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The Skull, featuring Trouble ex-members Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner, has posted tour dates it will be heading out on in Europe during the second week of November. The Skull now features drummer Kevin Tarpey, after original drummer Jeff 'Oly' Olson quit the band earlier in the year. He had issued a statement saying that he wanted to wait for an actual Trouble reunion with all the members. The Skull also features Mykull Carpenter and Lothar Kellar from Chicago band Sacred Dawn.
Nov. 09 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia (with HORISONT)
Nov. 10 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle (Hammer Of Doom Fest)
Nov. 11 - Vienna, Austria - Arena (with Horisont)
Nov. 12 - Jena, Germany - Rosenkeller (with Horisont)
Nov. 13 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Nov. 14 - Bremen, Germany - Römer
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Truckstop Alask
Legendary U.S. doom act Coven (also known as Coven 13) has been confirmed to appear at Germany's Hammer Of Doom Festival on November 10th at Posthalle in Würzburg. The festival begins on November 9th for Epic Night at which Ross The Boss will headline. Coven will join Pentagram, The Skull, Solstice and others in performing the next day, appropriately called 'Doomsday.' Shadow Kingdom Records reissued Coven's legendary 1987 album "Worship New Gods" on July 31st of this year. Visit the Facebook Hammer Of Doom Festival page for more information on the event and an updated list of bands that have confirmed.
The Skull, the new band formed by two original members of Trouble (vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, alongside the band's longtime bassist Ron Holzner) will play its debut show with Sacred Dawn guitarists Lothar Keller and Michael Carpenter. The Skull will headline the Dark Star Records' "15 Year Anniversary Bash" set to take place at the Tilted Kilt in Elgin, Illinois on Friday, June 15th.
The Skull's set list will consist 100% of music from Trouble, with emphasis on material from the albums "Psalm 9" and "The Skull". Visit The Skull's website for additional information. A U.S east coast tour will be announced next week. Also appearing at the event will be the cast of "Jezebeth", the 2011 horror film in which Eric Wagner receives a lap dance in a cameo appearance. The film was written, directed, and produced by Damien Dante of Satania 6 Films and co-produced by Dark Star Records President Jeffrey A. Swanson.
The Skull, the new band formed by two original members of Chicago doom legends Trouble— vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson — alongside the band's longtime bassist, Ron Holzner, has now recruited guitarists Lothar Keller and Michael Carpenter of the Chicago, Illinois-based progressive power metal band Sacred Dawn.
Glen Drover (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, KING DIAMOND) will not join the band as the guest touring guitarist due to scheduling conflicts. Commented Wagner, Olson, and Holzner in a statement:
"We welcome the twin guitar attack of Lothar Keller and Michael Carpenter from SACRED DAWN. Both guitarists have been playing together for many years and that's a big plus. We are excited to begin rehearsing for our upcoming shows!"
The following festival dates have been confirmed so far (more dates will be announced soon):
June 16 - Days of The Doomed Festival - Cudahy, WI - with EARTHEN GRAVE/BLACKFINGER
July 21 - Hells Pleasure Festival - Pößneck, Germany
September 01 - SHoD (Stoner Hands of Doom) - New London, Connecticut - with RETRO GRAVE
November 10th - Hammer of Doom Festival -Würzburg, Germany