Posted in metal | music | tour dates | video on December 23, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

Pentagram circa 1981

Ask any doom metal fan about the true pioneers of the genre and two bands will be mentioned: Black Sabbath and Pentagram. One of those bands is to take the stage on March 6, 2009 for a rare show at Webster Hall. It's the legendary Pentagram and tickets go on sale Friday at noon!

Pentagram... was quite 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... -[Wikipedia]
That "local" doom scene is in Maryland, which spawned MANY great doom-y bands including Clutch, Monster Magnet, Wino and his projects The Obsessed and Place Of Skulls (with a member of Pentagram), Earthride, and many many others.

Pentagram, and specifically Bobby Liebling will be the focus of a documentary via 914 films entitled "Last Rites: The Fall and Rise of Bobby Liebling". Here's a synopsis of the movie:

Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre defining and highly admired hard rock / doom metal for over 36 yrs. Drug addiction, band break ups, bad record deals, jail terms, chronic illness, Satanic blood sacrifices and various acts of self destruction haven't haulted him as he continues to claw his way to the top. This film in progress will highlight the triumphs and downfalls of the life of an underground icon. Experience his daily struggle as he attempts to not only succeed but to survive.
In related Maryland doom news, Wino's new album Punctuated Equilibrium is out on Southern Lord on 2009 and features Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch. Wino is also reforming his legendary doom band Saint Vitus at Roadburn.

Check out the documentary trailer featuring appearances by Hank III and Witchcraft, and a whole bunch of other videos, below...

"Last Rites: The Fall and Rise of Bobby Liebling" Trailer


Death Row (Pentagram) - Sign of the Wolf - live in 1983

Trouble - jam feat. Bobby Liebling (Pentagram)



Comments (19)

what lineup is playing? any word on openers?

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2008 11:13 AM


Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2008 11:39 AM



Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2008 11:40 AM

anon 11:40




Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2008 1:29 PM

Hate Webster Hall but love Pentagram, I'll get over it.

Posted by Sam | December 23, 2008 4:35 PM

walk in the blue light....will bobby actually pull this off?????

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2008 9:56 PM

he won't show

Posted by jon koz | December 24, 2008 3:42 PM

the devil's blood from the netherlands is support

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2008 4:12 PM

i heard the lineup is Gary from Spirit Caravan on Drums, Russ and Mark from Unorthodox on guitar/bass...not sure if Hasselvander is playing....
and Monster Magnet is from Jersey not maryland to whoever wrote that article.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2008 5:46 PM

Last time Bobby had a gig like this he crawled onstage, tried to stand up and fell over, curled up in the bass drum and passed out! Then he left on a stretcher before he'd even sung a note. He makes 70s Iggy Pop look like a choirboy. What a true rock god, living the life instead of pretending to be. Rawk on, Herr Liebling!!!

Posted by Dahata | January 1, 2009 10:10 PM

Yes thats is a good idea. Thanks a lot.

Posted by hosting | February 28, 2009 9:19 PM

So I went to the Pentagram show at Sonar in Baltimore last night. Bobby was great! Lead guitar was really good. Those two combined made the show. I haven't seen Pentagram in 20 years, but I am so fucking glad I went!

Posted by Brian | March 8, 2009 10:21 AM

I was at Sonar in Baltimore and was shocked to find a relatively healthy looking and terrific sounding Liebling back in the saddle, so to speak. He was in good voice and prowled the stage like the ghoul of the ages. Very surprised at how together he was (especially in the of the debacle at the Black Cat in DC a few years back...) and the night was really a triumph. Bravo!

Posted by Rikki Nadir | March 9, 2009 10:10 AM

no show coverage ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 2:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2009 2:45 PM

nice web

Posted by Hosting | March 30, 2009 4:26 PM

carzy horses here. yiiiihaaa

Posted by alan adı | April 14, 2009 7:29 PM

Maybe I can listen to this sort of music, but I surely cannot look at these ugly faces.

Posted by Michelle M. White | December 20, 2010 9:58 AM

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