Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Monsters of Legend" makes FEARnet's Top 13 Horror CDs of 2013

Monsters of Legend has made FEARnet's Top 13 Horror CDs of 2013.   From the article: “The Halloween music masters topped themselves this year with Monsters of Legend, a gorgeous tribute to monsters of the silver screen... One of the best lights-out listening experiences of the year."  Other artists mentioned include Midnight Syndicate influences Black Sabbath, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie.  Read the full article here.   Listen to Monsters of Legend here!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Midnight Syndicate Live! to launch at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends 2014!

After seventeen years, fourteen studio albums, three soundtracks, and a motion picture, Midnight Syndicate is proud to announce that they are teaming up this fall with world famous amusement park Cedar Point to launch their first live performances! Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows, a multimedia horror-themed concert blending live music, theatre, and film will run Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays from Sept. 12 through November 1 at Cedar Point's 18th annual HalloWeekends event.

Midnight Syndicate Live! Legacy of Shadows will mark the first live performances for Edward and Gavin as Midnight Syndicate. In November of last year, the band cancelled their Midnight Syndicate Live! Kickstarter campaign citing an "exciting possible opportunity" that they needed to explore that would result in a "win-win" for both the team and fans alike. "HalloWeekends is the perfect place to launch the first Midnight Syndicate Live! experience," said Douglas. "The venue is awesome and will allow us to fully realize the exciting, one-of-a-kind show we first envisioned. We're also really psyched to be working with a legendary amusement park that Gavin and I grew up with." Charles Bradshaw, Corporate V.P. of Entertainment for Cedar Fair, added, "Working with these industry leading music producers on a live show is an exciting prospect. The final product is going to amaze."

Among those already attached to the project are special effects legend Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB EFX) and his Creature Corps, David "House" Greathouse (Face Off, Mushroomhead, Dark Legacy), Beki Ingram (Face Off), director Gary Jones (Boogeyman, Axe Giant), 529 Films (Lost
), EFX-TEK, and Screamline Studios.

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the largest amusement park in the world. With an unmatched collection of 72 world-class rides, including 17 thrilling roller coasters, three huge kids' areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, a mile-long sandy beach and more, it's easy to see why Cedar Point has consistently been named the "Best Amusement Park in the World."

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Midnight Syndicate music featured in tonight's premier of "Carvers" on SyFy Channel

Midnight Syndicate's music serves as part of the backdrop in the pilot of Carvers premiering on the SyFy Channel at 10|9c TONIGHT. Check out the preview here! Carvers is a show about artists who sculpt using everything from pumpkins and butter to chocolate, cheese, and other unconventional materials. This first show takes place at the mega amusement park Ocean Park Hong Kong who has been using Midnight Syndicate's music in their Halloween attractions for over ten years. We're looking forward to tuning in tonight! Check out the official Carvers Facebook page


Friday, January 24, 2014

Edward Douglas appearing at Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil

Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas will be appearing at Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil Horror Festival, February 6-8th at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Other guests include: Slash, Scott Ian, Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Tom Savini, and many more, with live music by Death Angel, Orchid, and a few other surprises. Hope to see you there!

For more information, visit: www.fearfestevil.com.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Midnight Syndicate contributes music to new "Dr. Shocker's Vault of Horror" DVD

Midnight Syndicate recently contributed music to a new Monster Kids-themed DVD entitled, Dr. Shocker's Vault of Horror.

From the squad at Dr. Shockers: "Perfect for the monster fan in your dungeon, Dr. Shocker (Daniel Roebuck) and his lab assistant Igor (Chuck Williams) have cooked up over two hours of Monster Kid entertainment, including their fantastic all-new new shock-u-mentary video MONSTERMANIACS™ narrated by Jorge Garcia and featuring Guillermo del Toro, Rob Zombie, a cryptful of creature feature collectors, experts, fans with music by the critically-acclaimed Midnight Syndicate!

Whether you were an avid subscriber to Forry Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland, a frequent shopper of the Captain Company ads, a ravenous consumer of Imagineering Evil Teeth and Vampire Blood, or a casual collector of monster masks, toys and posters, DR. SHOCKER'S VAULT OF HORROR DVD is a tinsel-time treat you don't want to miss!" 

Friday, January 03, 2014

Happy New Year

We wanted to wish everyone the best in the new year and hope you had a great Christmas / Holiday season! Here's to an incredible 2014!

Friday, December 13, 2013

High praise for Axe Giant Soundtrack

The Axe Giant the Wrath of Paul Bunyan Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been receiving excellent reviews.   Midnight Syndicate's latest movie soundtracks features a fun mix of thunderous, pulse-pounding action themes, creepy atmosphere, and early Americana instrumentation.  To preview tracks, click here.   To purchase a copy and preview tracks, stop by the Midnight Syndicate Store!

MantaRay Pictures“Impressive. Edward Douglas is a chameleon on this project... (having) Midnight Syndicate branch out to capture the essence of Americana... the soundtrack pretty scary with gnarly brass, chilling strings and high-octane scoring.“

Gross Movie Reviews“Fun, yet elegant period music that made me actually want to watch the film again to see how it helps blend the scenes together. Midnight Syndicate once again composes a soundtrack that is a must own for movie soundtrack collectors and proves their music is becoming a bigger part of the film than the film itself… I give it 3 ½ out of 4”

Games Gazette (UK)“What makes this movie most memorable is the excitingly brilliant score that peaks, flows, rises and softens at all the right moments. Perfect background when you are alone in your home with the lights down.”

Pop Culture Previews“...a nice brooding soundtrack... These are the sort of songs that Midnight Syndicate has mastered like no other... they continue to entertain as this album sounds significantly different than most of their works.”

28 Days Later Analysis“Arguably, one of the best composers of horror music... unsettling... atmospheric...diverse”