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Below is our complete Pentacle news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
No Control Radio's dedicated death/black/thrash metal program Metalenema will air a series of special episodes featuring notable musicians as its guest hosts. The series will kick off Saturday, May 19th, at 10pm CST, with the first episode featuring a playlist and commentary from Vetis Monarch of the Canadian act Weapon. Subsequent episodes in the series will feature Wannes Gubbels of Pentacle on Saturday, June 2nd, and Dan Lilker of Nuclear Assault/Brutal Truth on Saturday, June 16th. More guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
"The mission of these episodes is to have a fully-integrated experience for listeners, rather than just the standard Q&A that most shows feature," states Metalenema host The Undertaker. "We picked people who know metal and have a lot to say on the subject. It's a pleasure to have veterans come on the show and drive the content. Hopefully, we'll get everyone we've approached to take part in this concept." Check out a promo video for Metalenema at this location.
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth is the latest act to be confirmed for this years installment of the Hell's Pleasure Festival, which takes place in Pößneck, Germany on July 23rd and 24th, 2010. The other currently confirmed bands include: Count Raven, Destroyer 666, Grave Miasma, In Solitude, Kaamos, Pentacle, Repugnant, Sadistic Intent, The Wounded Kings, Trench Hell, and Witching Hour. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Dutch nihilistic black doom metal band BUNKUR has signed with Displeased Records. Their new full length album, "Nullify," is expected in the summer of 2008. The band's renewed line-up features Martin van Drunen (Pestilence, Asphyx) on vocals. Guest appearances on the album include Wannes Gubbels (Asphyx, Pentacle).
Ibex Moon Records have just re-released the latest PENTACLE album "Under The Black Cross" as a digipack CD with lyrics and the NECROVORE cover "Divus De Mortuus" as bonus track (recorded during the album's sessions). For those who are interested, you can obtain a copy from PENTACLE directly by transfering 15 Euros / 18 US Dollars (including P&P) to their PayPal account (email@example.com). For other payment, please visit the For Sale section on the Pentacle website.
August will see the release of the picture disc version of PENTACLE's last album "Under The Black Cross" on Iron Pegasus Records. This release will feature new cover artwork by Manuel Tinnemans. The picture disc will be accompanied by a big format booklet including the lyrics (for the very first time). The band hopes to present this release at their upcoming gig with SADISTIC INTENT and NECROS CHRISTOS at the Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday, August the 5th.
Long-running California-based extreme metallers SADISTIC INTENT have commented on the reports that they will be touring Europe in July/August with a revamped version of San Francisco Bay Area metal legends POSSESSED - consisting of original frontman Jeff Becerra backed by members of SADISTIC INTENT. The following statement from SADISTIC INTENT was sent to blabbermouth.net:
"Apparently some one decided to make a flyer of the possible tour with POSSESSED (featuring original frontman Jeff Becerra backed by SADISTIC INTENT), SADISTIC INTENT, MORTEM, and PENTACLE. Although the tour is currently in a preliminary phase, we have not confirmed. After the word got out, we have received much e-mail from people in different countries with very positive feedback and we are grateful. However, we are not responsible for the premature tour announcement and if things don't go as planned, it is possible we will not be able to do this tour. As soon as we find out more information, we will make an official announcement. Nevertheless, thanks to all of you who have shown your support, it certainly is appreciated."
A limited-edition POSSESSED seven-inch single on multi-colored vinyl was released last year on Boneless Records in association with B.A.D.M./N.Y.D.M. Entitled "Ashes from Hell", the first 100 copies of the single came with a collector's pick.
Formed in the early '80s, POSSESSED released "Seven Churches" via Combat Records in 1985. They would follow with "Beyond the Gates" and the five-song EP "The Eyes of Horror" before disbanding several years later. A best of was released, "Victims of Death", in 1993.
Iron Pegasus Records will release a picture disc version of PENTACLE's "Under The Black Cross" album. For the very first time, this album will be accompanied by the lyrics. To support the lyrical concept several photos were used for the new layout. Each photo is linked to its specific lyrics, so that you should get an interesting view of this historical battleground. Manuel Tinnemans did the artwork for the cover of the picture disc.
Long-running Dutch death metallers PENTACLE have lined up the following dates during the coming months:
Jan. 06 - Grillen – Colmar, FRA (w/ PHAZM, CALCIFERUM)
Feb. 24 - Club Pavillon – Wuppertal, GER (w/ THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN)
Mar. 03 - Rosenkeller – Jena, GER (w/ THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN)
Mar. 04 - TBA – Itzehoe, GER (w/ THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN)
Mar. 05 - 't Beest – Goes, NETH (w/ THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN)
PENTACLE's latest album, "Under the Black Cross", was released earlier in the year via Iron Pegasus Records.