Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the Midnight Syndicate team we would like to wish everyone a great holiday season and a happy, healthy, and wonderful new year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Midnight Syndicate to score "Bunyan." First trailer released.

The first trailer for the horror/creature feature Bunyan, directed by Gary Jones (Boogeyman 3, Xena, The Dead Matter), has been released by Kinetic Filmworks on their new website The film (due out in late-2012) will feature a soundtrack by Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate."We are excited about this first trailer and about the film,” says producer Jeff Miller. "We've put a lot of time in to make the best film we could. It's been a labor of love - or as much love as you can have for a 15-foot-tall axe murderer. But we believe horror fans everywhere are gonna dig the finished product. We're also pleased to announce that Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate (The Rage, The Dead Matter) have come aboard to compose the score,” Miller added.

Bunyan is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-time offenders’ boot camp discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from town 100 years ago and thought dead.

The movie stars genre vet Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty (TV's Grizzly Adams), Tom Downey (SyFy's War of the Worlds), and Tim Lovelace (Mosquito). Amber Connor, Jesse Kove, Kristina Kopf (The Dead Matter), Cliff Williams, Victoria Ramos, Jill Evyn, and Chris Hahn round out the cast.

Bunyan is in post-production. It will be finished in the spring. Filming encompassed many locations in California, Ohio, and Michigan.
Miller (Ballistica, Hellblock 13)and Jones are producing through their
company, Kinetic Filmworks. Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps handled the bulk of makeup FX, with Kurtzman (From Dusk Till Dawn) joining the team as co-producer. More information is available at and at

Friday, December 09, 2011

Midnight Syndicate Digital Store on Facebook

Missing an album? Looking for a particular Midnight Syndicate track? The new Midnight Syndicate Store on Facebook allows you sample and/or purchase any album or track digitally right from Facebook. As always, thank you for supporting the music!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Great reviews for "Carnival Arcane" keep coming in!

Midnight Syndicate's Carnival Arcane CD has received another group of great reviews.

Steampunk Canada's Dominion Dispatch (Vol. 2 Iss. 2) - "will not disappoint their regular fans... will likely win them new ones as fans of Steampunk and dark Carnival discover it."

Killer Film - "Douglas and Goszka do an amazing job pulling the listener into their twisted world... an album that you won’t get tired with since the more you listen to it, the more you hear."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Get the latest on Midnight Syndicate from anywhere! The Official Midnight Syndicate App is Now Available!

Now you can get the latest Midnight Syndicate news and updates from anywhwere, perfect for something to do while waiting in line this shopping season! With the official Midnight Syndicate iTunes and Android App, you can check up on the latest news, artist info, videos, and more. There is also a discography tab where you can get information on each album and even purchase albums and song tracks! This app is free and can be downloaded directly from the App Store or App Market. You can also download it from iTunes or the Android Market.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Another round of great reviews for "Carnival Arcane"

Check out this set of great reviews straight from the Lancaster-Rigby press department.

Outburn Magazine (Issue #61) - "...evocative, somber, and moving in tone, setting up a wide sweeping level of atmosphere that sounds so massive that the band's in-demand status totally makes sense - 8 out of 10."

Terry Wickham MantaRay Reviews - "...the richest sound design the band has created so far. Another fun-filled adventure...."

Best Horror - "Midnight Syndicate is always a great choice for creepy music that is unique and original, and Carnival Arcane not only continues on that vein but takes it a bit further by successfully making the joyful frightening, the familiar uneasy."

Side-Line (Belgium) - "There’s no better band to play when approaching Halloween."

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Midnight Syndicate featured cover story in latest Stiff Magazine

The latest issue of Stiff Magazine features a cover story on Midnight Syndicate along with a review of the latest CD. Stiff Magazine is a quarterly publication featuring the infamous Graveyard Girls, as well as articles and interviews covering all forms of dark entertainment. For more information, click here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Catch Midnight Syndicate on Sirius XM's Scream Radio

We hope everyone is having fun getting ready for Halloween! Just a reminder, you can listen to Midnight Syndicate on SiriusXM's Scream Radio. This special programming channel which also includes celebrity interviews, movie themes, and ghost stories will be featured through Halloween night. You can catch Midnight Syndicate on AOL Halloween Radio, too! Happy Haunting!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just in time for Halloween, Midnight Syndicate Android App now available!

Now you can keep up with the latest Midnight Syndicate news and updates from anywhwere! With the official Midnight Syndicate Android App, you can find the latest news, discography, artist info, videos, and more. You can even purchase albums and song tracks directly from the app! This app is free and can be found on the App Market or you can download it here. Have an iPhone or an iPod? Stay tuned, iTunes App coming soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

More "Carnival Arcane" reviews from the Lancaster-Rigby press box<

The Lancaster-Rigby press department is pleased to share with you these great new reviews of the Carnival Arcane show from Horror Addicts, writer Scott Sandridge, Blackgate, Cleveland Scene, and Movie Crpyt.

Horror Addicts - "Old fans of Midnight Syndicate will not be disappointed as their trademark epic instrumental soundtrack feel is here in abundance, and you can see also that they have grown in their musical storytelling."

Scott Sandridge (SpecMusicMuse) - "Midnight Syndicate outdo themselves with 'Carnival Arcane' – one of, if not the best music CD they’ve yet produced."

Blackgate - "Each one of the twenty-five tracks is a self-contained gem of a storyline that will strike a nerve with anyone who believes there’s something more disturbing at traveling carnivals than employees without good dental plans."

Cleveland Scene - "...somehow, after 14 years and just as many albums, the Chardon duo still manages to give us nightmares every time."

Movie Crypt - "...another moody masterpiece"

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Win a copy of "The Sworn" by Gail Z. Martin and a Midnight Syndicate CD

"Music sets the scene for a writer, and for me, it's an important part of writing. My 'Chronicles of the Necromancer' series deals with dark themes and with necromancers, vampires and magic. Midnight Syndicate is on my iPod and their songs are great scene-setting music. I also hear from readers that Midnight Syndicate makes a good soundtrack while they're reading." - Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin, author of the dark fiction series Chronicles of Necromancer, has launched her 2011 Days of the Dead Blog Tour. The tour features interviews, book excerpts, short story excerpts and contests. You can win a copy of her book The Sworn, along with a Midnight Syndicate CD. Simply send an email to with your name and snail mail address between now and November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm Eastern. Six winners will be chosen randomly on November 2nd.

Friday, October 21, 2011

More big accolades for "Carnival Arcane" from the horror press

This most recent batch of Carnival Arcane reviews include: Rue Morgue, Dark Beauty Magazine, and Halloween Overkill.

Halloween Overkill - " infectious that I simply cannot stop listening to it! Midnight Syndicate's use of sound effects mixed with their trademark orchestral sound is cranked up to maximum effect here, 5 out of 5 "Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns" and can officially say it is tied for first as my favorite Midnight Syndicate CD!"

Dark Beauty Magazine (#8) - "...sublime and perfect ...genius and altogether disturbing in the most amusing of ways."

Rue Morgue Magazine (#116) - "Those seeking more than the usual haunted houses and dark castles need look no further. Coulorphobics, however, probably should skip this ride. - 4 skulls"

Hayes Hudson's House of Horror - "Never have kids laughing and singing sounded so scary! While some tracks are just cool, spooky sounding songs, some are very beautiful songs that could easily be used as title music for a big budget, blockbuster film... definitely getting your money's worth with this one!"

Friday, October 14, 2011

UK's "Paranormal Explorer Magazine" interviews Midnight Syndicate in latest issue

Midnight Syndicate is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the UK-based paranormal magazine, The Paranormal Explorer. The interactive issue features an interview with both Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka as well as articles on the paranormal, real-life vampires, EVPs and music. For more information, visit their website.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

"The Dead Matter"-themed haunted cornfield maze and attraction opens in Iowa!

Haunted Carter Farms, one of the oldest haunted cornfield mazes in America, has chosen to theme this year's attraction after The Dead Matter movie. The design of this season's 5-acre maze blends cover art from The Dead Matter DVD and elements from Midnight Syndicate's The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates CD. In addition to taking guests through scenes from The Dead Matter movie, haunt designers took the "The Dead Matter world" and developed original scenes and an alternate storyline. Music and several original props from the film will be featured in the attraction. The haunt is open every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween night. For more information visit Haunted Carter Farms. The Dead Matter is available at the Midnight Syndicate Store and on The film was just released on Blu-Ray in Germany today (available at

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Smashing review of "Carnival Arcane" from the Midnight Theater of Terror

In this great read, fellow Clevelander Dr. Zombie, talks about his history with the band's music and shares his thoughts on the latest disc.

Dr. Zombie's Midnight Theater of Terror -"Carnival Arcane is, in a word, perfection. This CD is a masterpiece, and the deviant minds behind Midnight Syndicate - Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka - have outdone themselves."

Monday, October 10, 2011

Edward and Gavin share Halloween memories with Zombo's Closet

As we enter the Halloween season, Zombo's Closet sat down with Ed and Gavin and asked them to share some of their favorite Halloween memories and what the holiday means to them. Both were asked the same five questions. You can see Edward's responses here and Gavin's responses here.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Keep the clowns coming!

In an effort to allow people to share images of their haunts from this season, we have EXTENDED the DEADLINE for the Goons and Greasepaint music video contest to NOVEMBER 10th. If you have a cool clown or dark circus picture that you'd like to have featured on Midnight Syndicate's upcoming Goons and Greasepaint video, send it to us and win free stuff! More details on the contest here! Photo courtesy of Devid Helfrey/Ben Mund of FrightTown.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Midnight Syndicate's Edward Douglas at Spooky Empire this weekend

Attention Florida Legions of the Night, Halloween Horror Nights, and Howl-O-Scream fans - Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be attending Spooky Empire, Inc. in Orlando this weekend! This is the band's first Florida appearance. Stop by the Midnight Syndicate booth, get your stuff signed, and pick up a copy of The Dead Matter or Carnival Arcane!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chat live with Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka Tonight

Join Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in the Back Room Chat Room, an old school text-only chat on the Beautiful Brains Books & Games website. The chat room opens around 8:45pm Eastern on September 29th, with Edward and Gavin joining in at 9:00pm. The room closes around 10:00pm Eastern.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Killer Reviews asks "Is Midnight Syndicate Horror's Best Kept Secret?" in smashing review of "Carnival Arcane"

Read more of what Killer Reviews' Xander Kane had to say about the album and Midnight Syndicate here.

Killer Reviews - "...this time it is flat out perfection... they take their craft to another level with no looking back... a unique listening experience that is rarely seen in much of music today."

Friday, September 23, 2011

New "Dead Matter" 'Mark the Zombie' t-shirts now available

Look fashionable this Halloween season wearing everyone's favorite post-mortem American around town! The new t-shirt is available now at The Midnight Syndicate Store.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Live Interview Tonight on Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio

Join Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas tonight on WBGU-FM Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio. This live interview starts at 8:30pm Eastern. Click here to listen live. Call-ins are welcome at 888.792.4836 (888-7-WBGU FM). Tune in to catch up on the most recent Midnight Syndicate news as well as the latest on the new Carnival Arcane CD.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Send us your clowns...

We are putting together a special music video for the song Goons and Greasepaint from the new Carnival Arcane disc and need your help! From now through October 15th, send us your creepy clown pictures, short video clips (less than 30 sec.), OR images of your haunt, acting troupe, or home haunt display. We will be selecting as many as we can to be a part of this special video highlighting some of the best fans in the world. If your picture or clip is used, you will automatically be entered in a random drawing to win a FREE Carnival Arcane t-shirt! To enter, simply send your photos to Be sure to include YOUR NAME, and a PHOTO CREDIT!

Monday, September 12, 2011

"The Dead Matter" coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany October 13th!

On October 13th, The Dead Matter will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray in Germany through Euro Video. Both formats will include both German and English dubs!

Friday, September 02, 2011

"Carnival Arcane" receives accolades from the horror press

Midnight Syndicate's new Carnival Arcane has been getting incredible reviews from fans and press alike. Below are some new ones from the horror press. For a complete list of reviews, visit the Carnival Arcane REVIEWS section.

Apex Publishing - "...might be a high point in the band's already stellar and legendary career... What they have produced is a memorable album that blends historical realism with the recognizable fantastic elements that has helped make Midnight Syndicate one of the most popular instrumental-only groups in the world."

Darkest Radio - "...a triumph for Midnight Syndicate... up there with my favorites... 5 out of 5! Every carnival has a duality to it... Midnight Syndicate captures that duality perfectly. They harness the fantasy, the mystery, the sinister darkness, and weave it into a tapestry of unnatural phantasmagoria."

Bastards of Horror - "...beautiful but downright horrifying great music that is a must buy. 4 out of 4 stars."

Horror News - "...featuring beautifully sonic pieces of terror and mystery, 'Carnival Arcane' manages to haunt with a fun edge oozing evil clowns, sideshows and big top menagerie."

Sandman Cinema - "...Midnight Syndicate sets out to take 'listeners to the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, a turn-of-the-century traveling circus with more than a few skeletons in its closet.' And they succeeded magnificently... a great story-telling CD that works on multiple levels."

Dr. Gangrene's Tales from the Lab - "I can't stop listening to it!"

Nightmare City Halloween Radio - "Another tour-de-force from Midnight Syndicate! ...their best work ever!"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Midnight Syndicate at DragonCon

Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate will be at DragonCon this weekend (Sept. 2-5). Stop on by the Midnight Syndicate table in the Dealer's Room, meet Edward, and check out the new Carnival Arcane CD.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More great reviews for "Carnival Arcane" from Halloween, haunted house, and amusement park press

More awesome reviews for the Carnival Arcane CD are pouring in! This recent group includes one from an amusement park aficianados viewpoint (Behind The Thrills) as well as ones from a haunted house, home haunter, and Halloween historian's perspective!

Behind the Thrills - "a very ambitious album that hits the mark every single time on every single track - keeping you guessing, and leading you down paths in ways you never thought Midnight Syndicate would take you."

Haunt off the Press - "Midnight Syndicate has another masterpiece on their hands with CARNIVAL ARCANE ... it truly is one hell of an adventure."

Terror from Beyond the Daves - "...this is a must-have for your collection! The music at times is genuinely creepy and yet manages to hold on to the charm that only circus music can provide!"

Halloween Alliance - " essential album to add to your horror collection and powerful mood music while celebrating Halloween... 'Carnival Arcane' continues their grand, masterful tradition of storytelling with music, but is even more ambitious than all others - both in the depth, grandeur and creepiness of the music, and in the well-researched and accurate representation of what it would be like to visit a slightly shabby, sinister circus from the Victorian era."