Jan 182015

Jeff-Oly-OlsonOriginal Trouble drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson has decided to leave The Skull, the band he formed with fellow original Trouble member Eric Wagner (vocals) and longtime Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. “There is no animosity in the band and it was a friendly departure,” reads a statement from Olson‘s wife and publicist, Leigh Olson.

Jeff tweeted last Friday (January 16): “I loved jamming with @TroubleTheSkull, but it’s time to depart and wish the band all the best! Looking forward to my next chapter…”

The Skull released its debut album, “For Those Which Are Asleep”, on November 4, 2014 via Tee Pee Records. Continue reading »

Aug 202013

Jeff-Oly-OlsonDrummer Jeff “Oly” Olson has rejoined The Skull, the band he formed with fellow original member of Chicago doom-metal legends Trouble, vocalist Eric Wagner, and the band’s longtime bassist, Ron Holzner.

Olson states: “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. Continue reading »

Feb 182013

JefOlyJonhsonOriginal Trouble drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson [who is currently playing with Retro Grave and In-Graved] will appear on Trouble‘s next, as-yet-untitled album, due for release later in the year. Olson states: “[I’ve] been working on some [keyboard] intros [for the CD]

Trouble announced in February 2012 that it recruited Kyle Thomas as the band’s new singer following the departure of the group’s frontman of the four years, Kory Clarke [of Warrior Soul fame].

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