Thursday, October 01, 2015

"Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering" available on iTunes and Amazon MP3. New preview track, "Night of the Krampus" released.

Midnight Syndicate's new haunted Yuletide-inspired dark instrumental album Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering is now available digitally on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon MP3.   A new preview track entitled, Night of the Krampus has been released on Midnight Syndicate's YouTube Channel.
Response to the new album has been amazing. If you'd like to hear what some fans and press are already calling a Midnight Syndicate masterwork, check out all four preview tracks including: Up On The Housetop, Coventry Carol, and Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy on the Midnight Syndicate YouTube Channel.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New preview track, "Coventry Carol" posted

Check out Midnight Syndicate's haunting twist on the 16th century English Christmas classic Coventry CarolTaken from their new album Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering (available now on CD and digitally on October 1st), this track shows another side of this diverse haunted Yuletide-inspired musical journey.  For more videos and preview tracks, be sure to subscribe to the Midnight Syndicate YouTube Channel.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Midnight Syndicate album, "Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering" now available on CD. Preview track posted.

Midnight Syndicate's new album, Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering is now available on CD (Midnight Syndicate Store / Amazon).  Orders placed through the Midnight Syndicate Store will receive a set of three limited-edition Midnight Syndicate holiday postcards (while supplies last). The album will be available digitally on October 1st.  You can listen to the first preview track, Up On The Housetophere now with more coming soon.

The new album features the band’s unique twist on classic holiday carols blended with new and original material. “Our goal was to treat each song in a way that would merge familiarity with originality,” said Gavin Goszka. “There are definitely recognizable elements, but plenty of additional original material as well. It also incorporates the widest instrument palette we've used to date and represents what we consider to be the most varied collection of songs we've ever released. There are serenely beautiful moments here alongside more intense, darker tracks, and the end result is a thoroughly compelling and involving listening experience.” “With so many Christmas-themed albums out there, we wanted to make this collection uniquely our own,” added Edward Douglas. “I think we were able to do that.”

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pre-order Midnight Syndicate's new "Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering" album!

Pre-order Midnight Syndicate's upcoming album, Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering from the Midnight Syndicate Store now and receive a set of three (3) limited-edition Midnight Syndicate holiday postcards.  Orders will be shipped on or before September 4th.   Fans attending DragonCon can be among the first to purchase the album at the Midnight Syndicate booth (Floor 2 Dealer - Mart, Booth #13A) where copies will be available for sale.  Currently, the official release date for the CD version of the album is Wednesday, September 10th. The digital release date will be announced later.

Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering is a deliciously dark, sometimes hauntingly beautiful instrumental holiday album that puts a decidedly Midnight Syndicate twist on classic carols while blending them with new, original material.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Interview with Ed and Gavin on Big Scary Show

Catch an interview with both Gavin and Ed on the most recent episode (#81) of the Big Scary Show. During the Roundtable of Terror segment (beginning at 42:00 minutes in), the band talks about the upcoming album as well as Midnight Syndicate Live! Visit: to listen!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Midnight Syndicate announces new album and plans for 2015 and beyond

Midnight Syndicate has announced that their eighteenth album will have a Christmas and Winter Solstice theme. “I think there's a rule that after a band's been around for ‘x’ years they are required to produce a Christmas album. So, that's how we got here,” joked Edward Douglas. “In all seriousness though, a Yuletide-themed Midnight Syndicate album is something our fans have been asking us for since we began; this album will not disappoint them.”

“I will say that this album has been particularly challenging because we're taking songs that are SO familiar and that have been treated in so many different ways throughout the years and trying to make them uniquely our own,” added Gavin Goszka. “We don't want to make yet another Christmas album - we really want it to stand on its own as something truly original. We hope that it will evoke the spirit of the Yuletide season while also reflecting our ongoing musical style and vision.” 

Content-wise, the album will be a mix of new material and twists on classics. “I'd describe most of the covers on the album as being reinvented, rather than simply adapted,” said Goszka. “I've found myself approaching this material with a very wide palette and a limited sense of allegiance to convention. That being said, it still has to make sense in some way and stay grounded in the familiar. I think we're stretching our creative wings more than ever here, but there's still a consistency and overall purpose to it.” “The original songs have been a lot of fun to work on,” added Douglas. “I think the fans are in for a lot of pleasant surprises.”

Fans will not have to wait until Christmas for this present. Midnight Syndicate will be exhibiting at DragonCon in Atlanta this year on Labor Day weekend (September 4-7) and plans to have the CD available at the show.
In October of 2014, Midnight Syndicate Live! debuted at Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends event. From the audience response to the critical reception to record-breaking attendance numbers, the show was an overwhelming success. Although the band will be using 2015 to focus on the new album, plans for a return of Midnight Syndicate Live! in 2016 are already underway. “The success of the inaugural run of Midnight Syndicate Live! has ensured that live Midnight Syndicate shows will be a permanent part of our plans going forward,” said Douglas.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Midnight Syndicate to make appearances at TransWorld's Halloween and Attractions Show and Monsterpalooza

We hope everyone's year is off to a great start!  As Midnight Syndicate gears up for what will be another very exciting 2015, we have two upcoming appearances we'd like to announce.   Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas will be at the TransWorld Halloween and Attractions Show in St. Louis March 19-22 in Booth #1222.  In addition to Midnight Syndicate CDs, t-shirts, hoodies, and other great merch, we will also be displaying masks, high-quality prop weapons, and other products from our friends at Screamline Studios.
On March 27-29, Edward will return to the west coast to be on hand for Monsterpalooza in Burbank. In addition to having Midnight Syndicate supplying musical atmosphere for the Museum section of the show, Eliot Brodsky has once again brought together an incredible group of guests which include George Romero and Linda Blair among many others!   
For more information on TransWorld's Halloween and Attractions Show, click here.  For more information on Monsterpalooza, click here.