You can’t talk about heavy metal without talking about PENTAGRAM. The legendary D.C. band has been committed to the dark arts for going on half a decade, and has only recently seen the kind of recognition its legacy deserves. Though the band has released nine influential full-lengths over the course of its career,PENTAGRAM‘s most popular and influential material since its Relapse resurrection fifteen years ago can be found in First Daze Here, a collection of the band’s earliest works that has been out-of-print for years and will now finally see a new reissue via Relapse this coming June. Its companion First Daze Here Too, a 22-track collection of unreleased studio recordings and live rehearsals from the early ’70s, will also see its first reissue since going out of print several years ago. Both reissues have been newly remastered and include in-depth liner notes from founding PENTAGRAM member / original drummer Geof O’Keefe along with gorgeously revitalized layouts. CD Version of First Daze Here includes a vinyl-shaped CD featuring the two newly remastered versions of the infamous Macabre 45! The original mix of the long-lost 45 will also see its first-ever vinyl pressing for this reissue, and is available in the deluxe First Daze Here / First Daze Here Too bundle or along with the Bone White / Gold Merge LP of First Daze Here.
PENTAGRAM have also announced a West Coast tour with Wax Idols and King Woman this coming May! The band will be crushing audiences for two weeks kicking off this May 17, and will also be performing at Psycho Las Vegas this August – check out a full list of dates below.
***All Dates With Wax Idols & King Woman***
May 17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
May 18 Portland, OR Dante’s
May 19 Boise, ID Neurolux
May 20 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
May 21 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
May 23 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theater
May 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
May 25 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
May 26 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
May 27 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
May 28 San Jose, CA The Ritz
Aug 27 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas