THE SKULL: Doom Rock Icons To Kick Off US Tour With Corrosion Of Conformity This Weekend
Doom rock icons THE SKULL will kick off a US tour as direct support to Corrosion Of Conformity this weekend. The journey begins September 21st at Heavy Mountain 2 Music And Beer Fest in Asheville, North Carolina and winds its way through over a dozen more cities, concluding October 11th in Pomona, California. Additional support will be provided by Mothership and Witch Mountain. The band’s latest bout of live performances follows their recent run supporting Orange Goblin. See all confirmed dates below.
9/21/2019 Heavy Mountain 2 Fest @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC w/ Corrosion Of Conformity, Pallbearer, Windhand, Torche, Mothership
w/ Corrosion Of Conformity, Mothership, Witch Mountain:
9/22/2019 Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
9/23/2019 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/25/2019 Monarch Music Hall – Peoria, IL
9/26/2019 Q + Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
9/27/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
9/28/2019 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
9/30/2019 Growlers – Memphis, TN
10/01/2019 Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
10/02/2019 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
10/04/2019 Jakes Sports Café – Lubbock, TX
10/05/2019 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
10/07/2019 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
10/09/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
10/10/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
10/11/2019 Glass House – Pomona, CA
THE SKULL is a musical collaboration founded by three former members of American doom metal legends Trouble — vocalist Eric Wagner, bassist Ron Holzner, and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson — with guitarist Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn). Forged in 1979 and universally hailed as one of the pioneers of the doom metal genre alongside the likes of Pentagram, Witchfinder General, Candlemass, and Saint Vitus, Trouble manifested a distinctly heavy style merging the influences of British heavy metal — Black Sabbath and Judas Priest — with 1970s psychedelic rock. The band’s first two albums — 1984’s Psalm 9 (hallowed in Decibel Magazine’s Hall Of Fame series and regarded as one of the most important doom albums ever) and 1985’s The Skull – are hailed as doom metal landmarks.
THE SKULL formed in 2011 to “continue the sounds and spirit of Trouble – past, present, future” and has been performing for audiences in the United States and Europe to overwhelming response. The band released their critically lauded debut, For Those Which Are Asleep, in 2014 via Tee Pee Records. Four years later saw the release of The Endless Road Turns Black, also through Tee Pee Records. Louder Sound hailed a, “veritable doom supergroup, expertly blending the soulful American blue-collar doom rock approach with the more mystical, macabre European tradition,” while Metal Injection gushed, “The crushing forward motion and roaring bottom end that has come to define this band is thrilling and the way that THE SKULL swagger forth speaks to a band who have a deep understanding of heavy metal as a greater entity.” THE SKULL currently features Wagner, Holzner, and Keller with drummer Henry Vasquez (Saint Vitus, Blood Of The Sun) and guitarist Alex Johnson (Blood Of The Sun).