The Skull plan extensive European tour and limited edition release

Chicago’s doom metal finest, THE SKULL, are set to embark on an extensive European tour next month. The band features former TROUBLE members vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, alongside SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, former PENTAGRAM drummer Sean Saley, and the recently recruited WITCH MOUNTAIN’s guitarist Rob Wrong.

After kicking off their touring responsibilities later this month by playing with SLEEP in Chicago, THE SKULL will head to Europe to tour in support of their latest album, For Those Which Are Asleep, released via TeePee records in 2015. The band are putting the finishing touches to a two limited edition, tour-only releases; a five track EP which will be released ahead of the European tour, plus two recently recorded new songs for a 7″ single to be released in April.

The Skull – which is an updated version of the classic song that originally appeared as the title track on TROUBLE’s 1985 record – and The Longing will feature on the 7″ single.

“Since we named the band THE SKULL after the classic horror movie of the same name it seemed like a cool idea to do an updated version of a song I co-wrote called The Skull for its 30 year anniversary,” commented vocalist Wagner. “I thought it would be the perfect B side. Not only does it lyrically resonate in the world we live in today, but it also happens to be the name of the band… funny how how things work out sometimes.”

Track listing

1) The Longing
2) The Skull
3) A New Generation
4) Assassin (Live)
5) Til The Sun Turns Black (Live)



27.01.2016 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL (w/ SLEEP)

For Those Which Are Asleep European Tour 2016

Presented by Rock Hard Magazine, Guitar Magazine, DrumHeads Magazine, & Grow!

26.02.2016 NL-Tilburg, Little Devil  *

27.02.2016 NL-Amsterdam, Q-Factory  *

29.02.2016 DE-Cologne, Underground  *

01.03.2016 DE-Bielefeld, Forum  *

03.03.2016 DE-Hamburg, Klubsen  *

04.03.2016 DE-Leipzig, Bandhaus  *

05.03.2016 DE-Greifswald, JUZ Flex  *

06.03.2016 PL-Gdynia, Ucho  *

09.03.2016 DE-Dresden, Chemiefabrik  *

10.03.2016 DE-Berlin, Cassiopeia  *

11.03.2016 DE-Markneukirchen, Framus & Warwick Music Hall  *

12.03.2016 DE-Munich, Backstage  with Truckfighters

14.03.2016 AT-Graz, Explosiv  *

15.03.2016 SK-Bratislava, Muzeum Obchodu  *

16.03.2016 HU-Budapest, Dürer Kert  *

17.03.2016 AT-Wien, Viper Room  *

18.03.2016 AT-Innsbruck, Weekender  *

19.03.2016 IT-Bologna, Freakclub  *

20.03.2016 DE-Karlsruhe, Jubez  *

14.-17.04.2016 NL-Tilburg, Roadburn Festival (2 shows!)  with Pentagram, Repulsion, Paradise Lost

16.04.2016 DK-Aalborg, 1000Fryd **

17.04.2016 DK-Copenhagen, Stengade **

19.04.2016 SE-Göteborg, Truckstop Alaska

20.04.2016 NO-Oslo, Revolver  ***

21/04/2016  Onkel Aksel, Kristiansand, Norway

22.04.2016 NO-Sandnes, Tribute  ***

23.04.2016 NO-Bergen, Inside  ***

17.-19.06.2016 FR-Clisson, Hellfest (with Black Sabbath, Slayer, Rammstein, and others)

*support:  Stepfather Fred

**support:  Night Viper

***support:  HEX A.D.

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