November 21, 2014
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:
Posted by Christopher Beaumont at 11/21/2014 09:27:00 PM
Chris has been an avid movie watcher for decades, getting into the writing game in 2004. Since that time he has contributed to a number online publications as well as running CriticalOutcast.com. In addition to movies, Chris is a big fan of music, particularly metal, and will never give up hope on his beloved Mets.