The Skull ticket give away will give you Trouble

The Skull at the Metro Gallery

The doom/stoner band Trouble has been cranking out the riffs since 1980 but now the band’s original vocalist, Eric Wagner, is back with Trouble’s original drummer, Jeff Olson, and long time bass player Ron Holzner not as Trouble but The Skull. They’ll be coming to the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Friday, December 12th and they’ll be playing classic old Trouble songs as well as tracks from their killer new album For Those Which Are Asleep. We’re so excited about this show here at DCHM that we’re going to give away a pair of tickets to one of you lucky readers. To enter just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite metal album of the year has been. At 5pm EST this Wednesday, December 10th, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to enter using a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly for $17 here.

The Skull gets their name from the second Trouble album, sort of like how the later version of Black Sabbath with Dio was called Heaven And Hell. Eric Wagner still has that classic doom voice of his so you won’t want to miss this incredible set (and rumor has it the band has a special surprise for fans at this specific show). And if this wasn’t already enough doom for you there’s some great up and coming bands on this bill as well including Philadelphia’s Crypt Sermon and Conclave from Massachusetts. Be sure to get there early so you can catch locals Gateway To Hell as well (what a name!). Now help me find out which great albums I’ve missed listening to this year by telling me what your favorite metal album of the year is and be sure to check out these videos of the bands playing below.

The Skull – The Touch Of Reality

Crypt Sermon – Temple Doors

Conclave – Lifetime


  1. I have been a Trouble fan since the 90’s. I saw The Skull at the Vultures of Volume Festival in Delaware this August. Killer show! I have pictures of Eric Wagner and I on my Facebook from that show. I love the new album as well as the old Trouble tunes. I’m a serious fan!

  2. My number one album of the year is Tripykon’s Melana Chasmata. My second top favorite band put out an AMAZING follow-up to Eparistera Daimones. It’s still crushingly heavy as Eparistera Daimones.

  3. Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire

  4. Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall

  5. Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall

  6. Horrendous ‘Ecdysis’

  7. Foghound “Quick, Dirty And High”. ( of course!)

  8. I agree with Eliot, even though it’s similar to first album Triptykon’s “Melana Chasmata” is the album I keep listening to. Runners up would be Indian’s “From All Purity” and Witch Mountain’s “Mobile of Angels”.

  9. Funereal Presence’s ‘The Archer Takes Aim’. Best black metal riffs and drumming since, well, the last Negative Plane album.

  10. HIGH SPIRITS – You are here!

  11. Arch Enemy – War Eternal.

  12. Conan – Blood Eagle

  13. Silberbach – A Prayer of Mass Destruction

  14. AC/DC – Rock or Bust, though I guess that’s not “metal”, so I’m going with Eyehategod – Eyehategod.

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