Original TROUBLE drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson (who is currently playing with RETRO GRAVE and IN-GRAVED) will appear on TROUBLE‘s next, as-yet-untitled album, due for release later in the year. Olson states: “[I’ve] been working on some [keyboard] intros [for the CD].”
TROUBLE announced in February 2012 that it recruited Kyle Thomas as the band’s new singer following the departure of the group’s frontman of the four years, Kory Clarke (of WARRIOR SOUL fame).
Thomas, former lead vocalist for EXHORDER, FLOODGATE and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, was no stranger to TROUBLE as he previously fronted the band for four live shows between 1997 and 1999, including Stoner Hands Of Doom festival in Maryland and Expo Of The Extreme in Chicago. Thomas has also collaborated on projects with members of SLIPKNOT, DOWN, OBITUARY and DEICIDE.
Olson left TROUBLE in 1986 to teach music while also writing musical scores and later receiving a Bachelor Of Music degree in Film Scoring (cum laude) from Berklee College of Music. Olson returned to the band for the albums “Run To The Light” (Hammond Organ), “Trouble” (pre-pro for drums, keys), “Plastic Green Head” (drums), “Simple Mind Condition” (drums, French Horn), “Unplugged” and “Live in L.A.”.
In July 2008, Olson announced his departure from TROUBLE. His last show with them took place at The End in Nashville, Tennessee on July 19, 2008.