#Metalgate: Vice Backed Indie Bands Drop Out of Pentagram Tour as Publicity Stunt

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Two indie female-fronted bands (Wax Idols and King Woman) have dropped off pseudo-metal, psychedelic rock band Pentagram’s ongoing tour, breaking their separate agreements with promoters. The women in both bands were surprised when ex-junkie Pentagram frontman Bobby Liebling hit on them. The news of this passive-aggressive move being broken by Vice, both indie bands being backed by Vice, and subsequently embarking on a Vice-funded tour reeks of self-aggrandizing unprofessionalism.

According to the hipster indie bands (Wax Idols and King Woman) Liebling supposedly booked the two bands on the tour not only to attract his newfound hipster audience gained through the Last Days Here documentary but so that “He could have a lot of options with women.” Both groups knew beforehand how Liebling would behave after watching the documentary which revealed Liebling had spent decades smoking crack in his parent’s basement in sub-urban Maryland and ended with him marrying a 23-year old hipster groupie despite looking like the villain from Indiana Jones the Last Crusade after drinking from the false grail.

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Given that the Pentagram tour is over, the entire affair seems to be a Vice publicity stunt to promote two musically improficient gimmick groups Vice financially backed among white knighting social justice warriors. The groups also accused Pentagram’s management of mishandling buy-outs despite the Wax Idols and the King Woman having separate contracts with promoters. From Pentagram:

We’ve been professionally performing and recording music for close to 50 yrs and this is one of the most unfounded and grossly opportunistic situations that we’ve ever encountered. These bands didn’t communicate to Pentagram or the tour manager about wanting to leave the tour. A few nights into the tour, they simply disappeared, posted negatively about us on social media and then headed over to the show that was previously set up for them that very night.

Our mutual agent had set up a separate deal with the promoters for the opening acts. Pentagram’s contract and all inclusions / exclusions were between Pentagram and the promoter.

Bobby Liebling offended someone from one of the opening bands. He said something to the effect of, “I approve of you being on the tour because I want options”. Pentagram as a band sincerely apologized for Bobby’s comment. Bobby verbally hit on this girl, that’s as far as it got. It’s no secret that he’s attracted to women and that’s not a crime. He’s a single man. He may have been uncouth but there was no touching. We tried to be nice but these openers gave us no real chance to interact, avoided us at all costs and made us feel uncomfortable on our own tour.

Pentagram’s mediocre stoner rock pretending to be heavy metal should not be commended at all due to this incident. Listen to Pentagram from Chile and better drug-fueled 70s rock instead:

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16 thoughts on “#Metalgate: Vice Backed Indie Bands Drop Out of Pentagram Tour as Publicity Stunt”

  1. Anthony says:

    ha ha ha Jesus fucking Christ this is hilarious. I caught this tour in Denver, and both of the openers stuck out like a sore thumb as openers for Pentagram. The first was some kind of goofy goth stuff, and the second was like a weird Angelic Process knock-off. Both were shit of course, and to think that I’d left my bar of choice early because I thought I’d miss Pentagram’s set…

    “Pentagram’s mediocre stoner rock pretending to be heavy metal should not be commended at all due to this incident.” Get fucked! Pentagram is great. To think that you’d recommend bland “punk” “rock” like the Stooges over the band that did Relentless…

    1. C.M. says:

      I’ll take mediocre punk like Stooges over that lethargic faux-spooky blunt-rolling background noise for 30-something permastoners who still hang out with college kids.

    2. Pentagram sucks. Rock music made more boring is not heavy metal.

      1. Ancestral Mist says:

        Pentagram has some great early demo tracks and two rock solid heavy metal albums.

        Both Cory and Daniel are just regurgitating their master’s words.

        1. If by rock solid, you mean solidly mediocre.

        2. C.M. says:

          Spell my name right or I will internet-kill you.

          I have no masters, only clients, and all of us hate stoner rock because it sucks ass.

  2. OliveFox says:

    Those strong, independent women must have had a stress filled time being hit on by a guy older and weaker than their grandfathers. Shame on you, Bobby, for giving Germantown MD a bad name outside of your crack addled fart of a life.

  3. old school ANUS says:

    Factor in the crack smoking and that old man has game.

  4. Curious says:

    Is Last Days Here any good? I subsequently forgot about its existence after release as there was no place to attain it.

  5. canadaspaceman says:

    wtf? I doubt Daniel Maarat has even listened to any DEATH ROW / PENTAGRAM. If he has and considers it rock and not heavy metal, then he must be one of the revisionist faggots at metal archives.
    Pentagram – Sign Of The Wolf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iu3XcULf_E

    1. Rainer Weikusat says:

      That’s so full of late 60s/ early 70s over-the-counter-culture mannerisms that one would expect nearby flowers to
      fade and die in hallowed remembrance. And at the core, this is a (boy group) pop song, most easily discernible in the chorus. Emergency antidote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKT0Kz5VGhw and for a laugh (whoever recognizes the logo wins a five minute holiday on a public bench) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C18LKOI81Kc (the band has done much better stuff than that but the vidoe is nice). NB: Not suitable for people who consider heterosexual imagery offensibve.

  6. Weltmacht says:

    The concept of this tour sounds like the musical version of the Surreal Life.

  7. ChrisFaggotKyle#1CocksuckerAndAssCommander says:

    So is this site supposed to be a ANUS ripoff or something?

    1. Death Metal Underground is the continuation of the Dark Legions Archive, the music portion of ANUS.

  8. Kermit the Fucking Fuckface Frog says:

    Where does Kyuss fit into all of this?

    1. Slack Babbath worship says:

      The good portion of stoner rock along with Sleep.

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