Jun 302017

Blackfinger, the band led by former Trouble singer Eric Wagner, will release its new album, “When Colors Fade Away”, on September 15 via M-Theory Audio.

Renowned and still cherished for the classic material he recorded with Chicago’s Trouble for over two decades, Wagner has in recent years been focusing on a couple other promising new bands in a similar vein, including Blackfinger. Now relocated to Pittsburgh, Eric is joined in the new Blackfinger lineup by another respected name in doom metal circles, guitarist Terry Weston of Dream Death/Penance.

Featuring photos from Matt Bluejay and graphic design by Al Oaks“When Colors Fade Away” is a striking and artistic package with a full color twelve-page CD booklet and a four-page vinyl insert. Vinyl limited to 400 copies of blue/black marble.

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May 232014

Eric WagnerDom of MetalRecusants.com conducted an interview with former Trouble and current The Skull frontman Eric Wagner before The Skull‘s May 10 concert at Reggies rock club in Chicago, Illinois. You can now watch the chat below.

The Skull — the heavy doom-rock band featuring original Trouble members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson, alongside longtime former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and Sacred Dawn guitarist Lothar Keller — has announced the addition of former Pentagram guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group’s ranks. He will be taking over for Chuck Robinson, who has decided to exit the band in order to focus on “his demanding professional career,” according to a press release.

Matt Goldsborough is Philadelphia-based guitarist who joined Pentagram in April 2013 and performed with the legendary band throughout the United States and Europe until original Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin (In-Graved) decided to rejoin earlier this year. Continue reading »

Aug 292013

backfingerband2013_638Blackfinger, the band featuring former Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner, has signed a worldwide deal with Germany’s Church Within Records. The group’s self-titled debut album will be released on CD and vinyl by the end of the year. A full tour in the support of the effort is in the works.

A new Blackfinger promo video from Kathy Reeves Productions can be seen below. Continue reading »

Apr 082012

Heavy Planet recently conducted an interview with 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. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Heavy PlanetEric, I think back when you left Trouble in 2008, it was more or less that you were tired of the touring life, is that correct?

Eric Wagner: Well, at that point… I was a little sick of it. I was sick of doing the same old songs every night. And I just wanted to write. I had a bunch of songs I’d been working on on my own and I just kind of wanted to chill and work on those and put together my own thing, just to grow. Continue reading »

Nov 232011

Blackfinger, the new project featuring ex-Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner, has released its first single, All The Leaves Are Brown, via Dark Star Records. The track was produced by Vincent Wojno [Machine Head, Kreator, Trouble] , who is currently mixing Blackfinger‘s full-length debut, to be made available in 2012.

A promotional video for All The Leaves Are Brown, which can be purchased via Amazon and iTunes, is available below. Continue reading »