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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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  • BushmanBeats

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

    13 Nov 11:43pm 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 6:27pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

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

    12 Aug 2:27am 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 10:23am Reply
  • deryl_doom

    great band

    9 May 3:47pm Reply
  • juuniorlel

    fodenda banda caralho como eu amo som deles

    6 May 6:30am 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 4:41am Reply
  • DespathoR

    love guitar riff in RIP song

    9 Apr 1:20pm Reply
  • versacetoga

    lmao rocking rollaz are so embarassing

    29 Mar 11:18pm 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 1:39pm 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 8:01pm 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 6:45pm Reply
  • crownanchor

    most underrated band....

    4 Jan 1:08pm Reply
  • Xipe_Totec_

    Bastaaaaaaaaaaaaardssss!!

    3 Jan 3:05am 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
  • silentEviL_

    Mr. White ++++

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hailmarduk666

    Mr. White is a fucking great song!! Manic Frustration is a fantastic album!!!

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sewertroll

    Fuck off you racist pussy with your corporate dick sucker-rap taste.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
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