Trivia / The Black Dahlia Murder

  • Big Name Fan: Trevor is this as a whole. He has mentioned numerous times that he's just as much of a fan as he is a performer, and that going from being the token socially-awkward kid who was into the more underground side of metal in high school to touring and playing shows with all the acts that he grew up on plus being able to use his now-famous name to call attention to up-and-coming underground acts that he loves is a dream come true.
  • Creative Differences: Subverted with Ryan Williams, Shannon Lucas, and Ryan Knight, as they were all just very burned out on the touring lifestyle; Knight even made a point of telling them that he was going to leave before Abysmal was even recorded, had Ellis lined up to replace him well in advance, and just generally took great pains to make it as easy a split as possible. Played very straight with Zach Gibson and John Kempainen; Gibson absolutely hated Brian Eschbach and left with a ton of drama, while Kempainen just didn't give a shit and contributed literally nothing save for leads, which were improvised on the spot because he didn't feel like writing them. Gibson has since made amends with Trevor, at the very least, and the two are currently decent friends and Trevor is a fan of Nightkin and Shit Life.
  • Old Shame: They'd prefer that you not remember their first demo. Trevor's response to fans who have asked them to reissue it or play songs off it whenever he has made a "remember when?" post on social media has always been along the lines of "yeah, how about no".
  • One of Us: Despite their genre of choice, they're quite fond of brutal death metal (they even did a few songs showcasing the style, and Everblack is highly influenced by the genre), and Strnad is also a big fan of horror movies and literature.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Ryan Knight and Alan Cassidy. Inverted with Max Lavelle, as Trevor was a big Goratory fan long before Max was even in the band and had known him, Adam, Al, and Jay for some time (having crashed at the Goratory house in Natick with the rest of the band way back during their early touring days). Alan Cassidy got to do this a second time with Slugdge, as he was already a huge fan of their music; on their end, they inverted this trope as well, as Matt Moss and Kevin Pearson were longtime TBDM fans.
  • Throw It In!: Normally you'd think that the music videos for their songs would be high-budget horror mini-movies. Their music videos, most of the time, focus on the band members' free time while touring. Hilarity Ensues.
    • Subverted with the video "Everything Went Black". It actually is a high-budget horror mini-movie. See the entry for Shout-Out.
    • The Abysmal bonus track "Der Ton" was the result of them fucking around in the studio.