Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal, and the subgenre of doom metal in particular. The band was 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, with members spending time in other acts such as Raven, the Obsessed, Place of Skulls, Internal Void, Spirit Caravan, among many others.
The song “Forever My Queen” is from a 12-track demo recorded at the American Mailing Warehouse in Alexandria, Virginia on December 1972 and on February 2, 1973 (featuring “Virgin Death”, “Yes I Do”, “Ask No More”, “Man”, “Be Forewarned”, “Catwalk”, “Die in Your Sleep”, “Forever My Queen”, “Review Your Choices”, “Walk in the Blue Light” and “Downhill Slope”).
In April 2017, following a period of stability and extensive touring, the band announced that it will play several East Coast dates without Liebling, as a trio of Griffin, Turley and Campbell, with Griffin on vocals.
While it was widely speculated that Liebling had entered rehab due to a drug relapse, the singer was in fact arrested and arraigned on charges of first-degree assault and vulnerable adult abuse with physical injury. In October of that year, Liebling plead guilty to “abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult custodian,” and was sentenced to eighteen months at the Montgomery County Detention Center.
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