Pentagram’s Bobby Liebling Is Being Held In A “Detention Facility”

Pentagram have announced that they will be heading out their European tour without Bobby Liebling, due to him being in a “detention center.” This news comes after the band previously performed without him due to his “personal actions.” According to records from the District Court Of Maryland, Liebling was arrested for first-degree assault and one count of physical abuse of a “vulnerable adult,” as well as two counts of abuse against a “vulnerable adult.”

Pentagram issued the following statement:

“As was the case for the recently completed US shows, vocalist Bobby Liebling will not appear with Pentagram for previously booked European dates this summer.

To elaborate, Bobby called on April 17 saying he had been admitted to the hospital. He called again on April 19, this time after being transferred to a Maryland detention facility. He’s now awaiting a preliminary hearing at which time it will be determined if a follow-up on any alleged charges are necessary. An update will be published when information is available. The band will be fulfilling all currently booked appearances with 36-year mainstay guitarist Victor Griffin performing all vocals.

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE BAND

The outpouring of support on our recent US dates was outstanding! Your energy was matched ten-fold and encouraged us to carry on and deliver what many have called, even by skeptics, some of the best Pentagram performances they’ve seen. Thank you!

We have the best fans in the world and if not for you, the legacy of this band would have died long ago. We won’t let you down now. The music lives on and as we move forward, we reiterate the lyrics of “Curious Volume“:

“In this venture death waits in the shadows, but in survival the volume won’t die!”

Sincerely,
Victor, Greg, & Pete“

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Pentagram To Tour Without Bobby Liebling

Pentagram have announced that Bobby Liebling will not be joining them on their upcoming tour dates. The band have chosen to leave him behind due to his “personal actions.”

Here’s Pentagram’s statement:

“Due to circumstances that are beyond anyone’s control, that are a direct result of Bobby Liebling’s personal actions, he is unfortunately unable to appear alongside Pentagram for the spring string of East Coast concerts. The 4 dates affected are April 20th – Baltimore, MD, April 21st Richmond, VA, April 22nd New York City and April 23rd, Cambridge, MA.

Pentagram will be fulfilling these dates and our obligation to the fans and many people who’ve put time and money into setting up these gigs. We ask that you come out to celebrate this band’s legacy and music with us. The FULL LIVE SET performed will consist of classics and fan favorites. Our legendary and iconic guitar player and songwriter, Victor Griffin, will be performing the live vocals. The band will be available before and after the show for meet and greets, photos and questions. We look forward to seeing you at the shows!

Addiction recovery is a daily struggle. If you or your loved ones are affected, Pentagram and Phoenix House strongly encourages you to reach out for help. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment with a legacy spanning 50 years. There are facilities in every state of this tour as well as across the country. One can reach out to them at: 1-888-671-9392 or via their website: http://www.PhoenixHouse.org

Sincerely,
Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, Pete Campbell“

Pentagram Premiere “Curious Volume” Music Video

Pentagram have premiered a new video for their song “Curious Volume.” This song is the title track of the band’s latest album, which is available now.

Bobby Liebling said the following:

“We wanted our first ever video to, in-a-way, be a connection to the past as well as the present. The song can be interpreted as a personal and collective journey that we’ve been on for close to half a decade.

It’s a trip that’s both physical and mental and I feel that Dave‘s end result illustrates that for us and everyone. The video stands as both an escape and an introduction to us as artists and people. You can feel the rigors and rewards of tour life through the visuals.

We love the stardust and psychedelics as well as the raw rock-n-roll energy felt throughout the song and video alike. We hope you connect with it like we do.”

Pentagram To Reissue “First Daze Here” & “First Daze Here Too”

Pentagram‘s “First Daze Here” and “First Daze Here Too” are set to be reissued on June 17, via Relapse Records. They have been remastered and will also come with new liner notes written by Geof O’Keefe. They will be available on limited edition vinyl and can be preordered HERE. Check out the remastered version of “Forever My Queen” below: