Original TROUBLE Members ERIC WAGNER and Jeff “Oly” Olson, Along with Producer Extraordinaire Bill Metoyer, Discuss The 30th Anniversary of “Psalm 9” – History Unveiled. THE SKULL, Featuring Original and Former Members of TROUBLE, Hit The Road Next Week.
Original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson, along with producer extraordinaire Bill Metoyer, were recently interviewed for Album Autopsy – RadioActiveMetal.org’s new series that takes an influential and/or chart topping album and discourses every step it took to make it. In this humorous and light-hearted chat Olson, Wagner, and Metoyer (Psalm 9 producer) dissect every track on TROUBLE’s debut 1984 album “Psalm 9” discussing lyrics, sounds, and the recording process. During the interview, Wagner sites former TROUBLE bassist Tim “Ian” Brown as the band’s “heaviest song writer” revealing Brown’s most notable, unaccredited, riffs from “Psalm 9” and “The Skull” albums. Moreover, Olson spoke about the letter he first received from Metal Blade Records’ Brian Slagel offering the band a deal (photo below), and recalls an encounter with Scott Baio at one of TROUBLE’s recording sessions in a Los Angeles recording studio thirty years ago. You can listen to the interview in its entirety at this link (starts at about 8:20).
In other news, THE SKULL have recently announced a December U.S. tour to promote their debut record, “For Those Which Are Asleep” released worldwide last month (November 4) via Tee Pee Records. Confirmed tour dates are listed below.
December 11 – 31st Street Pub – Pittsburg, PA
December 12 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
December 13 – The Foundry Concert Club – Lakewood, OH
December 14 – Rock Star Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
December 15 – The 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN
December 17 – Fubar – St. Louis, MS
December 18 – Brauerhouse Lombard – Lombard, IL
December 19 – Reggies – Chicago, IL
December 20 – the Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
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