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  THE SKULL FEATURING ORIGINAL TROUBLE MEMBERS RECRUIT FORMER PENTAGRAM GUITARIST MATT GOLDSBOROUGH
14 April 2014





Photo By Ty Klingsick

The Skull - the heavy doom-rock band featuring original Trouble members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, alongside long-time former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and Sacred Dawn guitarist Lothar Keller - have added former Pentagram guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group's ranks.

He will be taking over for the departing Chuck Robinson, who has decided to step down due to his demanding professional career and, therefore, cannot commit to the The Skull's upcoming tour dates.

The band comments: "Timing was perfect when we met Matt and everything just seemed to fall into place at the right time when we needed a replacement. Matt is very laid back, has a captivating stage presence, and his riffs are electrifying!"

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"If you've ever seen him live with Pentagram, you'll know what we are talking about."

The band continued, "We all understand and support Chuck's decision. He is welcome on stage with us as a guest guitarist anytime, and we wish our brother well."

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

Pentagram stated in a press release last April about Goldsborough, "His style hearkens back to the very origins of Heavy Metal itself when heavy blues and psychedelic rock guitarists pioneered the genre in an attempt to harden rock and roll."

As previously reported, The Skull have unleashed two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis). The 'limited-edition' white vinyl replica CD featuring 'Sometime Yesterday Mourning' (side A) and 'The Last Judgment' (side B) was made available last Tuesday (April 8) via Tee Pee Records.

'Sometime Yesterday Mourning' and 'The Last Judgment' can be streamed below or at the Tee Pee Records website. ?



'Sometime Yesterday Mourning' is a doomy Metal song written by Keller, Holzner and Wagner that showcases the genre pioneers' distinct style while 'The Last Judgment' is a 'revisiting' of the classic Trouble song of the same name that originally appeared on the classic 1983 'Metal Massacre IV' compilation album.

"I think "Sometime Yesterday Mourning" is the perfect song for THE SKULL to lead with and there's a reason why it was the first song we completed as a band," commented Wagner. "It's about coming to a point in life when it's just time for a new beginning, a fresh start if you will, and finally coming to terms with the past.

"Being that it is the 30th anniversary of the release of the song "The Last Judgment" - the first song we ever released - we thought it fit perfectly for the B-side and considering what "Sometime Yesterday Mourning" is about, it made sense to me. You have to go through your past to get to your future."

The Skull have confirmed the following three shows:

May 09 - Cleveland, Ohio - The Grog Shop
May 10 - Chicago, Illinois - Reggies
August 29 - Montreal, Canada - The Wings of Metal Festival






WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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