Eric Wagner –
Singer, songwriter, stoner.
April 24, 1959 – August 22, 2021.
Aged 62 years.
Most recognized for: Eric was the singer for doom metal pioneers Trouble, who were considered to be in the “big 4” of the psychedelic and depressing sub-genre. His spiritual and introspective lyrics ran counter to the ‘hail satan’ money machine of the early 80’s, prompting Metal Blade Records to label them “white metal” (as opposed to black metal.) Eric hated the “cute” classification… but not quite as much as he hated COVID.