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“Last Days Here” (formerly “Last Rites”), which tells the story of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the cult hard rock/heavy metal band PENTAGRAM, will air on Showtime, on Thurday, May 23 at 9:30 p.m.

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US doom pioneers Pentagram played their FIRST EVER London show not too long ago, an event which coincided with their 40 year anniversary. In partnership with our friends at Invade TV, we’ve made a three part video feature for you to feast your eyes and ears on.

“You have no idea how excited I am – I’ve wanted to play here since I was a little boy,” frontman Bobby Liebling told us moments before the set. Watch the footage below and worship with us at the church of DOOOOOOOOOM!

High five to our buddies Invade TV for putting this together for us.

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Click here to watch Part 2

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US doom pioneers Pentagram played their FIRST EVER London show not too long ago, an event which coincided with their 40 year anniversary. In partnership with our friends at Invade TV, we’ve made a three part video feature for you to feast your eyes and ears on.

“You have no idea how excited I am – I’ve wanted to play here since I was a little boy,” frontman Bobby Liebling told us moments before the set. Watch the footage below and worship with us at the church of DOOOOOOOOOM!

Come back on Friday 19th for Part 3! High five to our buddies Invade TV for putting this together for us.

Click here to watch Part 1 

 

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US doom pioneers Pentagram recently played their FIRST EVER London show, which coincided with their 40 year anniversary. In partnership with our friends at Invade TV, we’ve made a three part video feature for you to feast your eyes and ears on.

“You have no idea how excited I am – I’ve wanted to play here since I was a little boy,” frontman Bobby Liebling told us just moments before the set. Watch the footage below and worship with us at the church of DOOOOOOOOOM!

High five to our buddies Invade TV for putting this together for us!

 

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The PowerOfMetal.dk webzine conducted an interview with Bobby Liebling of legendary doomsters PENTAGRAM in November 2012 in London, England.

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Our Merl was at the Garage in Islington last night to see Bobby Liebling and Pentagram bring their iconic brand of true doom back to the UK once more. Unsurprisingly, it was pretty fucking good.

Swansea newcomers Hark’s driving, sludgy brand of stoner metal is the perfect way to kick off what will doubtless be a monstrous evening of riffs, grooves and hazy jams, and it’s encouraging to see a healthy turnout for the openers’ solid if relatively brief set.

Unsurprisingly, Gentlemans Pistols get a fantastic reception from an already near-full Garage, and even less surprisingly, they absolutely murder it. Leeds’ finest have become the uncrowned kings of the British underground, and their empowering blend of catchy, 70s-dipped rock ‘n’ roll riffs and dodgy dance moves-inspiring grooves raises the bar massively for tonight’s headliners. Bill Steer is a damn genius and this band really should be headlining venues this size.

It took Pentagram the best part of four decades to make it to our shores before they finally played the UK earlier this year, so to see them back here so quickly means we’re effectively being spoilt. On the downside, it’s the last time we’ll see the doom legends with guitarist Victor Griffin, but as soon as the band stride on stage and (eventually) kick into Death Row, it becomes clear that this is a fucking celebration.

As usual, it’s hard to take your eyes off Bobby Liebling; creeping around the stage, air-guitaring, wiggling his tongue like a demented hellhound and fixing his manic stare on anyone who dares to make eye-contact, he’s naturally the star of the show and plays up to it spectacularly. Admittedly, a lot of his crowd banter is lost amidst the general noise and there are a couple of tedious technical issues that cause the band to start one song from scratch, but it doesn’t dent a fabulous showing from this most iconic of heavy metal institutions.

Sign Of The Wolf, Run My Course, Sinister, Forever My Queen, a crushing encore of Dying World and Relentless…it’s all electric, and it has the London faithful going positively batshit by the night’s end. Farewell, Victor, and here’s hoping that the next chapter in Pentagram’s career is another amazing one. Whatever happens next, you can guarantee it’ll be worth watching.

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Houston, Texas doom band Sanctus Bellum, who recently released its album “The Shining Path,” has announced a December 22nd gig it will be playing with members of Helstar and Pentagram. The event, The El Birthday Metal Fest II, will take place at Rudyard’s British Pub in Houston on December 22nd.

The two sets the band will perform will be the Sanctus set with James Rivera performing underground metal classics, and the Sanctuary set with Bobby Liebling, playing 70′s Pentagram songs. Sanctus Bellum will also be performing at Skatestock on October 20th and at Warehouse Live on December 1st opening for Helstar.

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Bobby Liebling of PENTAGRAM and James Rivera of HELSTAR will perform special one-time-only sets with members of SANCTUS BELLUM at The El Birthday Metal Fest II on December 22 at Rudyard’s British Pub in Houston, Texas.

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Bobby Liebling of legendary doomsters PENTAGRAM involved in a “bad bicycle accident” yesterday (Wednesday, August 29) while he was out running errands for his wife and child.

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Svart Records recently revealed October 23rd as the North American release date for Bedemon’s “Symphony of Shadows,” a set of all-new material by the act regarded by many as the original true U.S. doom band. While the album will be hitting major retail outlets on that date, it can be ordered immediately through the Housecore website (the label of DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo) here.

To celebrate this event, esteemed doom authority TheObelisk.net is exclusively premiering the track “The Plague” off Bedemon’s “Symphony of Shadows” at this location.

The album’s track listing is:

1. Saviour
2. Lord of Desolation
3. Son of Darkness
4. The Plague
5. D.E.D.
6. Kill You Now
7. Godless
8. Hopeless
9. Eternally Unhuman

The following press release was also issued about the album and the band’s history:

“Inspired by the goriest of fright films and the most menacing of music at the time, guitarist/composer/journalist/author Randy Palmer churned out the very first doom songs written on North American soil. This understated innovator recruited the help of his bandmates, Pentagram co-founders Geof O’Keefe (drums) and Bobby Liebling (vocals) as well as schoolmate Mike Matthews (bass). Throughout the 1970s, the band recorded numerous sinister, doom-drenched slabs of metallic gold — Black Sabbath were Palmer’s idols — that illegally floated around on sub-standard bootlegs for decades. Finally, in 2004 to much fanfare, these rough, never-intended-for-public recordings were collected, repaired, and released as Child of Darkness: From the Original Master Tapes.

“Since then, Bedemon has seen a surge in popularity due to their intertwined history with the original Pentagram, in addition to their music being featured in the critically acclaimed award-winning documentary, Last Days Here (Sundance Selects/914 Pictures), chronicling the life and times of Pentagram and original Bedemon vocalist Bobby Liebling.

“Literally a decade in the making, Bedemon now proudly issues their sophomore release, Symphony of Shadows. Shortly after completing recording of the basic rhythm tracks in April 2002, band founder Randy Palmer was involved in a tragic car accident and passed away in August of that year. O’Keefe, Matthews, and new vocalist Craig Junghandel worked with recording engineer Shawn Hafley over the next decade to finish the project both in tribute to Randy and also because they felt so passionately about the strength of the material; the result is nine bone-crushingly heavy slices of pure ’70s-flavored doom metal.

“Clocking in at just under 60 minutes, Symphony of Shadows will be released as both a single CD and deluxe 2-LP vinyl set, chock-full of photos, lyrics, liner notes, and intimate stories from the surviving members of this very special band.”

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