Goblin ticket give away

Goblin at the 9:30 Club

OK so Goblin isn’t exactly a metal band, but since the Italian progressive group has been recording horror movie soundtracks since the 70s I figured there’s a good amount of cross over here and some of you metal heads might want to check these guys out when they play the 9:30 Club on Friday, December 13th. Please note that this is an early show (the venue has another unrelated concert starting at 10pm the same night) and doors will open at 6pm and I’d expect it to be over at about 9pm. We’re pretty excited about this rare chance to see Goblin live so DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets this show to one of you lucky readers. To enter leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite horror movie is. This Friday, December 6th at 5pm EST a winner will be chosen at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly right now for $25 here.

Goblin is famous for composing music for underground horror classics like Suspiria, George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead, Deep Red, Profondo Rosso and many more! If you’re not familiar with the band I highly recommend you check out this beginner’s guide to Goblin here, and of course check out a few of the songs I’ve got streaming at the end of this post. In 40 years the band has never come to North America, until now, and who knows if they’ll ever tour here again so fans of horror movie soundtracks will not want to miss this rare chance to see Goblin play live. And be sure to get there in time to catch the opening act Zombi. Now check out these classic Goblin tunes and tell me what you favorite horror movie is in the comments!


  1. Suspiria.

  2. Deep Red IS Profondo Rosso……that said, my favorite horror movie is Halloween (the original 1978 of course).

    It’s my favorite because Michael Myers is very mysterious in the original – we know he killed his sister, and is institutionalized, breaks out years later, and heads towards home to kill – that’s all we know. His absolutely mysterious nature and strange, ghastly, yet entirely human appearance makes him terrifying.

    Also, the score is one of the most classic scores (not just in horror) NOT scored by goblin, and the tension in that movie is crazy – the lead up to each kill is suspenseful and terrifying – like the part where he is stalking the girls while they are joy-riding and he is creeping around in a station wagon in broad daylight. Another amazing scene is where the kid that Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is baby-sitting sees Michael enter the house across the street to kill her friend, and tries to tell her that the boogeyman is out there and real. It’s the perfect Halloween horror story – the overall aesthetic and feel of the movie makes it the quintessential horror film and that’s why it’s my absolute favorite.

    Not that you really asked, but my runners-up would be Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead, and either Suspiria or Deep Red (Suspiria is more stylish, but Deep Red is downright brutal – the bathtub scene!!!)

  3. Dawn of the Dead 78

  4. My fav horror movie is also the best horror film ever produced: The Exorcist
    \m/ Hail Pazuzu

  5. Rosemary’s baby AND the Shining. It’s a toss up.

  6. The original candyman

  7. The Wicker Man (70’s original) is pretty great.

  8. I guess I’m gonna go with The Shining since it’s stood up to so many re-watchings, but Hausu, Evil Dead 2, Masque of the Red Death and The Thing are all nipping at its heels. Love Suspiria, too, hence my entry.

  9. Cannibal Holocaust

  10. The Shining

  11. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

  12. blood dinner

  13. Alien

  14. Definitely Day of the Dead.

  15. Fright Night (1985)

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