Guitarist Victor Griffin has announced that he will leave the legendary cult rock act PENTAGRAM after the completion of the band’s upcoming European in October/November. He says, “Of course, the future is always uncertain… but for now, it’s time to move on with my new band’s album and tour plans for 2013.”
PENTAGRAM‘s European tour will see the band perform its Decibel magazine “Hall Of Fame” album, “Relentless”, in its entirety for the first time since the early 1980s. PENTAGRAM will also play other beloved songs spanning the group’s career, including tracks from their most recent album, “Last Rites”.
Fans can finally get their hands on the PENTAGRAM documentary “Last Days Here”, winner of the “Best Music Documentary” at the International Documentary Film Festival. The film is available from Amazon.com, iTunes, Best Buy, and other online and physical retailers. “Last Days Here” is also available for viewing via Netflix (DVD and streaming).
PENTAGRAM‘s classic “Death Row”-era line-up and the band’s debut album, “Relentless” (1984), was inducted into Decibel magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2010. Guitarist Victor Griffin‘s invention of the “Drop B” tuning is first heard here. This heavy-handed hallmark went on to influence handfuls of players and defined a subgenre.