The history of DAEMONIA is intrinsically linked to another Italian band, namely GOBLIN, who have written an impressive score of successful soundtracks for horror flick screenwriter Dario Argento back in the mid-70's. Their style was a richly textured blend of electronic and acoustic elements. One of their original members, keyboard player Claudio Simonetti, has lately gathered three young musicians and a number of guests in order to rearrange some of the tunes popularized by GOBLIN, as well as some by composer Ennio Morricone of 'spaghetti western' fame. This is what DAEMONIA's studio album is all about.
With a symphonic orchestra approach, their album "Dario Argento Tribute" (2000) features many classic soundtracks of this famous Italian screenwriter. The re-arranged keyboards and textures, the interplay between the 'daemonic' guitars and the heavy drumming, the snazzy bass attacks, the phantasmagoric choirs and the flawless production result in a wonderfully fresh version of classic film music. The band also released two live albums that basically cover the same material plus some new studio tracks, among which you'll find film scores from 'Halloween' and 'The Exorcist' (Mike OLDFIELD's 'Tubular Bells').
If the idea of hearing some famous film scores played by modern art rockers ever tickled your fancy, do lend an ear to these guys.