Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Skull (ex-Trouble) Debuts New Song "As The Sun Draws Near"
The Skull (L to R: Brian Dixon, Ron Holzner, Eric Wagner, Rob Wrong, Lothar Keller)
photo: Ken Cope
The Skull, featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, formerly of metal legends Trouble, will release its highly anticipated sophomore album, The Endless Road Turns Dark, on September 7 via Tee Pee Records. The LP was recorded in Chicago with engineer Sanford Parker (Yob, Tombs) and builds on the foundation laid by The Skull's debut album, 2014's For Those Which Are Asleep. In advance of the new album's release, The Skull debuts the new song, "As The Sun Draws Near", which Wagner says is, "about finally seeing daylight." Hear "As The Sun Draws Near" at this location (via Metal Injection).
The Skull, which also features longtime Cathedral drummer Brian Dixon, guitarist Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn), and guitarist Rob Wrong (Witch Mountain), creates classic Sabbathian doom with a psych-tinged metal vision. The respected group's impending album, The Endless Road Turns Dark, benefits greatly from the pedigree and experience of the band’s members and pushes authentic, old-school metal to heavier and more foreboding places, fueled by burly riffing, metallic groove and a crushing punch.
The Skull has also released a lyric video for the new album's title track. The song made its world premiere via Decibel, who exclaim, "Doom devotees will not be disappointed." Stream "The Endless Road Turns Dark" at this location.
A wicked exercise in heavy metal majesty, The Endless Road Turns Dark plays like a natural extension of the musicians exemplary work during their 20-plus years with Trouble and cements The Skull as modern day doom metal royalty.
1.) The Endless Road Turns Dark (watch lyric video)
2.) Ravenswood (watch lyric video)
3.) Breathing Underwater
4.) The Longing
5.) From Myself Depart
6.) As the Sun Draws Near (stream here)
7.) All That Remains (Is True)
8.) Thy Will Be Done
Pre-order The Endless Road Turns Dark at this location.
Find The Skull online at TheSkullUSA.com and follow the band on Facebook.
"These are dudes who live and breathe rock and roll and the more you invest into their sound the more you get out of it. The Skull is taking doom metal by storm and are about to conquer the globe" - METAL INJECTION
"You know right away these doom metal veterans still mean business...a wicked exercise in heavy metal majesty." - CHICAGOIST