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December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$18
- Sacred Monster
Saturday, December 1
Doors = 7:00 pm
Show = 8:00 pm
Ages = 21+
Tickets = $18
Rick Wartell formed Trouble in 1978 during his high school years, as the sole guitarist and singer for the band, joined by bassist Mike DiPrima and drummer Mike Slopecki. Trouble played their first show that year at Gordon Technical Institute in Chicago. After placing an ad in the Illinois Entertainer in 1981, Wartell revamped the line-up to include guitarist Bruce Franklin and vocalist Eric Wagner. The rhythm section changed shortly thereafter with replacement bassist Tim (Ian) Brown, and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson joining Trouble’s ranks.
Trouble’s musical inspirations include bands from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Angel Witch, Lucifer’s Friend, Deep Purple, UFO, Uriah Heep, and NWOBM bands.
Trouble has achieved a cult-like status within the music community, often referred to as the “musician’s musicians” due to their influence on contemporaries like Dave Grohl, Cathedral, Crowbar, D.R.I., Phil Anselmo, to name a few. Appreciation for the band is as far reaching as the Indian Doom Metal scene, as demonstrated in the July 2013 issue of Rolling Stone India, which featured Trouble in their “Metal Heroes” Cover Story. The band has played in 20 countries and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, such as Judas Priest, The Ramones, Scorpions, Slayer, DIO, Motorhead, Pantera, Testament, King Diamond, Megadeth, Savatage, and many, many more. (Source)
Formed in early 2012 out of a mutual love of Doom Metal acts such as Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, and, of course, Black Sabbath, Sacred Monster has gone on to gradually include other influences from Thrash, Black Metal, Death Metal, and NWOBHM to arrive at their current style. Their music alternates between oppressive doom riffs, chainsaw thrashers, and eery acoustic passages. The band also has a love of lyrical topics such as mythology, Love craftian horrors, and even old Twilight Zone episodes. (Source)