Goblin to play UK date

Legendary band and supplier of some of the best music in cult films, Goblin, are starting to play several live dates again after a 32 year absence from the stage. Most excitingly (well for me) they are playing just down the road from me in Birmingham at the Supersonic Festival which runs from the 24th to the 26th of July:
Supersonic Festival 2009It goes without saying that I have already got my ticket, especially as the almighty Corrupted and The Accused are also playing.

The full Goblin lineup is Fabio Pignatelli, Maurizio Guarini, Massimo Morante, Agostino Marangolo and Aidan Zammit. They have already played Austria this month, and here’s a random review I found on the internet about that gig:

“Holy mother, what a fantastic concert!

Goblin are back and they have so much musical energy, it’s incredible. They were really enjoying themselves on stage, set appropriately in an eerie medieval church – a great atmospheric backdrop. Fabio and Agostino created a furious rhythmical foundation. You just gotta love it when Fabio’s significant style of playing switches between delicate and funky and then dives off into plain heavy intensity. My greatest respects also to Agostino – he really pumped it up (“E Suono Rock” was one aggressive beast! God, I loved it!) and brought a lot of versatility to the tracks we have known for so long. Massimo seemed to have a lot of fun and seamlessly blended suspenseful, mellow and fiery riffs. He also did the introductory words for the band’s comeback in German (with a little help Wink) Maurizio and Aidan created the dense and intricate synth soundscapes ranging from dark to upbeat, from downright chilling to quiet and gentle (as in “Aquaman”). Joyous Aidan is a great addition to the lineup, he did several soli and most of the vocal parts. Imagine a “Paura” vocoder duel with Maurizio on “Tenebre”!

We were treated to a great flow of tracks from “Profondo Rosso”, “Roller”, “Suspiria”, “Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark”, “Dawn of the Dead”, “Tenebre”, “Phenomena” and “BTTG”. They opened with “Magic Thriller” and closed with an encore from, well, I am not going to spoil the excitement for you by posting a track list. I was so thrilled I probably wouldn’t get it right anyway. I hardly dared to go back home afterwards in the dark, I was scared Laughing Thank you so much for choosing Austria for your stage return, it was an unforgettable evening!

If anyone from Goblin is reading this: Pleeeaase consider a live release or treat us with some video clips of your performance! Austrian television was filming and there was a stage camera (well, at least a sporadic one) so I can only hope this footage will surface eventually.”

I am seriously excited!

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