A new heavy doom metal act comprising of original Trouble members, Eric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff Olson (drums) alongside long time former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner (also of Earthen Grave), Sacred Dawn’s Lothar Keller and ex-Pentagram guitarist, Matt Goldsborough, are creating loads of doom noise under the banner of The Skull. Recently the band released a two-song EP and they are currently working on a new album which is planned for a release sometime this year.
The band’s recent home-town performance in Chicago at Reggies Rock Club was phenomenal. They did not sound at all like a Trouble cover band – as some of you may suspect. On the contrary, the experienced stage presence, the skill and musicianship of this group of people caused goosebumps among the entire audience. It was a flawless performance and made me realise that this is a band which I was waiting to witness for ages. Read more about that show in Dave’s review.
Before the band took the stage, the MetalRecusants duo – Dave and I – had the opportunity to talk to the band. Although all the band members were available to talk to, circumstances and backstage confusion ended up with me talking to vocalist Eric Wagner only.
View the video interview below where Eric talks about the formation of The Skull, the new album (which apparently sounds HEAVY!) and the “other” Trouble.