METAL BLADE has issued the following:
After weeks of extensive auditions, occult rock legends 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, which starts with Sweden Rock in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
Sean stated before flying to his debut at Sweden Rock, “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.”
PENTAGRAM will be playing alongside rock and metal bands such as Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead, Twister Sister, and The Darkness to name a few. For more info, go to http://www.swedenrock.com/. From there the band will continue to tour Europe before heading back home to the states.
PENTAGRAM 06/12 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9
06/14 Vitoria, Spain Askena Open Air
06/15 Cesena, Italy Go Down Festival Big Barre
06/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
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.
In other PENTAGRAM 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. “Last Days Here” will also be available for viewing via Netflix and is currently available OnDemand on your cable system under ‘IFC’. http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/last-days-here
“A Masterpiece” – Vice Magazine
“An Intense documentary, it blew us all away!” – Eddie Trunk “That Metal Show” VH-1
“A heavy metal ‘Grey Gardens’, hilarious and tragic.” – The Wall Street Journal
“Engrossing, Affectionate… Completely Unpredictable.” – The Village Voice
“It’s horrifying, and you can’t look away.” – The New York Post
“…surprising sweetness.” -The New York Times
“Engrossing! – Editor’s Pick – New York Magazine
“I will just advise you to see it. And hear it. It soars.” – Trust Movies
“Never a dull moment…has more bizarre twists than any fiction.” – The Boston Phoenix
“Painful, traumatic, albeit deeply inspiring.” – Time Out London
“Ingenious and suspenseful…to call ‘Last Days Here’ a mere music documentary is like saying Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is a pretty tune.” – Filmmaker Magazine
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