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Pentagram




USA - Active.

Description

Proto Doom

Pentagram is one of the earliest Doom bands around, having been around in one form or another since the early 70s, it's safe to say that Pentagram had a big impact on Sabbath inspired Doom-metal that was to follow over the next decade. The band also strongly intertwines with the band Bedemon and is sometimes seen as one and the same. Pentagram are considered to be one of the all time classics by many older fans for understandable reasons. Their music can perhaps best be described as "proto-Doom" with a strong resemblance to the first Black Sabbath releases. The unique vocals of Bobby Leibling make sure they have a very unique sound. Miraculously the band is still around to this day!

Discography

Be Forwarned b/w Lazy Lady (as Macabre)1972Intermedia
Hurricane b/w Earthflight1973Boffo Socko
Under my Thumb b/w When the Screams Come1974Gemini 001
Livin' in a Ram's Head b/w When the Screams Come1979High Voltage
Pentagram1985Pentagram
Day of Reckoning1987Napalm
Relentless (Reissue of Pentagram)1993Peaceville
Day of Reckoning (Reissue)1993Peaceville
1972-19791993Peaceville
Relentless b/w Day of Reckoning1993Peaceville
Be Forwarned1994Peaceville
Relentless/Day of Reckoning1996Music For Nations
Human Hurricane1998Downtime
Review your Choices1998Black Widow
1972-1979 Vol. 21999Peaceville
Sub-Basement2001Black Widow
First Daze Here2002Relapse
Turn To Stone2002Peaceville
A Keg Full of Dynamite2003Black Widow
Show 'em How2004Black Widow
First Daze Here Too2004Relapse Records
Last Rites2011Metal Blade Records
Last Days Here (Documentary Video)2011Monoduo Films
Curious Volume2015Peaceville Records

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Pentagram (1985)
Sub-Basement (2001)
First Daze Here (2002)
Show 'em How (2004)
Last Rites (2011)
Last Days Here (Documentary Video) (2011)

Misc

The first 7" was released under the name Macabre - guitarist Victor Griffin now has a new band called Place of Skulls. - the 1974 7" ep was never officially released and was only released in 100 copies on a test pressing. - Please watch out for a Turkish band that also goes under the name of Pentagram. Outside of Turkey they generally use the name Mezarkabul, but it's not unknown to find one of their albums on mailorder sites under the name Pentragram as well.

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