Monday, December 2, 2013

Goblin live in concert (December 5th at the Beachland Ballroom)

[Goblin plays the Beachland Ballroom on Thursday December 5th at 8:30 pm with special guests Zombi. Tickets are $25. All ages.]

Event preview by Bob Ignizio

It's not often that we here at The Cleveland Movie Blog do a concert preview. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is the first time. It also isn't very often that soundtrack specialists Goblin play the United States, let alone Cleveland. In fact, when Goblin takes the stage at the Beachland Ballroom on Thursday December 5th, it will be their Cleveland debut.

Goblin got their start in Italy in 1972 under the name Cherry Five. They released one self titled album worth of prog rock before being called in to rewrite and perform the soundtrack to Dario Argento's 1975 film DEEP RED, at which point they changed their name to Goblin. They did one more prog rock album, 1976's ROLLER, before collaborating with Argento again on the soundtrack to 1977's SUSPIRIA. From then on, the band would record numerous soundtracks for horror and crime films, including George A. Romero's zombie classic DAWN OF THE DEAD, aka ZOMBI in European markests.

The band's line-up has shifted frequently over the years, so the recent departure of original keyboad player Claudio Simonetti is hardly shocking. The current incarnation of Goblin includes original members Massimo Morante on guitar and Fabio Pignatelli on bass, as well as long serving drummer Agostino Marangolo and keyboard player Maurizio Guarini. They are joined by Adian Zammit on keyboards.

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