2015 is already an amazing year for those of us who love vintage horror-movie scores. First, John Carpenter released his beautifully creepy album Lost Themes. And now motherfucking Goblin are back! Or two of them are, anyway. Goblin were an Italian prog band who, in the ’70s, developed a fearsomely droning, oddly funky sound that the great horror filmmaker Dario Argento put to great use in his movies. Goblin scored Argento movies like Suspiria, Tenebre, and Profondo Rosso, as well as George Romero’s Argento-produced Dawn Of The Dead, one of the greatest movies ever made. The new band Goblin Rebirth features former Goblin members Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo, and it’s one of two rebooted-Goblin bands out there touring. They’ve signed to the great metal label Relapse, and their self-titled album this summer. Based on the clips of music we’ve heard, they’re very much back in that Argento-movie zone, and that is a great thing. Below, check out a trailer for the album, as well as the tracklist.
01 “Requiem For X”
02 “Back in 74″
03 “Book Of Skulls”
05 “Evil In The Machine”
Goblin Rebirth is out 6/30 on Relapse.