The Skull was a doom metal band founded by Trouble members Eric Wagner, Ron Holzner and Jeff “Oly” Olson in 2012. Early on their sets mainly comprised of classic Trouble songs but with a debut album appearing in 2014 named For Those Which Are Asleep their set would comprise of original songs and classic Trouble. By the release of their second album The Endless Road Turns Dark, the band would perform more originals than covers.
On rare occasions the band has performed full Trouble albums such as Psalm 9, The Skull and the 1990 eponymous Trouble. In a run spanning ten years The Skull would release two studio albums and an EP.