Horror Music: Goblin

Perhaps the most well-known composers of horror movie soundtracks!

Goblin is an Italian progressive rock band known to many  70’s and 80’s horror movie fans. They have worked with Dario Argento on many of the Italian horror film director’s soundtracks. 


From the official Goblin site:

The group of Goblin was created by Claudio Simonetti and Massimo Morante. In 1973 Claudio Simonetti and Massimo Morante recorded and sung several songs with his friend / manager Giancarlo Sorbello leave for London where he contacted the engineer / producer Eddie Offord famous for having recorded many albums of Yes, Gentle Giant and Emerson Lake & Palmer, who, after listening to their music, agreed to produce their album. In 1974 became part of the group on bass and Fabio Pignatelli Carlo Bordini on drums, the name is “Oliver” and returned to London where he recorded new music with the addition of American singer Clive Haynes, known months before in a London Underground Station, together make several concerts in different schools in England. Yet Eddie Offord part on tour with Yes and no longer has time to follow and produce the group, the band returned to Italy and then thanks to the father of Claudius, Enrico Simonetti, they get a contract with the Cinevox Record. The group began recording an LP (that will come later under the name “Cherry Five”), and during the recording Cinevox proposes to Dario Argento looking for a rock band for his new film (Deep Red)… continued


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