Chicago doom-metal legends TROUBLE have recruited Kyle Thomas as their new singer.
Thomas, former lead vocalist for EXHORDER, FLOODGATE, WITCH, and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, is 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 (see video below) and Expo Of The Extreme in Chicago. Thomas has also collaborated on projects with members of SLIPKNOT, DOWN, OBITUARY and DEICIDE.
“We are really excited to be working with Kyle again,” states Rick Wartell, TROUBLE co-founder/guitarist. “The shows we played with him in the past were very well-received by the fans and now we’ll have an opportunity to work with him in the studio on our new record. His vocals are amazing and a perfect fit for the band.”
Bruce Franklin, TROUBLE‘s other co-founder/guitarist, adds, “The history with Kyle and TROUBLE really goes back to his teenage years as he told me that he and Jimmy Bower (of DOWN) would drive around in his old Pinto and listen to TROUBLE. He’s an excellent, highly energetic singer and it’s great to have him be an official member of the band now.”
TROUBLE is currently working on its ninth studio album with Thomas on vocals and plans to release the record this spring.
TROUBLE‘s current lineup is:
Kyle Thomas (vocals)
Rick Wartell (guitar)
Bruce Franklin (guitar)
Shane Pasqualla (bass)
Mark Lira (drums)
TROUBLE formed in 1979 and released several classic albums like “Trouble”, “Manic Frustration” and “Plastic Green Head”.
Singer Kory Clarke (of WARRIOR SOUL fame) announced his departure from TROUBLE earlier today to start a new project with guitarist Russ Strahan (PENTAGRAM, LAND OF DOOM) called THE BONES OF CHILDREN.
Clarke‘s predecessor, Eric Wagner, left TROUBLE in April 2008, citing his disdain for the touring life as the main reason for his departure.