Former Trouble singer Eric Wagner has passed away

Posted by on August 23, 2021


Eric Wagner, vocalist for for Illinois doom pioneers, Trouble, has passed away after being admitted to the hospital last week with COVID pneumonia.

In a Facebook post Wagner’s son, Luke confirmed the worst:

“Hey all this is Luke Wagner his oldest son. Eric Wagner has passed away.”

Best known for pioneering a style of heavy metal known as doom metal, Trouble has been active since 1979 borrowing influence from Black Sabbath and Judas Priest developing a style that has grown over the years to become a mainstay genre in modern metal music. Wagner fronted Trouble for most of the bands existence until leaving the band in 2008 to pursue other musical ventures. Wagner was 62 years old.



Our thoughts go out to Wagner’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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