Win A Ticket For Pentagram @ Le Poisson Rouge on 4/22/2017

The Details: Pentagram are bona fide legends of the Doom Metal genre and were underground before such a label was even a thing. Their crushing sound is something that fans need to hear up close and personal to better absorb it and that makes offering up this new contest for their appearance at LPR an absolutely awesome opportunity. The band will be joined by Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder and Black Wizard and thanks to the marketing powers that be at the venue, some PiercingMetal readers are going to see this show for free. Read on below on how to participate.

When and Where: Saturday, April 21st at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)

To Participate: Since I generally ask for three things about a particular band that you like the most and compel you to enter the competition let’s stick with that premise as it pertains to the legendary Pentagram. You can speak about an album, a live concert experience or perhaps how they changed your own Metal music perception. Just give me three good reasons and more than just “because they rock dude” since I laugh at those entries at this point. If you have deep appreciation for any of the opening acts you can surely show them some love after you compile your necessary three Pentagram points. A little brown nosing so to speak ? Before you begin please peruse some important guidelines.

– Enter only enter once. The comments are moderated and will not appear immediately after submission and must be approved by an administrator. Once approved it shows online.
– Number them for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not if I’ve asked for a list of any kind.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is necessary for listing purposes as you need to show ID at the venue. Please do NOT put this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you CAN and WILL attend the show should you win and it’s logistically possible for you to do so. Essentially if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you’re coming here for a show in NYC.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see the responses so you know if you won or not.
– Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry as that makes notifying you difficult should you be marked as a winner.
– I suggest you typing your submission on a PC or in an email note first if you are using a mobile device since sometimes a lost connection will cause you to lose your work. Once your entry is completed just copy and paste it in and edit from there.

Bring it on as this one will close by noon on the day before the show or when allotment has been depleted.

Restrictions: PiercingMetal contests are open to our Loyal Readers, Official Facebook Page and Twitter Followers living in the Tri-state area. That said we are always looking for the new names first to the giveaways. We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy a show on the provider and PiercingMetal, but if you just won a contest recently you will likely not have a chance for this one. Don’t let that stop you from entering of course but we do keep track based on the overall demand for this stuff at this point. Please note that Anonymous or Guest comments will not be approved. This is for a single ticket only and no plus ones can or will be honored so don’t ask for one. If you have recently won a contest on the site (within a month) you will not qualify for this event. Bring it on.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this contest, here is how to claim the ticket. On the night of the show go to the box office and ask for the House Guest List. Please bring proper identification (driver’s license, passport, NYC ID card) and your name will be checked off that list for you to enter. If you encounter any difficulty, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in coordination with venue Marketing and PiercingMetal.com. You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that @piercingmetal.com is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.

Official Links:
Pentagram: http://www.pentagramofficial.com/
Brant Bjork: http://www.brantbjork.net/
Royal Thunder: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalThunderMusic/
Black Wizard: http://www.blackwizard.org/



9 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Pentagram @ Le Poisson Rouge on 4/22/2017”

  1. 1. Pentagram is one of those bands I personally failed to discover in the 80’s, when buying a vinyl from an array of “unknown” bands was a tough choice (too many attractive choices and too little money to spend). I remember seeing the original “Day Of Reckoning” released by Napalm Records and not picking it up, choosing St. Vitus’ “Hallow Victim” instead, which was not a bad choice anyway. However, may I have bought “DoR”, I would have enjoyed this awesome band for a longer time and now I would be the proud owner of a cult vinyl. 🙁
    2. Pentagram is one of the bands every metal head into doom metal must get to know because they certainly were pioneers in the metal scene. In fact, I have always found Pentagram’s music more complex and original than other better known doom bands, to me, their ability to mix 70’s rock with a heavier metal vibe makes them a ground breaking band that is difficult to define (I have been using the label “doom” but in my opinion they are not just a doom metal band, their music scope goes beyond that genre).
    3. I also have to mention Bobby in this entry, because he is such a character, one of those apparently true “losers” of rock. Bobby is the soul of a band that rivals a monster like Black Sabbath. Besides, Bobby is also a figure that could and should have gotten as much recognition as Ozzy, for example. The reason why the Ozzman managed to overcome drug abuse and personal issues to become an icon and Bobby almost fell into oblivion is one of those unsolved mysteries of rock. I was very impressed when I watched the documentary Last Days Here and got very glad to see that he managed to continue sharing his talent with his fans after having one foot in the grave. Bobby is a survivor and a legend of underground rock that finally got some of the recognition he deserved and I would like to hear live for the first time, having missed Pentagram quite a few number of times. I hope this time I won’t.
    I am also very curious to see Brant Bjork live. I am not very familiar with his work with Kyuss and Fu Manchu but I would certainly like to check out his music and what better occasion than a live performance to do so.

    1. Hey there Jose, this is great insightful stuff so congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Pentagram and everyone else this Saturday at LPR. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all the necessary details.

  2. 1.I am not going to go on and tell you that I have been a fan of this band since its inception. However I did become a fan of the band since the peaceville days in the early 90s. I was immediately blown away by Victor Griffins ability to be the american version of Tony Iommi . I understand that Victor is back in the band once again after a bit of a hiatus. And seeing him play again will be incredible. If you really want to hear how talented the man is. Listen to his solo Lp “Late for an early grave” or anything from Place of Skulls

    2.in the Mid 90s I tried to go down to Baltimore to see Pentagram play. a friend of mine warned me that there is a good chance they won’t play because Bobby was unreliable . So I didn’t make the long trip and I had never gotten to see them until the big webster hall show (which was in the documentary). When we got to the show there was always the possibility that the show would be a disaster.Bobby came out and was speaking to the crowd but I couldn’t understand what he was saying. It was laughable and sad.I was worried that this band I came to see was going to be a train wreck. He looked incredible but what was to be expected.. They went into the first song (Forever my queen?) and all the negativity went out the window. It turned out to be the show of the decade. Bobby was back and better than ever.

    3.as I said before I am not going to tell you I was a fan of the band before the 80s I don’t know many people who were. But when Relapse released the compilation of the early 70s stuff my mind was blown. How these guys never made it was unbelievable . It was a ton of unobtainable songs only found on “bootleg” css in the 90s. It was like the band had been reborn in my eyes.
    It us really great that bobby seems to have gotten his life together for the most part. for a band that in one form or another has now been around for well over 40 years is incredible . In my option, this band (in whatever form you see them ) can do no wrong.

    I was lucky enough to see Brant Bjork when he played (drums) for Fu ManChu back in the 90s. The guy is a bit of a legend. I do own a couple of his solo Lps from a couple of years back which he played guitar and its a bit more folky .Maybe he will do some Kyuss songs

    1. Hey there James, this is great insightful stuff so congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Pentagram and everyone else this Saturday at LPR. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all the necessary details.

  3. 1. Pentagram are true pioneers of American doom metal, I like to call it proto-doom, since it laid the foundations for the classic doom metal that followed.

    2. Bobby Liebling is a living legend that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. But it is all for good, since too much fame destroys the creative human spirit. His stage antics are not to be missed.

    3. Seeing Pentagram live transports me to a distant time in the history of not only doom metal, but also rock’n roll music. By seeing Pentagram live I have the chance to experience what the older generations were able to experience before I was even born. It was a much simpler time, when seeing a band live and interacting directly with other fans was important, a time unhindered by today’s technologies which are only giving us the illusion of being connected, when in fact are alienating us from each other. Come see Pentagram live and travel back in time.

    1. Hey Stefan that works for me so congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Pentagram and everyone else this Saturday at LPR. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all the necessary details.

  4. 1. One of my favorite shows that I ever saw was Pentagram at Webster Hall March of 2009. At the time I didn’t know what to expect. To my knowledge they didn’t play for many years, and wasn’t sure how Bobby or the band at the time would sound live. They only had one other show Baltimore so this could have been just a one time gig to see them. As soon as Bobby hit the stage I was amazed how how well Bobby and the band sounded and was glad to see them continue playing after the initial shows in 2009. In fact I spotted myself in the Last Days Here documentary by the front of the stage rocking out at that Webster Hall show.

    2. I actually spoke to Bobby Liebling before a show he was playing at Europa. He couldn’t have been any nicer. He was grateful for the support from his fans. He seemed to be enjoying life and how he was looking forward to raise a family. Definitely down to earth and no rockstar attitude.

    3. Another memorable show was Maryland Deathfest 2010. Pentagram seemed like an odd choice for a festival with a bunch of brutal death and black metal bands. But everyone I spoke to that weekend said that Pentagram was one of the best performances of the weekend (glittery shirt + gold bell bottoms and all). Only thing that could have it better was I wish the stage wasn’t on a steep slope (everyone who was there knows what I’m talking about). It made it impossible to see them unless you were right up front, or all the way at the bottom of the hill. The set was filmed and they released the footage as When the Scream Comes.

    1. Hey Daniel that is fine stuff for sure so congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Pentagram and everyone else this Saturday at LPR. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all the necessary details.

  5. Alright my Metal Legions, this contest for the mighty Pentagram is 100% closed so no additional submissions can be reviewed. Congratulations to all of our winners, we hope that you enjoy the show. Remember to refer to the part of the contest post marked “IF YOU WIN THIS CONTEST” as all of the necessary details are their for you to know. I will not be attending this one myself due to a scheduling conflict so please let us know how it was on the Facebook Page. Thanks for your interest in the website, please keep helping spread the word.

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