Editor’s note: On this week’s episode of The MetalSucks Podcast, our hosts discuss the death of Trevor Strnad, and in doing so talk at length about suicide and mental health. I want to take this moment to thank them for sharing their stories so bravely, and hope that their experiences can offer you listeners an insight into your own. If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Don’t hesitate, just call. Please know: you are not alone.
This week, God Forbid vocalist Byron Davis joins the show! We discuss the vinyl reissue of the band’s classic album Gone Forever, how vital the fanbase was in getting God Forbid to reunite, seeing the world of music differently ten years later, and if he found maturing in a band a difficult process. Byron also discusses the first show he went to completely by himself, modern music becoming background noise from many consumers, the limitations that creatives have in modern times, the industry having fewer gatekeepers because of the decline of physical media, the world losing the ability to reach common ground, ways in which society can possibly change for the future, and all the opportunities that we can bring to the next generation.
Petar, Jozalyn, and Sylvia tackle the tragic news of the passing of Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, the weight of his passing on all of us, our friends and families’ personal experiences with Trevor, and our personal mental struggles in modern times.
Song: The Black Dahlia Murder, “I Will Return”
Song: God Forbid, “The End Of The World”
Song: Cage Fight, “Respect Ends”
Song: Dälek, “A Heretic’s Inheritance” featuring Adam Jones
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