Peaceville Records has re-signed U.S. metal legends Pentagram and will release the band’s forthcoming studio album.
The album will be released this summer.
Pentagram recently completed pre-production with Swedish producer, Mattias Nilsson, at studios in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Virginia, with additional vocal and guitar production in Knoxville, Tennessee with Travis Wyrick.
Says the band:
“Pentagram is happy to return to the label that helped relaunch interest in our debut album and introduce us to a new metal audience in the 1990s. Peaceville Records has been an ally to us throughout the past 20 years. We are happy to have them by our side once again as we record our fourth album under their banner. Never properly recorded songs written by Bobby in the 70s will be heard on the album as fresh as they were when they were written over 40 years ago. Brand new numbers by the core of Griffin, Turley and Liebling that were written this fall will appear along the old songs, and will produce an album that encompasses the true spirit of Pentagram. Doom is often mistaken as exclusively slow music.
“If you listen to our classic ‘doom’ album ‘Relentless,’ many of those doomed classics are quite fast. One of the magics of doom metal is to have a faster song seem much slower because of the sheer heaviness of the number. That’s what we are going for. The band will sound like they are as much from the street as they are from the Sabbath, because, well, we are.”
It has also been announced that Sean Saley has decided to step down as the drummer. “Minnesota” Pete Campbell will step in to complete recording and touring duties throughout 2015.
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