Founded in 2010 with the hiatus of the first Meadville Gnome Folk Metal band Gnome Hut, Goblin Hovel is the solo project of Goblin. This project continued along the same lines as Gnome Hut, but with more emphasis on the folk influence. The live band consists of various musicians. The music is predominately based on Scandinavian and eastern European folk music, although recent songs incorporate Chinese, African, and Brazilian influence as well. Prominent lyrical themes are goblins, ghosts, shamanism, alchemy, melancholia, and mythology.