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Goblin / Zombi

  • Goblin


    Goblin is an Italian progressive rock band known for their soundtracks for Dario Argento films (including Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) in 1975 and Suspiria in 1977).

    They were initially named Cherry Five and were influenced by Genesis and King Crimson. 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. The soundtrack albums were huge hits.

    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 film 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) (credited as “The Goblins”) (Though track 1, 2 and 5 from the European version are also in the American version).

    Despite their success, more members of the band left. The line-up was altered again, but this time they struggled to maintain their credibility. What was left of the band continued to work on further soundtracks, but there was a partial reunification for Argento’s Tenebrae (1982) (although they were credited separately, not as Goblin). The last collaboration with Argento took place in 2000, with the film Non ho sonno (Sleepless). CD re-releases of their soundtracks have performed well, especially in Germany and Japan. Goblin returned with a series of live concerts in Europe in 2009.

  • Zombi



    ZOMBI, n. the world's state-of-the art synth/prog/post-rock band

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Show Description

Based on the tremendous response to the announcement that Goblin will finally be hitting North American shores this Oct, which includes 9 sold shows (and counting) at the time of this release, the band has decided to do a second tour in December.  The legendary progressive rock band will bring their tour to The Ballroom at the Taft on December 4th!

The Italian Soundtrack Kings will perform all of their classic cuts, including scores from Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebrae, and other songs that are milestones among prog rock followers, including songs from Roller, Il fantastico Viaggio, and most recently Magic Thriller. Other famous scores never performed live anywhere will be included on this tour.


The tour will include a small amount of VIP ticketing, allowing fans to meet the band, get up close, see part of the soundcheck, and walk away with commemorative poster.


Support on the second tour will come from Zombi, who's name and sound are heavily influenced by Goblin and have carried the torch for this style of music for a number of years in North America with a good amount of success. The opportunity to support Goblin prompted the currently dormant band to jump back into action!