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Title: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 13 May 2009 - 11:37
I am sure most of you know about this already, but there doesn't seem to be a post on it yet... so just in case you don't...

Goblin are headling the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham which runs from the 24th to the 26th of July. It's not yet been announced which day they are playing, but there are a ton of other great bands playing and a weekend ticket (Friday evening and 2 full days of music) costs £75:

(http://www.yoodoo.com/awin/script/xl69/Movies/Misc/supersonic09.jpg)

I posted some more info about the line-up and a review of a recent gig with this line-up on my blog here (http://eibon.blogsome.com/2009/05/01/goblin-to-play-uk-date/).
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 13 May 2009 - 11:41
I'm buying tickets this weekend to see them at the end of the month in Paris.

Do you think it's worth going? I'm a little lost with their current lineup and what they play now.
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 13 May 2009 - 11:43
Here's what I posted about the line-up and a review from someone who saw them in Austria recently:

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The full Goblin lineup is Fabio Pignatelli, Maurizio Guarini, Massimo Morante, Agostino Marangolo and Aidan Zammit. They have already played Austria this month, and here’s a random review I found on the internet about that gig:

"Holy mother, what a fantastic concert!

Goblin are back and they have so much musical energy, it’s incredible. They were really enjoying themselves on stage, set appropriately in an eerie medieval church - a great atmospheric backdrop. Fabio and Agostino created a furious rhythmical foundation. You just gotta love it when Fabio’s significant style of playing switches between delicate and funky and then dives off into plain heavy intensity. My greatest respects also to Agostino - he really pumped it up ("E Suono Rock" was one aggressive beast! God, I loved it!) and brought a lot of versatility to the tracks we have known for so long. Massimo seemed to have a lot of fun and seamlessly blended suspenseful, mellow and fiery riffs. He also did the introductory words for the band’s comeback in German (with a little help Wink) Maurizio and Aidan created the dense and intricate synth soundscapes ranging from dark to upbeat, from downright chilling to quiet and gentle (as in "Aquaman"). Joyous Aidan is a great addition to the lineup, he did several soli and most of the vocal parts. Imagine a "Paura" vocoder duel with Maurizio on "Tenebre"!

We were treated to a great flow of tracks from "Profondo Rosso", "Roller", "Suspiria", "Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark", "Dawn of the Dead", "Tenebre", "Phenomena" and "BTTG". They opened with "Magic Thriller" and closed with an encore from, well, I am not going to spoil the excitement for you by posting a track list. I was so thrilled I probably wouldn’t get it right anyway. I hardly dared to go back home afterwards in the dark, I was scared Laughing Thank you so much for choosing Austria for your stage return, it was an unforgettable evening!

If anyone from Goblin is reading this: Pleeeaase consider a live release or treat us with some video clips of your performance! Austrian television was filming and there was a stage camera (well, at least a sporadic one) so I can only hope this footage will surface eventually."
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 13 May 2009 - 11:48
That's sold the ticket!  :P
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Jonny on 13 May 2009 - 11:53
I've been considering going down to Birmingham for this but can't find any details on how to buy a ticket just for the Goblin show.

Can you only buy full passes or are single show tickets available?
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 13 May 2009 - 11:59
I've been considering going down to Birmingham for this but can't find any details on how to buy a ticket just for the Goblin show.

Can you only buy full passes or are single show tickets available?

The weekend is well worth going to if you like your doom and experimental music.

They've only just announced the line-ups for each day, and Goblin are playing the Sunday:

http://www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic/2009/page/sunday

Tickets for a single day are £35: http://www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic/2009/page/tickets
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Jonny on 13 May 2009 - 12:05

The weekend is well worth going to if you like your doom and experimental music.


That's me knackered then  :-\

I can handle a bit of experimental but a weekend of doom would probably make me want to throw myself off spaghetti junction.

I'd have driven down for just the Goblin show but don't have the time to spend all weekend, or all day, there to be honest.
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 13 May 2009 - 12:18

The weekend is well worth going to if you like your doom and experimental music.


That's me knackered then  :-\

I can handle a bit of experimental but a weekend of doom would probably make me want to throw myself off spaghetti junction.

I'd have driven down for just the Goblin show but don't have the time to spend all weekend, or all day, there to be honest.

Fly to Paris, i'll buy you a beer.  :P
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: demented_uk on 13 May 2009 - 14:25
I've been trying to get some of my students to work at the festival in the vein hope that I could score some free tickets.  The only problem is that I fly to Italy on the Saturday and it is not clear when Goblin will be performing; I presume it will be on the Friday night.
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 13 May 2009 - 15:48
Unfortunately for you in this case they're playing the Sunday night. Typical eh?
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: KommissarX on 13 May 2009 - 16:05
Go watch them!
I saw them in Austria and really enjoyed it. The review you posted above is actually by yours truly  :-X
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 13 May 2009 - 22:52
Hah awesome! Thanks for the great review... certainly got me excited now.
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 16 May 2009 - 11:33
Off to buy my ticket today. The official title is "GOBLIN “play DARIO ARGENTO SOUNDTRACKS” . Awesome!!
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 30 May 2009 - 08:02
Saw them last night. Good turn out! I ended up going alone and had a spare ticket that i couldn't flog off!

Excellent set, they played a couple i didn't know directly but the 2nd half of the set was incredible. They didn't do an encore nor did they have any CDs/shirts for sale but otherwise I'd rate it as brilliant!

I have some IPhone photos that i'll stick up when i get a moment. Unfortunately i'm feeling < 100% today, drank one too many waiting for the band to come on!!! lol
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: KommissarX on 31 May 2009 - 01:04
Great to hear you enjoyed them.
Check out these live clips from the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0aBr7TuNVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBlb2NsOV30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgLgrzkLrM

Zombi is a real killer track, boy, do they rock off: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuOkUjJFYPc

Get well soon, broonage :-X I am looking forward to your pics!

 
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 31 May 2009 - 08:19
Thanks for those!

I'm so excited about July. Looks like they really pull it off brilliantly live.
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 01 Jun 2009 - 19:41
Great videos there! My photos are pretty crap compared to them.

I did manage to get some good video backdrops in a couple of them  though (Dawn of the Dead etc).  ::)

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Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: KommissarX on 05 Jun 2009 - 12:14
Thanks for your pics, broonage!  :P
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Ben Cobb on 05 Jun 2009 - 14:21
Goblin are playing The Scala Club in London on July 29th!
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Jun 2009 - 14:28
Goblin are playing The Scala Club in London on July 29th!
That's more like it, who in the London region (or further afield if you wish to travel) wants to meet up and go?
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: broonage on 05 Jun 2009 - 21:51
Glad you liked the pics.

I highly recommend if any of you get the chance to go to the London gig, then go!  :P Really worth it.
I had a split-second thought "hey I live 2 hours from London, i should go". But then realised the 29th is my birthday, no way will my girlfriend want me to go gallivanting lol...
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: fdsmedia on 06 Jun 2009 - 08:51
I have serious plans to attend the gig at Supersonic, but London is more convenient... the only downside is that I would love to see Pram at Supersonic too... ARGH!
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Canisius on 06 Jun 2009 - 12:25
This Supersonic festival sounds interesting...dunno a lot of bands but I'd def. watch Goblin and Thorr's Hammer there...theoretically speaking
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Ben Cobb on 09 Jun 2009 - 19:29
Interviewed Goblin member Maurizio Guarini today... Really excited about Scala show now!
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: fdsmedia on 10 Jun 2009 - 17:48
Cool!

I have a ticket for the London show.. maybe all the forum people who are going can meet before or something? :-)
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Jun 2009 - 09:40
Cool!

I have a ticket for the London show.. maybe all the forum people who are going can meet before or something? :-)

I'm up for that
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: alex s on 13 Jun 2009 - 11:59
ordered my ticket for supersonic today, Goblin and Head Of David on the same bill, it's going to be a superb show

Alex ;)
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Jul 2009 - 08:53
Article about Goblin in the Guardian to tie in with the Supersonic festival :-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/18/goblin-suspiria-supersonic (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jul/18/goblin-suspiria-supersonic)
Title: Re: Goblin to play Birmingham in July
Post by: eiren on 24 Aug 2009 - 15:31
Loved Goblin at Supersonic. They were totally amazing. I even had a chance to hang out with a couple of them and had coffee with them. Really nice guys despite their limited English (except Maurizio) and my rubbish Italian.

Live they were one of the best bands I've ever seen. Absolutely nailed all the classics, and the new stuff is brilliant too. I ordered their new album immediately after seeing them perform some live.

Legends.