Trouble singer Eric Wagner, 62, was recording with Blackfinge before Covid death

Wagner sang for the metal band Trouble between 1981 and 1997, and then again between 2000 and 2008. The singer then formed The Skull in 2012 and had been their lead singer ever since


                            Trouble singer Eric Wagner, 62, was recording with Blackfinge before Covid death
Eric Wagner sang for Trouble between 1981 and 1997, and then again between 2000 and 2008 (Twitter)

Singer Eric Wagner, who sang for metal bands Trouble and The Skull, passed away after a battle with pneumonia after he contracted Covid-19. He was 62 years old. The news of the singer's demise was confirmed on Sunday, August 22, by his son Luke Wagner. If reports are to be believed, Wagner was not vaccinated against Covid-19. "Hey all this is Luke Wagner his oldest son. Eric Wagner has passed away, " the statement said.

Wagner's former Skull bandmate Chuck Robinson also wrote on Facebook, "This morning I awoke to the worst news... We are all truely devastated.. My dear friend, band mate and brother Eric Wagner has passed. Goodnight Tempter.. We love you.." We have witnessed the demise of several great music icons of late, including Dusty Hill, Johnny Ventura, Sound Sultan, Robert Eugene Steinhardt to name a few.

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Only a few days earlier, The Skull had dropped their tour with The Obsessed. They reasoned that "the ongoing and growing Covid situation sweeping the nation again, particularly in the South" and that they would "reschedule as much as we can and tour again properly when things calm down".

Wagner sang for Trouble between 1981 and 1997, and then again between 2000 and 2008. The singer then formed The Skull in 2012 and had been their lead singer ever since. According to reports, Wagner had been recording under the band name Blackfinge recently. Eric Wagner was not dating anyone at the time of his death, reports say.

'Terrible news about Eric Wagner'

Fans mourned the death of the music icon and posted tweets like, "Gutted to hear about Eric Wagner, those first few Trouble albums were the soundtrack to pretty much all of our teenage years. RIP". Another fan wrote, "Terrible news about Eric Wagner. There is so much good music attached to his name, and the influence of Trouble's early records on a generation of bands can't be overstated. Thoughts with his loved ones."

One tweet read, "Very sad to hear of Eric Wagner’s passing. He was a founder of doom legends Trouble and contracted COVID on tour with his current band The Skull. Scary stuff out there, folks. It’s real." Another fan said, "It seems that Eric Wagner, one of metal's greatest and most unique singers, for Trouble and The Skull, has died after contracting COVID pneumonia. How utterly terrible. RIP, Eric."



 



 



 



 

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