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Goblin at the Supersonic Festival

Alex Fitch leads a Q&A with cult Italian band.

Goblin circa 2009 - Fabio Pignatelli / Massimo Morante / Maurizio Guarini / Agostino Marangolo

Goblin circa 2009 - Fabio Pignatelli / Massimo Morante / Maurizio Guarini / Agostino Marangolo

Supersonic festival 2009 poster

Supersonic festival 2009 poster

This weekend, the cult Italian rock band Goblin are headlining the Supersonic festival in Birmingham, playing the final gig of the event at 11pm on Sunday 26 July. The band will be doing a Q & A on stage about their music with Electric Sheep Magazine‘s assistant editor Alex Fitch at 6.15pm. The name Goblin first appeared on the map in 1975, when the band recorded the soundtrack for Dario Argento’s film Profondo Rosso. This was the starting point for a decade-long, highly creative and widely influential collaboration between the eccentric filmmaker and Goblin, which turned the group into the aural signifier of Italian horror films of the 70s and 80s. They created soundtracks to such cult classics as Suspiria (1977) and Dawn of the Dead (Zombi, 1978).

For more info about the Supersonic festival and how to buy tickets, visit the festival website at www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic.

The Q & A will be podcast in a future Electric Sheep podcast

Links: Goblin‘s official website
Info about Goblin on wikipedia and the IMDb
Read Alex Fitch’s interview with director Dario Argento in Electric Sheep Magazine

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