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!