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There is more than one band with this name:

1) The most well-known and recognized Pentagram, from Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, is one of the earliest bands around. Having been around in one form or another since 1971, it’s safe to say that Pentagram had a big impact on Sabbath inspired that was to follow over the next decade. The band also strongly intertwines with the band Bedemon and is sometimes seen as one and the same. Pentagram are considered to be one of the all time classics by many older fans for understandable reasons. Their music can perhaps best be described as “proto-Doom” with a strong resemblance to the first Black Sabbath releases. The unique vocals of Bobby Leibling make sure they have a very unique sound. The first 7” was released under the name Macabre - guitarist Victor Griffin now has a new band called Place Of Skulls. - the 1974 7” EP was never officially released and was only released in 100 copies on a test pressing.

Their pre-Pentagram projects show Sabbath-independent origins:
1968 Shades Of Darkness
1970 Wicked Angel
1970 Stone Bunny
1972 Macabre

The “classic” ’70s line up consisted of Liebling, Vincent McAllister (guitar), Greg Mayne (bass) and Geof O’Keefe (drums) (with occasional appearances by 2nd guitarists Randy Palmer and 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.

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    Goat of Mendes.... STANDINGBYFIRM!!!!!!

    2 Feb 1:21pm Reply
  • Wino_O

    last album is not bad

    2 Jan 7:35pm Reply
  • sylviakaroline

    Best band so far, love this <3

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Day of Reckoning!

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • dima1a

    fucking awesome!

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • necrofabula

    I like the redneck Pentagram a lot [2]

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Chao-G

    the band from Mumbai is a result of one moderately rowdy night when Nickelback gangbanged Fred Durst. [2] Couldn't have said it better.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • haadeus

    the band from Mumbai is a result of one moderately rowdy night when Nickelback gangbanged Fred Durst.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nanonile

    This is the dope which i'm addicted.

    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Elaneandrade

    love, love , love......

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • kyp666

    their 70s shit's amazing

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Pentagram USA!!!!!! THE Best :)

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • sangremuerto

    for band from chile correct tag is - Pentagram Chile.

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nikidaki

    great band! relentless!!

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Tebymetal1

    Only American Pentagram is real (?) Well, Chile is in America as well, can't understand why people from north america love call themselves as "AMERICANS".

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • cuber3

    @acidfordinner: I wholeheartedly agree. Bobby's vocals aren't -quite- as good on sub basement and show em how, but these albums still slay, Review Your Choices is a total classic imo. The Chilean Pentagram is also one of my favorite ever death metal bands, wish they had put out more stuff. Oh, and killer username dude!

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Obay_the_Zombie

    Ambient \\ Drone music project from Damascus, Syria http://www.last.fm/music/Khan+El+Rouh?ac=kh

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • acidfordinner

    i like both pentagrams. also, why are review your choices, sub basement and show em how so looked down upon? they're not great (not even close to the quality of the first three) but people talk about them/ignore them like they're some kind of crazy bad diversion from the early stuff. they're pretty decent.

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    good stuff

    27 May 2014 Reply
  • michouz

    ONLY BOBBY IS REAL !!

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
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