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A Petition Has Been Launched For The GRAMMYs To Include TREVOR STRNAD In Their ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

A petition has been launched for the Grammys to recognize late The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad in their 'In Memoriam' segment.


A petition has been launched for the GRAMMYs to recognize late THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad in their ‘In Memoriam’ segment.

Currently, the petition has over 3,000 signatures and you can add your own name at this location.

Historically the GRAMMYs have seemed to shun metal artists who have passed on, with names like SLAYER’s Jeff Hanneman and SLIPKNOT’s Joey Jordison purposely left off the segment.

The petition reads: “The Grammy Awards have a longstanding blindspot for metal, recently snubbing influential metal figures Joey Jordison and Jon Zazula (Megaforce Records) from their In Memoriam segment.”

“The metal community just lost a hugely influential and universally loved member, Trevor Strnad, best known as vocalist of The Black Dahlia Murder, as well as for his encyclopedic knowledge of metal and fun-loving, kind spirit. Grammy producer Ken Winston apologized for leaving people out, and we as a metal community demand — nay, kindly ask as he would want us to — Trevor Strnad‘s inclusion in next year’s ceremony.

“The outpouring of love seen from the metal community is unparalleled, as Trevor and his band introduced countless people to death metal, thereby altering thousands if not millions of life trajectories. Their music has saved lives directly and indirectly through inspiring others. And at the end of the day (or the end of a show), he was always there with a huge smile to welcome anyone into the community.

“I’m sure Trevor likely wouldn’t mind either way, but we as a community beg you to please honour our brother.”

Personally, we doubt the GRAMMY awards would include a death metal vocalist like Trevor, which is unbelievably sad, but perhaps enough signatures will at least show a united heavy metal community to an institution that seemingly denies it’s existence.