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_After weeks of tireless auditions, metal veterans Pentagram have found a full-time drummer in Virginia, native Sean Saley. Sean's debut with the band begins during this summer's European Festival Circuit.
Sean commented: "I'm more than excited, honored and ready to rock as part of the essential heavy metal institution that is Pentagram. They're local favorites and idols to me."
Influenced by the likes of Bill Ward, Ian Paice, and Les Binks, drummer Sean Saley grew up on hard rock and heavy metal before taking a turn as drummer for DC underground punk legends Government Issue in the 80s. Anyone familiar with the Maryland metal scene may also remember Sean from 90s-era technical / doom / thrash wizards Angstrom, which also featured blind guitarist Torey Ferguson. Sean had been a longtime Pentagram fan before joining the band in 2012.
After the Doom pioneers first ever UK show in London last year Bobby Leibling and the boys return for four shows with Gentlemans Pistols as support:
PENTAGRAM + Gentlemans Pistols
31st BRISTOL – The Fleece
1st LONDON – Garage
2nd MANCHESTER – Academy 3
4th GLASGOW – Ivory Black
Tickets are £15 and on sale now via www.ticketweb.co.uk
In other news:
Sundance Selects / 9.14 Pictures, in conjunction with MPI Home Video will release the award-winning documentary, "Last Days Here" on DVD format in the US & Canada on July 31st. "Last Days Here" is based on the life and struggles of vocalist / founder Bobby Liebling and metal pioneers Pentagram. The film most recently won the Jury Award for "Best Documentary" at the Calgary Underground Film Festival.
Pre-orders are available from Amazon.com, iTunes, Best Buy, and other online and physical retailers.
"A Masterpiece" - Vice Magazine
"A heavy metal 'Grey Gardens', hilarious and tragic." - The Wall Street Journal
"…surprising sweetness." -The New York Times
Best Music Documentary / International Documentary Film Festival - Amsterdam
Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary / Independent Film Fest Boston
Audience Award - Best Film / San Francisco Indie Fest
Best Film / Sydney Underground Film Festival
Best International Music Documentary / In Edit Fest – Barcelona
Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival 2011
Official Selection – BAM Cinemafest
Official Selection – BFI London Film Festival
Bronze Audience Award – Best Documentary – Fantasia International Film Fest
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