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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)1972Intermedia7"
Hurricane b/w Earthflight1973Boffo Socko7"
Under my Thumb b/w When the Screams Come1974Gemini 0017"
Livin' in a Ram's Head b/w When the Screams Come1979High Voltage7"
Pentagram1985PentagramLP
Day of Reckoning1987NapalmLP
Relentless (Reissue of Pentagram)1993PeacevilleCD
Day of Reckoning (Reissue)1993PeacevilleCD
1972-19791993PeacevilleCD
Relentless b/w Day of Reckoning1993Peaceville7"
Be Forwarned1994PeacevilleCD
Relentless/Day of Reckoning1996Music For NationsCD
Human Hurricane1998DowntimeCD
Review your Choices1998Black WidowCD
1972-1979 Vol. 21999PeacevilleCD
Sub-Basement2001Black WidowCD
First Daze Here2002RelapseCompilation
Turn To Stone2002PeacevilleCompilation
A Keg Full of Dynamite2003Black WidowCompilation
Show 'em How2004Black WidowCD
First Daze Here Too2004Relapse RecordsCompilation
Last Rites2011Metal Blade RecordsCD
Last Days Here (Documentary Video)2011Monoduo FilmsDVD
Curious Volume2015Peaceville RecordsCD

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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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