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PENTAGRAM – 2014 Tour Dates And Info

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The beyond legendary Bobby Liebling and his band PENTAGRAM are hitting the road in February and March! Plus PENTAGRAM are headlining the Psycho De Mayo Festival in Santa Ana, California, on May 11th! Metal be thy name!

PENTAGRAM February / March 2014 – Tour Dates and Ticket Links:


* For more info on PENTAGRAM:

Facebook: Pentagram (official)


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PENTAGRAM – Confirms Select U.S. Shows In July And August

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on July 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, have announced shows in the US later this month. These shows will follow the band’s previously announced festival dates in Europe throughout July. The complete list of dates including the US shows are listed below, as well at

In other news, premium subscription channel SHOWTIME just picked up the documentary “Last Days Here” from influential Doom legends PENTAGRAM–showings can be found here:

PENTAGRAM’s most recent album, Last Rites, was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14, 2011 and their first ever official DVD (also out on Metal Blade), When the Screams Come, on August 30, 2011. Both releases were met by rave reviews from fans and critics alike and saw the band playing sets at infamous SXSW festival in Austin, Texas as well as tours across the US and dates in Europe.

Recently, after months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, PENTAGRAM announced the addition of their new guitarist Matt Goldborough. His debut with the “Ram Family,” rounded out by Bobby Liebling on vocals, Greg Turley on bass guitar and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16th, 2013 at the sold out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. If that gig wasn’t special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including Be Forewarned. This track and more can be viewed now at:


PENTAGRAM – Live Dates:

07/19/2013 Glazart – Paris, FR

07/20/2013 Days Of Ceremony 2013 – Warsaw, Poland

07/22/2013 Metaldays, 2013 – Tolmin, Slovenia

07/27/2013 Farmageddon Fest – Clinton, MT

08/02/2013 Emo’s – Austin, TX

08/03/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA

08/04/2013 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA


“No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling.” — SPIN Magazine

“An unsung American counterpart to Black Sabbath” — San Francisco Weekly

“Bobby Liebling’s vocals proved to be haunting yet comforting at the same time. The man has lost a lot to demons that kept him from achieving rock stardom decades ago, but his voice remains as powerful as it was then.” — LA Weekly

* For more info on PENTAGRAM:


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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The First East Coast THE POWER OF THE RIFF Fest To Invade NYC In September

Posted in doom metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, now the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!

TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn’s massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.

At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.

A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now RIGHT HERE. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available AT THIS LOCATION and Sunday tickets AT THIS LOCATION. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.

Full info and tickets for The Power Of The Riff West — confirmed to take place on Saturday, August 11th at Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex — are available now HERE.


(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info, click on the links below!!/TPOTR




Five METAL Songs and Albums From 2011 You Must Check Out!

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by Metal Odyssey


Five Metal Songs and Albums You Must Hear – I love Metal. No, I really love Metal. Therefore, I am indulging in a personal Metal duty in alerting you to five Metal songs and albums that are a must to hear during this Summer’s end of 2011. These fired-up Metal songs and kick-ass Metal albums are all released this year! My only two requests to you while listening to these five Metal songs and albums are: play ’em loud and let yourself get psyched-out ’cause METAL LIVES! By the way… I put U.D.O. – Rev Raptor at the top of this post ’cause it is an all-out, scorching blitz of Old School Metal. Hallelujah fellow Metalheads, unite and ring that F’n Metal bell.

SOURVEINFangs from Black Fangs – (Candlelight Records, released June 21, 2011)

Listening to Fangs from Sourvein is like receiving an open-handed Doom Metal slap to my face. Listening to the entire album Black Fangs is a double open-handed Doom Metal slap to my face. I like that. This song set me Metal straight the first time I heard it and it’s heavy as F’n molasses. The thick and massive guitar riffs from King James and the battering vocals of T-Roy are eye-popping and earth splitting. Throw in a rhythm section that seems intent on splitting the universe in half, just for good Metal measure. Fangs is not just a song to hear, it’s a song to experience and Black Fangs is a Metal destination for the Metalhead brain.

PENTAGRAMCall The Man from Last Rites (Metal Blade Records, released April 12, 2011)

Pentagram = Doom Metal. Pentagram is back with their 7th studio album Last Rites and my favorite song on this album is Call The Man. There is a Doom Metal groove happening on this song which has created quite a stir in my Metal saturated brain. Bobby Liebling has that ability to wrap this song around his vocals, making him the man. Listening to Call The Man and this entire album is like getting psyched-out by a late night thunderstorm, there’s just no other way for me to explain it. Metal be thy name.

SINISTER REALMThe Crystal Eye – (Shadow Kingdom Records – 2011)

Allentown Pennsylvania’s Metal warriors have an unbelievable ability to harness their Metal skills to create an album that is more potent with memorable songs than some Metal bands entire discography. The title track hasn’t just kicked my ass, it has kicked my ass with quantum Metal authority. The feel, vibe and Metal totality of this song flexes old school Metal in the vein of DIO and any other Traditional Metal icon you can think of. Yes, this song and album are that grand and Sinister Realm is that great.

FAIR TO MIDLANDMusical Chairs – (eOne Music, released July 12, 2011)

What makes Fair To Midland so damn special to me is their capacity to push the Metal envelope with musical experimentation. Are they Progressive? Alternative? Metal? Extreme? Hard Rock? Try all of the above. At the end of the day, Fair To Midland is an assorted listen into what sensational Heavy Music can sound like when a band decides to throw F’n caution to the F’n wind. After your first listen to Musical Chairs, you might want to breathe a sigh of relief knowing there is a band out there that crushes narrow-mindedness, when it comes to writing and playing the heavy stuff. Arrows & Anchors is a thorough listen into what can be successfully achieved, when a band doesn’t give a crap about what other bands are playing.

U.D.O.REV-RAPTOR – (AFM Records – released May 31, 2011)

Yes, Udo Dirkschneider is a living Metal legend in my Metal world. The Metal shelf life of his band U.D.O. has proven any and all negative critics wrong once again, with album #13 added to a discography that deserves a double horns to the air. The songs on Rev-Raptor are indicators that U.D.O. is still a Metal band to reckon with. My pick on this notable Metal album is Renegade. Fast, furious and delectably heavy is Renegade. This is THE song and THE album you want cranked up and shaking your world and the world outside… while the neighbors are having that stupid, annual, gargantuan picnic that you were not invited to.



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PENTAGRAM – When The Screams Come: Live DVD Releases August 30th, 2011 via Metal Blade Records

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Agoura Hills, CA – August, 2011 – Metal Blade Records is proud to release the first ever PENTAGRAM DVD in the 40 year history of the band! When The Screams Come features a full PENTAGRAM show, recorded on May 30th, 2010 at the tail end of the Liebling / Griffin reunion dates at Sonar in Baltimore Maryland during Maryland Deathfest VIII! There is also exclusive interview footage with vocalist Bobby Liebling! The latest clip from the DVD has been made available on and features the song Relentless as well as a clip of an exclusive interview with vocalist Bobby Liebling. Watch the video now HERE.

When The Screams Come will be released in North America on August 30th. Clips from the DVD as well as music from the band’s latest album, Last Rites, can be seen and heard now on Several pre-order bundles are available with Last Rites vinyl, an exclusive t-shirt and more. Fans can also purchase limited colored vinyl European imports of Last Rites all exclusively on Metal Blade’s Indiemerch webstore HERE.

PENTAGRAM, featuring the talents of Bobby Liebling, Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and new drummer Albert Born, recently released their highly anticipated full-length album Last Rites via Metal Blade Records. Last Rites contains 11 new tracks of behemoth tunes that fans have been clamoring for since the last Liebling/Griffin masterpiece was released in 1994 (Be Forewarned).

(Source: Metal Blade Records)

When The Screams Come – Track Listing:

Day Of Reckoning

Forever My Queen

Ask No More

Run My Course

You’re Lost, I’m Free

Review Your Choices


All Your Sins

20 Buck Spin

Sign Of The Wolf

When The Screams Come

* For more info on Metal Blade Records, click the link below:




PENTAGRAM – Summer 2011 Tour Dates

Posted in doom metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

PENTAGRAM – Doom Metal pioneers/legends, Pentagram, are back on the Metal road this Summer of 2011! Out supporting their newest studio album Last Rites, released April 12th, 2011, on Metal Blade Records, Pentagram are playing U.S. gigs coast to coast, with Valient Thorr and JEFF The Brotherhood on selected dates that are listed below. During this 40th Anniversary of Pentagram, there is no better time to buy Last Rites and/or experience Pentagram live!

08/12 Springfield, VA Jaxx

08/13 Echo Park, CA Echo Power Of The Riff Festival

08/14 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon

08/16 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine Power of the Riff Festival

08/17 Nashville, TN Exit / IN w/ JEFF The Brotherhood

Tour with: Valient Thorr, JEFF The Brotherhood:

08/18 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club

08/19 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

08/20 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall

08/21 New York, NY Les Poisson Rouge

08/25 Reading, PA The Reverb

08/26 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s

08/27 Baltimore, MD Sonar

09/03 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)


Bobby Liebling – vocals

Victor Griffin – guitar

Greg Turley – bass

Tim Tomaselli – drums

* For more info on PENTAGRAM, click on the link below:




The Power Of The Riff Adds EYEHATEGOD, BLACK COBRA And More To Main Festival; Second TPOTR Event In Seattle Confirmed

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal concerts, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As previously announced, Southern Lord and The Power Of The Riff have announced a series of events scheduled to attack the West Coast this August. The lineup for the second annual all-day TPOTR festival kicking off the four-show venture in Los Angeles on August 13 was just expanded, adding Eyehategod, Black Cobra, Baptists, Seven Sisters Of Sleep and others to the phenomenal list of bands already scheduled to play, also including Pentagram, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix and more! An additional The Power Of The Riff event will be scheduled in Los Angeles, this same week, so stay tuned for the details to be announced shortly.

Following the festival in L.A., the TPOTR hits San Francisco for two full nights of mayhem. The first night will see Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix and more hitting the stage at Elbo Room, and the following night will see Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist, Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges and more storming The Mezzanine.

Moving further north, on August 18, Seattle’s infamous Neumo’s will showcase Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari and Aeges hitting the stage together. AND, a SECOND Seattle-based TPOTR event has also just been announced, with a d-beat lineup set to bring down the roof of The Highline on August 20, with From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them and Baptists hitting the stage, and with more bands to be announced soon!

(Source: Earsplit PR)

8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix, Black Cobra, Skin Like Iron, Baptists, Masakari, Alpinist, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Aeges, Early Graves, Slave
Doors @ Noon
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix
Doors @ 7:00pm
8/16/2011 The Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist , Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges
Doors @ 6:30pm
8/18/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari, Aeges
Doors @ 6:00pm
8/20/2011 The Highline – Seattle, WA
From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists + more TBA
Doors @ 9:30
* For more info on TPOTR, click on the links below:

PENTAGRAM “Last Rites” – New Studio Album Releases April 12th, 2011 On Metal Blade Records!

Posted in classic metal, doom metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

PENTAGRAM – Last Rites, the seventh studio album from Doom Metal Pioneers and Metal legends, Pentagram, will be released on April 12th, 2011, on Metal Blade RecordsLast Rites is the first of a three album agreement Pentagram has with Metal Blade Records. Pentagram is led by it’s founding member and ever constant vocalist Bobby Liebling.

Pentagram alumnus and guitarist Victor Griffin returned to Pentagram in 2010, collaborating with Bobby Liebling on a studio album for the first time since 1994’s Be Forewarned. Last Rites contains eleven brand new studio tracks, proving once again, that Pentagram is far from closing the Metal history book on their Metal legacy.

* Last Rites has the Metal distinction of being the studio album released during the 40th Anniversary of Pentagram.


Bobby Liebling – vocals

Victor Griffin – guitar

Greg Turley – bass

Tim Tomaselli – drums

Track Listing For Last Rites:

Treat Me Right

Call the Man

Into the Ground


Everything’s Turning To Night

Windmills and Chimes

American Dream

Walk in Blue Light


Death in 1st Person

Nothing Left

* For more info on PENTAGRAM, click the links below:





HULL To Open For Pentagram In NY This January 2011!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal music, stoner metal music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Brooklyn, New York-based triple guitar-led sludge titans HULL are pleased to announce their appearance on a very special show this January opening for doom icons Pentagram. The performance will take place at Brooklyn’s Club Europa on January 6, 2011. Additional support will come from  Judas Priestess and Bezoar. To purchase tickets, visit:

Commented the band : “This year being the first of the future, twenty-ten, it marks the starting point of a whole new century of sonic learning that we can’t even begin to imagine. Twenty-eleven has been foretold to perhaps even melt the faces of those who aren’t listening to the learning. The first of these twelve or seventy-three different events to mark the future will fall upon the sixth day of twenty-eleven at eight of the clock, when the bare moon is halved and then thrice cloven, thus appearing to be full.

For those who would stand proud and open their ears to this gift, it is said it may be witnessed on the continent of Europa during the season of the Pentagram, when the Judas Priestess battles the mighty Bezoar they pilot an oaken Hull through Hell…  Citizens! Come! Look into the bright light of the future and hear the words of the universe!

…and after having shared the stage with Pentagram at Planet Caravan Festival in Asheville, NC in 2009, HULL is very excited to experience the unpredictability of the infamous Mr. Bobby Liebling once again. Hopefully fans may even get a glimpse of his doppelganger, Sir Greg Peterson of Batillus fame.”

HULL have been holed up at an undisclosed location working on the follow-up to their Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. Their sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the band’s long coveted Viking Funeral EP, initially self-released in 2007) and mixed by Bill Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). – (Source: Earsplit press release, November 19, 2010).
HULL – Sole Lord was released on The End Records, on May 26, 2009.
* For more info on HULL, click on the links below!

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