Renowned doom metal band Pentagram has announced that they are auditioning for a new guitarist.
Pentagram announced earlier in the year that they would be parting ways with guitarist Victor Griffin following the completion of their forthcoming European ‘Relentless Tour.’ Griffin is leaving the band to focus on a solo career.
Griffin’s successor will have a small amount of time to get acquainted with the band before they head into the studio to record the follow up to their 2011 album ‘Last Rites.’
Pentagram posted the following guidelines for guitarists seeking to audition on the official Pentagram Facebook page: “PENTAGRAM is now searching for the perfect player who can easily play the blazing, early blues-based, hard rock, proto-metal of the late Vincent McAllister as well as the doom metal mastery of the one and only Victor Griffin. Tone, chops, appearance, tour experience & availability (US and abroad so a passport is required), song writing skills, and sobriety are all important factors. The band will be writing/recording their follow up to the acclaimed Metal Blade release, Last Rites this coming December and January.
“Someone who is close to the Washington, DC area is preferred but exceptions will be made for the perfect player.
“For songs and video of the band, visit: www.reverbnation.com/pentagramofficial
“Please submit a short bio, a photo, and audio or video of you playing. PENTAGRAM song covers are preferred and the following songs are suggested:
“All Your Sins”
“Treat Me Right”
“When the Screams Come”
“Forever My Queen”
“20 Buck Spin”
“Please send submissions to: PentagramAuditions@gmail.com”
Pentagram’s final tour dates with Victor Griffin are as follows:
Tour w/ Gentlemans Pistols
10/31 Bristol, UK The Fleece
11/01 London, UK Garage
11/02 Manchester, UK Academy 3
11/04 Glasgow, UK Ivory Black
11/06 Kopenhagen, DK Loppen
11/07 Gothenburg, SE Truckstop Alaska
11/08 Oslo, NO John Dee
11/09 Stockholm, SE Slakthuset
11/10 Würzburg, DE Hammer Of Doom Festival