Pentagram (Gorgoroth album)

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Pentagram
Cover pentagram.jpg
Studio album by Gorgoroth
Released 12 October 1994 (1994-10-12)
Recorded Early 1994 at Grieghallen Studio
Genre Black metal
Length 29:18
Label Embassy Productions
Producer Pytten, Gorgoroth
Gorgoroth chronology
Promo '94
(1994)Promo '941994
Pentagram
(1994)
Antichrist
(1996)Antichrist1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Pentagram is the debut studio album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, released on 12 October 1994 by Embassy Productions. It followed the band's two demo cassettes, A Sorcery Written in Blood and Promo '94. It was the only album to feature Samoth on bass and Goat Pervertor on drums.

Reissues[edit]

Pentagram was reissued seven times, four of those on CD: in 1996 by Malicious Records, in 1999 by Century Black in America, in 2005 as a remastered version on Season of Mist and in 2007 on Regain Records. It was reissued three times on 12" vinyl: by Malicious Records in 1996 (limited to 500 copies), by Agonia Records in 2005 (limited to 1000 copies) and in 2006 by Back on Black Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Begravelsesnatt" ("Burial Night") Hat Goat Pervertor 2:34
2. "Crushing the Scepter (Regaining a Lost Dominion)" Infernus Infernus 3:25
3. "Ritual" Hat Infernus 3:54
4. "Drömmer om Död" ("Dreaming of Death") Hat Goat Pervertor 3:47
5. "Katharinas bortgang" ("Katharina's Passing") Infernus Goat Pervertor 4:05
6. "Huldrelokk"   Infernus 1:54
7. "(Under) The Pagan Megalith" Goat Pervertor Goat Pervertor 3:55
8. "Maaneskyggens Slave" ("The Moon-Shadow's Slave") Infernus Infernus 5:52
Total length: 29:18

Personnel[edit]

Promo '94[edit]

Promo '94
Promo 94.jpg
Demo album by Gorgoroth
Released April 1994 (1994-04)
Genre Black metal
Length 9:44
Label Self-released
Gorgoroth chronology
A Sorcery Written in Blood
(1993)A Sorcery Written in Blood1993
Promo '94
(1994)
Pentagram
(1994)Pentagram1994

Promo '94 is the second demo by Gorgoroth. It was independently released in 1994 on cassette, and featured raw mixes of two tracks from Pentagram.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Katharinas bortgang" – 3:57
  2. "Måneskyggens slave" – 5:47

Personnel[edit]

  • Goat Pervertor – drums
  • Hat – vocals
  • Infernus – guitar
  • Samoth – bass guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Gorgoroth - Pentagram Review". About.com. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Pentagram - Gorgoroth : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2012.