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)
I had no problem with Kory being in Trouble.
After all, I don't hang out with him or anything so all I cared about was the performance. I thought he was fine in that respect. I thought his voice was fine.
Sometimes things don't work out in a band and it's time to part ways.
As Trouble did with Eric and now Kory.
It would be nice if the two camps could part ways amicably as Trouble did with Eric.
Kory really did himself no favors by ripping the fans (some of them actually did like him in the band) and former band mates.http://www.bravewords.com/news/177523"After 4 years, and a minimal amount of Touring and no Record deal or Album release date in sight, frontman/ singer Kory Clarke leaves "Trouble" to start a new project with guitarist Russ Strahan (Pentagram, Land Of Doom) 'The Bones of Children'.
"This Metal Album will be high energy, with a fresh artistic approach to the genre without the limitations of the over “50 something religious crowd" Kory laughs, "it will be so nice to be working without the shackles that a previous singer has left behind of a band that is over 30 years old and acts and sounds like it. I like to do progressive, pushing the boundary lyrics in an individualistic style, I don’t want to sound like OZZY like their old singer tried to do. I am also glad when I look to my left on stage from now on, I will not be seeing 'Derek Smalls' in my peripheral vision. LOL. I just cannot play with people who are fundamentalist Christians, or too family oriented to the point that they can't tour, do records or knock down a few margaritas with me at the bar. This is rock n roll guys not the family channel."
- Kory Clarke
That statement was low class and unnecessary.
Kory is now saying that's not what he meant, but it's hard to believe him if you ask me.
This from his facebook page rep in response to my defending of what was obviously an attack at Bruce Franklin."As far as I know Kory doesn't feel he was slamming the band. He was slamming the negative Trouble fans in his own way.He was laughing in that press release. Kory has a great way with words. //C"http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?s ... 0474953843
What's interesting is what will now happen with whatever they have already recorded with Kory.
Scrap it? Save it? Change it up?
I only heard two songs - one of which I liked (Hunters of Doom) and one that was meh (I'm Not Your Sucka').
I'm wondering how Kyle's vocal style will fit (the youtube clip of him playing with Trouble from 1999 is okay), but I'm certainly willing to give it a shot. I guess the proof will be when they put out a new album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvgqOzKZ ... r_embedded