Goblin was an Italian progressive rock band that gained notoriety not so much by releasing albums and touring in their own right, but by producing a whole series of unsettling soundtracks, mostly for the films of Italian director Dario Argento. In doing so, they have become as influential as many of their early 70's progressive rock brethren.
The band that would become Goblin was formed in 1972 from veterans of other Italian progressive rock bands. Guitarist Massimo Morante came from the band Era di Acquario, keyboardist Claudio Simonetti and drummer Walter Martino came from Ritratto Di Dorian Gray, and bassist Fabio Pignatelli played in the band Rivelazioni. The four, at the time heavily influenced by many of the bands in the British progressive rock... Read More