Friday, July 29, 2011

"Carnival Arcane", "Dead Matter" screenings, signings, and more lined up for GenCon Indy

The Lancaster Rigby Carnival and The Dead Matter are rolling into GenCon Indy next weekend (August 4-7). Guests can stop by the Midnight Syndicate Soundtracks booth throughout the weekend and listen to the new Carnival Arcane disc. While there, you can pick up a copy and have it signed by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka.

Thursday night, DJ "Aleister Rigby" of the Lancaster Rigby Carnival will be spinning tunes for our friends at Twilight Creations as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Zombies!!! The party goes from 8pm till 10:45pm. Edward will also be a presenter at the annual ENnie Awards Friday at 7pm. Gavin Goszka will be performing live anime music throughout the convention (see schedule for times). He will be available to sign Midnight Syndicate CDs. He will also be selling CDs from his side projects Parlormuse and Subtle Inversion.

The Dead Matter will be screening on Friday at 3:30pm. Edward Douglas and cast member Christopher Robichaud (Frank) will be in attendance. On Saturday from 2pm to 5pm, cast members Jason Carter and Brian Van Camp will be doing a signing at the Midnight Syndicate booth. Edward Douglas will also be helping host panels on Getting Work In The Film Business (Sat. at 12noon) and Film Budget and Financing (Sat. at 4pm).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More inside scoop on "Carnival Arcane" from Love It Loud

Only one week till the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival hits town! Writer Christian Sellers shares some more inside info from Ed and Gavin about the upcoming Carnival Arcane disc in this article, just posted on Love It Loud.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Carnival Arcane" Premiere Listening Party August 1st, Cleveland, OH

The Lancaster-Rigby Carnival's first stop is Cleveland... Join Midnight Syndicate's Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas as they debut their new CD, Carnival Arcane at The Boneyard in Mayfield Heights, Ohio (5900 Mayfield Rd.) on Monday, August 1st. The party is free, all ages, and open to the public.

The party starts at 7pm. At 8pm, Gavin and Ed will play the CD, talk a bit about the creation process, and then be on hand to meet with guests and sign copies of the new CD (which will be available for purchase). There will also be giveaways throughout the night. The Boneyard has an excellent restaurant and a large videogame arcade which will be open before, during, and after the party. As always, costumes are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First preview track from upcoming "Carnival Arcane" CD released.

Midnight Syndicate has just released a preview track entitled Freakshow from the upcoming CD, Carnival Arcane which will be released August 2nd. The song can be viewed below or on YouTube.

Edward Douglas had this to say "We had a difficult time picking a Carnival Arcane "preview" track as it's hard to single out any one track as being indicative of the CD. There's a lot of things going on in this one. The song we chose is Freakshow as we think it bridges some familiar elements with a taste of some of what's in store... Inspired by research, this track incorporates some of the more tragic elements of carnie life and the original freak shows as well as the macabre. We hope people enjoy it."

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Buzz interview cancelled tonight due to inclement weather

Storms in Wisconsin have taken out power and internet connections to the broadcasting station so tonight's show has been cancelled. We hope everyone stays safe out there and will let you know as soon as we reschedule.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Live Interview with Midnight Syndicate on The Buzz

Join Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka in a live interview on The Buzz Monday, July 18th at 11:30pm. Hosted by Scotty Rorek and Zita Ost, the band will talk about the upcoming Carnival Arcane release and all of the latest Midnight Syndicate news. To participate in the show, the call in number is 672-626-2488 or 672-ORB-BITT.

Friday, July 15, 2011

More details on upcoming CD revealed in new FEARnet article

FEARnet has just posted a new article on the upcoming "Carnival Arcane" CD that includes a look at some of the album artwork as well as a few more tidbits from Edward Douglas on what fans can expect from the new CD. You can check out the article on FEARnet News, here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Midnight Syndicate to release new "Carnival Arcane" CD August 2nd

Midnight Syndicate will be releasing it's fourteenth studio album, Carnival Arcane, on August 2nd. The CD will be available at Amazon, iTunes, and at great Halloween retailers nationwide. Preview tracks will be available shortly, as will information on pre-ordering the disc through the Midnight Syndicate Store. Plans are underway for a listening party that will take place in the Cleveland area August 1st (details to follow). Both Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas will also be selling and signing CDs at GenCon Indy (August 4-7).

The theme of the new disc surrounds the Lancaster-Rigby Carnival, a shadowy, turn-of-the-century traveling circus with more than a few skeletons in its closet. "We spent a lot of time researching circuses and carnivals of that time period to ensure that the sounds and music work together to immerse you in this world," said Edward Douglas. "There's also a big tip of the top hat to Mr. Bradbury whose work inspired many of the more horrific elements on the disc." Carnival Arcane also features the vocal talents The Dead Matter alumns Jason Carter, Brian Van Camp, and Dennis Carter, Jr.