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Mondo Drag, The Gates Of Slumber and Pentagram
Jan. 26, Vaudeville Mews

Metal heads were out in full force as influential act Pentagram graced the stage on a wild and crazy night at the jam-packed Vaudeville Mews. Mondo Drag opened with a great set of stoner-rock-influenced tunes. They created a slow-building melodic sound that teetered the psychedelic line and impressed. A power trio in every sense of the word, The Gates Of Slumber, Karl Simon (guitar/vocals), Jason McCash (bass) and Bob Fouts (drums), was up next and offered a barrage of stoner/doom metal. With a heavier yet epic sound than Mondo Drag, The Gates Of Slumber blasted through chunky riffs and shredding guitar solos, as fans pumped their fists and banged heads in unison. The trio kicked the audience in the face with their raucous sound, which only built the anticipation for the headliner, Pentagram. Even before Bobby Liebling and crew took the stage, the tightly packed crowd jammed to the front, chanting for their leader. Once Liebling appeared, chaos ensued. Although he is getting up there in age, Liebling still scoured the stage and belted out doom-metal tunes like it was the ’70s. Opening with “Wheel of Fortune” and closing with “When The Screams Come,” the group tore through an impressive catalog, leaving the most dedicated fans satisfied. This is a show metal fans will speak about for some time. If you weren’t there, you missed the best show (so far) of 2010. CV — Jared Curtis

 

Pentagram at Vaudeville Mews
Photo by Jared Curtis
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The Gates Of Slumber at Vaudeville Mews
Photo by Jared Curtis
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