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16 June 2015 No Comment

Pentagram
Psycho California
05-17-2015 @ The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA
Photos & Review: Jeff Longo

Day 1 Recap/Photos: Eyehategod, Bedemon, Cave-In, Old Man Gloom, Bell Witch, and Municipal Waste
Day 2 Recap/Photos: Sleep, Kylesa, Pallbearer, Earth, and The Shrine
Day 3 Recap/Photos: Pentagram, OM, Truckfighters, Earthless, Bongzilla, Tombs, and The Well

Closing out the festival was 70’s cult pioneers Pentagram. Making their second appearance at Psycho California Fest at the Observatory in Santa Ana performing ‘First Daze Here’ (2001 Relapse Records) in its entirety for the first time. Lead by the iconic Bobby Liebling aka Dr. Doom who spent the last few decades in a haze of his own, a man barely alive addicted for years to heroin & crack and doomed to obscurity but with the help of Sean ‘Pellet’ Pelletier, was able to resurrect his life and ultimately his career. Check out award winning film “Last Days Here” for the full story.

When the Pentagram took the stage the packed house went nuts. I was a little disappointed that original members Geof O’Keefe and Greg Mayne, who played on Friday with Bedemon, didn’t take part in the set but it was cool seeing Geof in the crowd rocking to every song. Bobby is clearly at home on the stage and looked like he was having a great time. His adorning fans ate up every minute of the hour and half set as Bobby strutted his skinny little body all over the stage while striking outrageous poses and flashing his trademark wide eyed, Manson lamps.

After the closer Bobby addressed the crowd about drinking and driving before declaring “unless you’re me, you can’t talk to the dead,” and for what it’s worth I believed him. The rest of the band re-joined him ripping into Sign of the Wolf (Pentagram), the first of a three song encore that also included Dying World and Relentless. Much like the Bedemon set, it was awesome to see these guys perform songs they recorded forty years ago that played a huge role in birthing an entire genre of music we today call doom. An awesome ending to an amazing weekend.

Pentagram Setlist: Sub-Intro, Wheel of Fortune, Ask No More, Forever My Queen, When the Screams Come, Walk in the Blue Light, Starlady, Lazylady, Review Your Choices, Hurricane, Livin’ in a Ram’s Head, Earth Flight, 20 Buck Spin, Be Forewarned, Last Days Here encore:  Sign of the Wolf (Pentagram), Dying World, Relentless

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

Psycho California Fest

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Day 1 Recap/Photos: Eyehategod, Bedemon, Cave-In, Old Man Gloom, Bell Witch, and Municipal Waste
Day 2 Recap/Photos: Sleep, Kylesa, Pallbearer, Earth, and The Shrine
Day 3 Recap/Photos: Pentagram, OM, Truckfighters, Earthless, Bongzilla, Tombs, and The Well

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