As mentioned when posting Virginia heavy rock/metal doom legends Pentagram’s “8” from their comeback ninth studio album Last Rites, the guys are in better form than you’d expect from a band celebrating its 40th anniversary (and with so many tales of debauch associated with their charismatic frontman). The album’s the first since 1994’s Be Forewarned to find longtime guitarist Victor Griffin, who plays/writes on all the early records, working with that vocalist/signature demon-chasing member Bobby Liebling. They’ll also be on tour together in August, a tour Haunting The Chapel’s presenting. The guys are joined for the dates by JEFF The Brotherhood and Valient Thorr. If you blew your concert money on pot, no worries: We’re giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to the date of your choice. Check those dates above. And head below to read up on what you need to do to be in the running.
There are five pairs of tickets available. One pair (two tickets) per winner. You choose the date/city. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and submit a comment on this post naming your favorite Pentagram song (if you win, I’ll ask you for the date/city of the show you want to attend). Note: You must log in via Facebook Connect (do not use your Stereogum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on Facebook when the sweepstakes ends). I’ll pick the winners from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is 7/25 at 12:00PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.
Get more info on Pentagram at Metal Blade.
UPDATE: We have our winners. Thanks for entering.