Pentagram (3)

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Pentagram Chile
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Chilean thrash/death metal band which was formed in 1985 by Anton Reisenegger (lead guitar/vocals) and Juan Pablo Uribe (bass). Inspired by bands like Venom (8), Slayer, and Possessed, they started their own brand of extreme metal in a time and place where the genre was in its very first steps. With a couple of originals and some covers, Pentagram (3) debuted as a trio on December 28, 1985 with Eduardo Topelberg from the band Chronos (9) on session drums. The first gigs were disastrous mainly because of the little experience of the band and the lousy conditions in which they gigged. Next year, they hired drummer Marcelo Ulloa, with whom they played exactly one gig. By then they had three original tunes ready and after hiring Eduardo Topelberg as a permanent drummer they recorded their first demo (Pentagram (3) - Demo #1) on the first month of 1987 at Nacofon Studios with a very tight budget. Anton Reisenegger did vocals and played bass and guitar, while Juan Pablo Uribe played second guitar. The demo started spreading through the international underground tape trading circuit and people started taking notice. Next month Anton Reisenegger traveled to Brazil with a friend, invited by Max Cavalera (Sepultura). Some label in Rio de Janeiro offered Juan Pablo Uribe a record contract, to which he accepted, but then never heard again from them. After returning to Chile, the band met bass player Alfredo Peña, which entered the band replacing Juan Pablo Uribe who opted to be second guitar player. That year (1987) people from their country started taking notice on them due to their powerful material and outrageous live shows. The now legendary Gimnasio Manuel Plaza gym in Santiago de Chile were the scenario for most of their gigs, usually on Metal Fests along other underground bands like Dorso, Rust (7), Caos, Necrosis (2) and some others. Up to 1000 people packed the place on Pentagram (3)'s gigs. On September of 1987 the band recorded their second demo (Pentagram (3) - Demo #2), with little difference in sound but some improvements in the songwriting, like longer playing time and more intricate riffing on the songs. Again, it took the international underground by storm and the band made numerous fans all over the world. During that time, a former Celtic Frost roadie, "Dinosaur" Surocco, offered the guys the edition of a 7'' through underground Swiss label Chainsaw Murder Records. The idea materialized in the "Pentagram (3) - Fatal Predictions" single, which nowadays is regarded as a collector's item. For various reasons, including the fact that no label in Chile or internationally wanted to sign them, Pentagram (3) disbanded. The demos still were available through tape trading. In 2000, Picoroco Records released both demos on CD format (Pentagram (3) - Pentagram) along with a couple of live recordings that displayed the power of the band on a live setting. On 2001 the band reunited for one gig in which they played all the songs from the demos plus a couple covers and tunes that never got recorded: the hardcore song "Pigs" (inspired by the repressive Chilean police) and "Demented". The lineup included Anton Reisenegger, Juan Pablo Uribe, Eduardo Topelberg and Juan Francisco Cueto from Criminal doing bass duties since Alfredo Peña passed away somewhere the initial split-up of Pentagram (3) and the reunion.

Actually Pentagram (3) changed their name in May 2012 to Pentagram Chile out of respect for the famous doom metal band Pentagram.
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Albums

Pentagram (3) - Reborn 2001 album art Pentagram (3) Reborn 2001 (Album) Picoroco Records Chile 2001 Sell This Version
Pentagram (3) - The Malefice album art Pentagram Chile* The Malefice (Album) Cyclone Empire Germany 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CM 003 Pentagram (3) - Fatal Predictions album art Pentagram (3) Fatal Predictions(7", Single) Chainsaw Murder Records CM 003 Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
ANTHEM 012 Pentagram (3) - Imperial Anthems album art Pentagram Chile* Vs. Master (2) Pentagram Chile* Vs. Master (2) - Imperial Anthems(7", Num, Gre) Cyclone Empire ANTHEM 012 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Pentagram (3) - Ritual Human Sacrifice / La Mujer, El Diablo Y El Permiso De Dios album art Pentagram Chile* / Unaussprechlichen Kulten Pentagram Chile* / Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Ritual Human Sacrifice / La Mujer, El Diablo Y El Permiso De Dios (EP) Iron Bonehead Productions Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

Pentagram (3) - Pentagram album art Pentagram (3) Pentagram (Comp) Picoroco Records Chile 2000 Sell This Version
Pentagram (3) - Under The Spell Of The Pentagram album art Pentagram (3) Under The Spell Of The Pentagram (Comp, Album) Cyclone Empire Germany 2008 Sell This Version
INR0001-1 Pentagram (3) - The Demos album art Pentagram (3) The Demos(12", Comp, Ltd, Num, Gre) Inferno Records (9) INR0001-1 Chile 2018 Sell This Version
INR0001-1 Pentagram (3) - The Demos album art Pentagram (3) The Demos(12", Comp, Ltd, Num, Bla) Inferno Records (9) INR0001-1 Chile 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Pentagram (3) - Rehearsal Tape album art Pentagram (3) Rehearsal Tape(Cass, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label none Chile 1986 Sell This Version
none Pentagram (3) - Demo #1 album art Pentagram (3) Demo #1(Cass, Ltd) Not On Label (Pentagram (3) Self-released) none Chile 1987 Sell This Version
none Pentagram (3) - Demo #2 album art Pentagram (3) Demo #2(Cass, Ltd) Not On Label (Pentagram (3) Self-released) none Chile 1987 Sell This Version