Jeff ‘Oly’ Olson is best known as the original drummer with Trouble, one of the groups which shaped the sound of modern doom metal.
Having left the band in 2008, he recently has re-united with his former bandmates, this time contributing keyboards to their forthcoming new album, ‘The Dark Riff’. He also has teamed up with another legend of the doom metal scene, Victor Griffin, on the latter’s new In-Graved project.
Planet Mosh had the great pleasure of being invited to chat to Jeff, via a Skype connection to his home in Maine. The subsequent chat covers his union with Griffin – including the lowdown on the long term future of In-Graved – their forthcoming tour of the European festival circuit, his teaching, his ‘day job’ as a master brewer… as well as that new Trouble album and the current state of play in relation to his own Retro Grave project.
‘In-Graved’ is released on Svart Records on March 25th.
In-Graved play the following dates across Europe in April:
18th – Bastard Club, Osnabrück, Germany
20th – Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
22nd – K4, Nürnberg, Germany
24th – Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
25th – Desertfest, Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany
26th – Doom Shall Rise Festival, Göppingen, Germany
27th – Terneuzen Is On Fire Festival, Terneuzen, Netherlands
28th – Desertfest, Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, UK
Photo Credit: Gene Ambo