#1
Goblin are an Italian prog-rock (well they've done all kinds of stuff, but this is the easiest way to pigeonhole them) band, who are mainly known for having done loads of soundtracks for various horror movies, including the original Dawn of the Dead and most of Dario Argento's movies. (A few Dawn songs appeared in Shaun of the Dead, and that chicken squawking song played during the credits of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken is basically a cover of a Goblin song from the same soundtrack)

They became involved with Argento when he was filming his legendary Profondo Rosso (aka Deep Red). He was dissatisfied with the jazz score at the time, and bumped onto some Goblin material. He fired the original composer and asked Goblin to record the soundtrack. What resulted was a highly interesting, jazz fusion-ish kind of record.

For his next film, Suspiria, Argento made Goblin record the soundtrack prior to filming. The end result was a terrifying, nightmarish set of songs featuring manic percussion, twisted melodies and haunting effects. Both the film and the soundtrack have been universally praised by critics.

They have a myspacebut they don't feature their best songs there.

They have a homepage run by a fan, from which you can download a non-soundtrack EP and some MIDI files of some of their classics.

If anyone is interested, I can provide a download link for a .rar file which contains a Best of Compilation of theirs, as well as some cuts by other Italian horror film soundtrack composers, Fabio Frizzi (City of the Living Dead, The Beyond) Riz Ortoliani (Cannibal Holocaust), and some tracks off the Dawn soundtrack.
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#3
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Haven't heard all of both, but the tracks I've heard off Profondo Rosso > the tracks from Dawn of the Dead. Though the mall muzak rules.
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#4
Deep Red/Profondo Rosso & Suspiria are the best! Like a creepy Emerson Lake & Palmer... but more technical! Dr. Frankenstein is so cool... steps on the border between prog and jazz!


how serious is their reunion, will they ever tour the states?