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1. An American doom metal band.

2. Rapper from Atlanta Georgia known for his work with Duct Tape Ent. & His Mixtape December 17th.

1. Trouble was formed in Chicago in 1979 by vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Bruce Franklin and Rick Wartell bassist Sean McAllister, and drummer Jeff Oly Olson. Drawing deeply from Black Sabbath for inspiration (with occasional nods to the sounds of the late ’60s thrown in for good measure) , the band forged an uncompromising brand of classic all their own, made more unique by their gloomy down-tuned riffs and spiritual, often mistakenly religious lyrics, which quickly earned them the dubious “white metal” tag. The album and songtitle Run To The Light was thought to be a religious title while it actually came from Eric Wagner watching Poltergeist and writing it down.

The band toured throughout the Midwest during the early ’80s before signing with Metal Blade Records and releasing their amazingly mature eponymous debut (later referred to as Psalm 9) in 1984. The equally impressive (and even more depressing) The Skull followed in 1985 and reflected singer Wagner’s struggles with substance abuse as well as the growing turmoil within the group. This led to the replacement of bassist McAllister with Ron Holzner and the departure of drummer Olson, who, as legend has it, had decided to become a preacher. Dennis Lesh was drafted as his replacement for 1987’s Run to the Light.

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  • VictorKrunch

    The new Doom kids these days need to recognize. With all the hype that Pentagram gets for being that classic "underground cult" Doom band that everyone reads, writes and talks about these days, they can't hold a burning candle to Trouble. Bruce Franklin and Rick Wartell wrote sicker riffs than Tony Iommi himself and Eric Wagner wrote lyrics that rival anything Geezer put to paper. There's 2 bands that will forever rule the Doom genre, Sabbath and Trouble and if you're not down with that, you haven't heard enough Trouble. Such a shame that Trouble has basically splintered into 2 groups now between Trouble and The Skull.

    13 Mar 7:05pm Reply
  • kaneelbroodje

    They all bussin for Trouble, Trouble

    21 Feb 10:44pm Reply
  • kiriyama228

    Everyday sounds soo fuckin nice in GTA V

    3 Jan 6:20am Reply
  • BushmanBeats

    Pocket Full Of Dead Dudes is crack. New tape is good too.

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    this band was a slow grower. first listen i didn't think it was anything special, with every successive listen they grew more enjoyable. a fair bit more weight to them than what i usually expect from "classic doom" bands.

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    psalm 9 great album!!!!!!!!!!

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • therealsonofdad

    they actually have two guitarist and they both seem very gifted, just check out all the guitar fills, twin guitar solos and harmonies

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • deryl_doom

    great band

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • juuniorlel

    fodenda banda caralho como eu amo som deles

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • defnoob

    I don't think people recognize how gifted their guitarist was. That guy wrote killer riffs, faster tempos, and genuinely great guitar solos in songs like Thinking of the past and of course Psalm 9. Great band.

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • DespathoR

    love guitar riff in RIP song

    9 Apr 2014 Reply
  • versacetoga

    lmao rocking rollaz are so embarassing

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Aleck_Zi

    New picture of current "The Distortion Field" line-up with Kyle Thomas: http://www.last.fm/music/Trouble/+images/97221153

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Covenantt

    One of the best doom bands. Love the first two albums, especially Psalm 9 which just has incredible riffs. Manic Frustration is also a good album, just not too much like the earlier stuff. I still have to check out the rest of their discography.

    25 Feb 2014 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    "go smoke nigger dick" damn, lol! People just do not seem to get over the shared profile pages of artists. Disrespecting other artists and fans' musical taste, way to go! For me, I love the band with the double Flying V attack...

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • crownanchor

    most underrated band....

    4 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Xipe_Totec_

    Bastaaaaaaaaaaaaardssss!!

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Biarcoiris

    I love Trouble too much, so good it hurts! One of the best bands on this Earth. Now, we need a world tour.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • DelliriuM666

    <3

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    "made more unique by their gloomy down-tuned riffs and spiritual, often mistakenly religious lyrics," lol. Angsty atheist metalheads should just fess up to the fact the band was Christian

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
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