Pentagram announces new guitaristAfter months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, legendary doomsters Pentagram have announced the addition of guitarist Matt Goldborough to the group's ranks.
Matt is a Philadelphia-based musician, composer and riff aficionado. Versed in many genres of music, Matt's experience outside of the heavy metal world brings a fresh yet classic approach to this genre-defining band. His style hearkens back to the very origins of "heavy metal" itself when heavy blues and psychedelic rock guitarists pioneered the genre in an attempt to harden rock and roll. This, of course, is exactly what Bobby Liebling and the original Pentagram lineup did back in 1971.
Having played in a bevy of bands on the East Coast, Goldsborough is most recently known as part of the acclaimed Philadelphia rock band The Great Unknown. His debut with the Pentagram family, rounded out by Greg Turley on bass and Sean Saley on drums, was on April 16, 2013 at the sold-out show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. If that gig wasn't special enough, the band performed songs not heard live in over 40 years! Inspired by a demand from the fans, Liebling and company pulled out rare gems, including "Be Forewarned".
Pentagram released the first Dvd of its 40-year career, "When The Screams Come", in August 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The set featured a full Pentagram show, recorded on May 30, 2010 at the tail end of the Liebling/Griffin reunion dates at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland during Maryland Deathfest Viii. There is also exclusive interview footage with Bobby Liebling.
Pentagram's latest album, "Last Rites", came out in 2011 via Metal Blade.
Pentagram's 2012 European tour saw the band perform its Decibel magazine "Hall Of Fame" album, "Relentless", in its entirety for the first time since the early 1980s. Pentagram also played other beloved songs spanning the group's career, including tracks from "Last Rites".