Goblin Rebirth – Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy
It seems that lately I have been enjoying more and more bands that fall into the sub-genre of Rock Progressivo Italiano (See Armonite, Unreal City). The latest one is Goblin Rebirth. Their self-titled debut album has been in my rotation for a few days. It was even the soundtrack for a walk yesterday, back from the garage that was repairing my daughter’s car! It is a really good instrumental album.
Since the album was self-titled i thought Goblin Rebirth was a new band!! Wrong!! In reality they are what the name suggests, the rebirth of the band Goblin,whose roots go back to the mid-70s when they collaboratied with Italian master of horror Dario Argento, scoring, a number of Argento’s horror films such as ‘Profondo Rosso,’ ‘Zombi’ and ‘Suspiria.’ Goblin achieved immense success from this collaboration and achieved a legeneday status. The majority of their music is heavy and moody with a Pink Floyd feel. The centerpiece of the band in the early years was the outstanding keyboard work of Claudio Simonett Throughout the years in addition to the lastest reincarnation as Goblin Rebirth,, the band has also been known as: Back to the Goblin, New Goblin,the Goblin Keys and Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin!