Wino Wednesday: Covering Pentagram’s “Sign of the Wolf” with Sanctus Bellum, 05.31.12

“Met these guys across the street,” begins Wino as he prepares to front Sanctus Bellum for a cover of the classic Pentagram track, “Sign of the Wolf.” The clip was filmed May 31 at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX, as Sanctus Bellum was one of several killer Texan acts rounding out the bill — Dixie Witch, Venomous Maximus, From Beyond, Pillcrusher, etc. — and with what was basically a festival lineup, the show was bound to be something special.

Not to be like, “I called it,” or anything, but a few weeks back, the poster for the Fitzgerald’s gig went up with an older Vitus clip, so I guess there’s some continuity there for anyone who enjoys such symmetry as I do. This also isn’t the first time we’ve seen Wino covering Pentagram as someone’s live guest. You may recall he did “Forever My Queen” with Greek outfit Violet Vortex as part of a medley with The Obsessed‘s “Hiding Mask” in 2010. That was a Wino Wednesday feature this past January, if you want to check it out.

But either way, good for Sanctus Bellum, whose set I’m very much looking forward to seeing this weekend at Days of the Doomed in Wisconsin, and who are also joined by Alexis Marie of Houston’s Project Armageddon for “Sign of the Wolf.” Enjoy the video below, followed by some PR wire-type info they sent along with it, and have a happy Wino Wednesday:

Doom/classic metal band Sanctus Bellum were joined onstage May 31 by Scott “Wino” Weinrich of Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Shrinebuilder, etc., and Alexis Marie of Project Armageddon for a rendition of the Pentagram classic “Sign of the Wolf.” The band was opening for Saint Vitus at the doom legends’ show at Fitzgerald’s.

Sanctus Bellum’s sophomore album, The Shining Path, was released on June 12, 2012, just in time for the band’s appearance at the Days of the Doomed Festival in Cudahy, WI on June 15. More information on the festival can be found at The band will follow-up their festival appearance with a CD release show in at Concert Pub North in Houston, TX, on July 21 with Malice (feat. James Rivera), Owl Witch, and Six Minute Century. The album may be ordered online at

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One Response to “Wino Wednesday: Covering Pentagram’s “Sign of the Wolf” with Sanctus Bellum, 05.31.12”

  1. Woody says:

    I’d like to hear Wino and Bobby do some Sam & Dave songs together. That would be mint.

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