Pentagram, formed in Arlington, Virginia in 1971, is probably the United States’ first doom metal group. It has been a hard road: it took Pentagram fourteen years to get its first album out, and the band’s career has been marked by numerous breakups, personnel changes, record label switches and hiatuses. However, the band has been highly influential in the metal scene, particularly in the doom and stoner rock subgenres, where Pentagram vinyl is a prized commodity and the band itself is legendary.
Shades of Darkness singer Bobby Liebling joined a Maryland/Virginia/Washington, DC-area band called Space Meat (also known, briefly, as Stone Bunny) in 1970. Space Meat only lasted several months, and the following year, Liebling and Space... Read More