Nekrogoblikon @ 1720 – 11/06/2018
There is never a dull moment at a Nekrogoblikon show and their appearance at 1720 in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA on November 6 was no exception to that rule! After casting their votes at the polls, fans gathered at the warehouse-style venue for a much needed break from all of the turmoil in the world. The lineup delivered just that, with Granny 4 Barrel, Fartbarf, No Parents, Nekrogoblikon, and headliners CKY closing out the show. This was a truly unique show, with each band sounding nothing at all like the others, proving that no matter what you’re into, you can find a common ground with your neighbor.
One thing you can expect when watching Nekrogoblikon perform is high energy. The band exploded onto the stage in a green tide of charisma. If you are not privy to the band’s antics, they have a goblin “mascot,” named John Goblikon who dances around on stage with them, causing all sorts of fun shenanigans. The band’s lyrics are silly and lighthearted for the most part, telling tales of goblins from outer space. That coupled with pummeling heavy metal is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! The band started off their set at 1720 with the song “Dressed as Goblins,” from their newest album released earlier this year, titled Welcome to Bonkers. “Bonkers” is actually a great adjective to describe the band and their music, and that is to be taken in the best way.
Tuesday night’s show at 1720 was a special one, as Nekrogoblikon shot footage for their new music video during the first part of their set. They played fan favorites from their new album, including “The Many Faces of Dr. Hubert Malbec,” “Dragons,” and “Darkness.” They have a brutally heavy sound, which is accentuated by masterful keyboard notes, you know, in case the goblins from outer space weren’t enough of a selling point. These guys have talent, and helluva gimmick to carry them through a long career in the music business.
It isn’t too late to catch Nekrogoblikon out on the road with CKY, as the tour has about a week to go! You will not be disappointed with the show either of these bands put on. If you were in attendance on November 6, be sure to keep an eye out for Nekrogoblikon’s new music video to see if you can spot yourself in the crowd!