Video: How to HIGH SCREAM with The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad
Unless you live under a proverbial metalhead rock, then you’ve no doubt heard the blood-curdling high screams of Trevor Strnad, legendary frontman of The Black Dahlia Murder. Sure, anyone can do a decent metal scream for a line or two, but how do you live the road dog life like TBDM and sound brutal night in and night out?
High screams are a different beast than the lows Any dildo can rumble out something gurgly and nonsensical after a few beers, but Trevor’s blackened shrieks are an entity of their own. Being the brave reporter that I am — and following up on my death growl lesson with Trevor last year — I decided that it was time to get to the bottom of how in the holy fuck he does it, and you won’t believe the secrets I came away with.
I learned a lot from Trevor at TBDM’s show in Kansas City this past July and let me tell you, this black magic is not for the weak of heart. It is not for the meek, the feeble, or for anyone named Steve, either.
You can catch The Black Dahlia Murder in Europe now if you’re a lucky bastard, or you can catch them on tour this winter. If you haven’t listened to their latest record, Nightbringers, quit fucking around and get to it.