Monday, July 22, 2013

Legendary Italian horror-prog thrillers Goblin descend on Toronto in October

After four decades of chilling Italian horror film fans, Goblin have decided it's time to tour North America and they've scheduled their Toronto debut at the Opera House on Friday, October 11.

The Italian soundtrack supremos are threatening to play all of their classic cues from the Dario Argento films Profondo Rosso (aka Deep Red), Suspiria, Tenebrae, along with songs from the albums Roller, Il fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark, and most recent Back To The Goblin. Other famous scores never previously performed on stage will also be knocked out on this tour.

This whole reunion concept took root in 2005, when Goblin guitarist Massimo Morante and keyboardist Maurizio Guarini, together with the rhythm section of bassist Fabio Pignatelli and drummer Agostino Marangolo, recorded a new album, Back To The Goblin, after a lengthy absence.

Four years later, they had their chops together enough to start touring Europe and then managed to coax Claudio Simonetti back into the fold in 2010. A successful swing through Japan and Australia last year led to plans for the current North American tour slated for October.

The current Goblin line-up features original 1975 members, Keyboardists Claudio Simonetti, Maurizio Guarini and guitarist Massimo Morante bolstered by two heavy hitters from the Goblin-inspired group Daemona, drummer Titta Tani and bassist Bruno Previtali who joined the group with Simonetti in 2010.

Providing tour support (up to October 20) will be Secret Chiefs 3, formed by Mr. Bungle founding member Trey Spruance. Cali-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Spruance also runs the Mimicry label who've put out albums by Estradasphere, The Youngs, Cleric, Danubius, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Brazzaville and the amazing Dengue Fever.

But enough about that, here's Goblin blasting Death Dies from the Profondo Rosso soundtrack...

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