Posted in metal | movies | music on April 25, 2013

by Fred Pessaro // BBG


Never say never. A band that I thought I personally would never be able to see in my lifetime was Italian horror-prog band Goblin.

Formed in 1972, Goblin's roots lie in several other Italian prog-rock bands of the time... the group initially dubbed itself the Cherry Five and played British-style progressive rock in the vein of Yes, Genesis, and ELP. They signed with the Italian Cinevox label, and issued a self-titled debut in 1975, which performed disappointingly. However, it caught the ear of film director Dario Argento, who contacted Cinevox after growing dissatisfied with the jazzy work being done on his Profondo Rosso by composer Giorgio Gaslini. the Cherry Five rechristened themselves Goblin (in keeping with the horror movie theme), kept a small portion of Gaslini's work, and completely redid the remainder of the score in a heavier, harder-rocking style. The results helped make the film a hit, and the soundtrack album topped the Italian charts... [Argento] put Goblin to work creating a new soundtrack; this time, he shot the film only after hearing the music. The result, 1977's Suspiria, became Goblin's most acclaimed work, combining the band's heavy riffing and busy drum work with more eerie electronics than ever before, plus sinister, experimental vocal effects. The film and soundtrack were both hits once again, and the Goblin/Argento partnership was firmly established -[Allmusic]
That all changed today when the previously discussed Housecore Horror Film Festival announced that Goblin's Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will perform a live score of the classic film Suspiria during the Austin, TX festival! The appearance, which will occur at Emo's between October 25-27, is the band's first-ever performance in the U.S. The appearance will join the previously announced performers Down, Crowbar, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, EyeHateGod, Warbeast and Void ov Voices (aka Attila of Mayhem), who will perform "a live soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Tickets are on sale.

Head below for the trailer for the legendary Suspiria.


Goblin - 'Suspira' soundtrack

'Suspira' trailer

Suspiria flyer



Comments (29)

looks like a great fest

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 1:57 PM

fucking awesome. Dawn of the Dead encore?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 2:07 PM

First show in North America ? Where did you guys get your information - Perhaps the first time with THIS LINE UP

Posted by James Bialkowski | April 25, 2013 2:12 PM

It's not the first time, they played last year in Canada.

Posted by Jake | April 25, 2013 2:13 PM

Killer! Hope they play NY & yeah Dawn of the Dead encore for sure!

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 2:13 PM

So is this a sausage prophecy come true?

Every link has its day.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 2:21 PM

Funny. I could have swore I saw Maurizio and Claudio playing during Shock Stock in London Ontario last year. I also oddly enough have the Goblin Bootleg DVD from that performance. And on another note I interviewed them the next day about said show. Hmmmmmm... In fact here is the interview!

Posted by Jesus magGot | April 25, 2013 2:22 PM

Looks like a great fest, BUT check the price tag for sticker-shock.

FUCK Phil.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 2:41 PM

Actually, goblin played in Ontario in 2001. Ontario is in Canada, Canada is in North America (along with the USA and Mexico).

So really it's the first US performance!

Posted by Sean Palmerston | April 25, 2013 2:58 PM

lol canadians.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 3:35 PM

lol they were just at Shock Stock last year ( I got a birthday wishs from them and the crowd in the middle of there set) I even have the blu ray of that show. and that show was cheaper then this one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 3:36 PM

Goblin played at Cult Con back in 2000 in Tarrytown, New York.

Posted by Matt Mc | April 25, 2013 3:43 PM

This thread seems to have attracted a lot of Canadians who wish Ontario was part of the US.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:07 PM

Goblin.....took them all of two seconds to come up with that name.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:12 PM

Canada doesn't count as a country.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:18 PM

Is there hummus in Canada?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:21 PM

Seriously, who stil believes in Canada?
I bet you still believe in the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny as well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:22 PM

Thank you Fred for changing your headline from "North America" to "US". I appreciate your willingness to correct an error. Now if we could just get you people off this vegan kick!

Posted by Jesus magGot | April 25, 2013 4:31 PM

Once in a while someone at work will offer $2 to anyone who can name Canada's prime minister. You'd think we'd have it memorized by now, but everyone forgets every time. It's Stephen something.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:33 PM

That Tarytown NY show in 2000:

While everyone thinks it was GOBLIN, it was really Simmonetti's band DEMONIA, doing GOBLIN songs.

I heard that was awesome though.

Hope this comes to NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 4:53 PM

Goblin's first time performing the Suspiria score in North America.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 6:26 PM

Quite possibly the most overpriced horror convention EVER: $175.00

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2013 8:53 PM

It's not a horror convention. It's a film festival, three days of top tier metal concerts, a convention, a haunted house, and much more. better to compare it to other film festivals such as SXSW.

SXSW Film Fest with no bands - $650. Housecore Horror Film Fest w/a ton of films, celebrity guests, and bands - $175. They have barely even announced anything yet.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 9:50 AM

9:50. Please get off Phil's cock. If you suck it any harder, you are going to nod out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 11:14 AM

this is going to rule!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2013 9:16 PM

cool and super amazing

Posted by long | April 27, 2013 11:49 AM

What music do you listen to? feel free to respond to me because im looking for a good laugh. faggot.

Posted by Teri | May 15, 2013 2:58 AM

Impressive show! Do you know something about their budget?

Posted by Lukas | July 20, 2013 6:08 PM

One of the classic horror themes! In fact, one of the best horror scores ever. Suspiria would only be half a film without it.

Posted by Rok | September 27, 2014 5:17 PM

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