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Relapse Announces Deluxe Reissues of First Daze Here & First Daze Here Too From Pentagram

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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

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Pentagram streaming new track “Walk Alone”‏

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band, Pentagram, recently reunited with Peaceville Records for its new studio album, Curious Volume, due out August 28. “Walk Alone” is the latest track to be unveiled from the record. Described by frontman Bobby Liebling as “a song of devastation conquered by optimism and realization of self-worth. There is a light if you force yourself to look for it.”

https://soundcloud.com/peaceville/pentagram-walk-alone-taken-from-the-new-album-

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Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and Bobby Liebling (Pete Campbell on the drums completes the band’s line-up), Curious Volume was recorded with Swedish producer Mattias Nilsson at studios located in Maryland and Virginia. Additional recording took place in Tennessee with Grammy-Award-winning producer Travis Wyrick, who also produced Pentagram’s previous album, Last Rites. The album’s cover artwork was provided courtesy of Richard Schouten.

Pentagram live…

8/27 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s

8/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

8/29 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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Bobby Liebling of Pentagram interviewed by Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV

Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Bobby Liebling of Pentagram @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California 02/25/14

Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal (and the subgenre of doom metal in particular) alongside Black Sabbath. The band was prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s with an almost completely new lineup. Throughout the band’s history the only constant member has been vocalist Bobby Liebling. The revolving lineup of Pentagram has featured many well respected musicians in the local doom metal scene, with members spending time in other acts such as RavenThe ObsessedPlace of SkullsInternal VoidSpirit Caravan, among many others. (Wikipedia)

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New video of Pentagram live in San Francisco

Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal, and the subgenre of doom metal in particular. The band was prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s with an almost completely new lineup. Throughout the band’s history the only constant member has been vocalist Bobby Liebling. The revolving lineup of Pentagram has featured many well respected musicians in the local doom metal scene, with members spending time in other acts such as Raven, the Obsessed, Place of Skulls, Internal Void, Spirit Caravan, among many others.

Pentagram perform @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California February 25, 2014