Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder) Passes Away

he Black Dahlia Murder have announced that their vocalist Trevor Strnad has passed away. 

The band have released a short statement on their socials, which you can read below:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show.

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Strnad was a found member of The Black Dahlia Murder and part of the original lineup and he has appeared on every one of their records since over the last two decades, the latest being 2020’s full-length ‘Verminous’. 

Chris Hutka (Ex- The Bunny The Bear) Dies

It has sadly been announced that Chris Hutka, best known as one of the original vocalists for The Bunny The Bear has died.

The cause of death hasn’t been publicly confirmed, the news of the passing was made public via a statement posted on the Facebook page of The Bunny The Bear.

The statement can be read below.

“As some may have heard… our original singer Chris Hutka has passed away.

I’ve know Chris since I was 15, and we spent the better part of a decade causing trouble together, making music, having ins… and having outs. All while creating thousands of memories I will never forget. Chris had a massive heart, and an undeniable talent. The voice of an angel.

Nothing will ever change the love I have for him, and I know many of you feel the same.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace man”

Hutka’s former bandmate Nat Blasdell whom is now a member of I Set My Friends On Fire also made a post on the frontman passing.

“Devastated doesn’t even begin to describe it. Losing someone you were in a band with is losing a part of family. We toured the world together. You were the big brother I never had. The most talented person I knew with a heart of gold. I’m absolutely heartbroken. You just moved back to New York and were so excited to reconnect. We were suppose to write new songs when I got home. Life isn’t fair man.

I love you forever Chris Hutka. Rest easy brother.”

Chris Hutka was the vocalist for The Bunny The Bear between 2008-2012 and then again between 2013-2014 before stepping down permanently.

As the vocalist for The Bunny The Bear, he appeared on the band’s first five full-length albums; 2010’s ‘The Bunny The Bear’, 2011’s ‘If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say…’, 2012’s ‘The Stomach For It’, 2013’s ‘Stories’, and 2014’s ‘Food Chain’.

In 2020 he became engaged to Haley Roback, whom also provided vocals for The Bunny The Bear in 2015.

Corey Steger (Ex-Underoath) Has Died In A Car Accident

Today we regret to report that Corey James Steger, a founding member and former guitarist for Underoath, has died after being involved in a car accident on March 17th 2021.

The news of his passing was confirmed by former bandmate Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, ex-Underoath), who shared a statement via Instagram which you can read below.

“I don’t know how to type this. I’m without words. Yesterday 3/17/2021 at around 6:00 p.m. Corey Steger one of the original founding members of @underoathband was rear ended in a car wreck, and went home to be with the Lord. Him, and his family have had such an impact during my accident, and recovery. I still remember him washing my hair in ICU just wanting to love on me, and be there for me. He is one of the kindest souls I’ve ever known. I really cannot wrap my head around this, and I don’t even know what to type. I love you Corey you are one of the greatest closest friends I’ve ever known. My heart is completely broken for his wife, kids, and his family if you can please keep them in your prayers.”

Steger joined the band in 1998, and featured on their first two albums – 1999’s ‘Act Of Depression’ and 2000’s ‘Cries Of The Past’ – before stepping down in 2001.

Following his departure from Underoath, he provided a few contributions to the bands Encryptor and Royal Anguish in 2003, joined Hand Of Fire in 2010 before leaving in 2015, and contributed to Heirs Of Isildur in 2017.

Ex-Secrets Aaron Melzer Has Passed Away

We regret to inform everyone that Aaron Melzer, the former vocalist for the Post-Hardcore band Secrets has passed away.

The news of his untimely death was confirmed in a statement that was issued from the band via social media, which you can read in full below.

“Today we lost our brother, our friend, and our family with the passing of Aaron Melzer. Aaron’s passing came much too soon in his life and in ours. Words cannot express how devastating and painful this is for all of us to hear and believe.

We will miss Aaron every day. Every day we will remember his presence, his laughter, the joy he could bring to a room, the light he brought with him to the stage, his smiles, his heart, and every memory we were able to share with him.

For now we ask that you please respect the privacy of the family and loved ones as we take this time to reflect & grieve.

We love you Aaron & you will not be forgotten

Aaron Forever”

Aaron elzer joined secrets in 2013 and featured on their second studio record, ‘Fragile Figures’, before stepping down from the band in 2015.

We here at Almost Anything Media offer our deepest condolences to Melzer’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.

RIP Paul Matters, Former AC/DC Bassist Passes Away

Former AC/DC bassist Paul Matters has died. The passing of the musician was announced by Rod Wescombe whom said that Paul had lived ‘a reclusive life’, since leaving the group.

The musician joined AC/DC following the release of High Voltage in 1975, replacing Larry Van Kriedt, but was himself replaced after a few weeks by Mark Evans. His death is described as being due to ‘health issues related to a rock’n’roll lifestyle’.

Following his dismissal, Paul would play only a handful of occasional shows with friends in Australia, but is remembered by Rod as a guy who “could always make me laugh when he was in the mood”.

It would take three years for AC/DC to stabilise following the numerous changes of their early years, with bassist Cliff Williams eventually remaining with the band for every album since Powerage, in 1978.

Bon Scott died in 1980, replaced by Brian Johnson. The band’s first album with Brian, Back In Black, was dedicated to Bon and became one of the best-selling records of all time.

AC/DC release their latest record, POWER UP, next month.

Check out ‘Shot In The Dark’ below.

Hold On, I’m Back.

Hello everyone,

As you can probably tell, I’ve not been updating, posting new content but I have a good reason for that. The last two weeks I’ve been taking extra shifts at work, saving up my money as well as graduating from University.

Because of this, I have not had a chance to take in the recent news apart from the obvious of Chester Bennington’s death. Here I would like to say thank you to Chester and Linkin Park for all the music, the countless listens and because of this, a number of people I have had the chance to connect with since first listening to their music and hope that he has finally found some peace, wherever his soul might be resting now.

With that, I am hoping in the future, upon continuing my studies at an MA level, I have the opportunity as part of my extra curricular activities on the student led radio team, the chance to pay tribute to the music Of Chester Bennington.

Thanks for the memories, you’ll always be in my heart Chester.

 

Wes Craven 1939-2015 RIP

Right, I’ve been a bit hesitant with this one. Mainly because Wes Craven is one of my favourite directors and I really didn’t want this to be true. From The Last House on the Left to My Soul to Take, A Nightmare on Elm Street to Scream. He’s a director who’s made us, the audience afraid go to sleep time and time again. Now he was a man who gave us great films but he’s been an inspiration to a lot of people within the film industry. Some people that have paid tribute to the director include Bob Weinstein, Edgar Wright, Sam Raimi, Eli Roth, John Carpenter, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Amanda Wyss and Robert Englund.

Bob Weinstein, who hired Craven to direct Scream in 1996 has said “”He was a consummate filmmaker and his body of work will live on forever.”

Robert Englund who starred as Freddy Kruger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series tweeted: Hollywood’s lost a rare species in Wes Craven. The true Gentleman.

It’s safe to say from Hollywood’s reaction that he is a director who will never be forgotten for the work he has given us but who can put it better? “Horror films don’t create fear. They release it.”

May you rest in peace Wes Craven.

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