Pentagram

Members of Pentagram: Adam Heinzmann, Albert Born, Bobby Liebling, Gary Isom, Geof O'Keefe, Greg Mayne, Greg Turley, Joe Hasselvander, Kelly Carmichael, Martin Swaney, Marty Iverson, Mike Smail, Paul Trowbridge, Randy Palmer, Richard Kueht, Russ Strahan, Sean Saley, Vance Bockis, Victor Griffin, Vincent McAllister
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.pentagramusa.com, http://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa, http://www.myspace.com/thepentagramarchives, http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=443, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagram_(band)

Discography of Pentagram:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Day Of Reckoning 7 Audio 2005 Peaceville
2 A Keg Full Of Dynamite 11 Audio 2003 Black Widow Records
3 Sub-Basement 11 Audio 2001-12-25 Black Widow Records
4 Review Your Choices 13 Audio 1999-07-19 Black Widow Records
5 First Daze Here Too - The Vintage Collection 22 Audio 2006-03-07 Relapse Records
6 First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection 13 Audio 2002-02-19
7 Show 'em How 10 Audio 2004 Black Widow Records
8 Day Of Reckoning 7 Audio 1987 Napalm Records (2)
9 Pentagram 11 Audio 1984 Pentagram Records (2)
10 Review Your Choices 15 Audio 2009-01-27 Season Of Mist
11 Sub-Basement 13 Audio 2008-11-17 Season Of Mist
12 Relentless / Day Of Reckoning 18 Audio 1993 Peaceville
13 Relentless 11 Audio 1993 Peaceville
14 First Daze Here Too - The Vintage Collection 22 Audio 2006-03-07 Relapse Records
15 Sub-Basement 11 Audio 2001 Black Widow Records
16 Review Your Choices 13 Audio 2009 Emetic Records
17 Sub-Basement 11 Audio 2010 Emetic Records
18 First Daze Here Too - The Vintage Collection 22 Audio 2006-07-09 Relapse Records
19 Be Forewarned 13 Audio 1994 Dreamtime
20 Relentless 11 Audio 2010-05-24 Peaceville
21 Relentless/Day Of Reckoning 2 Audio 1993 Peaceville
22 Relentless 11 Audio 1993 Peaceville
23 Hurricane 2 Audio 1973 Boffo Socko
24 Livin' In A Ram's Head 2 Audio 1979 High Voltage Records (7)
25 Under My Thumb 2 Audio 1974 Gemini (7)
26 Be Forewarned 13 Audio 1994 Peaceville
27 If The Winds Would Change 10 Audio 2011-03-26 High Roller Records
28 Last Rites 12 Audio 2011-04-11 Metal Blade Records
29 Human Hurricane 17 Audio 1998 Downtime Recordings
30 If The Winds Would Change 10 Audio 2011-03-26 High Roller Records
31 Last Rites 11 Audio 2011 Metal Blade Records
32 First Daze Here Too - The Vintage Collection 22 Audio 2011
33 Last Rites 12 Audio 2011-05-11 Фоно
34 Last Rites 12 Audio 2011 Metal Blade Records
35 First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection 14 Audio 2011 Relapse Records
36 First Daze Here Too - The Vintage Collection 22 Audio 2011
37 Day Of Reckoning 7 Audio 1993 Peaceville
38 Show 'em How 10 Audio 2011 Svart Records
39 Last Rites 12 Audio 2011 Metal Blade Records
40 Review Your Choices 16 Audio 2011 Svart Records
41 Last Rites 12 Audio 2011 Metal Blade Records
42 First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection 14 Audio 2011 Relapse Records
43 Live Rites 12 Audio 2011
44 Live Rites 12 Audio 2011 Svart Records
45 Show 'Em How 10 Audio 2011 Svart Records
46 1972-1979 11 Audio
47 1972-1979 (Vol. 2) 14 Audio Peace Records (9)
48 1972-1979 (Vol. 2) 13 Audio 1999 Peace Records (9)
49 Turn To Stone 17 Audio 2002
50 Sub-Basement 14 Audio 2011 Svart Records


Born in Arlington, Virginia, Pentagram dates all the way back to 1971 and is considered one of the first doom metal acts. Over the course of the years, frontman [a=Bobby Liebling] has presided over approximately 2 dozen line ups.

The "classic" '70s line up consisted of Liebling, [a=Vincent McAllister] (guitar), [a=Greg Mayne] (bass) and [a=Geof O'Keefe] (drums) (with occasional appearances by 2nd guitarists [a=Randy Palmer] and [a=Marty Iverson]), with Liebling and O'Keefe handling the songwriting. The band's '70s output was sparse (only a few 7" EPs) but now considered by many fans to be legendary and Liebling, who at the time handled the bulk of the songwriting, had a large number of songs that went unrecorded or released at the time. This line up lasted until 1976, when tensions between Liebling and the rest of the band over Bobby's drug use and the band's inablility to secure a record deal escalated to the point that Bobby was ousted. Bobby owned the name, though, and resurrected it in 1978 with new members for what is now called "The High Voltage-era" due to the name of the record label who put out an EP by this particular line up.

In the early '80s, Liebling and "High Voltage-era" drummer [a=Joe Hasselvander] joined the band [a=Death Row], who would soon assume the Pentagram name. It was the Death Row line up (Liebling, Hasselvander, and guitarist [a=Victor Griffin], with "High Voltage-era" bassist [a=Martin Swaney] replacing Death Row bassist [a=Lee Abney]) that would record and release the band's first LP, a self-titled affair (later re-issued under the name "Relentless"), in 1985. The group recorded another LP in 1987 (with drummer [a=Stuart Rose], replacing Joe Hasselvander, who would later re-record Stuart's parts upon the album's reissue in the 1990s), only to break up afterward. The Death Row line up (with Martin Swaney and Joe Hasselvander) would reunite again in the 1990s to record a third LP before disbanding for good. In 1999, with the legend of Pentagram growing, Liebling resurrected the name again, eventually recording two LPs with on-again/off-again drummer [a=Joe Hasselvander] supplying the instrumental backing and another album in 2004 which saw Bobby backed by members of [a=Internal Void]. The majority of the songs on these albums were written by Bobby in the 1970s.

In 2008, a now sober Bobby returned with a new Pentagram line-up, this one consisting of Gary Isom (drums), Russ Strahan (guitar), and Mark Ammen (bass) and, for the first time in years, the band began performing live and touring. Eventually, Strahan, Ammen, and Isom would drop out of the band, but Pentagram continued on and began preparing to work on a new album, called "Last Rites" with former Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin, bassist Greg Turley, and Tim Tomaselli lending assistance. Following the recording of "Last Rites", Albert Born joined the band as its drummer.


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