Origin: Woodbridge, VA, USA
Genres: Doom Metal

Pentagram  


A hallowed name in the field of Sabbath-inspired doom metal, Pentagram's history dates as far back as 1972, when their first single was released. Though their first official release didn't appear until 1985, an earlier lineup recorded some impressive works in the early to mid seventies, and have recently seen the light of day in the form of two compilations, these being '98's Human Hurricane and then 2001's First Daze Here release, which really showcases these early tracks at their best. The foundation of Pentagram has always been vocalist Bobby Liebling, who rivals Wino Weinrich (Spirit Caravan) for most revered doom metal personality, thanks to his tailor-made-for-doom voice. One has to wonder how much longer Liebling can keep going (after all, he's been the core of Pentagram for over thirty years, a remarkable achievement in itself), but as of this time there is no sign of them giving up. Moreover, the recent releases such as Sub-Basement compare quite favorably with the older material -- really, Pentagram has yet to release a sub-par album.

Note: no relation to the Turkish metal band called Pentagram.

Current Members

Bobby Liebling

vocals

Matt Goldborough

guitars

Greg Turley

bass

Albert Born

drums

Former Members/Guests

Victor Griffin

guitars (Place Of Skulls)

Vince McAllister

guitars RIP: May 26, 2006, cancer, age 51

Richard Kueht

guitars

Paul Trowbridge

guitars

Kelly Carmichael

guitars (Internal Void)

Martin Swaney

bass

Greg Mayne

bass

Adam Heinzmann

bass (Internal Void)

Stuart Rose

drums

Joe Hasselvander

drums/guitars/bass (Blue Cheer, Black Manta, Devil Childe, Guardians Of The Flame, Phantom Lord, Raven)

Geof O'Keefe

drums

Mike Smail

drums (Cathedral, Dream Death, Internal Void, Penance, Under The Sun)

Gary Isom

drums (Iron Man, Spirit Caravan, Unorthodox)

Tim Tomaselli

drums (Place Of Skulls)


Discography



Pentagram 
1985 Pentagram
  1. Death Row
  2. All Your Sins
  3. Sign of the Wolf
  4. The Ghoul
  5. Relentless
  6. Run My Course
  7. Sinister
  8. The Deist
  9. You're Lost, I'm Free
  10. Dying World
  11. 20 Buck Spin
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Victor Griffin
  • Martin Swaney
  • Stuart Rose




Day Of Reckoning 
1987 Peaceville
  1. Day Of Reckoning
  2. Evil Seed
  3. Broken Vows
  4. When The Screams Come
  5. Burning Saviour
  6. Madman
  7. Wartime
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Victor Griffin
  • Martin Swaney
  • Stuart Rose
1987 BNR Top Ten album




Be Forewarned 
1994 Peaceville
  1. Live Free And Burn
  2. Too Late
  3. Ask No More
  4. The World Will Love Again
  5. Vampyre Love
  6. Life Blood
  7. Wolf's Blood
  8. Frustration
  9. Bride Of Evil
  10. Nightmare Gown
  11. Petrified
  12. A Timeless Heart
  13. Be Forwarned
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Victor Griffin
  • Martin Swaney
  • Joe Hasselvander

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Human Hurricane 
1998 Downtime
  1. Forever My Queen
  2. The Bees
  3. Out Of Luck
  4. Goddess
  5. Target
  6. Devilchild
  7. Much Too Young To Know
  8. If The Winds Would Change
  9. The Diver
  10. Rape
  11. Livin' In A Ram's Head
  12. Buzzsaw
  13. Starlady
  14. Show 'Em How
  15. Downhill Slope
  16. Hurricane
  17. Burning Rays
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Vince McAllister
  • Greg Mayne
  • Geof O'Keefe




Review Your Choices 
1999 Black Widow
  1. Burning Rays
  2. Change Of Heart
  3. Living In A Ram's Head
  4. Gorgon's Slave
  5. Review Your Choices
  6. The Diver
  7. The Bees
  8. I Am Vengeance
  9. Forever My Queen
  10. Mow You Down
  11. Downhill Slope
  12. Gilla ?
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Joe Hasselvander

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Sub-Basement 
2001 Black Widow
  1. Blood Lust
  2. Buzz Saw
  3. Drive Me To The Grave
  4. Sub Intro
  5. Sub-Basement
  6. Goin' In Circles (Reaching For An End)
  7. Mad Dog
  8. After The Last
  9. Tidal Wave
  10. Out Of Luck
  11. Target
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Joe Hasselvander




First Daze Here  COMPILATION
2002 Relapse
  1. Forever My Queen
  2. When The Screams Come
  3. Walk In The Blue Light
  4. Starlady
  5. Lazy Lady
  6. Review Your Choices
  7. Hurricane
  8. Livin' In A Ram's Head
  9. Earth Flight
  10. 20 Buck Spin
  11. Be Forewarned
  12. Last Days Here




Turn To Stone  COMPILATION
2002 Peaceville
  1. Petrified
  2. Wartime
  3. All Your Sins
  4. Frustration
  5. Burning Saviour
  6. Sinister
  7. Bride Of Evil
  8. When The Screams Come
  9. Relentless
  10. Vampire Love
  11. Evil Seed
  12. The Ghoul
  13. Wolf's Blood
  14. Madman
  15. 20 Buck Spin
  16. Death Row
  17. Live Free & Burn

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



A Keg Full Of Dynamite  LIVE
2003 Black Widow
  1. Livin' In A Ram's Head
  2. Much Too Young To Know
  3. When The Screams Come
  4. Madman
  5. Mad Dog
  6. Review Your Choices
  7. Day Of Reckoning
  8. 20 Buck Spin
  9. Earth Flight
  10. When The Screams Come
  11. Livin' In A Ram's Head
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Richard Kueht
  • Paul Trowbridge
  • Martin Swaney
  • Joe Hasselvander




Show 'Em How 
2004 Black Widow
  1. Wheel Of Fortune
  2. Elektra Glide
  3. Starlady
  4. Catwalk
  5. Prayer For An Exit Before The Dead End
  6. Goddess
  7. City Romance
  8. If The Winds Would Change
  9. Show 'em How
  10. Last Days Here
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Kelly Carmichael
  • Adam Heinzmann
  • Mike Smail

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



First Daze Here Too  COMPILATION
2006 Relapse
  1. Wheel of Fortune
  2. When the Screams Come
  3. Under My Thumb
  4. Smokescreen
  5. Teaser
  6. Little Games (Yardbirds cover)
  7. Much Too Young to Know
  8. Virgin Death
  9. Yes I Do
  10. Ask No More
  11. Man
  12. Be Forewarned
  13. Catwalk
  14. Die in Your Sleep
  15. Frustration
  16. Target
  17. Everything's Turning to Night
  18. Take Me Away
  19. Nightmare Gown
  20. Cartwheel
  21. Cat & Mouse
  22. Show 'em How

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



If The Winds Could Change  COMPILATION
2011 High Roller




Last Rites 
2011 Metal Blade
  1. Treat Me Right
  2. Call the Man
  3. Into the Ground
  4. 8
  5. Everything's Turning to Night
  6. Windmills and Chimes
  7. American Dream
  8. Walk in Blue Light
  9. Horseman
  10. Death in 1st Person
  11. Nothing Left
  12. All Your Sins - Reprise
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Victor Griffin
  • Greg Turley
  • Tim Tomaselli

Reviews:   Metal Review  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Angry Metal Guy 



When The Screams Come 
2011 Metal Blade




Live Rites  LIVE
2011
  1. Day of Reckoning
  2. Forever My Queen
  3. The Ghoul
  4. Into the Ground
  5. Evil Seed
  6. Call the Man
  7. Relentless
  8. Nothing Left
  9. All Your Sins
  10. 20 Buck Spin
  11. Sign of the Wolf
  12. When the Screams Come
  • Bobby Liebling
  • Victor Griffin
  • Greg Turley
  • Albert Born




Last Days Here 
2012


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