The Skull
The Skull in 2014.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Doom Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Years active 2012 - present
Labels Tee Pee Records
Associated acts Trouble, Pentagram, Earthen Grave, Retro Grave, Lid, Blackfinger, Cathedral
Website Official Page
Current members Eric Wagner
Ron Holzner
Brian Dixon
Rob Wrong
Lothar Keller
Past members Jeff Olson
Matt Goldsborough
Kevin Tarpey
Brad Sabatine
Michael Carpenter
Chuck Robinson
Sean Saley

The Skull are a doom metal band founded by Trouble members Eric Wagner, Ron Holzner and Jeff "Oly" Olson in 2012. Early on their sets mainly comprised of classic Trouble songs but with a debut album appearing in 2014 named For Those Which Are Asleep their set comprises of original songs and classic Trouble.

On rare occasions the band has performed full Trouble albums such as Psalm 9 and The Skull.

History Edit

While The Skull officially began as a full band in 2012, the roots of the band's creation can be tied to a set at the 2011 Days of The Doomed festival on June 18 when Eric Wagner joined Jeff Olson and Sean McAllister to comprise a special set of classic Trouble songs.[1] The next year the band officially formed.[2]

The Skull headlined the Hell's Pleasure festival in Pößneck, Germany in July 2012 alongside NWOBHM band Angel Witch. In late August and early September 2012, The Skull completed a tour of the US East coast and finished that trek by headlining the Stoner Hands of Doom festival in New London, Connecticut. The Skull toured Europe in late 2012, including co-headlining the Hammer of Doom festival with the band Pentagram. This European tour also included performances in Germany, Netherlands, Austria, and Sweden, among others.

The Skull have been writing and performing new original material and have scheduled a West coast tour of the US for late 2013. Part of this tour will be headlining the Denver Doom Fest.

In 2014 The Skull would sign to Tee Pee Records and release the single "Sometime Yesterday Mourning" which would feature a re-recording of the Trouble song "The Last Judgement" as the b-side.[3] The Skull released their debut album on Tee Pee Records entitled For Those Which Are Asleep in November that year.[4] A short tour of the United States would follow along with Jeff Olson's amicable departure from the band.[5]

In 2016 The Skull are set to share the stage with Sleep with a tour of Europe to follow, including three nights at Roadburn Festival. The first night was the Cul de Sac opening party alongside Jucifer, then two nights on the main stage. One night was mainly original songs while the other was a Trouble set featuring the band doing the entire Psalm 9 album.[6] In 2018 the band is set to embark on a North American tour performing the 1990 album Trouble in it's entirety. On 19 March 2018, along with announcements of touring Europe and the US, the band's second album The Endless Road Turns Dark has been announced for an Autumn release. A planned tour in the Spring was postponed due to a combination of VISA issues and personal problems before the band would reschedule the dates with Henry Vasquez (Saint Vitus) on drums. The Endless Road Turns Dark would see release on 21 September 2018 to positive reviews, a release party in Chicago the next day at Brauerhouse in Lombard, Illinois (With Macabre, Whut? and Gloryhole Guillotine as support).[7]

Members Edit

Current Lineup Edit

Past Members Edit

Discography Edit

Albums Edit

EPs Edit

Singles Edit

  • Sometime Yesterday Mourning/The Last Judgement (2014, Tee Pee Records)

Tours Edit

Links Edit

References Edit

  1. The Obelisk
  2. Blabbermouth
  3. The Sleeping Shaman
  4. Blabbermouth
  5. Blabbermouth
  6. The Obelisk
  7. Facebook
  8. Pioneer Music Press Facebook
  9. The Skull Facebook
  10. BraveWords
  11. Facebook
  12. Weedeater Facebook
  13. The Skull Facebook
  14. The Skull Facebook
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