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The Skull Rejoined By Original Drummer

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Jeff "Oly" Olson
Attention, fans of Trouble.

Drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson is back with The Skull, the band he helped form years ago with Eric Wagner, a fellow original member of Chicago doom-metal legends Trouble.

The band further boasts longtime bassist Ron Holzner.

Says Olson: “I know that I’ve mentioned that I wouldn’t perform Trouble’s music anymore unless it’s with the other original members, but I’ve had a change of heart. I want to rock again.

“Although I have been having a great time playing keys for In-Graved (led by former Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin), I miss the drums and playing classic Trouble songs. I’m still going to jam with Victor, but there is room for The Skull too.”

Next year mark’s Trouble’s 30th birthday.

“Guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin are having fun with their new record, and I had fun writing some intros for it. It’s just that Eric, Ron, and myself want to jam too and celebrate our 30th anniversary as well with a tour and a new record,” says Olson.

“We’ve worked just as hard as Bruce and Rick over the years and we feel that we’ve earned the privilege to celebrate with the fans as well. There is no animosity between the two bands and we intend to keep it that way.”

The band’s working on a new record right now.

It will be produced by Billy Anderson this autumn in Portland, Oregon.