METAL BLADE RECORDS artists at SXSW! Plus PENTAGRAM film to receive world premier!

Metal Blade Records a sponsor of the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest showcase at Emo’s Annex


AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 22, 2011 – Metal Blade Records will be invading Austin Texas this March as a part of the SXSW festival, with bands playing at various showcases. Fans will also have the chance to catch the world premier of the PENTAGRAM film Last Days Here on three separate days!


Metal Blade Records artists playing SXSW this year include PENTAGRAM, WHITECHAPEL, THE RED CHORD, ACROSS THE SUN, and DAWN OF ASHES. PENTAGRAM, who is rumored to be playing a secret surprise show on Friday March 18, will be performing with their current lineup featuring Bobby Liebling, Victor Griffin, PENTAGRAM alumni-Greg Turley on bass, and will also feature Virginia’s Albert Born, the group’s new drummer.


All show details listed below.


Pentagram’s film Last Days Here world premier confirmed for the 2011 SXSW Film Festival

Last Days Here tells the story of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the cult hard rock/heavy metal band PENTAGRAM. Frozen for decades in his parents’ basement, Bobby’s music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. With the help of Sean “Pellet” Pelletier, his friend and manager, Bobby attempts to overcome years of addiction, loneliness, and broken dreams. Intimate, raw, and unexpectedly funny, Last Days Here portrays the unbelievable journey of a man at the crossroads of life and death.


The film was produced by 9.14 Pictures, an independent production company that specialized in documentary films. The film was directed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton and produced by Sheena M. Joyce. The company’s filmography includes last year’s critically acclaimed THE ART OF THE STEAL, TWO DAYS IN APRIL and ROCK SCHOOL.


Last Days Here is in the Featured Documentary competition and is up against seven other documentaries, which were chosen out of the 808 submitted.


Official info available HERE


Last Days Here screenings:

Monday, March 14 – 4:30pm @ Vimeo Theatre -World Premiere

Tuesday, March 15 – 2pm @ Alamo Lamar C

Friday, March 18 – 4:30pm @ Vimeo Theatre



Wednesday March 16

SXSW Official Showcase @ Emo’s Annex – Doors @ 7pm

HORSE the band 1am – 2am

LETLIVE. 12:05am – 12:45am

DAWN OF ASHES 11:05pm – 11:45pm

For the Fallen Dreams 10pm – 10:50pm

We Are Defiance 9:15pm – 9:55pm

American Scarecrows 8:20pm – 9pm

Beta Wolf 7:40pm – 8:05pm

Hell & Lula 7pm – 7:25pm



Thursday March 17

ARTERY FOUNDATION Official Showcase @ Red 7 – 12pm-6pm

WHITECHAPEL (headliner)

Asking Alexandria



Dance Gavin Dance


Of Mice & Men


Miss May I

In Fear and Faith

Chelsea Grin

Sleeping With Sirens

Tides of Man

For All Those Sleeping

Woe, Is Me

The Amity Affliction

Close to Home

DJ Set by Big Chocolate




Friday March 18

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival showcase @ Emo’s Annex – 12:00PM to 6:00PM


Armor for the Broken: 12:10pm – 12:30 pm

ACROSS THE SUN: 12:40 pm – 1:00 pm

Funeral Pyre: 1:10pm – 1:30pm

DAWN OF ASHES: 1:40pm – 2pm

GAZA: 2:10pm – 2:30pm

Within the Ruins: 2:40pm – 3:00pm

Our Last Night: 3:10pm – 3:40pm

Trap Them: 3:50pm – 4:20pm

THE RED CHORD: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

The Acacia Strain: 5:10pm – 5:40pm


ARTERY FOUNDATION Official Showcase @ Emo’s Annex

Door: $TBA (evening show)


Of Mice & Men

Miss May I

In Fear And Faith

Dance Gavin Dance

Chelsea Grin

The Amity Affliction




Saturday March 19

Monster party @ Scoot Inn

PENTAGRAM – 1am to 1:50am



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