Principal Entertainment presents the Italian prog masters of cinematic horror Goblin who will be touring for the first time ever in Sydney performing their legendary horror classics Suspiria, Dawn Of The Dead, Deep Red and Roller.
Across the course of a career that has spanned three decades, Goblin have been providing the spine tingling soundtrack to the celluloid nightmares of a generation of horror movie lovers. The Italian ensemble have become masters of a musical style full of drama, suspense and atmosphere bringing palpable fear and tension to some of the most famous horror films of all time. It is this amazing atmosphere that Goblin bring to life in their acclaimed live shows creating an audio and visual feast and a concert experience like no other.
Goblin were initially named Cherry Five and their early work spawned one eponymous progressive rock record. The band was then called in as a replacement for composer Giorgio Gaslini, who had left the film Profondo Rosso after a conflict with director Dario Argento. They changed their name to Goblin and rewrote most of the score, including the famous main theme.
A reshuffle in their line-up followed, and they put out an instrumental progressive rock album Roller, before working with Argento again for Suspiria. Other soundtracks and a concept album (Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark) followed, then the score for the European version of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978).
Despite their success, more members of the band left. What was left of the band continued to work on further soundtracks, but there was a partial reunification for Argento’s Tenebrae (1982). The last collaboration with Argento took place in 2000, with the film Non ho sonno (Sleepless). Goblin returned with a series of live concerts in Europe in 2009. In 2012 Goblin performed their famous score live for the first time at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as part of the Melbourne Music Week. After two sold-out shows (including fully sold out show at the Melbourne Town Hall), the performance – that was acclaimed as the “gig of the year.”
GOBLIN SYDNEY TOUR 2013:
TUESDAY 16th July: The Metro, Sydney
with special guest Miles Brown (The Night Terrors)