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 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 guitarist 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
“Touch The Sky” during Eric Wagner’s BLACKFINGER set at DAYS OF THE DOOM FEST 6/18/2011 with Eric Wagner, Ron Holzner, and Jeff “Oly” Olson