The band The Skull has confirmed that they have rejoined forces with former Trouble drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson and has agreed to hit the road and perform with them. The Skull are known for performing early Trouble material that the members Eric Wagner, Ron Holzner and Jeff "Oly" Olson has been a part of.
"I know that I've mentioned that I wouldn't perform TROUBLE's music anymore unless it's with the other original members, but I've had a change of heart. I want to rock again. Although I have been having a great time playing keys for IN~GRAVED (led by former PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin), I miss the drums and playing classic TROUBLE songs. I'm still going to jam with Victor, but there is room for THE SKULL too.
In just a few short months, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary year for TROUBLE's debut record "Psalm 9". TROUBLE guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin are having fun with their new record, and I had fun writing some intros for it, it's just that Eric, Ron, and myself want to jam too and celebrate our 30th anniversary as well with a tour and a new record. We've worked just as hard as Bruce and Rick over the years and we feel that we’ve earned the privilege to celebrate with the fans as well. There is no animosity between the two bands and we intend to keep it that way. We are currently writing a debut record set for release in 2014 and I've already submitted several songs to the guys. Excitement is in the air.
I'm also going to be brewing a beer for Allagash Brewing Company (based in Portland, Maine) set for release for the 2013 holidays. The beer will be "Imperial Stout" brewed with cranberries. More on that later... life is good!" states Jeff "Oly" Olson.
THE SKULL's debut release will be produced by Billy Anderson (HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP, NEUROSIS) this autumn in Portland, Oregon and the yet-to-be-determined record label will be announced soon.
Confirmed shows are as follows:
14 - Tequilla Jaxx - Cleveland, OH (with EARTHEN GRAVE)
11 - Denver Doom Fest III - Denver, CO
13 - Fall Into Darkness VII - Portland, OR
19 - Loaded - Hollywood, CA
The 2014 'Psalm 9 30th Anniversary Tour' is currently being booked for both The U.S and Europe.
THE SKULL is:
Eric Wagner - Vocals
Jeff Olson - Drums
Ron Holzner - Bass
Michael Capenter - Guitar
Lothar Keller - Guitar
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