sorry) took it kickstarter.com and made herself plenty, I repeat PLENTY of money without all the label bullshit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cjmenard C.j. Menard

    Lots of people were complaining that Trevor was being a bitch by saying all this stuff, but let’s face it. It’s just the damn truth. And it’s sad that it’s come to that.