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Roadburn – Tilburg Holland

April 29th, 2016



Roadburn is definitely the leading indoor festival on the massive European festival map. All in all, 4,300 visitors per day from all different corners of the world attended the festival. The whole festival event was sold out. Roadburn is such an eccentric & fascinating festival because it offers a wide range of different kinds of sonic musical pleasure from the electro noise via a dramatic musical journey to the most extreme forms of metal. was at present at Roadburn to witness the unique performances and gigs by many musicians and bands. This year the event was curated by the legendary Lee Dorrian who had invited, for example, Diamanda Galas, whose performance was extremely dominating and rousing. However here is the brief article on Roadburn 2016.

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THE SKULL: Fan Filmed Footage of Hollywood Show

October 21st, 2013

THE SKULL — the new band featuring original TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer JeffOlyOlson alongside TROUBLE‘s longtime bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarists Michael Carpenter and Lothar Keller — performed at Loaded Hollywood last Saturday, October 19 in Hollywood, California. Fan filmed footage can be seen below (thanks Arturo Gallegos).

The Skull – Live in Hollywood, CA

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THE SKULL Performs Live With Drummer JEFF OLSON For First Time (Video)

September 17th, 2013

THE SKULL featuring original TROUBLE members vocaist Eric Wagner and drummer JeffOlyOlson alongside the band’s longtime bassist Ron Holzner with SACRED DAWN guitarists Michael Carpenter and Lothar Keller peformed at Tequila Jaxx this past Saturday, September 14 in Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. This is the band’s first performance with JeffOlyOlson.

As previously reported, Olson rejoined THE SKULL last month stating: “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.” Read the rest of this entry »

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BOBBY ROCK – Drummer for Lita Ford band, Nelson, ex-Vinnie Vincent Invasion

August 14th, 2013
Bobby Rock



Bobby Rock is a Los Angeles based rock/metal drummer. The man first came into awareness with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion which featured, as its name suggests, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent, bassist Dana Strum and vocalist Robert Fleischman who was soon replaced by Mark Slaughter. The band released two albums before disbanding in 1988. Later on, Rock worked on several projects including The Skull, Nitro, and Hardline. He’s also been working many years with the band Nelson and released solo albums, including OUT OF BODY (1996), several instructional DVD’s, books, and has become a recognized health and fitness specialist, with certifications in exercise, nutrition, and meditation. In recent years Rock has also played with the metal band Carnival of Souls, Gary Hoey and Graham Bonnet’s Alcatrazz. In addition to all this, Bobby joined the legendary Lita Ford band last January. The band did a mini-tour in Sweden in late July 2013. At Skogsrojet festival, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to sit down with Bobby and discuss the current Lita Ford thing, his past with Vinnie Vincent and other interesting topics. Read on!

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members Announces Guitarists; Festivals Appearances

March 19th, 2012

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

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