Italian prog-horror soundtrack masters Claudio Simonetti's Goblin return to the Castro

Oct 19, 2023 640

BY: Dave Pehling

Best known for their haunting '70s soundtracks used in the films of gory giallo director Dario Argento, progressive-rock outfit Claudio Simonetti's Goblin provides the live score for the '80s Italian horror cult favorite Demons at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on Oct. 27th.

Initially working under the monikers Oliver and Cherry Five after being founded by guitarist Massimo Morante and keyboardist Claudio Simonetti in 1972, the band got its start emulating the bombastic sounds of British bands Yes, King Crimson and Genesis. At one point while visiting England, noted Yes producer Eddie Offord heard their early demos and actually expressed interest in the group, but nothing came of it.

Read more


You may be interested