Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Rock, Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock
Years active 2011 - Present
Labels The Church Within, M-Theory
Associated acts Trouble, Lid, The Skull, Death Row, Penance, This Tortured Soul, N.M.E., Dream Death, Doomwatch, Spillage
Website Blackfinger Official

Blackfinger is a psychedelic rock/heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 2012, they serve as one of two main projects from one Eric Wagner of Trouble notoriety. While The Skull focuses on more of a doom metal sound, Blackfinger emphasizes on the psychedelic rock and hard rock sound similar to the 1990s Trouble sound.

Since their formation the band has two studio albums released and have toured mainly in the United States.


Blackfinger formed sometime in the Spring of 2011, some years after Eric Wagner had departed from Trouble for the second time. Working with the likes of Piatz, Bianchi, Hakes and Smith this new five-piece band's earliest known knows were at the 2011 edition of Days of The Doomed (Notably also featuring a set of Eric Wagner doing Trouble songs, leading to the formation of The Skull) and a live performance on 27 August 2011 with Diamond Head.[1] The band also performed at Club 38 on 12 November with Bruce Franklin filling in on guitars.[2] Later that month the band released their first single in All The Leaves Are Brown.

Throughout 2012 the band would work on their debut album, with an announcement on 22 July 2013 that is was finished.[3] On 29 August 2013 it would be announced that Blackfinger had signed with The Church Within Records.[4] On 12 April 2014, Blackfinger's eponymous debut album would be released, with a release party at The Endzone Bar & Grill in Aurora, Illinois (With Amulance and Spyderbone)[5] The band would make a return appearance at Days of The Doomed andd tour the midwest USA in support of the album.

The band would go dormant for a time, eventually resurfacing with an entirely new lineup and a second album in the works. This lineup would be rounded out by guitarist Terry Weston (Dream Death, Penance) as announced on 20 February 2016.[6] The band followed with two live performances in 2016 with this new lineup (4 June at The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh[7] and an appearance at The Maryland Doom Fest) before beginning work on a second album. The album would be finished by that winter as the band signed with M-Theory Music in April 2017. When Colors Fade Away would be released on 15 September, with a following release party (Alongside Dream Death) on 28 October at Howler's in Pittsburgh.[8]. A mini-tour was planned around this album but ultimately postponed barring the release show.


  • Blackfinger (2014, The Church Within)
  • When Colors Fade Away (2017, M-Theory)


Current LineupEdit

  • Eric Wagner - Vocals (2011 - Present)
  • Matthew Tuite - Guitars (2016 - Present)
  • Terry Weston - Guitars (2016 - Present)
  • Matthew Cross - Bass (2016 - Present)
  • Dave Snyder - Drums (2016 - Present)

Former MembersEdit

  • Larry Piatz - Drums (2011 - 2014)
  • Rico Bianchi - Guitars (2011 - 2014)
  • Douglas Hakes - Guitars (2011 - 2014)
  • Willie Max - Bass (2013 - 2014)
  • Ben Smith - Double Bass (2011 - 2013)
  • Chuck Robinson - Guitars (Unknown Time Period)


  • Blackfinger Tour 2014 (2014)[9]
  • Blackfinger Tour 2017 (2017) [10]

External LinksEdit


  1. Blackfinger Facebook
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  4. The Obelisk
  5. Facebook Event
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