THE SKULL drummer and keyboardist Jeff “Oly” Olson (TROUBLE, RETRO GRAVE, VICTOR GRIFFIN) was recently interviewed on The Bar Stool Podcast, the new podcast that’s all about beer while listening to music. In this new interview, Olson talks about the history of doom-metal, his recording and touring plans, as well as recent line-up changes with THE SKULL – the new heavy doom-rock band featuring original and former TROUBLE members. Moreover, Olson elaborates on his work experience making Champaign and brewing craft beer over the last decade, and gives details of his debut Imperial Stout launch with Allagash Brewing Company called RED HOWES (named after Olson’s Grandfather) which was released last February. You can listen to the streaming interview in its entirety HERE.
As previously reported, THE SKULL have added former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough (pictured below) to the group’s ranks. He will be taking over for the departing Chuck Robinson, who has decided to step down due to his demanding professional career and, therefore, cannot commit to THE SKULL’s upcoming tour dates.
The band comments: “Timing was perfect when we met Matt and everything just seemed to fall into place at the right time when we needed a replacement. Matt is very laid back, has a captivating stage presence, and his riffs are electrifying!
“If you’ve ever seen him live with PENTAGRAM, you’ll know what we are talking about.”
The band continued, “We all understand and support Chuck’s decision. He is welcome on stage with us as a guest guitarist anytime, and we wish our brother well.”
THE SKULL is:
Eric Wagner – vocals
Jeff “Oly” Olson – drums/keys
Ron Holzner – bass
Lothar Keller – guitar
Matt Goldsborough – guitar