November 21, 2014

Goblin Reborn with Goblin Rebirth – Signed to Relapse Records

Goblin is one of those bands whose music just sticks with you. They are primarily famous for their contributions to horror cinema, with their scores to films like Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, and Deep Red. I absolutely love their music. I can listen to it over and over and not get bored. I was lucky enough to see a version of the band play live during their first ever tour of the United States, an absolutely transcendent performance in Philadelphia. Now, a new line up has signed with Relapse Records under the moniker Goblin Rebirth and we may soon get some new music and maybe some new versions of old material.

All I can really say is: Bring it on! I am always ready for some Goblin music. Judging by some of the clips that are out there of this lineup, I think we are in good hands. No, there is no Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante, or Maurizio Guarini (the names that first come to my mind), but have no fear. Leading the way are Fabio Pignatelli on bass and Agostino Marangolo on drums. Both were long time members during the classic era, appearing on such classics as Roller, Suspiria, Zombi, Contamination, and Buio Omega. Rounding out the line up are Aidan Zammit and Danilo Cherni on keyboards and Giacomo Anselmi on guitar.

It can be really tough to keep track of the comings and goings of Goblin band members, not to mention the various incarnations that often seem to overlap each other. The one thing that does seem to be consistent is the quality of music. Goblin is a band/project that always seems to attract high quality musicians and turns out some great music.

Goblin Rebith's debut album is set for a release in the Spring of 2015 through Relapse. The band also released a statement on the music:

"It was clear to us from the start that we wanted to do an album that in some way evolved from the original Goblin sound but also took a new direction reflecting the personalities of all the band members. The pieces all fell together to make up a story that loosely describes the destruction and rebirth of a strange creature. This is itself a loose metaphor referring to the band history."

To whet your appetite, here is some recordings:

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