Pentagram Part Ways With Drummer Pete Campbell, Reschedule Latin American Tour

Pentagram have parted ways with drummer Pete Campbell. As a result, their Latin American tour has been postponed.

The group commented:

“We wanted to take a moment and give an update. The most recent tour postponement of South America was due to logistics within the band. Pete Campbell, who has been with us since the recording of Curious Volume in 2015 has decided to step away from the band to spend more time with his family.

‘The last 5 years have been quite a ride. I’m most grateful to all the fans and friends I’ve met on the road, but it’s time to step away and be with my family’. We’ll see you in the next chapter! Love PETE!

We thought it would be best to postpone the tour and regroup. More info to come soon.

Here are the new dates with a few more to be added!

See everyone very soon and thank you for your continued support!”

Pentagram Announce Fall Tour

Pentagram have announced a fall headlining tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

10/25 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/26 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
10/27 Manchester, NH – Club Jewel
10/28 Providence, RI – Alchemy
10/29 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/30 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
10/31 TBA – TBA
11/01 Indianapolis, IN – Citadel Music Hall
11/02 Dayton, OH – Turnbuckle’s
11/03 Lombard, IL – WC Social Club
11/04 TBA – TBA
11/05 TBA – TBA
11/06 Detroit, MI – TBA
11/07 Washington, DC – The Pinch

Pentagram Announce June U.S. Dates

Pentagram have announced some June U.S. shows with Brother Dege and Dirty Streets. Here’s the dates:

06/18 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall
06/19 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
06/20 Portland, ME – Genos
06/21 Philadephia, PA – Voltage Lounge
06/22 Frederick, MD – Maryland Doom Fest

Pentagram To Be Rejoined By Bobby Liebling On March Tour

Pentagram have announced a March tour with Brother Dege and Dirty Streets. This will be their first run with Bobby Liebling since he was sentenced to 18 months at the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, MD in 2017 for physical abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult-custodian.

The group commented:

“Everything’s turning to night….

Doom metal patriarchs PENTAGRAM take the stage in 10 American cities this March 2019.

Remorseful and rehabilitated, legendary frontman and co-founder Bobby Liebling returns for a string of live performances. Greg Turley, longtime bass player and “Ram Family” member by blood, will appear alongside Liebling, drummer “Minnesota Pete” Campbell and the reemergence of Philadelphia’s electric axeman Matthew Goldsborough (Pentagram, ex-The Skull).

Experience a high volume delivery of their revered hard rock & doom metal classics that cover their near half-century career. This relentless setlist is sure to shine a blue light on Liebling’s pioneering “First Daze” favorites.

Handpicked support acts BROTHER DEGE, a NOLA soul who’s been called the “haunted enigma of 21st century delta blues” and Memphis’ hard rolling, blues-rocked power trio DIRTY STREETS complete this exceptional bill.”

Tour Dates:

03/14 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
03/15 Chattanooga, TN – Music Box Ziggys
03/16 Nashville, TN – Little Harpeth Brewing
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
03/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
03/20 Austin, TX – Come And Take It
03/21 Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live
03/22 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
03/23 New Orleans, LA – The Howlin Wolf
03/24 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

Pentagram’s Greg Turley Comments On Bobby Liebling Prison Sentence

It was previously revealed that Pentagram’s Bobby Liebling is serving 18 months in Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, MD for physical abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult-custodian. Now the band’s bassist, Greg Turley, has commented on the situation.

Turley said the following:

“2015 and 2016 were the busiest years ever for Pentagram. New album and a full tour cycle kept us busier than ever and taking us to places we’ve never been and playing bigger shows than I ever imagined. November 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden I knew something was ending, I just didn’t know what…. Dealing with Bobby and his reoccurring demons was bringing us all down.

Same story from the past, I know. Honestly, I thought Bobby would end up dying before we played another show. Turns out, he didn’t die, just went off the rails (drug induced) and ended up assaulting his mom. Pretty much the worst thing someone could do in my opinion. He assaults the one and only person that has always taking up for him? Wow! Just horrible.

He’s now serving time in prison. Looks like he’ll be there for the next 12-18 months. That’s a lot of time to reflect on bad decisions and bad habits.

The last six months have been quite a ride, continuing on without Bobby was an easy decision. Fans, investments and commitments all needed to be satisfied so we marched on. The positive support we received, especially from those who have attended the live shows has been truly amazing. Sucks to be put in this situation but we’ve made the best of it and exceeded even our own expectations.

Don’t know exactly what the future holds BUT the music of Pentagram is much larger than the individuals. Just look at the list of people that have been involved!!! Not only have I had the opportunity to be a part, I’m also one of the biggest fans. I mean, I truly never get burned out on these songs, from Forever My Queen to the last note on Curious Volume. I love them all…

The “Bobby IS Pentagram” argument baffles me. There is and has always been a great team behind Bobby steering this whole ship and moving things forward, so there is definitely light beyond this. Sorry to disappoint everyone who thinks Bobby steers the ship… I’ve been fortunate to be the constant for the last 8 years and involved since 1993.

There still is an inner drive to move forward and bring the music to whoever will listen. I would love to have Bobby at the front of the stage more than you know, but by his own actions/mistakes, he’s removed himself.

I’ve been to visit Bobby and keep in regular contact with him. He seems to understand that he “messed up”. Now, he’s got some time to clean up, work out his demons and try to make things right.

What’s next for us? I look to keep moving forward…Thanks for reading and THANKS for your support.”

Pentagram’s Bobby Liebling Sentenced To Prison For Physical Abuse & Neglect Of A Vulnerable Adult-Custodian

Back in May, Pentagram’s Bobby 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.” Now, he is serving 18 months in Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, MD, after taking a plea bargain. The first-degree assault charge was dropped, but he is serving time for physical abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult-custodian.

[via Metal Sucks]

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.


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!”

Victor, Greg, & Pete“