Goblin creeps back into the spotlight

Eugenio Crippa/file 2011

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The Italian prog-rock band Goblin focused on synth themes, pulsing timpani, whispered vocals, and rock drumming to create the backbones of films by directors like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, and George Romero. But as their influence continued to grow, the band slowly unraveled, shedding members until it was too difficult to maintain by the mid-’80s. Goblin essentially went silent for decades.

Legions of fans rejoiced, then, when the band reunited a few years ago for concerts in Europe, Japan and Australia. Finally, this fall, the group will mount its first-ever tour of the United States, performing its best-known film music with a stop in Cambridge at the Sinclair set for Wednesday night (it’s sold out, but the band returns in December).

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