Blood Music has announced that they have signed French one-man electronic/synth musician Perturbator, who’s influences credit John Carpenter, Goblin, Vangelis, and similar 80′s sci-fi/horror composers.
The label states, “The one-man Parisian powerhouse revisits the eerie and energizing analog oscillations of 1970s and 1980s horror, sci fi, action, and exploitation films.”
This is the label’s first non-metal signing. Future releases will be posted. Go below to get a taste of Perturbator! READ MORE
Horror synth group La Casa Di Omocidio has released their Musica Di Colonna Sonora EP, which is a must have for any fan of the horror synth genre, especially when it’s influenced by such acts as Goblin, John Carpenter, and King Crimson. The 5-track EP is supposedly, “…the left-over soundtrack from a 1979 movie of which no existing copies are known.” You can listen to the EP below.
I’m personally loving this resurgence in 70′s/80′s-inspired horror synth. It’s like hearing the soundtrack to films you were never able to watch, that you never even knew existed. Keep ‘em coming, I say! READ MORE
It has been announced that Majeure, which features Zombi‘s AE Paterra, will be the direct supporting act on Mogwai‘s upcoming N. American tour. The tour kicks off April 11th in Las Vegas and ends a month and a half later on May 25th in Vancouver. Majeure will be supporting their new LP Romance Language while Mogwai will be supporting Rave Tapes (review).
AE Paterra’s other band Zombi recently supported legendary Italian prog/soundtrack masters Goblin. Also, don’t forget that Mogwai did the soundtrack to the French horror/drama Les Revenants. Sounds like this tour is PERFECT for any horror fan! READ MORE
Italian prig-rockers Goblin have announced that they will be embarking on a very limited UK tour in February. The four-date tour will begin in London on the 23rd and end on the 26th in Manchester. The band will be performing pieces from many of their horror compositions, such as Suspiria, Profondo Rosso, Tenebrae, and more. See below for the full touring schedule. READ MORE
Italian melodic hard rockers Lacuna Coil have announced that they will be releasing their new album Broken Crown Halo on April 1st via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to 2012′s Dark Adrenaline. The band states that there is influences from classic Italian horror films and the music of Goblin with a modern twist.
The band will also be embarking on the Revolver ‘Hottest Chicks Of Hard Rock Tour’ alongside Sick Puppies, Eyes Set To Kill, and Cilver. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
DJ/Producer RFLX reached out to BD to let us know about his awesome 70s/80s horror mix, which features only samples, cues, and clips from several classic (and a few lesser known) horror flicks.
RFLX states, “Sometimes the used samples correspond to the music directly, sometimes they don’t (but work as a comment or build some kind of a narrative frame around certain parts of the mix). Music wise there are the obvious classics but also some lesser known tracks and some variations of well known themes. No additional sounds besides the scores, samples and FX were used to create this mix. Enjoy and feel free to share this one with your friends and relatives.”
You can listen to the full mix below as well as download it! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with electronic artist Espectrostatic (aka Alex Cuervo) to bring you an exclusive album stream for S/T, the upcoming album that will be released physically (CD/LP) on November 19th via Trouble In Mind Records. The album is described as unfolding, “…like the soundtrack to a lost horror classic,” and is influenced by the likes of, “…John Carpenter, Italo-prog masters Goblin, and the work of German pioneers Tangerine Dream.” Head on below to get your exclusive first listen and then purchase the album digitally via iTunes! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Death Waltz Recording Company to bring you an exclusive first look at five truly fantastic posters from the Beyond Fest, which is currently taking place in Los Angeles. Below you’ll get to check out a gig poster designed by Will Sweeney, one designed by La Boca, and three movie posters designed by Jay Shaw. The posters are in anticipation of the three sold out Beyond Fest shows where the band will be performing their music live alongside three classic Dario Argento films: Suspiria (October 21st), Profondo Rosso (October 22nd), and Tenebrae (October 23rd). These shows will be capped with screenings of Neo Giallo Yellow and DJ sets from Death Waltz.
We can also exclusively tell you that Beyond Fest will be bringing Jay Shaw out to Beyond Fest to sign and sketch on prints in person at the Egyptian Theater for all three nights!
These prints beautifully capture the atmosphere of the event as well as the aesthetics of the era that they promote. Oh, and did I mention that you have a chance to win a set of these posters? Yeah, I thought that might spark your interest! Head on down for the full gallery and details on how to enter the contest! READ MORE
Italian prog-rock/horror soundtrack masters Goblin have announced a new string of US headlining tour dates that will take place at the very end of November and go well into December. The group will be joined by Zombi, the progressive electronic duo from Pittsburgh. It will be Zombi’s first US tour in almost seven years. The full touring schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Death Watlz Records has teamed up with Italian progressive rock band Goblin to bring you an amazing EP that features re-recorded tracks from some of the band’s classic horror soundtracks. The track were re-recorded to “…to sound more in line with their current live set up.” The EP features the tracks “Profondo Ross”, “Roller”, “Suspiria”, and “Tenebre”. A video teaser for the EP can be seen below (Note: it is NSFW due to nudity). The EP can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Ex-The Haunted guitarist Anders Björler has posted an album teaser for his upcoming solo album Antikythera, which comes out November 6th via Razzia Notes. Bjroler has said that the album was inspired by Italian composers such as Goblin and Fabbio Frizzi as well as UK artists King Crimson and Brian Eno. A 53-second video teaser can be seen below along with the album artwork. READ MORE
Italian prog rockers Goblin have announced a full N. American tour this October that will see them end their run live performing the soundtrack to Suspiria at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The tour kicks off in Atlanta, GA and heads throughout the states and parts of Canada.
According to a press release, “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. Also, during the tour the band will be selling an exclusive tour EP put out by Death Waltz Records. The EP features brand new versions of Classic Goblin tracks re-recorded by the recently reunited band. The EP will be pressed on blood red 180g vinyl and feature an exclusive cover design by poster artist Graham Humphrey’s (Evil Dead, A Nightmare On Elm Street).”
Support will come from Secret Chiefs 3, the group formed by Trey Spruance, who was a founding member of Mr. Bungle. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Italian prog rockers Goblin will be heading to Australia for two concerts where they will be performing classics from their horror scores of Suspiria, Dawn Of The Dead, Deep Red, and Roller. The group will be playing in Melbourne and, for the first time, Sydney. Tickets are now available here. Below are the tour dates as well as a stunning poster for the concert series (seriously, this is something that I would gladly hang up on my wall).
Goblin will also be live performing the soundtrack to Suspiria at this year’s Housecore Horror Film Fesival in Austin, TX. They are scheduled to perform Sunday, October 27th and will close out the festival. READ MORE
The Housecore Horror Film Fest, which takes place October 24th-27th in Austin, TX, has announced the full lineup of bands that will be performing. Including appearances from GWAR, Down, Pig Destroyer, Whitechapel, and more, the big performance, the one that everyone is talking about, is the appearance of Italian rockers Goblin, who will be performing their soundtrack to the Italian giallo classic Suspiria…while the movie is playing!!! Full event information as well as ticket options are available here.
I’m planning on flying on out to Austin for this event as it sounds way too good to be true. Anyone else gonna be there that wants to get together for a few drinks? READ MORE
As I’ve said before, I love it when you lovely, amazing readers send me things to check out. I get to see and hear things that would’ve normally slipped entirely under my radar.
Such is the case with Robotmonkeyarm and their three-part EP that is heavily influenced by the works of Goblin (Suspiria) and Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, John Carpenter’s The Thing). Utilizing and blending surf rock with rich instrumentation, the EP sounds like a wonderful throwback to the great horror movies of the 70′s and early 80′s.
The group has also mentioned via their Facebook page that they are working on a fourth entry into the EP series, so we’ll keep an ear open to make sure we let you know when it comes out. Meanwhile, listen to the trilogy below! READ MORE
I have friends I can crash with and I have airline miles I can use, so you just might see me at this. Are you a Suspiria fan in Texas? Then you’re in luck! Housecore Horror Film Festival, “the ultimate 3-day, underground fan event celebrating the twisted line where horror films and heavy metal meet”, just came out swinging. Today, festival creators – Pantera frontman Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell – announce that influential Italian progressive rock band Goblin will be performing their iconic score to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece, Suspiria, live at the fest.
Marking their first-ever performance in North America, Goblin’s horror rock maestros Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will fulfill fans’ dreams and nightmares as they perform their notably eerie soundtrack for Suspiria live during a screening of the classic and revered horror masterpiece.
Hit up Housecore Horror’s official site and get tix for the 3 day fest here! Hurry up, because the promoters are (oddly) raising prices soon. Maybe there are more surprises in store? READ MORE
In a recent interview with Uppsala Student Radio 98.9, Opeth mainman Mikael Akerfeldt briefly described two new songs that are being written for the followup to 2011′s Heritage (review). He says that the first song is rather miserable yet beautiful. But the real interesting part is that he describes the second track as being heavily influenced by Italian prog rock band Goblin, who scored many of Dario Argento’s films, including the fantastic Suspiria.
Akerfeldt stated, “I have one new song, which I really like, a new song. It’s the most miserable song I ever wrote, and it’s beautiful, I think. And then I have a song that we jammed, actually, on tour. I came up with a little lick and became a bit of a director and just told everyone to play this and that, and we started jamming on something. And it sounded, immediately from the beginning, which was also my idea, it sounded like the band Goblin, if you heard them, the Italian band. So it’s a crazy riff, a GOBLIN rip-off, and the song is called “Goblin”, which is a good title, I think. And we’re gonna record it. I’m not sure if that will be too much of a fucked up song to be on the record, because there will definitely only be one song ever we do that is gonna sound like that. So maybe it’ll just be some extra thing that we have. But it’s really good; I love it. But then again, it’s just because of the closeness to Goblin.”
You can watch footage of Akerfeldt describing the music below. READ MORE
DAMMIT! This is one of those times that I wish I had ridiculous amounts of disposable income (okay, I wish that all the time, but hush). At Melbourne Music Week (obviously in Melbourne, Australia), legendary electronic prog rock band Goblin, who have scored some of the greatest horror movies of all time, will be performing their score to the classic Dario Argento film Suspiriaduring a screening of the film! The first showing has already sold out but tickets are still available at this time for a second showing. You can snag them here.
I’m a huge fan of this soundtrack as well as the film itself. What about you? What are some of your favorite Goblin soundtracks? READ MORE
In an interview with MetalSucks, At The Gates and ex-The Haunted guitarist Anders Björler discussed the split between The Haunted and Peter Dolving as well as his own departure from the band as well as an upcoming solo project that, from his description, sounds pretty incredible.
In regards to the harsh words from Peter Dolving, Björler says, “I was pretty sad he had to blame me and Jonas for everything. There’s no need going into details or to throw shit at Peter. I am just not that kind of person. I just hope people are smart enough to make up their own minds and think for themselves. There’s not just one side to this story. There are five.”
Talking about his upcoming solo album: “I am completing my first solo album which will be released soon. I finally decided to do something that I wanted to do for years. It’s 100% instrumental, and kind of resembles film soundtrack music in the structure. The album will reflect my love for Italian soundtrack music like Goblin, Bruno Nicolai, Fabio Frizzi, Walter Rizzati, etc., mixed with influences from progressive UK bands (King Crimson, Camel, UK, Alan Holdsworth), Post Rock (Explosions In The Sky, MONO), ambient (Harold Budd, Brian Eno) and Jazz/Swedish Folk Music (Jan Johansson, Esbjorn Svenssons Trio, Lars Gullin, etc.). That’s maybe a lot of different influences you might say, but I hope this will help explain the style somehow.”
That description makes me super excited to hear his album. King Crimson with Goblin and sprinkle in a dash of Explosions In The Sky? Yeah, I’m all for it. Make sure to click the link above to read the entire interview. READ MORE
It’s nearly Halloween. Outside, the wind is howling. The trees are bare, the branches looking like skeleton limbs crudely stuck together. Leaves cover the ground, causing each step to elicit a satisfying crunch. The sky is steel grey, threatening rain, thunder, and lightning. In a simpler way of putting it, it’s the best time of the year.
For me, one of the best ways to celebrate this time of year is by putting on some of the creepiest, eeriest, scariest music that I can get my hands on. There is something deliciously fun about scaring myself with shrieking violins, out-of-tune pianos, otherworldly choirs, and bizarre ambient tones.
And since this time of year is something special to a great many people, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror soundtracks, the ones that make me want to curl up under a blanket and play one horror movie after another, until the saving grace of the sunrise saves me. Join me below for 9 Great Horror Soundtracks! READ MORE
This week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week is brought to you by Mothlite and the video for “Seeing In The Dark”! The song, which comes off their latest release Dark Age, is a more mellow, hauntingly subtle and lighthearted piece while the visuals are playful in their nightmarish aspects. Also, if you listen closely, you can hear tones that are very similar to the sounds Goblin used in their Dawn Of The Dead score! Check out the video below and ease into a nice relaxing weekend!
One of the coolest things to happen at this years Olympics is the performance by Natalia Ischenko (with 15 world titles, nicknamed ‘Phelps in a skirt’) and Svetlana Romashina, the best Synchronised Swimming Duet Team (swimming for Russia) performing in the Free Routine to “Suspiria” by Goblin, at Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, London, on April 20 2012! Dig on that above.
Another video addition to this edition of Random Cool comes once again courtesy of studioADI. The FX studio has shared the puppet work for the “Bambi Burster” in David Fincher’s Alien 3. Here’s what they had to say about the following video: “For Fincher’s ALIEN 3, we created the “Bambi Burster”. Though cut from the film, this video shows a test of the unfinished rod puppet.
“Crowded around it are ADI co-founder and multi-Oscar nominee Alec Gillis, future WETA dignitary Gino Acevedo, future Oscar winners Dave Elsey and Mark Coulier, and future video demi-god Chris Cunningham. The puppet was sculpted by future director Steve Norrington (BLADE, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN). This video shot by future Oscar winner Tom Woodruff Jr. The Bambi Burster itself never grew up to win anything. Poor little puppet.” READ MORE
Stop-motion animation upstart Laika Studios, makers of Coraline and the late-summer release ParaNorman, have set their next project with Goblins, an adaptation of a British novelist Philip Reeve’s book that Marc Gustafson (animation director on Fantastic Mr. Fox) will direct, says Variety.
The 3D, stop-motion animation pic will tell “The story of a Skarper, a clever young goblin who lives among his ill-mannered bretheren in an ancient castle. Only he understands that an ancient evil is rising that will bring all manner of monsters and mythical creatures into an epic magical conflict.”
The Portland, Ore.-based studio optioned Reeve’s novel, which was published in the U.K. earlier this month and hits the U.S. next year.
For as big a Tool and A Perfect Circle fan as I am, I just could not enjoy Puscifer’s V Is For Vagina. As a matter of fact, I flat out couldn’t stand it. So, when Conditions Of My Parole was announced, I met the news with a healthy dose of skepticism and, I’ll admit it, scorn. My interest became piqued when Maynard described it as “Twin Peaks in the desert”. Well, I just so happen to love Twin Peaks, so I found myself becoming more and more curious about the album. When Man Overboard came out, I couldn’t believe it. What a great song! I loved the feel, the atmosphere, the flow, the whole damn thing! Why, with this song, the whole album has to be just as good…right? Check after the jump for my answer.