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After a long career mainly marked by composing the soundtracks for Dario Argento’s movies, Claudio Simonetti and his band have returned on stage touring worldwide the most successful hits which made Italian progressive rock and horror movies soundtracks history.

GOBLIN Goblin were formed in the early ‘70s inspired by prog bands like Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Gentle Giant and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. In the early 1975 the band was called in to replace the composer Giorgio Gaslini – who had left the film Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) after an argument with director Dario Argento – and rewrote most of the score, including the famous main theme. The success exceeded all expectations: more than one million copies sold, enjoying 52 weeks on the Italian charts and ranking no.1 in both the singles and LP categories. This launched a highly successful period for the band. Between 1975 and 1976 Goblin released the instrumental progressive rock album Roller. In 1977 the band was called once again from Dario Argento for his new film Suspiria, which became a cult movie. In 1978 Goblin recorded another successful soundtrack for the movie Zombie directed by George Romero and a concept album about drugs Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark. During the following years, despite their success, after a series of line-up changes Goblin broke up temporarily, but there were partial reunifications for Argento’s Tenebrae (1982) and Non Ho Sonno (2000).

CLAUDIO SIMONETTI Claudio started his solo carrer and began to work as a producer. In the 1978 he wrote songs for and produced the band Easy Going Claudio Simonetti & Dario Argento The successful collaboration with the director Dario Argento continues in 1984 with the soundtrack “Phenomena” (Creepers), in 1985 “Demons” and in 1988 with “Opera”. All these records reached the top in the Italian charts.

After years of live concerts with his group, Claudio Simonetti has recorded in 1991 the album called: “Simonetti Horror Project”. In the first few weeks after its release the album has sold more than 120.000 copies and it is at the top of all the Italian charts In 1999, Simonetti formed the heavy metal band Daemonia, which has recorded updated versions of Goblin favorites in addition to original material. Daemonia has also contributed tracks to U.S. DVD releases of Italian horror movies. He composed the title track “Mater Lacrimarum” for The Mother of Tears soundtrack in 2007, which features background vocals by Dani Filth. In 2009, Claudio collaborated with the Los Angeles heavy metal band Rusty Eye. He played keyboard on “Mondo Cane” and “Wings of the Demon” from the album Possessor. In 2013, he also played keyboard on the “Aggregat 4″ track from the Simulakrum Lab album, a vintage synhesizers music project created by Paolo Prevosto

Goblin

  • Profondo Rosso (1975)
  • Roller (1976)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Amo Non Amo (1978)
  • Il fantastico viaggio del ‘bagarozzo’ Mark (1978)
  • Zombi (1978)
  • Buio Omega (1979)
  • Non ho sonno (2000)

New Goblin

  • Live In Roma (2012)

Claudio Simonetti

  • Claudio Simonetti (1981)
  • Sanremo dance (1983)
  • College (1983)
  • College (1983) EP
  • Phenomena (1984)
  • Skywalker (1985) EP
  • Demons (1985)
  • Ritratto d’autore (1985)
  • Opera (1987)
  • Del mio meglio (1988)
  • Evergreens (1988)
  • Evil tracks (1990)
  • Simonetti horror project (1991)
  • Days of confusion (1992)
  • Mystery, magic & madness (1994)
  • The x-terror files (1996)
  • Classics in rock (1997)
  • The end of millennium (1997)
  • Aenigma (1998)
  • The Versace murder (1998)
  • Conquest/Morirai a mezzanotte (1998)
  • I Nuovi Barbari (2000)
  • Il Cartaio (2003)
  • La Terza Madre (2007)
  • Jenifer/Pelts (2008)
  • Profondo Rosso il Musical – feat. Michel Altieri – Silvia Specchio (2008)
  • Dracula 3D (2012)
  • MultipleX (2013)

Daemonia

  • Dario Argento Tribute
  • Live or dead
  • Zombi – Dawn of the dead (reinterpretata e con inediti – Disponibile con il boxset del film edito dalla romana Alan Young pictures e nel cofanetto DVD + CD “Dario Argento Tribute -Live in Los Angeles” edito da Deep Red in edizione limitata)
  • Zombi/Dawn of the dead (2013 – CD Black Widow)

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin

  • 2015: The Murder Collection CD/LP (Deep Red / Rustblade)

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