It is with great honor that Supersonic Festival present Italian legends, GOBLIN first UK shows in over 20 years.
Goblin started in 1974 as the progressive rock group Cherry Five. The name Goblin first appeared on the map in 1975, when the band recorded the soundtrack for Dario Argento’s “Profondo Rosso”. This was the starting point for a decade long, highly creative and widely influential collaboration between the eccentric film maker and Goblin, that made the group become the aural signifier of the Italian horror film movement of the seventies and the eighties. Till the late eighties they released two studio albums and wrote scores for about 20 films of various directors, including Joe D’Amato and Luigi Cozzi. With OST’s for the Argento cult films “Profondo Rosso” (1975), “Suspiria” (1977), “Tenebre” (1982) and “Phenomena” (1985), as well as for the European versions of George A. Romero’s classics “Martin” (1977) and “Dawn of the Dead” (“Zombi”, 1978), Goblin created some of the most thrilling pieces of soundtrack music ever made. While Argento undisputedly masters color and composition, Goblin’s suggestiv and complex symphonic scores mark a demarcation line when it comes to dark atmospheres, suspense and stirring drive. In combination they create the unique, highly stylized, surreal and psychedelic experience that made the movies become cult classics.
Support comes from Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses
Featuring members of British band Guapo this instrumental quintet plays dark, antiquated sounding music encompassing elements of Eastern European folk, avant-rock, neo-classical film composition and elements of progressive bands such as Goblin. Their music is exciting and could easily be the soundtrack to an Alejandro Jodorowsky film.
Capsule the brains behind Supersonic Festival are curators, promoters and fans of the finest music, revealing the otherwise indescribable connections between contemporary music and art, crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences. Now in it’s 7th year, the event will once again take place at the Custard Factory in the heart of Digbeth in Birmingham utilising a number of spaces for music, art, film and cake. This year Supersonic extends its program to include two nights at the Scala in London with headline performances by highly influential Italian band GOBLIN and he notorious Japanese band CORRUPTED.
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Admission: £15 in advance. All scala events are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Tickets: www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 771 000 or Scalas box office between 10am and 6pm Mon-Fri
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