The Italian progressive rockers formerly known as the Cherry Five entered horror-movie history in 1975 when, Pink Floyd being unavailable, Goblin stepped in at the last minute to score Dario Argento’s ultraviolent giallo classic Profondo Rosso. Combining the technical smarts of bands like Genesis and King Crimson with the emotional techne of film composers like Bernard Hermann, Goblin specialized in quick, economical scores that imbued heavy arrangements with emotional subtlety and quiet moments with sweet, sweet paranoia. Arguably their finest score, 1977’s Suspiria is a creepy hybrid of over-the-top electric art rock and acoustic medieval evil. For their first North American tour, Goblin consist of founding members Massimo Morante (guitar) and Claudio Simonetti (keyboards), synth player Maurizio Guarini, and Simonetti’s later rhythm section.
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