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Pentagram

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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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