Trouble (5)

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One of the most influential Doom acts from the 80s playing an unique mix of old school doom-metal and psychedelic rock with clean vocals combining the lumbering heaviness of Black Sabbath and the dual guitars of Judas Priest. The group was formed in 1979 in the outskirts of Chicago, IL by vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Bruce Franklin and Rick Wartell, bassist Ian Brown, and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson. Throughout their history, Franklin and Wartell have remained the only constants in the band. The band's first two albums are characterized by their lumbering tempos, heavy guitars, and Christian lyrics (which, Wagner would later state were written more as a reaction to the rising tide of satanic metal bands in the early '80s as opposed to an attempt at preaching) and are considered classics in many doom metal quarters. By the 1990s, the band traded in the doom and Christianity for a more psychedelic/stoner metal sound. By the end of the '90s, Wagner had left the group and the band sat on the backburner as members focused on other projects. In the early/mid 2000s, Franklin, Wagner, Wartell, and Olson re-grouped and eventually released 2007's "Simple Mind Condition". Afterwards, the band fractured again, with Wagner and Olson eventually leaving and Wartell and Franklin continuing with different line ups. In 2013, Trouble released "The Distortion Field" with vocalist Kyle Thomas, who had previously replaced Wagner from 1997 to 2000. In 2012, Wagner, Olson, and former bassist Ron Holzner (who played bass in Trouble from 1986 until 2002) formed The Skull, who were initially set to pay tribute to Trouble's older, doom material but eventually opted to write original music.
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Trouble (5) Discography Tracks

Albums

Trouble (5) - Live album art Trouble (5) Live (Album) Midwest Heavy Metal Promotion US 1983 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Trouble album art Trouble (5) Trouble (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - The Skull album art Trouble (5) The Skull (Album) Combat, Metal Blade Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Run To The Light album art Trouble (5) Run To The Light (Album) Metal Blade Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Trouble album art Trouble (5) Trouble (Album) Def American Recordings US 1989 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Manic Frustration album art Trouble (5) = トラブル* Trouble (5) = トラブル* - Manic Frustration (Album) Def American Recordings Japan 1992 Sell This Version
14012-08 OBI Trouble (5) - Run To The Light- Japan 14012-08 OBI album art Trouble (5) Run To The Light- Japan 14012-08 OBI(CD, Album, RM) Metal Blade Records 14012-08 OBI Japan 1993 Sell This Version
JWMI13 Trouble (5) - One For The Road album art Trouble (5) One For The Road(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd) J.W.M. Intl. JWMI13 US 1994 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Plastic Green Head album art Trouble (5) Plastic Green Head (Album) Bullet Proof Records, Bullet Proof Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Simple Mind Condition album art Trouble (5) Simple Mind Condition (Album) Escapi Music Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Live In Los Angeles album art Trouble (5) Live In Los Angeles (Album) Escapi Music US 2009 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - The Distortion Field album art Trouble (5) The Distortion Field (Album) FRW Music Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0111 Trouble (5) - Live Dallas Texas 03/12/90 album art Trouble (5) Live Dallas Texas 03/12/90(CDr, Album) Trouble, Inc. 0111 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MBR 1018 Trouble (5) - Assassin album art Trouble (5) Assassin(12", EP) Metal Blade Records MBR 1018 US 1984 Sell This Version
DEFAM 412 Trouble (5) - The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction album art Trouble (5) The Wolf / Psychotic Reaction(12", Single, Promo) Def American Recordings DEFAM 412 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4101 Trouble (5) - The Misery Shows (Act II) album art Trouble (5) The Misery Shows (Act II)(CD, Single, Promo) Def American Recordings PRO-CD-4101 US 1990 Sell This Version
DEFAM 612 Trouble (5) - The Misery Shows (Act Ⅱ) / R.I.P. album art Trouble (5) The Misery Shows (Act Ⅱ) / R.I.P.(12", Single, Promo) Def American Recordings DEFAM 612 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DEFXDJ 18 Trouble (5) - Scuse Me / Sleeper album art Trouble (5) Scuse Me / Sleeper(12", Single, Promo) Def American Recordings DEFXDJ 18 UK 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5538 Trouble (5) - Memory's Garden album art Trouble (5) Memory's Garden(CD, Single, Promo) Def American Recordings PRO-CD-5538 US 1992 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Unplugged album art Trouble (5) Unplugged (EP) Trouble, Inc. US 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

Trouble (5) - Psalm 9 / The Skull album art Trouble (5) Psalm 9 / The Skull (Album, Comp) Metal Blade Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Black Shapes Of Doom album art Trouble (5) Black Shapes Of Doom (Comp) High Roller Records Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Revelations (Life Or Death) Demos & Rarities Part 1 album art Trouble (5) Revelations (Life Or Death) Demos & Rarities Part 1 (Comp) High Roller Records Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Trouble (5) - Victim Of The Insane (Demos & Rarities Part 2)  album art Trouble (5) Victim Of The Insane (Demos & Rarities Part 2) (Comp) High Roller Records Germany 2011 Sell This Version

Videos

Trouble (5) - Live In Stockholm album art Trouble (5) Live In Stockholm Escapi Music Europe 2005 Sell This Version