Goblin is an Italian progressive rock band known for their soundtrack work. They frequently collaborate with Dario Argento, most notably creating soundtracks for Profondo Rosso, Suspiria, George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead in 1978. CD re-releases of their soundtracks have performed well, especially in Germany and Japan. In 2009 Goblin returned with a series of live concerts in Europe, Japan, Australia and in North America, with 3 successful tours in 2013-2014.
Initially named Cherry Five, the band has been influenced by Genesis and King Crimson. Their early work spawned one eponymous progressive rock record, and they were then called in to compose the soundtrack for Profondo Rosso. The band changed their name to Goblin, rewriting most of the score, originally written by Giorgio Gaslini including the famous main theme. The 1975 soundtrack album was a huge hit. After a reshuffle in their line-up, and they put out an instrumental progressive rock album Roller, before working with Argento again for 1977’s Suspiria. Other film soundtracks and a concept album (Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark) followed, then the score for George A. Romero’s 1978 Dawn of the Dead and othe sountracks including Patrick, Contamination, Buio Omega (Beyond the darkness), Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (1982) and the last collaboration with the director in 2000, with the film Non ho sonno (Sleepless). Band reunited in 2004 and released a new studio Album, BackToTheGoblin. Recent activity has been focused to live concerts all around the World.